14 - 18 October 2018

Bilbao, Spain

Is it possible to submit an abstract for Euro PM2018?

The abstract submission was open from 1 November 2017, until 24 January 2018, the Technical Programme Committee will meet to set the programme in February 2018. To be added to the mailing list to be emailed updates on when abstract submission will open for Euro PM2019, subscribe to our mailing list.

When I have submitted an abstract and I want to edit/update it, how can I do it?

The abstract management system is currently closed, once the TPC Meeting is completed and the review process begins, the system will allow you to edit your submission by clicking on the pencil symbol next to your abstract listed on the 'Your Submissions' section. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any related enquiries. 

When do the Technical Programme Committee meet?

The Technical Programme Committee will meet in February 2018.

When will I hear if my abstract has been accepted?

We will inform all submitters before 23 March 2018. If you have not received a response, please let us know after this time.

If my abstract is accepted as an oral presentation, do I still need to write a manuscript?

A 6 page manuscript must be submitted for all presentation types.

If my abstract is accepted as a poster presentation, do I still need to write a manuscript?

A 6 page manuscript must be submitted for all presentation types.

When is the manuscript deadline?

The draft manuscript should be submitted by 9 May 2018 for review by your paper referee.

Can I have an extension to submit my manuscript?

The draft manuscript deadline is exactly that, a time for you to submit your draft manuscript to the referee for review. If your manuscript isn't perfectly finished by this date it is not a problem, but you must be able to submit a first draft for your referee to see by 9 May 2018 at the latest.

Where will my manuscript be published?

EPMA will publish the manuscripts in the Proceedings which will be available for all Euro PM2018 Full Delegates. EPMA also has agreements with ProQuest LLC, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, EBSCO and Scopus to enable the wider circulation of papers presented at EPMA conferences post event and to enhance their standing in the academic community. The papers from Euro PM2018 will subsequently be made available to the subscribers of these products after October 2019.

What are the manuscript production requirements?

Draft and final manuscripts must be:

  • An MS Word file only, saved as .doc not .docx or PDF
  • In 10 point Arial 
  • In English, with single line spacing
  • The pages set to A4 format
  • With a margin of 2.5 cm at the top, 2.0 cm at the bottom of each page, and 2.5 cm at either side
  • Including the title, the author's and co-authors’ names, organisation, postal and email addresses inserted at the top of the first page
  • The abstract should be typed in a single paragraph, beginning below the title and authors’ details on the first page and should be no longer than 150 words
  • The main text should begin below the last line of the abstract
  • The whole manuscript must not exceed 6 pages, including figures
  • To avoid production problems, insert figures and tables as separate jpeg or tif images within the MS Word document, i.e. each figure inserted as a separate file and not copied and pasted. This also applies to equations where symbols are used. 
  • Figures and tables can be included in black and white or colour (preferred). Captions should be placed below in single spacing
  • Footnotes should use consecutive numbers and placed in brackets, eg (i)
  • Ensure references are numbered in the order in which they appear in the text, at the end of the manuscript, e.g. [1]
  • Commercialism in text and/or figures and tables must be avoided

What should I name my draft manuscript document?

Save the manuscript with the electronic file name ‘paper number _ author surname’ for example ‘WP160123_Smith’. The paper number refers to the number sent to you in your confirmation of acceptance email in February.

What happens after I submit my draft manuscript?

After you submit your draft manuscript, your reviewer will recieve a notficiation and they will then look over the document. They will then either mark the manuscript as complete or they will re-upload a new version of the document which includes suggestions for changes. After making changes, you can reupload the document as you did the first time. When both yourself and the reviewer are happy, they will mark the manuscript as complete.

My draft manuscript was marked as final - what do I need to do?

If your draft manuscript was marked as final then your reviewer is happy with the docucument and you will be unable to edit this further. If you do need to make changes in the future please contact EPMA on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I've had an email stating reviewing has been updated on my manuscript - what do I do?

When your reviewer reads your manuscript they may choose to add suggestions to the document which they will then upload to the abstract management system. In the email, click the link to login in and then you can download the newest version of the document.

I am a manuscript reviewer - how do I use the system?

Please watch the video below for a guide on how to use our system to review manuscripts.

 

Where can I register for Euro PM2018 Congress and Exhibition?

Registration has not yet opened.

What are the registration deadlines?

Advanced booking/author registration deadline: 27 June 2018
Advanced rate registration deadline: 5 September 2018

What type of registration should I use?

There are a range of registration options from Full Delegates to Day Delegates to Exhibition Stand Personnel. To view all options and to see what is included please click here.

Do you offer group booking discounts?

For bookings of 5 or more Full Delegates from the same company, a 15% discount can be applied to the Full Delegate rate. Any additional purchased items will be at the listed rate. Email our registrations provider to register a group. Please note, this discount is not applicable to Exhibition Stand Personnel, End User or Exhibition Visitor Registrations.

Our Exhibition Stand Personnel Promo Code isn't working and I am still being charged

When using the Exhibition Stand Personnel promo code the second page will bring up two options - “(020) Entrance to Exhibition area only” and “Exhibition Stand Personnel”. Please select the first option as the second option is for extra stand personnel.

Our Exhibition Stand Personnel Promo Code isn't working and I am still being charged

When using the Exhibition Stand Personnel promo code the second page will bring up two options - “(020) Entrance to Exhibition area only” and “Exhibition Stand Personnel”. Please select the first option as the second option is for extra stand personnel.

Where can I find out information regarding the exhibition?

You can login to the Euro PM2018 Exhibitor Area to find out more information. If you need your login details please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Where can I order furniture etc for my booth?

You can login to the Euro PM2018 Exhibitor Area and select the furniture option or go directly to the FMC Exhibitor Portal. The login is the same as the one for the Euro PM2018 Exhibitor Area. If you need your login details please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I have a oral presentation - what do I need to do?

Details will be emailed out shortly regarding preparing your oral presentation.

I have a poster presentation - what do I need to do?

You should create your poster to be 90cm wide by 90cm deep. It is recommended that you do not print the work on very thick paper or card as this may be too heavy for the tape to attach the poster to the board. 

At the Congress, poster boards will be organised in session order, please look for the board with your name and paper reference number on within your session. Posters should be fixed to the boards with strong double sided tape, which will be provided in the poster area. Your poster must remain in position throughout the event.

What is the Poster and Networking Time?

It is your opportunity to present your poster during the Poster & Networking time. It is suggested that you make yourself available during this time to answer any questions relating to your poster(s) from delegates. You might like to display your mobile phone number and email address, to enable interested delegates to make contact during the event; not forgetting Twitter and LinkedIn information if you wish.

In addition, delegates will be able to send you a message through the networking function of the Euro PM2018 mobile app if they have additional questions or would like to discuss your presentation further. Remember to bring plenty of business cards with you; these can be placed in an envelope underneath your poster.

When do I remove my poster?

If you wish to retain your poster, you must remove it on the last day of the congress, after the exhibition closes.

If your question is not answered, please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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