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All submissions welcome and will be reviewed

Successful abstracts will be eligible for publication in a Supplement to BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth in September 2017

Abstracts are specifically invited under the following conference themes

  • Risk factors for stillbirth
  • Pregnancy after loss
  • Intrapartum death
  • Perinatal audit
  • Investigation of stillbirth
  • Anticipatory bereavement
  • Bereavement care
  • Impact of stillbirth on healthcare staff
  • Resilience and self-care
  • Prevention of stillbirth
  • Stillbirth awareness
  • Spirituality
  • Perinatal pathology
  • Other

Please note only abstracts with max. 300 words will be accepted for review.

Please read the below instructions carefully.

All abstracts must be submitted online using the abstract submission form.

Abstracts sent by e-mail, fax, or incomplete entries will not be considered for presentation.



Abstracts are invited for possible oral or poster presentations.

Abstracts are specifically invited under the conference themes, as outlined above.


All submissions must include:


Name and institutional affiliation of all listed authors

Contact details for the first author

Contact details for the presenting author

Abstract (max. 300 words)

There is no limit on the number of abstracts that each person may submit.



Titles should be no longer than 20 words.

All submission abstracts should be up to 300 words, exclusive of the title.

Abstracts should not include references.


The abstract should be structured using the following headings:





Authors are permitted to submit one table and/or one figure. Please note that no more than one of each are allowed.

Submissions will be considered solely on the information provided. If a submission does not include all the required elements set out above it will not be considered for presentation.



Authors will be notified of the reviewers’ decision via email.

Please note that reviewers may feel that a particular submission lends itself to a different format to that which the author proposed. In this case the author will be invited to consider the alternative format. The reviewers’ decision is final and the conference organising committee are unable to respond to further enquiries once a decision has been made.

If successful, in order to confirm acceptance, an author must register and pay to attend the conference by 5pm the 2nd of June 2017.

Should confirmation not be received by this date, the Committee reserves the right to remove your submission from the programme.



Authors are strongly advised to register on the ISA website for regular updates in relation to the


Please note the following deadlines in relation to abstract submission:

19th of January Abstract submission opens
5th of May at 23:59 Deadline for abstract submission
9th of June Notification of submission outcome
16th of June End of the early bird registration