Call for Abstracts

Important Information

  • Submission deadline: December 20, 2022
    NEW January 16, 2023.
  • Notification of acceptance: February 21, 2023.
  • Registration: Presenters must be registered and paid by March 10, 2023; otherwise the abstract will be removed from the program.
  • Rule of two: one presenter can only present two abstracts (1 oral + 1 poster or 2 orals or 2 posters) during the Congress. Co-authors must be assigned as presenter if more than two abstracts were accepted (details below).
  • Resubmission policy: abstracts that have been presented at other congresses in the past year can be resubmitted unless a manuscript has been published in a scientific journal – specification below.

Please read the instructions before initiating the submission.

All abstract authors are asked to choose a scientific topic during the submission process (list available below).

Submission Topics

  • Basic Immunobiology: preclinical models in vivo and in vitro
  • Clinical studies in humans
  • Translational: human in vitro and ex vivo
  • Xenotransplantation
  • Miscellaneous
Abstract Submission Process
User Profile
  • Before submitting an abstract, the submitter must create a User Profile.
  • There is no limit on the number of abstract submissions from any one individual. However, we will apply a rule of two for abstract presenter (see details below).
Abstract Structure

All abstracts should be formatted into the following four sections:

  • Introduction: clarifies the motivation for the research presented.
  • Methods: provides sufficient detail for others to reproduce what is studied in the research project.
  • Results: presents and discusses the results.
  • Conclusion: presents the outcome of the work by interpreting the findings 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 abstract submission website.

  • Abstracts will be accepted in English only.
  • 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 two abstracts (oral, mini-oral or poster) presentations during the entire Congress. If you have more than 2 abstracts accepted, you will be obliged to identify alternate co-author for any abstract above the first two.
  • The abstract text body is limited to 3,000 characters (Approx. 400 words) including spaces. 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 files into the body of the abstract.
  • Ensure that all co-authors approve of the abstract submission, publication, and potential presentation. Abstracts cannot be changed or withdrawn after January 16, 2023. Once an abstract has been scored by reviewers, no change in the body of the abstract will be accepted.
  • Presenters of successful abstracts must confirm their acceptance, register and pay for the Congress by March 10, 2023 (presenter deadline), otherwise the abstract will not be published.

Abstract Submission Policies

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

ITS welcomes the submission of abstracts that have been presented previously at regional, national, or international meetings in the last year. However, if a manuscript of the abstract has been published at the time of submission, the paper will not be permitted.


ITS 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.
  • 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.
Notification of Acceptance
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the submitting (corresponding) author by February 21, 2023. Please note that only the corresponding author will receive the communication 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 Two
Each presenting author may present a maximum of two abstracts during the entire Congress (oral, mini-orals or posters). The number of submissions is however not limited. Should an author have more than two abstracts accepted for presentation, a co-author must be named as presenter for one or more abstracts.

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