Call for Abstract

Abstract Submission opens: November 1, 2017

Abstract Submission closes: February 16, 2018

Please download the update template form.

Submitting Abstracts

Call for abstract: November 1, 2017

The Organizing Committee of the 9th International Congress welcomes abstracts on advances in Shwachman-Diamond syndrome pertinent to all aspects of the syndrome, which include the following categories:
Genetics, cytogenetics, and clonal progression
Basic science and disease models
Hematologic manifestations and hematopoiesis
Clinical aspects other than hematologic
Hematopoietic cell transplantation and novel therapies
Abstracts should include title, authors and affiliations as well as a main body describing either basic or clinical research studies (with purpose, hypothesis, methods, results and conclusions) or case-based studies (with purpose, methods, results, implications and applications).

Note - the presenting author should:

  • include an asterisk (*) after their last name in the author submission section
  • indicate in the abstract text box-template if she/he is - a) Trainee, b) Investigator, c) Research Coordinator or d) Other (descriptor/title)
  • indicate in the abstract text box-template if the preferred format is a) oral and poster presentation or b) poster presentation only
  • Young investigators (under 40 years of age), who wish to apply for the Quinlan Kohn Travel Scholarship need to check the appropriate box


Abstracts are to be submitted at using the enclosing template


Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018

Notification of Acceptance: No later than Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Acceptance to Present: ………

Trainee Award Fellowship Applications: all trainees will be asked to have their supervisors/departments declare the presenter is a trainee – graduate student, post-doctoral fellow (clinical or basic).


Space has available 4'x 8' magnetic and cork poster boards

Posters size: must be max 3,8ft in height by 3,28ft in width (100L x 120H cm).
Material to hang your poster will be provided.

Additional Details

By agreeing to present your accepted abstract, you (and your co-presenter(s), if applicable):

  • Must register and pay by Thursday, March 1, 2018
  • Must pay all expenses to attend the conference (e.g., preparation of the poster, registration fee, travel, hotel, etc.)

Correspondence will be with submitting author ONLY.

Quinlan Kohn Scholarship

It is with pleasure we announce the Quinlan Kohn Scholarship, made possible by the generosity of the Matthiesen-Kohn family in honor of 10-year-old Quinlan Kohn and other children with SDS. The goal of this scholarship program is to promote the next generation of SDS researchers, and the future of SDS research, through travel awards to trainees and young investigators to the 9th International Congress on Shwachman Diamond Syndrome.

Eligibility: Trainees and investigators who will be less than 40 years old at the time of the congress and who have submitted a first or senior author abstract for poster or oral presentation.
Application procedure: Individuals who wish to be considered for a Quinlan Kohn Scholarship must check the appropriate box on the abstract submission form.

Criteria for evaluation: Members of the Local Organizing and International Liaison Committees will select scholarship recipients based on the most meritorious of submitted abstracts.
Awards: Recipients of a Quinlan Kohn Scholarship will receive funds for travel and hotel accommodations to facilitate attendance at the Congress. In addition, the Conference Scientific Committee will provide complementary registration to the awardees.

Notification: Scholarship Awardees will be announced approximately February 1, 2018.

Organizing secretariat
Città Affari sas – Mrs Flavia Pizzini
Lungadige G. Matteotti, 2
37126 Verona
Tel. +39 045 917806 Mob. +39 348 3341695

Local Organizing Committee Chairs
Dr. Tarek Elghetany
Dr. Alison Bertuch