Call for Workshop Proposals

​​​Proposal submission is open now, proposal submission deadline: 31 January, 2017
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You are cordially invited to submit proposals for Workshops at the upcoming EFIC® Congress for consideration by the Scientific Programme Committee. These workshops provide an ideal forum for a linked series of reviews or data presentation with ample time for discussion. Although the Scientific Programme Committee will take all proposals into consideration it may decide to suggest modifications to individual proposals and may include unsolicited workshops in the final workshop programme. 

The proposer of a workshop must ensure that their suggested speakers have been made aware of the workshop proposal and that they agree to the workshop suggestion before the proposal is submitted. If this is not the case, the proposal may be rejected during the review process. All suggested speakers will be emailed to confirm they have let their names go forward, and understand the levels of support available. EFIC can offer the following support :-

  • ​A maximum sum of Euro 1,500 towards travel to be divided amongst all participants in workshop.
  • A total number of six (6) nights' hotel accommodation to be divided amongst all participants in workshop
  • A total number of three (3) complementary registrations

The proposer will chair and coordinate the session. As support can only be given for three speakers, usually the proposer would also speak. One of the other participants needs to be identified as a co-chair.

We like to encourage the active participation of scientists or clinicians early in their career. Workshops which incorporate presentation by PhD or MD students, science postdocs or junior clinicians younger than 35 years will be favourably considered. Please indicate whether any of the speakers of your proposal falls into this category of junior researchers. Please, be advised that we may ask for proof of such status, if the proposal is accepted. Failure to provide proof at that point is likely to result in the exclusion of the workshop from the programme.

Workshops typically run for 90 minutes in parallel sessions. The number of speakers is limited to 3, presenting for a maximum of 20 minutes, unless a junior researcher is presenting when the n umber of speakers can increase to 4. This recognises the possibility that some junior researchers may want to present for a shorter time. In this case, please indicate the maximum times for each speaker, to amount to a maximum of 60 minutes presentation time. Please note that the budget for the workshop will not be increased and remains as stated above. In this case, the proposer would need to advise how the travel and the accommodation budget is to be divided amongst the speakers.

Proposals must be submitted via this website only. 

Proposal submitters will be advised as to the status of their proposal in ​early 2017.​

Please click here to view topics under which proposal should be sub​m​itted.