Abstract Guidelines

IJMS - Abstract Submission

All accepted abstracts will be published in The International Journal of Medical Students (IJMS) as Supplement Issues of the Journal, which will be distributed to all participants.

10 best papers of SaMED will receive an official, direct invitation to submit their manuscript for publication in IJMS. All participants are encouraged to submit their papers by a general invitation.

Deadline for abstract submissions is 15th of November 2018!
After registration on samed.ba website, all active participants will be required to upload their abstracts one more time on our Open Jurnal System platform. After registration on SaMED website, all active participants will be provided with instant email conformation with detailed instructions for OJS usage. For more information about registration process please visit Registration Process page.
All abstracts will be reviewed as soon as they are uploaded on OJS platform and participants will be contacted regarding the decision about their abstract acception. Minor changes may be required therefore we ask participants to check their emails and OJS platform on regulat basis.

Abstract formating instructions

  • FILE FORMAT: Abstract should be uploaded in the form of Microsoft Word file.
  • STRUCTURE: Abstract MUST contain 5 parts written in the following order (Background, Aim, Methods, Results and Conclusion).
  • WORD COUNT: The abstract should not exceed 300 words (including Background, Aim, Methods, Results and Conclusion part).
  • Keywords, title, and titles of abstract parts (background, methods, results and conclusion) are not included into a word count.
  • FONT: Abstract should be written in Arial font, in 12pt size.
  • TITLE: The title must be short, clearly indicating the objective of the research. Only first letter of each word in the title should be capital. Do not include any abbreviations or commercial names of the drugs.
  • AUTHOR NAMES: Full name of the first author should be written in CAPITAL LETTERS, and the name of co-author(s) in lower-case letters.
  • It is not permitted to include tables, charts or pictures in your abstract.
  • KEY WORDS: At the end of the abstract, please write 3 to 5 keywords that best describe your research.

Correspondence details

  • Author submitting an abstract to OJS platform will be considered as corresponding author. Email adress used for registration will be considered as email adress for correspondence.

Guidelines for preparing the abstract

    • SaMED is welcoming research from all (bio)medical fields.
    • Abstract must contain original material.
    • Only abstracts in the English language will be reviewed.
    • All abstracts will be reviewed by Scientific Board.
    • Authors have to choose their presentation preferences: oral presentation or poster presentation. Scientific Board withholds the right to change presentation preference if it is needed.
    • All participants might be asked to change some parts of their abstracts in order for their abstracts to be accepted. Therefore we kindly ask all participants to check their emails on the regular basis.
    • All abstracts will be reviewed as soon as they are uploaded on OJS platform and participants will be contacted regarding the decision about their abstract acception. Minor changes may be required therefore we ask participants to check their emails and OJS platform on regulat basis.
    • All participants will be contacted by Scientific Board with the final decision about abstract acception within the FOUR WEEKS  after abstract is uploaded on OJS platform.
    •  Any applicant for active participation has the right to become a passive participant if his abstract is rejected by our Scientific Board.
    • Late submissions will not be accepted. 
* IMPORTANT - After abstract is approved, active participant will be contacted by Financial Team with detailed instructions for participation fee payment. Participants are required to pay registration fees by the indicated deadlines in order for their abstracts to be put on the congress schedule and published in the SaMED 2019 Abstract Book. We are not going to be able to publish abstract if participation fees are not covered until the late registration deadline. Participation fees payment deadlines are available at this link. 


  • TITLE:
  • BACKGROUND: Describe the current state of scientific progress regarding your field.
  • AIM: One clear sentance.
  • METHODS: Describe which methods and materials did you use to conduct your research.
  • RESULTS: Write only the most important results of your research.
  • CONCLUSION: Interpret the meaning of the results.
  • KEYWORDS: Write 3 to 5 keywords that best describe your research.


Submission Template - Abstract Submission


Submission Template - Abstract Submission

Abstract example

The Effects of Lead and Selenium on Melanoma Induction

ISABEL SÁ1*, Tânia Nogueira2, Elisabete Cunha1

1University of Vigo, Spain

2Faculty of Medicine University of Porto, Portugal

*Corresponding author:

Isabel Sá
Address: Lagoas s/n,

                 36310 Vigo,


E-mail: maria.isabel.sa@hotmail.com


Background: Melanoma is a malignant skin cancer and is one of the most aggressive malignancies in humans. Heavy metals, including lead, are known to cause cellular toxicity and have been studied for their potentials to induce apoptosis in tumor cells. Since selenium is considered to act protectively in cases of lead poisoning, this study focused on the effects of sodium selenite and lead chloride, both alone and combined, on melanoma cell apoptosis.

Aim: The aim of this stury was to estimate effects of lead and selenium on melanom induction.

Methods: This study was carried out by doing cell culture of melanoma cells (B16-F10 cell line) and using C57BL/6 mice. Melanoma cells suspended in lead (II) chloride, sodium selenite,or lead (II) chloride+ sodium selenite solutions were injected subcutaneously to mice to induce tumor growth. After 12 days, tumors were excised and measured, followed by flow cytometry and a statistical analysis using a one-way ANOVA.

Results: In the group of mice receiving a single injection of melanoma cells suspended in 10 µmol/l of lead (II) chloride, the growth of tumor was significantly slower than in the control group. In mice treated with lead (II) chloride 50 µmol/l and 100 µmol/l, no tumor was visible at the end of the experiment. With a single injection of lead (II) chloride and sodium selenite at concentrations ≥10 µmol/l, the weight and size of the tumor were substantially smaller than in the control group.

Conclusion: The effect of lead (II) chloride on melanoma induction is dependent on the concentration of lead (II) chloride. Future applications may include the use of lead (II) chloride to increase apoptosis and necrosis in tumor cells and thus suppress tumor cells proliferation.

Keywords: Selenium; Lead; Melanoma; Apoptosis; Necrosis

How to prepare the presentation?

We have provided guidelines for both oral and poster presentations.

Learn more