Abstracts submission

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit an abstract for the Scientific Spring Meeting 2024, which will take place in Arnhem, the Netherlands, on 9 – 10 April.

Note: abstract submission deadline is 19 January, 2024,  23:59 hrs.
Note: abstract submission BaMa symposium deadline is 16 February, 2024,  23:59 hrs.
*Submitting/presenting an abstract does not exempt you from registration costs. Therefore, do not forget to register as a participant. 


On behalf of the Scientific Committee, we would like to thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract for the Scientific Spring Meeting 2024. The abstract will be judged on following guidelines. Please read carefully before writing your abstract.

Submission deadline is Friday 19 January 2024 at 23:59 hrs.
Submission BaMa symposium deadline is Friday 16 February 2024 at 23:59 hrs.

1. All abstracts must be submitted in ENGLISH. The language during all scientific sessions will be English, unless stated otherwise.

2. Topic/ submission categories:

  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Ecology & Environmental Microbiology
  • General & Molecular Microbiology
  • BaMa Symposium

3. The following items have to be covered in the abstract:
a. Introduction: describe research background, the working definition and/or hypothesis.
b. Methods: applied methods, including number of micro organisms and/or patients.
c. Results: please present a summary of the most important results based on sufficient quantitative and statistical data. Statements like “to be completed” will not be accepted.
d. Conclusion: please present a conclusion based on the results. Statements like “the results will be discussed” will not be accepted.

4. All abbreviations have to be written in full and explained upon first use.

5. Format:
a. Title: maximum 25 words, provide a short clear title reflecting the content of the abstract, no abbreviations in the title. Use generic names only, no commercial names.
b. Abstract: maximum 300 words excluding title, authors and affiliations. Please note: it’s NOT allowed to include images in your abstract.

Submission deadline is Friday 19 January 2024 at 23:59 hrs.
Submission BaMa symposium deadline is Friday 16 February 2024 at 23:59 hrs.

General guidelines:

  • Type of presentation: Abstracts can be selected for oral or poster presentation.
  • Oral presentation: Accepted abstracts will be organized into thematic sessions.
  • Poster presentation: Authors selected for a poster presentation will be asked to produce a poster. During the poster sessions authors are required to be present in their time slot to present their poster.
  • Abstracts, submitted after 19January 2024, will NOT be accepted.
  • Latest end of February 2024 the author will receive notification of acceptance.
  • The presenting author will be required to register for the Congress by March 15, 2024 in order to have the abstract acceptance confirmed. If a presenting author is not registered by March 15, 2024, the Scientific Committee will remove the abstract from the program.
  • In general abstracts will be accepted for the meeting as an oral or poster presentation unless there are severe reservations about the scientific content, determined by the Committee Science
  • All abstracts will be reviewed, scored and accepted or rejected by the Scientific Committee. The Committee reserves the right to determine whether an abstract submission is accepted as an oral presentation or poster. The decision of the Committee is final.