Submit the Abstract


Abstract submission deadline: 15 December 2017
Due to many requests, the submission deadline  has been extended to 18th December 2017

Abstract notification:  15 January 2018


Free Registration ONLY for presenters of accepted Abstract belonging to these categories: 
Young Rheumatologists and Fellows (under 40) and EMEUNET Members.
Free registration must be accompanied with certification issued by affiliated Institution/Department


Abstracts should be submitted no later than December 18, 2017 by the online abstract submission.
Abstracts received by e-mail or by fax will not be considered: should you have any problems with the online submission please contact the Organizing Secretariat AIM Group International – AIM Italy (


Important notice for Presenting Authors
Further to the Italian regulations for CME accreditation and for Continuing Medical Education – EACCME, please note that the abstract submission will be complete only when the following documents of the Presenting Author are provided:

– CV in European format of the Presenting author
– Disclosure form (for Continuing Medical Education – ITALIAN CME)
and the Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form (for Continuing Medical Education – EACCME) of the Presenting author

In the closing phase of the online abstract submission area you will need to Upload both documents.



CLICK HERE  to download the prototype of the European CV

CLICK HERE to download the Disclosure form (for Continuing Medical Education – ITALIAN CME) and the Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form (for Continuing Medical Education – EACCME)



Acknowledgement of receipt of the submission will be sent to the e-mail address stated under section “Personal details”.
Notification on acceptance of the abstracts will be e-mailed by January 15, 2018. The registered author will receive all information concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing the other authors of the status of the abstract.
The presenting author of the accepted abstract must register and attend the Congress.


Upon submission, indicate your preferred presentation form (oral or poster) and one of the following category that best describes the abstract:

• Autoinflammatory and Rare Connective Tissue Diseases
• Gout and arthritis in dismetabolic conditions
• Osteoarthritis: Thermal and pharmacological management
• Osteoporosis/Osteomalacia and malabsorption
• Psoriatic arthritis / spondyloarthritis
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Sjogren Syndrome and endocrine rheumatic disorders  
• Systemic lupus erythematosus / Antiphospholipid syndrome
• Systemic Sclerosis and Raynaud phenomenon


Abstract Guideline
The complete abstract must not exceed 3.200 characters including spaces (approx. 350 words).
The electronical format is available from May 30th 2017.

Structured abstracts are mandatory. The abstracts should state clearly:
> Purpose
> Methods
> Results
> Conclusions

Tables, charts or other graphics could be included as only one image in jpeg format.
It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract; any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author, if accepted.
Please follow carefully the instructions reported in the online pages and fill in all the requested fields, in order to guarantee a correct and complete publication of the text.
Changes to abstracts can only be accepted until the deadline and can be added in the text using the User ID and Password received upon submission.

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