The submission of an abstract affirms that all authors named in the abstract have agreed to its submission for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Endourological Society and will be published in the Abstract Supplement to The Journal of Endourology® exactly as submitted.
It is the responsibility of the submitting author to ensure the abstract is in perfect order with no errors in spelling or grammar, as revisions will not be accepted. Abstracts will not be corrected.
At the time of submission of the abstract, the data on which the abstract is based should not be published, either in print or online.
Accepted abstracts may be captured and such audiovisual material will be used as deemed appropriate. To submit your abstract, you will be required to complete a non-exclusive license agreement.
Submission of an abstract constitutes the author's commitment to present the abstract as accepted. Expenses associated with the preparation, submission and presentation of an abstract are the responsibility of the author/presenter.
Submitted abstracts are graded individually by peer reviewers based on scientific merit and originality. The total number of abstracts allowed to be presented by the same author is five (5). Abstracts must be written in English and, if accepted, presented in English.
The World Congress of Endourology Program Committee will determine the format of the presentation. Accepted abstracts are assigned to be presented in a poster or video session.
Authors must select a category from the provided lists.
Paper Abstract Submission Categories:
Video Abstracts Submission Categories:
1. Size: The size of the abstract is limited to 2,280 characters, not including spaces. This includes title, body of abstract, tables and graphics. Tables are calculated at 250 characters. Graphics are calculated at 225 characters per graphic.
2. Title: The title should clearly define the topic and contain no abbreviations. The title should not be in all capital letters.
3. Authors: List the primary author's full name, followed by the other authors' names. Completely spell out the names of all authors using full first name, middle initial and last name. (Please maintain consistency in authors' names on multiple abstracts to avoid duplication in the Author Index.) However the authors’ names appear in the system is how they will appear online and in the published program and Journal.
4. Presenting Author: If the author(s) of the abstract is an employee(s) of or has a financial relationship with the commercial interest which controls the content of the presentation, he/she cannot be the presenting author. However, principal investigators responsible for research and development are permitted to present as long as they resolve their COI and as long as they are not employees of the commercial interest. In all printed publications, the presenting author will be denoted with an asterisk. Please list the presenting author first in the author list and classify them as such in the dropdown menu.
5. Body of Abstract: The abstract should be informative and detailed. However your abstract appears online during the submission process is how it will appear in the printer Journal and online.
6. Source of Funding: Grant support must be indicated on the "Source of Funding" page. If there is no support, "None" must be listed. This is a required field in the submission process. Abstracts deemed to be purely for marketing purposes will not be accepted.
7. Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Statement: All authors must disclose conflicts of interest. The electronic submission process will not allow abstracts to be submitted without this information being completed for each author listed on the abstract.
8. Keywords: Authors must select up to three (3) keyword entries from the provided Keyword Index that best describes the subject of the abstract.
9. Topic List: Authors must select a category from the provided list.
1. Content: Only one subject per presentation is allowed. All digital videos must be recorded in English and have some sound. The opening of the presentation should begin with the exact title and the authors’ full names.
2. Length: The videos may not exceed five (5) minutes in total length. Digital video presentations that are longer than five (5) minutes in duration will automatically be rejected.
3. Format:The WCE video program is now only in digital format. It is important that the overall quality of the video is as high as possible and in accordance with the guideline specified in the instructions.
4. Quality: All submitted videos will be reviewed initially for picture and sound clarity. Poor sound and picture will be excluded for consideration regardless of the quality of the content.
5. Accepted Standard: All videos will be finalized into DVD format using the NTSC standard:
6. Accepted File Types: Please compress or “zip” video files when uploading to the site. Maximum 350000Kb (350 Mb) File Limit.
7. Video Return & Presentation: Non-accepted presentations will be destroyed. Submitted videos will be presented onsite. Video submitters are not required to re-upload videos upon acceptance or bring the video file to the meeting.
Q: What is the NTSC Standard?
A: National Television System Committee (Abr.) The NTSC is responsible for setting television and video standards in the United States (in Europe and the rest of the world, the dominant television standards are PAL and SECAM). The NTSC standard for television defines a composite video signal with a refresh rate of 60 half-frames (interlaced) per second. Each frame contains 525 lines and can contain 16 million different colors.
Q: What is a pixel?
A: A combination of the words "picture" and "element." A pixel is the smallest discernible sample of video information, the "little squares" that make up an overall picture.
Q: What is an Aspect Ratio?
A: Aspect ratios can be difficult to understand. We will define the two that pertain to the NTSC standard: Display Aspect Ratio and Pixel Aspect Ratio. Pixel Aspect Ratio defines the ratio of width to height (w:h) of each individual pixel. Therefore, each pixel is wider than it is tall by a 4:3 (w:h) ratio. Display Aspect Ratio is the ratio (w:h) of the number of pixels that make up the an entire frame, consisting of thousands of 4:3 (w:h) pixels. For example, a frame that adheres to the NTSC standard is 720 x 480 pixels (3:2 Display Aspect Ratio) in size and requires each pixel to maintain a 4:3 Pixel Aspect Ratio.