Call for abstracts: ESC Congress - ESC, Gent



The 16th ESC congress (May 2020) was postponed since Europe was in the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We gladly confirm that the ESC Congress will take place in Ghent, Belgium, 25th - 28th May 2021.



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The registration form and fees will become available soon



Gent ICC – international convention center
Van Rysselberghedreef 2 bus 1 – Citadelpark
B – 9000 Gent


Informatie en inschrijven

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Call for abstracts
  • The abstract submission deadline is 1 November 2021
    Abstracts can only be submitted electronically through the online system at:
    The presenting authors, whose abstracts are accepted for presentation, must register for the congress and will be able to pay the early registration fee if the notification arrives after the early registration fee date.
  • Who can submit? The Organising and Scientific Committee  invites all those involved in any aspect of contraception, sexual and reproductive health to actively participate by submitting abstracts, either for oral or poster presentation. All abstracts will be evaluated and those accepted will be published officially on the ESC Website. As only a limited number of oral free communications can be accepted, authors are asked to indicate on their form whether they wish their abstract to be considered ONLY for oral free communication or poster presentation or for either option. Both qualitative and quantitative research is welcomed but not case reports, audit or historical reports.
  • Topics for Free Communications and Posters:
    • Cultural and ethnic diversity in a changing Europe
    • Contraception – all aspect
    • Sexual health and sexual infections – all aspects
    • Reproductive health pertaining to contraception and sexual health
    • The role of: sexual Identity: gender; sexual orientation; pornography; FGM; sexual dysfunction
    • The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on sexual health services and provision
    • Medico-legal issues; women’s, men’s and children’s rights; ethics
    • The use of the Internet in social media; knowledge; education; self-testing; internet governance; data protection; telemedicine
    • Service provision: roles and responsibilities of different health care professionals; new ways of providing services
    • Psychosexual and mental health aspects of contraception, sexual and reproductive health
    • Innovations, new discoveries and therapies in contraception and sexual and reproductive health
    • Abortion – all aspects
    • Contraceptive and sexual and reproductive health education and training of healthcare providers, users, family and friends – all aspects

Guidelines: how to submit an abstract, typing instructions, general policy, marking & awards

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