The EIGHC 2018 Scientific Committee invites you to submit abstract as either oral, poster or video presentation. Abstracts will be reviewed, and accepted submissions will be included in the scientific program. Submissions are only accepted online.

  • Abstract submission opens for Oral, Video and Poster Presentations on March 1, 2018
  • Deadline to submit the abstract is July 31, 2018
  • Abstract Submissions will be divided into separate categories, depending on the topic

Guidelines for submitting Abstract :

The scientific committee will accept abstracts based on their relevance and quality, in terms of its structure, content and degree of innovation.

Structure of the Abstract :

The structure of the abstract should be as follows:

  1. Background and Purpose
  2. Methods
  3. Results
  4. Conclusions
  • Please note that a maximum of 300 words is permitted. The titles and the names of the authors are excluded from this number and have to be entered separately. Tables should not be included in the abstract body.
  • Methods section should include type of statistical analysis done if applicable to the study.
  • Statements like “Results will be discussed” are not acceptable and may lead to a rejection of the abstract

Abstract Topics :

  • IBS (including relationship between diet and GI symptoms)
  • IBD
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Endoscopy
  • Neuro-gastroenterology
  • GI Cancers
  • GI Bleeding
  • Acid-related Diseases (including GERD)
  • Microbiota
  • Celiac Diseases
  • Colorectal Cancers
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Diseases

Author Agreement

By submitting the abstract, the author confirms and agrees to the following:

  • All authors approve submitting this work for presentation.
  • The authors have done the work reported in the abstract and take full responsibility for the contents.
  • The authors transfer all copyright ownership of the abstract to the EIGHC 2018.
  • The authors agree to confine their presentation to information in the abstract.
  • At least one author will be available to present the abstract if selected for the program.
  • The author will immediately notify the EIGHC 2018 Scientific Committee if they are unable to make a presentation or if the presenting author must be changed.
  • The authors guarantee that clinical studies and any animal tests have proceeded with the official permission from the proper authorities.
  •  Acceptance as an oral presenter in the conference and inclusion in the final program is subject to obtaining the speaker permit and the presenter’s complete and timely provision of all documents required to obtain the speaker permit from the relevant UAE authorities.
  • Oral abstract presenters will be required to submit the relevant documents to process the speaker permit upon receiving the result notification for submissions.
  • Oral abstract presenters are recommended not to make firm purchases of air tickets and/or hotel accommodation until the speaker permit has been issued, otherwise, presenters will be doing so at own responsibility without any financial liability to the conference.
  • All presenters will be responsible for their own registration fees, hotel and travel expenses. We regret that we cannot waive registration fees or cover expenses for any oral/video or poster presenters.

Speaker Permit FAQ

What is a speaker permit?

This permit is required for any person who will speak, present or provide a training course during an event in Abu Dhabi or Dubai.
The documents required to process this permit is collected by the conference secretariat and submitted to the relevant authorities for processing.

What are the documents required to process a speaker permit?

For events in Dubai

1. Biography (minimum 1,500 characters)

2. Passport size photograph

3. Scanned Passport copy (must be a scanned colored copy)

4. Visa Page copy (must be a scanned colored copy) for UAE Residents

5. Emirates ID both sides (must be a scanned colored copy) for UAE Nationals & Residents

When do I need to submit the documents to process the speaker permit?

The deadline is published on the conference website’s important dates page.

It is imperative that the documents are submitted to the conference secretariat well before the deadline in order for the speaker permit to be issued in ample time and avoid any delays.

Will I be notified about the status of my speaker permit application?

Applications are submitted for processing after the published deadline of submission of presenter documents. Normally, the permits are processed within 5 – 7 working days.

You will be notified as soon as the speaker permit application has been processed.

Presenters are advised not to make firm purchases of air tickets and/or hotel accommodation until the speaker permit has been issued, otherwise presenters will be doing so at own responsibility without any financial liability to the conference.

I only have poster presentations. Do I need a speaker permit?

Poster presenters do not require a speaker permit.

Only oral/video/workshop presenters are required to obtain the speaker permit.

Does the speaker permit also serve as an entry permit/visa to the United Arab Emirates?

No. The issued speaker permit is not a visa or an entry permit. Therefore, you must ensure you obtain the necessary visa for your arrival to the United Arab Emirates.

What happens in case the speaker permit is refused.

In case the speaker permit is refused, the accepted oral/video/workshop presentation must be withdrawn from the program unless one of the below scenarios are executed.

Scenario 1 : To nominate an alternative presenter who may already have obtained the speaker permit approval and registered to attend the conference.

Scenario 2: To submit the documents for an alternate presenter who has registered to attend the conference. (Subject to conditions)

Scenario 3: The accepted abstract could be re-included in the program as a poster presentation provided the presenter confirms participation as a poster presenter. This will not require a speaker permit.