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Abstract submissions have now closed!

Submission deadline: Thursday 25 May 2023, 23h59 CET

  • Delegates who would like to present their work at the 7th ICPIC, either orally or as a poster, are invited to submit an abstract for consideration by the Scientific Committee.
  • Abstracts are accepted on a wide range of topics in infection prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance (click here to see the topic list). The corresponding topic must be selected to ensure correct scoring of the abstract. The content of the abstract must be topic related

Please read this information carefully before preparing your abstract

  • A paper should not be submitted to the 7th ICPIC Conference if it has been already presented internationally or if it has already been published as a full paper.
  • For standardization, the acceptable length of the abstract is of maximum 2’500 characters. This includes the author’s details, titles and non-visible characters, such as spaces and line breaks.
  • Abstracts can be saved in “Draft” status to be re-edited and modified until the submission deadline (25 May 2023, 23h59 CET). Therefore, the submitter will be required to create a user account.
  • Abstracts fulfilling all criteria can be saved in “Final submission” status. Only abstracts in “Final submission” status will be regarded as successfully submitted and considered for the conference.
  • The submitted / draft abstracts cannot be edited after the submission deadline (25 May 2023, 23h59 CET)
  • The abstract should be structured into the following sections:
    • A title which clearly indicates the nature of the investigation
    • Introduction should contain 1-2 sentences that clearly indicate the scientific question of the study and its clinical (or other) importance
    • Methods should contain sufficient information to be able to understand the experimental design, the analytical techniques and the statistics used in the study
    • Results should contain objective data to answer the scientific question(s).
    • Conclusions should provide only conclusions of the study directly supported by the results, along with implications for clinical practice, avoiding speculation and overgeneralization.
  • No figures are allowed in the abstract. Up to 2 tables may be added to the “Results” section.
  • Conflict of interest: It is the intent of ICPIC to provide high-quality sessions focused on educational content that is free from commercial influence or bias. Thus the submitting author of an abstract is requested to declare any potential conflicts of interest for all authors during abstract submission.
  • Abbreviations should be indicated in parentheses following their first mention in the text.
  • Trade names cannot be mentioned in the title. However, trade names in brackets will be accepted in the body of the text.
  • The submission of an abstract constitutes a formal commitment by the submitting (presenting) author to present the abstract (if accepted) in the form, session and at the time assigned by the Programme Committee. Registration fees will not be waived.
  • The presenting author of the abstract must be registered at the conference within 14 days of confirmation of abstract acceptance (the author will benefit from early bird registration fee).
  • Please ensure your abstract does not contain spelling, grammar, or scientific mistakes, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted. Linguistic accuracy is your responsibility. No proof reading will be done.
  • No changes can be made to the abstract after the submission deadline.


  • The reviewers will judge the abstracts according to scientific or clinical value, relevance to ICPIC, conclusions confirmed by objective results, objectivity of statements, originality of work and overall impression.
  • The submitting authors will be notified by mid-July 2023 at the email address provided during submission whether their abstract has been accepted. In addition, the submitting author can check the status of the abstract online by using the B-Com account at any time.
  • If you need to withdraw your abstract a written statement, reflecting the reasons for this decision must be sent to not later than 31 July 2023.


  • Abstracts can be accepted either as poster or oral communication.
  • If your abstract is accepted as a poster, you will be requested to be available for discussion during the corresponding poster viewing session.
  • Details on poster format and full presentation guidelines will be included in the notification letter and posted on the conference website


Accepted abstracts presented at ICPIC will be published online in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control (, the official ICPIC journal with an impact factor of 6.454.

Accepted abstracts will also be available on the ICPIC website, about one month prior to the conference.


The primary objective of the Award is to honour the creativity and quality of the best video clips promoting infection control or any measure designed to improve patient safety.

Participation: Individuals, groups, or industry may enter up to two video clips of a 2-5 min duration.

Topics should:

  • relate directly to infection control and antimicrobial resistance
  • promote and stimulate commitment to infection control and healthcare improvement principles

Clips will be evaluated on their originality, fun factor, and usefulness in promoting the topic. They may feature certain devices or products on the market, but are not allowed to be “promotional” (logo’s or brand name of products may be recognizable but the aim of the clip is promoting infection control, not the product). 

In order to take part to the ICPIC Clip Award Contest, applicant must submit an abstract under the topic 10b. ICPIC Clip Award.

The abstract should state the objective of the video clip / video campaign and briefly describe the video.

In order to finalize the submission, the applicant must send the actual video clip via We Transfer to by 25 May 2023.

Traduction simultanée

Le programme de l'ICPIC 2023 est maintenant disponible, avec une nouveauté cette année: ICPIC a sélectionné une série de sessions pour lesquelles nos collègues francophones bénéficieront d’une interprétation en simultanée vers le français. Ces sessions présentent notamment les bonnes pratiques et l’essentiel à connaître en prévention et contrôle de l’infection.


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