eCM (Eur Cell Mater / e Cells & Materials)
eCM Periodical and Conferences, Science with Open Discussion
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2018 eCM XVIII: Cartilage & Disc: Repair and Regeneration
25th – 28th June 2018, Congress Center, Davos, Switzerland

Abstract Submission Deadline: For Oral and Poster Presentations, the abstract submission is closed.

Authors will be notified of the decision within 2 weeks of the deadline

We invite submission of papers on the key and related topics for consideration as oral or poster presentations.
Each submission must be original work that has not been published previously as a manuscript. The abstracts should be in English and provide sufficient information to assess aims, methods, results and impact of the investigation.

The complete abstract (maximum 1 page) should be e-mailed as an attachment to the conference secretariat (carla.escher at

Abstracts larger than 5MB in size will not be reviewed (images embedded in the abstracts should be JPEG (.jpg) format and not TIFF).
Abstracts should be named with the presenting author e.g. RichardsRG_01_eCMXVIII.doc

Download the abstract template (Word doc format 792 kB).
Download the abstract template (RTF format 2326kB).

Abstract Publication
All abstracts presented in either poster or oral format will be hoted in a special supplement of on the eCM Conference website.
Failure to present an abstract (oral or poster) will also prevent the hosting of the abstract and the authors will not be able to present at future meetings (without a reasonable explanation of failure to turn up).

Prizes are allocated for best young investigator Oral and Poster presentation.
One of the winners will be nominated to represent eCM Conference at the 2019 ORS Meeting in Austin Texas. The winner will be guaranteed a poster as part of AOFoundations participation as an ICORS member. All costs for ORS2019 registration, travel, accommodation etc will need to be paid by the participant. eCM provides no financial support for the ORS2019 meeting.

Paper Submission
We invite all keynote speakers to submit a paper (either original research report, original review*or original tutorial*) to the eCells & Materials (eCM) online 'Open & Free Access' journal.

*NOTE: We define a REVIEW PAPER as a paper which includes an extended literature review and complete bibliography (including authors' own work), and can also emphasise authors' new unpublished findings and in an extended discussion puts the topic in proper perspective. A review can also be based on a complete bibliography of an author's own work over several years in relation to others.