Abstracts for the symposium will be in the form of 4-page extended abstracts and will undergo scientific peer review. Participation at this symposium is dependent upon the acceptance of an abstract for either oral or poster presentation by the Scientific Review Committee.

The deadline for abstract submission is 10 January 2014.

Instructions for Extended Abstracts

Abstracts may be submitted only via e-mail.

All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.

Abstracts must contain original material neither published nor presented elsewhere.


Type Authors with First Name (or initials) Last Name (eg., A. Smith1, B. Brown1, and C. Green2). Underline presenting author's name.

Provide institution information (eg., 1Department of Laboratory Medicine, and 2Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA)

Leave one blank line before starting the body of the text. Type the abstract in English within the preset page margins (text field is 135 mm wide by 200 mm high regardless of the paper size). To facilitate printing your abstract, preformatted pages are available for download from the Forms link in both US letter and A4 paper sizes. (Note: text box borders will not appear on abstract forms.)

Organize the abstract as follows: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and References. Single-space the text and type in Times or Times New Roman using only either 10- or 12-point font. Images and figures will be reproduced only in black and white.

Each abstract should be 4 pages. Abstracts will not be edited. Errors in spelling, grammar and scientific fact will be reproduced exactly as submitted.

Submit the abstract file by e-mail to Chlamydia.Symposia@gmail.com sending two files of the abstract – one saved as a Rich Text Format (rtf) file and one saved as an Adobe Acrobat (pdf) file. Your abstract submission will be confirmed via return e-mail (usually within 48 hours).

All abstract materials must be received by the deadline stated above.

If an abstract is accepted, the presenting author must attend the congress and present it in person.


All abstracts accepted for oral presentation will be published in the Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Symposium on Human Chlamdyial Infections. Published abstracts will be made available to the participants on CD-ROM.

Presentation Format

Accepted abstracts are presented either as a poster or oral presentation. The final determination of the presentation format will be made by the Scientific Review Committee. Full instructions concerning the preparation and presentation format will be posted at this website and included in the acceptance email to be sent out mid-February 2014.