Annual Meeting of Instructional Course in Spine
"Tumors and Minimally Invasive Spine surgery"

August 09th – 11th, 2018 | Hotel Radisson Blu, Amritsar, Punjab, India

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Online Abstract submission has been closed. Reviewing of Abstracts is in progress. For any query please e-mail to info@ics2018.in

Each registrant may submit abstracts of his or her work for presentation during the Annual Meeting of Instructional Course in Spine. It is expected that the abstracts will include original data not previously published in a peer-review journal or the proceedings of a national meeting. Only those abstracts that have been reviewed and selected by the abstract review committee may be presented. Abstract submission will only be accepted electronically through the abstract submission module.

Important dates
  • Opening of online Abstract submission – Now Open
  • Last date of Abstract Submission – 15th May 2018
Abstract submission in the following categories:
  • Spinal Tumours
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Other Spine Innovative Techniques
  • Advances in Spine Surgery
Presentation Format:
  • Case Presentation
  • Oral Presentation
  • Poster Presentation
  • Video Presentation

Abstract Content

Scientific Abstracts: Your scientific abstract must contain:
  • A descriptive title, list of authors and institutions;
  • An introduction/rationale to the study;
  • The material and methods used;
  • The results of the study including new data not previously published or presented at a major national or international meeting
  • The conclusions of the study. The conclusion shall not state "The results will be discussed."

It is recommended that the abstract content shall be segmented by the following headings: Introduction/ Rationale, Material and Methods, Results and Conclusions.

Case Report

  • Interesting and unique case reports will be considered for presentation at the Congress.
  • Each abstract should describe only a single case report.
  • Case report abstracts must contain the following four components:

    1. A descriptive title, list of authors and institutions;
    2. An introduction/ Rationale
    3. A description of the actual case report
    4. A discussion of the novelty and importance of the specific case

Abstracts that do not meet these minimum criteria will not be accepted.


Presenters must be registered to the Congress to be eligible to present the study.


The abstract must be submitted in English, font times new roman with size 12. If accepted, the subsequent presentation would be in English only.

  • Each abstract should have a distinctive hypothesis or include a unique methodology that is clearly differentiated from the other abstracts submitted by a single research group.
  • An abstract that fails to meet these criteria will be considered a duplicate.
  • Duplicate abstracts from a single research group will be rejected.

Research Funding Source:
  • All abstracts must specify the funding source.
  • Compliance to this rule is a prerequisite for review. Abstracts of research funded by tobacco industry sources (whole or in part) will not be considered. If you have no specific funding source, please indicate "none."


It is required that all authors listed on the abstract have knowledge of the abstract submission.

Abstract Length:

The total word count of an abstract may not exceed 400 words (not including title, authors' information, institutions, tables, images and spaces between words).


You can include up to 1 table OR 1 image.

Corrections/ Withdrawals
  • No corrections will be allowed after submitting the abstract. Please proof-read and edit your abstract carefully before submission.
  • If you wish to withdraw your submitted abstract after the abstract submission deadline, please email to Congress secretariat directly.

Abstract Review
  • Abstracts must meet acceptable scientific and ethical standards, and contain data not previously published or presented.
  • You are allowed to state your presentation preference, however the Organising Committee will decide on the presentation format of all accepted abstracts (oral or poster).
  • ICS 2018 Organising Committee reserves the final decision for all submitted abstracts.
  • All submissions shall go through an extensive peer review process through a preselected peer review committee.
  • Peer review shall be blinded with adequate safeguards regarding conflict of interest.

Abstract Presentations
  • The person assigned as the Presenting Author of accepted abstracts will be expected to present the study. If the Presenting Author is not available, a co- author is allowed to present the paper (subject to the Organising Committee’s approval) after conference registration and prior notice six weeks before the conference.
  • Presenting author must be registered for the conference.
  • Authors scheduled for a poster presentation will be assigned poster board space for a specified period.
  • Oral presenters will present a short PowerPoint presentation, followed by discussion.
  • Those abstracts selected for short talk session will be given a short presentation.
  • Abstracts selected for presentation during the conference will be printed from the electronically submitted material. Every effort will be made to reproduce the content of the abstracts as submitted. The abstract review committee does not proof read or correct spelling, typographical, grammatical or scientific errors,nor changes can be made once abstract is submitted.
  • The abstracts selected for presentation should be represented on podium. Failure to do, without valid reason, will disqualify the presenter and group for subsequent two conferences.

  • Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection will be sent electronically to the Presenting Author after 15 June 2018 at the email address provided in the online submission. It is the responsibility of the Presenting Author to ensure that the email address is correct.
  • If you do not receive email notification by 20 Jun 2018, please write to us at : info@ics2018.in