Abstracts are invited for a poster or oral presentation at the Eighth Edition of MCLD. The abstract submitted will be reviewed by an expert panel for selection as a poster /oral presentation at the meeting. Official language of the meeting is English. Delegates selected for presentation at the meeting will be awarded a travel bursary which includes free registration and a travel grant of INR10,000/-.

Abstracts are invited under the following categories:

  • Preoperative Optimization of the Liver Transplant Recipient
  • Intraoperative Challenges During Liver Transplantation
  • Postoperative Challenges Following Liver Transplantation
  • Post Hepatectomy Liver Failure – Prediction, Prevention and Management
  • Crisis Situations in Patients Presenting to A Liver Unit
  • Paediatric Liver Disease – Care of The Critically Ill

Instructions for Submission

  • Please include a covering letter stating your preference for type of presentation: Oral only / Poster only / Oral or Poster. Also include a statement regarding financial disclosure / conflict of interest.
  • Completed abstracts should be e-mailed to mcldchennai.abstract@gmail.com along with the covering letter.
  • Last date for the receipt of abstracts is 15 th December, 2017.
  • Please complete prior registration for the meeting and send us registration number at the time of submission of Abstract. The registration fee will be refunded along with the travel bursary.
  • Trainees should email a copy of their updated CV along with the Abstract.
  • All contributors will receive a notification of acceptance/rejection by the last week of Dec 2017.
  • Request for the withdrawal of abstract should be received no later than 10 th Jan, 2018.

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

    The following information is required during the submission process.
  • Abstract title – The title should be brief but long enough to identify the nature of the study.
  • Author information – Please note, the presenting author is the contact author. Please include details of designation and the institution. List all the authors and also state their affiliations.
  • The body of the abstract – It should be organized as follows:
    • An introductory sentence stating the study’s purpose
    • A brief description of the methods
    • A statement of conclusion reached. Do not simply state that the results will be discussed. The abstracts without final results will not be accepted.
    • The word limit for the body of the abstract is 300 words
  • Abbreviations - Avoid abbreviations in the abstract title. Use abbreviations in parenthesis, after a full word, the first time it appears.
  • Tables and graphs – Use no more than 2 tables and 2 graphs, if required.

Abstract Policies and Procedures

  • Informed Consent: Any studies involving human subjects must conform to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association and must meet all the requirements of informed consent of the country in which the study was performed. Any transplant procedures permitted must meet with the prevailing ethical standards.
  • Use of Animals: All studies involving the use of animals must conform with 1991 Revision of Guiding Principles of the Care and Use of Animals.
  • Conflict of Interest: If the research was partially or fully funded by a proprietary organization, you must describe the nature of the relationship. Presenters must avoid the endorsement of commercial products in their abstract and during the presentations. Abstracts will not be accepted without the statement of disclosure regarding financial grants and conflict of interest.