Abstract/Presentation/Poster Submission Instructions


Important Dates:

Extended deadline for abstract submission
We are pleased to inform you that we have extended the deadline for the ESM abstract submission, in order to accommodate requests from the authors.
You will be able to submit your abstract until Friday 27 April 2012.

 4/27/2012  All abstracts due "deadline extended"
 5/23/2012  Abstracts notified
 6/25/2012  Deadline for full length paper for art in science award
 8/1-4/2012  Meeting dates ESM 2012 Expert Scientific Meeting on
 Dynamic Load Distribution in Biomechanics

Abstract Submission:

Please download the following Word templates for submission of abstracts. Each abstract should be limited to one page. Abstracts should be submitted in .doc or .docx format to Daniela Jirova at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Please do not send any email attachments larger than 4 MB. To send larger files please contact
Alexander Grahammer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Daniela Jirova at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Please note that abstracts will be printed within the booklet in black & white, so please organize pictures/charts etc accordingly.

Download Guidelines for Abstracts >>


Abstract Title, Presenting Author, Co-Author(s), Affiliation(s).
Would you like to submit the abstract for the art in science award? Please answer Yes or No.
If you are not submitting your abstract for the art in science award, or your abstract is not accepted for the award, would you prefer to present it as an oral presentation, or as a poster presentation.
In order to register your abstract for the art in science award please download the declaration of authenticity.
If you are submitting additional abstracts, please include separate information for each abstract.

Please consider also our new award: MPP award - Most Promising Proposal (details see below).

Contact for abstract submission:
novel gmbh
Daniela Jirova - Enzmann
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
+49 (89) 49-4177 67-0
Ismaninger Strasse 51
81675 Munich, Germany

art in science award:
The art in science award 2012 award, with a prize of EUR 5,000 will be presented for the best scientific manuscript in the field of dynamic pressure distribution analysis. The paper must be entirely original, not published at the time of the meeting in any journal nor submitted for publication to any journal or book.
The paper must describe a scientific study including pressure distribution measurement. Deadline for submission of abstracts is April 27, 2012. Six of these abstracts will be nominated for the novel award by
May 23, 2012. The nominated authors will be requested to send a full length (25 pages maximum, double spaced) paper by June 18, 2012 and will present the paper at the meeting in an approximately 25 minute talk. The review of the papers will be conducted by a prominent panel of experts. The novel award will be presented to the winner at the banquet. The general abstract instruction to authors may be found in the Authors section at www.elsevier.com/locate/clinbiomech.

Oral presentation/Poster Awards:
Abstracts for oral and poster presentations in the field of pressure distribution measurements not participating in the novel award must be submitted by April 27, 2012.
Participants will be informed of presentation acceptance by May 23, 2012. Awards for the Best Poster and Best Oral Presentation will also be presented and each award recipient will receive EUR 1,000.

MPP award - Most Promising Proposal (updated guidelines)
The original announcement for this new award may have caused some confusion so we would like to provide additional call information.

Anyone who has not defended his or her PhD prior to the first conference day (August 1, 2012) is eligible for this award. The goal is to present a project proposal which includes the investigation of load distribution on the human or animal body. The topic area can be freely chosen and a document of maximum 2 pages (excl. reference list) can be submitted to the session chair one hour before the award session starts (7 printed copies have to be provided). No prior disclosure of the title, topic area or any details of the proposed study are allowed.

Proposals fitting the requirements will be presented in a separate award session on the 3rd day of ESM 2012. The main author will have 3 minutes for presentation of the study background, concept and plan followed by a 3-min discussion. The presentation should be only verbal, no slides or posters are allowed. The award committee will consist of 3 members of the scientific committee plus 3 randomly selected ad hoc members.

The winner will be the most innovative, relevant and most convincingly presented proposal. The winner will be presented at the final conference banquet. The prize money is € 1000.

Poster Instructions:

The poster should be in A0 (841 x 1189 mm) format with the text not smaller than font size 32. The title and authors, with affiliations, should be clearly stated. The poster should be broadly divided into sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusions.
Poster will be viewed during the poster session.

This year, for the first time during ESM we offer a thematic posters sessions.  All poster presenters are asked to prepare a 2-minute PowerPoint presentation.
The presentation can include maximum 2 slides to convey the core idea and possibly the main result of your study. It is not expected that you present any details or a large amount of information. It is rather expected that you convince the listeners to come and see your poster, where you will then have time to provide them with all the details of your work and discuss your findings.
The time for the PowerPoint presentation is limited to 2 min (signal after 1:45 min).
There will be 2 poster sessions on the first scientific day, August 2nd, the first one starting at 10:05 and the second one at 14:45. Posters are to be hung up prior to the keynote lecture (before 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, August 2nd) and will remain on the boards for the whole day. Pins for fixation will be provided. Please remember to take the poster down at the end of the day.
The 2-slide presentation should be provided either per email prior to the conference (send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), or before the first keynote lecture on August 2nd in the speaker ready room.

Presentation Instructions:
Presenters will be given 10 minutes for their presentation, with a 2 minute question period.  Please keep in mind the schedule must be maintained, so please organize your slides appropriately. Presentations should be made in either .ppt or .pptx format.  All presentations will be copied to one computer for presentation purposes. Please organize your imbedded files for transport prior to your presentation day.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 October 2012 10:56