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Deadline for the submission of the Abstracts
28th May 2021

Abstract acceptance communication by the Scientific Committee
5th June 2021

Deadline for the submission of Full Papers/Reviews (Pathogens) and Long Abstract (Biology and Life Sciences Forum)
31st July 2021

Organization of scientific sessions
The scientific sessions will be organized in: Symposia, oral communications sessions and posters

The scientific contributions will be published in the Proceedings of the Congress and available online
Evaluation and selection of contributions and publication opportunities
The abstracts will be evaluated by selected members of the Scientific Committee, who will decide the destination of the contributions.
- Oral talk (only for Junior Positions and/or under 40)
- Poster (that will be published on the Congress website)

Selection for the publication of Full Paper or Long Abstract: 

1) Two Oral Talks for each of the Sessions

1.       Dirofilariosis and Angiostrongylosis ESDA/SoIPa
2.       Veterinary Parasitology SoiPa
3.       Human Parasitology SoiPa
4.       Parasitic Zoonoses SoiPa
5.       Veterinary and Human Parasitology SoiPa

will be selected for submission as Full Paper on a Special Issue of Pathogens (MDPI), an Open Access and peer-reviewed Journal with IF 3.018 (Q2), dedicated to the Congress
If accepted, the APC will be granted by the Conference Organization.

Selection Committee for Session 1: Donato Traversa, Luigi Venco, Hans-Peter Fuhrer, Anastasia Diakou and Annunziata Giangaspero.
Selection Committee for Sessions 2-5: Donato Traversa, Angela Di Cesare, Antonio Frangipane di Regalbono, Simonetta Mattiucci, Giovanni Savini and Annunziata Giangaspero.

2) The other Oral Talks could be published for free as Long Abstracts, of the maximum length of 4 A4 pages, on Biology and Life Sciences Forum, an open access international scientific journal which is going to be launched by MDPI. Biology and Life Sciences Forum is a journal that publishes proceedings resulting from academic conferences in all areas of biology, life sciences and at the interface of related disciplines. Published items are approved by the conference committee and
original research content is peer reviewed. Long Abstracts must be sent by the 31st July 2021 to the following email address:
Click here to download the template of the Long Abstract

3) As an alternative to Point 2, there will still be the opportunity to submit the contribution to the Special Issue of Pathogens and, after peer-review acceptance, the APC for the author will be highly reduced, 1000 CHF instead of 1800 CHF.

The opportunity to send a Full article with reduced APC is open also to Authors of Posters and of Symposia talks.

All authors of the abstracts selected as in points 1, 2 and 3, will receive an official communication by the Organizational Secretariat, with all details for the submission. The deadline for the submission of Full Papers and Long Abstracts is, now, July 31st.

4) Regardless of the selection listed in points 1, 2 and 3, all accepted abstracts will be published in the Congress Proceedings, that will be available as a downloadable PDF file on the Congress and SoIPa websites.

Four prizes of 800 euro each, selected by the same Committee as above, will be awarded by the Italian Society of Parasitology (SoIPa) for the best Oral Talks of the following categories:

1.       Dirofilariosis and Angiostrongylosis ESDA/SoIPa
2.       Veterinary Parasitology SoIPa
3.       Human Parasitology SoIPa
4.       Parasitic Zoonoses SoIPa

The prizes will be announced during the Closing Ceremony.

The "Prof. Vezio Puccini Prize", consisting of 500 euros + an APC Grant for publication in the Special Issue of Pathogens dedicated to the Congress, will be awarded to the best contribution (Oral Talk or Poster) on Livestock Parasitosis.

Oral communications
Parallel Sessions of oral communications are planned along with the exhibition of posters. The time for the talk will be 10 or 15 minutes including any discussion, basing on the topic of the Session. The presentation language of the Sesisons will be Italian or, at speaker choice, English. Slides must be in English in order to facilitate the comprehension of the presentation to foreign participants.
Guidelines for the preparation and submission of Posters

Language: English
File format: PDF
Poster page size: 38 cm width x 54 cm height
Suggested font size: Title = 30; Authors = 25; Affiliations = 25; Text to follow = 20
Maximum file size: 20 MB

Posters must be sent by the 10th of June as an attachment by e-mail to the following address:

Posters will be available on the “Poster” page of the website.

Moreover, a virtual "Poster Discussion" Session will take place (17th June 18.20-20.00) where the authors of the posters will be invited for interacting with the Conference participants.
  • Dirofilariosis & Angiostrongylosis (Jointed ESDA Event) -  10 minutes Oral Talks
  • Veterinary Parasitology –  15 minutes Oral Talks
  • Human Parasitology  –  15 minutes Oral Talks
  • Parasitic Zoonoses – 15 minutes Oral Talks
  • Veterinary and Human Parasitology - 15 minutes Oral Talks

Rules for the drafting of Abstracts
of oral communications and posters

The text of the abstracts must be written in English and contained in one Word page written according to the following instructions:

Click here to download the Abstract template
Page setup
Text margins: 1.8 cm higher; lower 1.3 cm; left 1.3 cm; right 2 cm. Tahoma font.
(2 lines maximum): 12 point font; bold; justified text, line spacing 1.5.
12 point font; bold; uppercase; justified text. Name (initial), Surname (comma among the Authors). If the Authors are of different affiliation use superscript numbering. The Author presenting the work must be highlighted by underlining.
10 point font; justified text.
Institute, Department, Center, Laboratory, University. If the Authors belong to different Institutes, report the corresponding superscript number before the Institutes.
Maximum 4, 10 point font

The main text should be divided into the following sections: Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and conclusions
Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and conclusions
12 point font; uppercase; bold
Text to follow
12 point font; normal; justified text, line spacing 1.5

Tables, figures, captions and legends: Any tables and / or figures must be numbered progressively and indicated in the text as Tab. / Fig. Captions and legends must be shown below the figures or tables.

Bibliographical references, in the text. To standardize as in the example: Deplazes et al., 2019 Biophys Rev. 11: 483-90.
How to send
The texts of the Abstracts (Communications, Posters) and of the reports by invitation must be sent as an attachment by e-mail to the following address: The Session of destination of the abstract should be indicated in the subject of the email. In the case of a Junior presenting author, please provide adequate certification or self-declaration.


Accepted abstracts will be published without further revisions; the author is therefore fully responsible for the text sent.

The presentation of scientific Contributions in the Congress will be bound to the registration of at least one of the authors in the Congress.

The publication of the works received after the indicated deadline is not guaranteed.

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