Abstract submission is now closed.

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Abstract Submission for Rapid Communication Posters

Abstract Requirements

All abstract submissions must be written in English, the official language of the congress. Additionally, all accepted posters must be written in English language. (Please note that simultaneous English-Spanish translation will be provided during symposia and oral presentations, therefore the live presentations may be delivered in English or Spanish).

All abstracts must be based on empirical research and report actual (not promised) results, along with relevant statistics and significance values.

Abstracts for all submissions are limited to 2300 characters including spaces (excluding title, authors and affiliations).


Prior Publication Policy

Papers that have been published or presented elsewhere prior to the time of presentation at the 15th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine may not be submitted for consideration by ICBM.



Program Tracks

Corresponding authors are asked to select a track that best describes their abstract submission. Click here for a list more information about the program tracks for ICBM2018.



Preparing your abstract(s)

For submission of rapid communication abstracts, you must be prepared to complete all required information prior to saving your work, via an online form available HERE. The required information fields include: Title, Presentation Type (only poster at this time), Content (abstract text), Key words, Field (scientific track), and Authors (including title, first name, last name, organization, and email for each author). You may first prepare your abstract in a Word document and then copy and paste your text into the online system. Abstract text must be within 2300 characters maximum, excluding title, authors and institutions. You must prepare your abstract using the following structure, including the following four sections:

  • Introduction & Purpose (stating the main purposes and research question)
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions


New! Submitting your Rapid Communication abstract(s)

Please note that authors will not be able to save abstract drafts and return to them later for completion. Once an abstract form is submitted, you will receive an automated confirmation email including the abstract identification number and abstract text. We advise that you retain this email for your reference.
Please contact the Administrator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to request any revisions to your abstract on or before the July 6th deadline or to request withdrawal. Please note that this is the only way to revise or withdraw your abstract once you have submitted it.



Notifications of acceptance of Rapid Communication Posters will be sent Aug 15th 2018.