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The primary purpose of the ELC is to promote discussion and exchange of ideas on the chosen topics. In recent years the number of abstract submissions to the ELC annual meeting has increased considerably, but because of the size of the lecture room and the accommodation available, the number of people who can be accepted to attend the conference is strictly limited. The meeting was oversubscribed last year – make sure you register your abstract before May 08, 2016, to have the chance to attend this year's meeting.

Because applicants are chosen on the basis of the abstracts they submit, the following guidelines have been drawn up by the Organising Committee:

1. Abstracts should be submitted via the online submission system. Abstracts sent in via e.g., fax, email or post will NOT be considered. You will need to write your abstract using the following headings:

 state background and specific objective of study
Methods:  shortly describe methods used
Results:  summarize results obtained
Conclusion:  state conclusions reached

Please note that by submitting an abstract, you are committing yourself to participate in the meeting, provided your abstract is accepted.

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2. All abstracts are rated/graded (blind) by the Organising Committee members, and applications are exclusively chosen on the scientific merit of the work. Abstracts not strictly related to the topics will be considered for possible participation in a varia session.

3. Only a few of the chosen applicants will be invited to present their work, but all those invited are expected to participate in the general discussion of the presentations.

4. The Organising Committee feels that discussion and exchange of ideas is best promoted by having people with a wide range of experience and expertise at the meeting, and that as many different laboratories as possible should by represented. Because of this, in general, some of multiple applications from a single laboratory are unlikely to be rated highly.

5. The Organising Committee also feels that a good discussion is promoted by having the widest possible range of countries represented at the conference. For this reason, where similar abstracts are competing for a place, consideration to country of origin may be taken into account.

6.  Because of the timing of the grading and selection procedure, abstracts received after the extended deadline of May 08, 2016 will not be accepted.

7. The selection of abstracts takes place at an Organising Committee meeting, and those selected will be notified by mid-June, 2016.

8. Selected applicants are expected to stay for the full length of the meeting.
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9. A ''waiting list'' of applicants, whose abstracts scored below the cut-off point, is kept. If any places become vacant, individuals on this list will be approached.

10. All abstracts are treated as confidential by the Organising Committee members. In the abstract submission process you have the option to choose to have your abstract published in the journal Atherosclerosis after the meeting. If this creates a conflict for any of the authors, this should be discussed amongst the authors beforehand.

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