Abstract Submission

The online abstract submission is now open and will close on February 17, 2021. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be accepted.

We are pleased to invite you to submit abstracts directly online to be considered for presentation at the poster session at the ISN Frontiers Meeting ‘Complement-related kidney diseases: classification, genetics and treatment’ held July 1-3, 2021 in Bergamo, Italy. All abstracts will be reviewed and the top abstracts will be selected for oral presentation.

To submit your abstract, please click on the button above ‘Submit Your Abstract’. You will receive confirmation of the abstract submission within two business days. If you submit your abstract on the deadline day and do not receive confirmation within 48 hours, please contact frontiers@theisn.org

Submitted abstracts MUST describe unpublished work, which is not already in press and which is not awaiting possible acceptance by any other society/event that publishes its proceedings.

Please check your abstract carefully for typographical errors, misspellings, poor hyphenation, etc. They will be very apparent in the published abstract. Please check that your abstract title is correct. You are allowed to use 3,400 characters. Spaces are included in the character count. Abstracts are structured (Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusion). Tables, graphs and pictures may be included (tables and graphs do not contribute to the character count if inserted as image). Pictures and images must be in JPEG and/or PNG format (Uploaded image cannot exceed the dimensions of 640w x 480h in pixels and 1,5 Megabytes).

Case reports that present novel hypotheses, pathologies, treatments or ethical issues are welcome. However, they are likely to be selected only if such novelty can be highlighted.

Maximum number of abstract co-authors possible to list in your abstract is 15.

Submission process structure:

  1. Contact person information
  2. Abstract keywords
  3. Authors and institutions
  4. Abstract topic + questionnaire
  5. Transparency declaration ethics statement
  6. Abstract title
  7. Abstract text
  8. Declaration of funding and interests
  9. Review and submit abstract

• Registration by March 31, 2021 is mandatory in order to be published in Kidney International Reports and to have a poster/oral presentation at the Frontiers Meeting. Not printed abstracts book will be produced. Selected abstract presenters who fail to register by the deadline will have no abstract presented or published .

• The presenting author of the accepted abstract will be notified by March 3, 2021 with the type of presentation.

• If the presenting author is unable to present the abstract, another co-author can take his/her place as long as he/she is duly registered to the meeting. A letter from the presenting author informing about the change is requested and must be sent to the meeting secretariat frontiers@theisn.orgno later than April 30, 2021.

• Once you have submitted your abstract, you cannot withdraw or change your abstract.

• All copyrights are assigned to ISN.

• Each abstract will be considered for a poster or oral presentation session. However, only limited slots are available for oral presentations during the Frontiers Meeting.

  • IC-MPGN/C3G: animal models
  • IC-MPGN/C3G: advances in pathophysiology
  • IC-MPGN/C3G: diagnosis and classification
  • Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome: animal models
  • Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome: advances in pathophysiology
  • Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome: diagnosis and classification
  • Therapy of complement-mediated rare nephropathies

Invited speakers will be contacted separately regarding the submission of their abstracts and are requested to refrain from using the regular abstract submission form on the website.

The ISN supports the need to stop practices and policies of organ trafficking and tourism. Scientific studies and clinical activities should be performed in keeping with the ethical principles delineated in the below policy documents. To be eligible to submit an abstract for the ISN Frontiers Meeting, submitters must disclose that the author(s)/ scientist(s) have not violated any aspect of the Declaration of Istanbul (DOI) on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism ethics’ statement and that this research conforms with the ethical statement on human research subject, Helsinki Declaration, the ethical statements of the Transplantation Society, TTS Ethics Policy and the TTS Ethics China as well as the ethical statements of the International Xenotransplantation Association.

A call for late breaking abstracts will open October 5, 2020 and will close March 31, 2021. The call for late breaking abstracts is NOT considered as an extension of the general abstract submission deadline. A placeholder must be submitted by the regular abstract deadline (February 17, 2021). Please see instructions to submit a late-breaking abstract below.

Late breaking abstracts should follow the standard ISN structure, which includes an introduction, methods, results and conclusions. Late breaking abstracts describe the latest advances and trial data and results that will change daily clinical practice and have not been previously published or presented. They should highlight novel and practice-changing studies.

The focus of late breaking abstracts is placed on capturing abstracts with ground-breaking and unique data that would not otherwise have been presented at ISN Frontiers 2021. If you have data available for submission only after the regular abstract deadline, the Scientific Program Working Group would be interested to receive your submission and consider it for presentation at ISN Frontiers 2021.

If deadlines are respected, late breaking abstracts will still be presented as a poster during ISN Frontiers 2021 and published in Kidney International Reports. Late breaking abstracts are also still considered for potential oral presentations. Oral presentations may be published in ISN Academy.

How to submit a late-breaking abstract:

  1. Submit your ‘placeholder’ abstract in the regular submission portal (deadline February 17, 2021).
  2. During the submission process, click the tickbox ‘DE NOVO’ to identify your abstract as a late-breaking abstract.
  3. Should your abstract(s) be accepted, you will be notified on March 3, 2021.
  4. To edit your abstract online, you must send a letter of intention to frontiers@theisn.org no later than March 24, 2021. We will then re-open the abstract submission portal for the respective author to make updates until March 31, 2021.

ISN Young Nephrologists who submit an abstract(s) for ISN Frontiers 2021 will be considered for the Young Nephrologist Award. The winner(s) will be recognized during one of the meeting sessions, and will be suggested as a possible speaker for future WCN, subject to topic relevance. In line with the usual abstract submission procedure, the chosen Young Nephrologist abstract(s) will also be considered for an oral abstract presentation during ISN Frontiers 2021.

If you are a Young Nephrologist and would like to be considered for the aforementioned, select the checkbox to indicate you are a Young Nephrologist during the abstract submission process. This is open to all ISN members in good standing and 41 years old or younger.