Call for Abstracts

The Local Organising Committee invites WCET members and other interested authors/delegates to participate in the WCET2018 programme by submitting an abstract for either oral or poster presentation.

Submission Deadlines

  • Online submission opens: 1 April 2017
  • Closing date for Submissions: 30 August 2017 15 September 2017
  • Abstract notification of acceptance: 1 October 2017
  • Notification of presentation date and time: TBA

Submission guidelines

All abstracts have to be submitted online. You first have to create a user profile which will then take you through to the abstract page. 

You can partially complete, save and return later to edit and finalise. Once your abstract is ready, you can submit, where after no changes can be made.

On submission of your abstract you will receive an e-mail confirmation. If you do not receive such a confirmation within 24 hours, please e-mail: secretariat@wcet2018.com

Please prepare your abstract according to the following guidelines.

You can then cut and paste it into the textbox on the online form.

  1. MS Word Font type and size for the abstract: Times New Roman, 12 points.
  2. Line spacing: single for the whole text.
  3. The abstract title will go into a separate text box. Write your abstract title in both upper and lower case letters.
  4. The presenting author and co-authors (max 5) are to be included in a separate text box at the end of the abstract page.
  5. Write structured abstract using sub-headings in italic, e.g. Aims, Methods, Results and Conclusions
  6. Maximum of 200 words.
  7. It is the responsibility of the author to ensure that all spelling and grammar is correct.


Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Programme Committee who reserves the right to accept or reject abstracts for presentation. Authors will be notified if their abstract has been accepted.

All authors of accepted abstracts must be registered as congress delegates. All visuals shown must have informed consent. Speakers must declare conflict of interest before starting their presentations.


Accepted abstracts will be published in the Congress Abstract Book.

Oral Presentations - Langauge

The congress will be presented in English. All abstracts have to be submitted in English.

Poster Presentations

Posters must be in English.

The size of the poster will be confirmed on submission. If size permits, the text can also be provided in a foreign language.


Email: secretariat@wcet2018.com

List of Abstract Categories:

  1. Clinical
  2. Educational
  3. Research
  4. Communication
  5. Leadership
  6. Other

List of Abstract Topics:

  1. Cancer and the stoma therapist (GI and GU)
  2. GI stomas
  3. GU stomas
  4. Restorative surgery such as ileoanal pouch, orthotopic bladder, Low anterior resection
  5. Pediatric ostomy care
  6. Enterocutaenous fistula
  7. Continence issues
  8. Feeding tubes, and complicated drains
  9. Wound care
  10. Nutrition
  11. Infection Control
  12. Quality of life
  13. Psychological aspects including Sexuality and body image
  14. Information technology
  15. Cultural and Taboos in ET Practice
  16. Other topic category

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