World Congress of Podiatry - November 14-16, 2019 - Miami, USA

Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission Process

Late Breaking Abstract submission is closed.

User Profile

Before submitting an abstract, the submitter must create a User Profile. After an abstract has been created, modifications can be made until the submission deadline.


The final deadline to submit the abstract is May 1, 2019. Abstracts received after this date cannot be accepted. The submitting author will receive notification of acceptance by June 10, 2019. Together with the confirmation of acceptance of your abstract, presenters will be requested to register for the congress. Deadline for presenter registration is June 28, 2019.

Important Dates

October 15, 2018  Abstract Submission Opens
October 15, 2018  Registration and Housing Open
May 1, 2019   Abstract Submission Deadline
June 10, 2019   Communication to authors on approved / rejected abstracts
June 28, 2019    Deadline for presenter registration (early-bird)
October 21, 2019 Detailed Program Online

Choosing a Theme

During the submission process, you will be asked to select one theme for your abstract. The theme is the general heading under which the abstract will be reviewed and later published in the congress materials, if accepted. The theme which best describes the subject of the abstract should be chosen. Click on the link below to review the themes.

List of Themes

  • Preventative Podiatric Medicine
  • Invasive Management Of Pathology Including Surgical Procedures
  • Footwear
  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthropathies
  • The Childs Foot
  • The Diabetic Foot And Wound Management
  • Biomechanics, Gait Analysis And Foot Orthoses
  • Disorders Of Skin And Nail Including Dermatology Of The Lower Limb
  • Diagnostic Techniques
  • Quality Improvement Initiatives And Audit
  • Holistic Management And Patient Centered Care
  • Podiatric Medical Education To Include Lifelong Learning, Reflective Practice And CPD/CME
  • Innovations And New Developments In Podiatry
  • Other: Please submit your abstract in this category if you can’t find a suitable category for it otherwise

Abstract Structure

Abstracts in all themes should be structured chronologically in five sections: first Introduction; then Materials and Methods; Results; and Discussion (together, these three sections make up the paper's body); and finally, Conclusion.
  • The Introduction section clarifies the motivation for the work presented and prepares readers for the structure of the paper.
  • The Materials and Methods section provides sufficient detail for other scientists to reproduce the experiments presented in the paper. In some journals, this information is placed in an appendix, because it is not what most readers want to know first.
  • The Results and Discussion sections present and discuss the research results, respectively. They are often usefully combined into one section, however, because readers can seldom make sense of results alone without accompanying interpretation — they need to be told what the results mean.
  • The Conclusion section presents the outcome of the work by interpreting the findings at a higher level of abstraction than the Discussion and by relating these findings to the motivation stated in the Introduction. Explain the significance of your findings / outcomes and future implications of the results.

Abstract Guidelines

  • All abstracts must be submitted electronically through the Congress website
  • Abstracts will be accepted in English
  • There is no fee for submitting an abstract
  • There are no limitations on the number of abstracts that an individual can submit. However, one individual can only present 3 abstract as oral presentations during the entire Congress. If you have more than 3 orals accepted, you will be obliged to identify alternate presenters for any abstract above the first two.
  • The abstract text body is limited to a maximum length of 250 words. A maximum of two figures/images (in JPG, GIF, or PNG with ideally 600 dpi) can be included. These will not count toward the word limit, nor will the information about authors, institutions and study groups. File size of 2 MB maximum for each figure.
  • Tables: do not insert tables into the body of the abstracts, the system will not recognize the format of the table. Tables will need to be uploaded as image into the body of the abstract.
  • Abstracts accepted for oral or poster presentation will be published in the World Congress of Podiatry final program. Abstracts not accepted for oral or poster presentation will not be published. Abstracts will also be posted prior to the meeting on the detailed program of the Congress website.
  • Ensure that all co-authors approve of the abstract submission, publication, and potential presentation. Abstracts cannot be changed or withdrawn after May 1, 2019. Once the abstract as be scored by reviewers, no change in the body of the abstract will be accepted.
  • Presenter must confirm and register to the Congress by June 28, 2019, otherwise the abstract will not be published.

Policies For Abstract Submission

Copyright Policy

Abstracts should not include libelous or defamatory content. Material presented in abstracts should not violate any copyright laws. If figures/graphics/images have been taken from sources not copyrighted by the author, it is the author’s sole responsibility to secure the rights from the copyright holder in writing to reproduce those figures/graphics/images for both worldwide print and web publication. All reproduction costs charged by the copyright holder must be borne by the author.

Resubmission Policy

An abstract that has been previously published or presented at a national, regional or international meeting can only be submitted provided that there are new methods, findings, updated information or other valid reasons for submitting.


FIP-IFP regards plagiarism as serious professional misconduct. All abstracts are screened for plagiarism and when identified, the abstract and any other abstracts submitted by the same author are rejected. In addition, the submitting author’s profile and scholarship application, in the case one has been submitted, will also be cancelled.

Abstract Review And Selection Process

Abstract Review

  • All submitted abstracts will go through a blinded peer-review process carried out by an international review committee.
  • All abstracts will be reviewed (blinded) by at least three international referees, selected by the organizing committee.
  • Abstracts which do not meet the focus of the topic category as requested by the authors will be reassigned to another category.
  • Scores assigned by all reviewers are averaged. The cut-off average score for acceptance is based on available oral and poster presentations. Rejections are further evaluated by the Scientific Program Committee.

Format of Presentation

  • You may opt to submit your abstract to be considered for an oral presentation, a poster presentation, or either (at the committee’s discretion).
  • If your abstract is accepted as an “oral”, it can be assigned to a full oral presentation, a shorter mini-oral or an interactive oral discussion.

Notification of Acceptance or Rejection to Corresponding Author

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the submitting (corresponding) author by June 10, 2019. Please note that only the corresponding author will receive mail concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing all co-authors of the status of the abstract. Authors whose abstracts have been accepted will receive instructions for the presentation of their abstract.

Rule of Three

Each presenting author may present a maximum of three abstracts as orals at the congress. The number of submissions is however not limited. Should an author have more than three abstracts accepted for presentation, a co-author must be named as presenting author for one or more abstracts.

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