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The Australasian College of Phlebology (ACP) in conjunction with the International Union of Phlebology invites you to submit abstracts for consideration for an oral and/or poster presentation for the XVIII UIP World Congress of Phlebology 2018.

Submit your abstract


Abstracts can be submitted for:
  • Evidence-based research
  • Case presentations
  • How I Do It video presentation
  • Art in Phlebology: 3 minutes presentation on a spectacular image of Phlebology

Abstracts must be submitted via the online abstract submission site by 23:59 AEST Monday 7 August 2017.


The Australasian College of Phlebology and the International Union of Phlebology are dedicated to the promotion of evidence-based research and all abstracts are subject to peer review. Anecdote-based submissions will not be accepted and only cases of important clinical significance will be considered.  All research abstracts must be no more than 250 words and include the headings;

  • Introduction/Objectives
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions.

Case Presentations must be no more than 250 words and include the headings;

  • Introduction
  • Case Details
  • Conclusions

Abstracts submitted in the wrong format will not be reviewed. All accepted abstracts will be published in a peer reviewed journal as received.

Themes (Alphabetical Order)

  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Art in Phlebology
  • Basic Science
  • Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Specialty
  • Cases and Clinical Puzzles
  • Compression
  • Cosmetic Phlebology and Cosmetic Medicine
  • Deep Veins
  • Dermatology in Phlebology
  • Extracranial and Cerebral Venous Disease
  • Fluid Mechanics and Physiochemical Properties of Sclerosant Foams
  • Genetics
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Leg Ulcers and Wound Care
  • Lymphatic
  • New Technologies
  • Nursing
  • Pelvic, Ovarian and Vulvar Veins
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Post Thrombotic Syndrome
  • Telangiectasias and Telangiectatic conditions
  • Thrombosis and Haemostasis
  • Trainee Presentations
  • Ultrasound
  • Vascular Laser Therapy
  • Venous Haemodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Venous Interventions
  • Venous Thromboembolism – Clinical
  • Venous Thromboembolism – DOACs and antidotes
  • Vascular Anomalies

Presentation Formats

Abstracts will be accepted as either an oral presentation, ‘How I do it’ video or E-poster.

Abstract guidelines

  • Only submissions submitted in English will be considered. Please ensure you thoroughly check your submission for spelling and grammatical errors as accepted abstracts will be printed as per your submission.
  • Abstracts are to be no more than 250 words and are to be structured
  • References are not included in the word count.
  • Abstracts must not contain bullet points, pictures, charts, diagrams or tables. Please ensure any acronyms are spelt out in the first instance.
  • Ensure that all author information (names, affiliations and presenting author biography) is included and entered correctly.
  • Presenters will be notified of acceptance in September 2017 and will need to confirm their attendance and registration before the close of the earlybird registration date.
  • Presenting authors are required to register for the conference. No funding is provided to presenters. Any presenter not registered for the conference by the earlybird registration deadline will not have their abstract included in the program.
  • Please ensure you review the abstract template and for formatting requirements. Submissions that do not meet the structure requirements will not be reviewed.
  • No abstracts will be accepted for review after 28 July 2017.

Terms and Conditions

By submitting an abstract authors must agree to the following terms and conditions;

  • I declare that the abstracts submitted is the original works of at least one author/presenter.
  • If the abstract is accepted as an oral or poster, I confirm that at least one abstract author will register pay with full intention of attending and presenting the paper at the congress.
  • No funding is provided to presenters. Any presenter not registered for the conference by the deadline specified in the acceptance email will have their abstract removed from the proceedings and program.
  • If my abstract is accepted I also accept that the abstract will be published in a journal chosen by the organising committee.
  • I am aware that only abstracts from authors (or co-authors) who are at the congress will be published.
  • I am aware that if my abstract is selected, I provide consent for my presentation slides (for oral presenters), video and audio record and photos taken during my presentation/of my poster to be used and published by UIP and ACP, including being provided to delegates of the conference.
  • I declare that the work described in this abstract has appropriate approval under local, ethical and animal experimentation rules.
Submit your abstract

About the UIP 2018 Program

Plenary / Keynote Lectures

Invited Lectures from VIP speakers held in the plenary to the entire delegation on important topics in phlebology.

Invited Lectures

Invited Lectures from speakers on topics decided upon by the Organising committee. Held in breakout sessions throughout the main conference days in allocated sessions

Oral Communications

Presentations from submitted abstracts.


40-45 minute class from an expert or multiple experts in the field on defined topics. An intimate session, intended to be in a small room, to a small audience (max 50 people).
Location: Rooms 214 and 215
Each session will comprise of a 45-50 minute class, followed by a discussion/question period

Intersociety Sessions

Where several societies, ideally based from different geographic regions, are invited to present their regional position on a number of topics. The session is 2 hours. There will be 4 societies per session. Each society will have equal representation. The ideas expressed should reflect the formal opinion of the society and not the personal views of the speaker as much as possible.

How-I-Do-It Videos

3-minute video presentations given by delegates. Presenters will submit an abstract discussing a brief introduction and a description of the procedure to be presented for review by the abstract submission date. Videos can then be produced by the speaker in the lead up to the conference. The video does not need to be produced as part of the abstract submission process. Videos will not be reviewed by the scientific program committee, but the presenters should be encouraged to provide videos with high production value.

Art In Phlebology

Delegates are invited to present spectacular images from the field of Phlebology.
These will be displayed throughout the conference (location(s) still to be determined) along with a brief description of the image.
Submissions should include a copy of the image, as well as a 300-word description of the image and how it was obtained.

Café Sessions

A brief 30 minute session to be conducted at the beginning of the first plenary session on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Presented as though speakers are having a conversation in a café, where in reality, conversations and decisions are often made.

Live Procedural Workshop

Live procedures performed at the Skin and Cancer Foundation in Melbourne, live streamed into the convention centre.

Introduction to Phlebology

Presentations from educators in the field of phlebology, covering the Australasian College of Phlebolgy’s training program. Aimed at phlebology trainees, those interested in a phlebology training program, or those wishing to refresh their knowledge of Phlebology Fundamentals.