Dear Colleagues

The CiiEM Congress provides a high level multidisciplinary experience, with the joint participation of international members from a growing series of research centers that interact with CiiEM in projects and other partnerships. This year the Congress will be held jointly with the 3rd World Congress of the Unesco Chair for Teaching and Research.

The output of the Congress, both extended abstracts and full papers, will be published at the author’s discretion in the journal “Annals of Medicine”, a prestigious publication with a 5 year impact factor of 3.968. Full papers will be peer reviewed by the journal’s editor as usual, and the extended abstracts will also undergo peer review conducted by the Congress Scientific Committee to ensure high standards of quality across the entire publication. Only extended abctracts will give option for congress oral comunication or poster. A publication fee of 30€ will be requested before the final submission of the manuscripts for publishing. 

We invite all interested colleagues to join us in this endeavour, and enrich the congress experience by participating in its presentations and discussions.

Cristina Manso
Chair of the Organizing Committee

A.P. Alves de Matos
Chair of the Scientific Committee 

Subjects: Bioinformatics; Biology/Biochemistry; Biomaterials; Dental Sciences; Nutrition Sciences; Pharmaceutical Sciences; Forensic Sciences; Nursing; Physiotherapy; Medicine/Pathology; Microbiology; Psychology; Forensic Psychology; Public Health/Environmental Health and Social Sciences in Health.

Abstracts or full papers should be uploaded to the web site with the form below. The abstract or full papers must be a word document (pdfs will not be accepted) whose name shall be the last name of the presenting author followed by the preferred type of presentation (oral or poster). Ex: lastname_oral.doc or lastname_poster.doc. To submit a full paper, one author must be registered in the Congress.

General rules

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 22th May (CLOSED!)
  • Full papers Submission Deadline: 15 July 2018
  • Communication to authors on approved/rejected abstracts and type of presentation (Oral/Poster): 4th June
  • The best poster will be awarded with a free registration at one of the 2019 Workshops or a free registration on the 4th International Congress of CiiEM

Each participant can submit 2 abstracts and 2 full papers as first author, and only can present a maximum of 2 works. However, can submit in co-authoring any number of abstracts and full papers. The abstracts have one A4 sized page. Abstracts include six sections: 1) Introduction; 2) Materials and Methods; 3) Results 4) Discussion and Conclusions; 5) References and 6). Acknowledgements (Check the template).

When appropriate, a statement should be included in the Materials and Methods section indicating that the informed consent of the subjects and acceptance of the study protocol by a local ethics committee has been obtained.


Number references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in the text, tables and legends by Arabic numerals within parentheses, e.g. (1) List all authors when 6 or fewer; when 7 or more, list the first six and add et al. Page numbers are given as “2284-90”, not “2284-2290”. Examples:

  1. Janatuinen T, Friberg J, Viljanen MK, Raitakari OT, Nuutila P, Vainionpaa R, et al. Early impairment of coronary flow reserve is not associated with Chlamydia pneumoniae antibodies. Ann Med. 2002;34: 2284-90.
  2. Ringsven MK, Bond D. Gerontology and leadership skills for nurses. 2nd ed. Albany, NY: Delmar Publishers; 1996.
  3. Thapar A, McGuffin P. Quantitative genetics. In: Gelder MG, López-Ibor JJ Jr, Andreasen NC, editors. New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2000. p. 242-55.

The abstracts/full papers must be prepared with the utmost care to ensure strict adherence to the instructions in this page and in the abstract template. Misformatted abstracts will be returned to the authors for correction before they can be verified and accepted. The deadline must be respected and will not be extended.

Instructions for FULL PAPERS:

The final decision regarding the type of communication will be made by the Organizing Committee and communicated to the authors until the specified deadline.


A Peer review process will take place after the Congress to help the authors to improve their abstracts or full papers if needed, ensuring the high publication standards of the journal. Acceptance for publication depends on this Peer Review and not on the prior acceptance of the communication.