Call for Abstracts

The VegMed 2020 Research Committee would like to invite you to submit your written abstract which will be considered either for oral or poster presentation. Two of the submitted abstracts have the opportunity to be awarded as either “Best Paper” or “Best Poster” and are rewarded with prize money.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically via email ( or the email form at

The submission deadline is the 30  September 2019 (please see further information on late breaking abstracts).

Please see the following policy information.

Official Language
All paper and poster presentations at VegMed 2020 must be submitted in English only.

Subjects of Abstracts
Please submit abstracts involving the following subjects:

  1. Mechanisms of plant-based nutrition (e.g. microbiome, telomeres, angiogenesis, epigenetics, inflammation, oxidative stress);
  2. Implementation of plant-based nutrition into daily clinical routine and into (health) policies
    Current research on plant-based nutrition and individual diseases, in particular neurological and psychiatric diseases;
  3. Miscellaneous: Research regarding plant-based nutrition or effects of plant food which doesn’t fit the focus subjects.

Publication of abstracts:
All accepted abstracts will be published in the congress abstracts volume.

Abstract Submission Deadline on Sep. 30, 2019, 6pm CET
(deadline for late breaking abstracts is Jan. 01, 2020)

Structure of Abstracts

Title: The abstract title should be in title case and contain not more than 25 words.

Author details: All authors’ names should be supplied in the surname-first format and the initial letter of the first name. Please supply email addresses for all authors. Please clearly indicate the presenting author in bold.

Affiliation: All affiliations should contain the department, institution, city and country.

Abstract text: Body of abstract should be written using the following headings: Introduction, Objectives, Methodology (if necessary add subheadings such as Subjects/Participants, Intervention/s, Outcome measure, etc), Results and Conclusion. Use standard abbreviations (in parentheses after the full word the first time it appears) and numerals for numbers. Abstracts should be limited to a maximum of 250 words and be written in sentence case

Format: Times New Roman font. Font size should be 10 (title in 11).

Exemplary Abstract

Reliability of Ayurvedic Diagnosis for Knee Osteoarthritis Patients: A Nested Diagnostic Study Within a Randomized Controlled Trial.
Surname A1,2, Surname B1, all following authors2 […]

1 Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Berlin, Germany.

2 Department for Complementary Medicine, Immanuel Hospital Berlin, Berlin, Germany

METHODS: Subjects/Participants: […]; Intervention: […]; Outcome measure: […]
Further information:


Only original scientific material will be accepted, which has not been published as an article or has been accepted for publication (including manuscripts) in printed or electronic formats upon the submission deadline. However, abstracts presented at local, regional or national meetings may be submitted.

Late Breaking Abstracts
Late breaking abstract submissions are allowed for latest science that will have an immediate impact upon researchers and practitioners.
Late breaking abstracts are namely abstracts that contain results still not available at the general abstract submission deadline. Case studies, vignettes, retrospective studies or revisions to previously submitted abstracts will not be considered.

Abstract Selection
All abstracts will undergo peer review by notable reviewers (tba) based on the scientific merit according to the categories. The Committee will determine whether abstracts will be accepted as oral or poster presentations.

Presenting authors will be notified of the results of their abstracts via email. Abstract ID will be announced at this time. Accepted abstracts will be listed on the website.

Presenting authors must formally accept their invitations to present by the 31 March 2020. If an invitation remains unanswered after this date, the abstract is withdrawn. Declined invitations will result in automatic withdrawal.

Commitment to Present
Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment to present at VegMed 2020. All presenters must register to attend the meeting. Registrations fees, accommodation, transport costs etc. can not be provided.  If the presenting author is not able to attend, either the submitting or presenting author must contact via email with the name of a co-author who attends the congress on his or her behalf. Only authors listed on the abstract at the time of submission are eligible to present an abstract.

Abstract Withdrawal
The research committee will withdraw an abstract upon written request from the submitting author. Requests for withdrawal must be made by the 31 March 2020. After this date, we cannot guarantee that a withdrawn abstract will be excluded from publication in the abstract volume. Requests to withdraw an abstract must contain the submitting author’s name, the abstract title and abstract ID. To withdraw an abstract, please contact

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