II SPTF International Congress

Papers previously accepted will automatically transfer to the new dates in 2021.

There will be a flash period for submissions until july 9th 2021.

The application must be submitted with an abstract according to the rules bellow. Abstracts must be submitted in Portuguese and English for national authors and in English for international authors. It is mandatory for the communication to be presented by one of the co-authors that must be registered in the Congress until august 15th, 2021.


I Application

1. Submission

a) The abstracts must be submitted on the abstract submission platform by clicking the submission area at the bottom of the page.
b) Abstracts won’t be considered if sent by other means (email, paper or other).

c) Abstracts must be submitted until 23h59 of July 9th 2021.

2. Notification

a) Authors will be automatically notified of abstract submission by email. If not please check your SPAM box.
b) If the notification was not received, authors should get in contact using the e-mail eventos@norahsevents.pt.

3. Evaluation and revision

a) The papers will be evaluated by experts from the Congress Scientific Comittee.
b) Experts won’t know authors names or institutions (and vice versa).
c) Evaluation and revision will be quoted as: (i) “Accepted”, (ii) “Conditional Acceptance” or (iii) “Rejected, no appeal”.
d) Authors will be informed of decision from the Congress Scientific Committee until july 31st 2021.
e) Abstracts that need amendments have 10 working days for resubmission.
f) Accepted abstracts until july 15th 2021 need presenting author registration until august 15th 2021 and will be automatically excluded if not registered.


II Regulation for abstracts

Abstracts must be presented as free text as stated bellow.

1. Heading

Headings must be clear and informative as well as representative of the communication. Headings should not include initials or acronyms nor exceed 20 words.

2. Authors

a) The abstract must have first name and surname of all authors, no initials nor academic qualifications.
b) The presenting author name must be in capital letters.

3. Affiliations (designation, city, country)

The institutions directly involved in the submitted abstract must be mentioned (academic, scientific, professional or other institutions).
The inclusion and commitment of the institutions is of the authors’ responsibility.

4. E-mail

Should ideally be a safe e-mail that you check regularly.

The e-mail used for abstract submission must be the same used for presenting author registration as crossing “submitted work” and “registration” is performed automatically, through email.

5. Phone number

A phone number must be provided. It will not be made public.

6. Body

a) Abstracts’ word count: 300 words.

b) Authors must use APA rules (https://apastyle.apa.org/). Tables or figures may be included, if strictly necessary. The use of acronyms is not recommended. There should be 3 to 5 keywords (words or expressions).

c) The body should be written in successive paragraphs, unnumbered and without lines. It should contain: Introduction, Objectives, Methodology, Results, Discussion and Conclusions. Papers that do not fit this typology can be adjusted (eg. “clinical case”, (i) Introduction, (ii) Description of the clinical case, and (iii) Conclusions.)

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Key Dates

Submission deadline: July 9th 2021

Submission reply date: July 31st 2021

New authors registration: August 15th 2021

NOTE: except for authors’ withdrawal (follow the guidelines described in the cancellation policy), all accepted papers, free communications or posters, are automatically transferred to the new dates, as long as the presenting author is registered.