Call for abstracts

Congress Topics


Autoantibodies, biomarkers and imaging

Diagnostic and classification criteria

Epidemiology, Environmental

Family planning, fertility, pregnancy and neonatal care


Innate and adaptive immunity

Management and recommendations

New therapies/Biologics and SLE drug pipeline

Registries and cohorts

Standard of care therapy

Treat to Target, outcome measures, disease flare and remission

Abstract Publication

Accepted abstracts will be published in a supplement to Lupus Science & Medicine, which is the official journal of Lupus 2020.

As LSM is an open access journal, the abstracts will be published open access under a CC BY-NC 4.0 licence.

When submitting an abstract, authors will have to either accept of refuse that their abstract will be published online in the open access journal " LUPUS Science & Medicine". Authors retain copyright.


Author Guidelines and Online Submission

The Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts is now open
Submission Deadline: 31 January 2020

We welcome the submission of abstracts dealing with one of the higher listed congress topics. 

A late-breaking abstract should contain important information that was not available at the regular abstract submission deadline (e.g. results of a clinical trial).

Instructions for Authors

  • Abstracts must be written in English not exceeding 350 words (including title, authors, affiliations), and must be submitted as a Word file (xxx.doc) via the online submission form.
  • Use font Arial 10 characters per inch (font size 10).
  • Use single spacing and type the text unjustified without hyphenating words at line breaks. Use hard returns only to end headings and paragraphs, not to rearrange lines.
  • Type title in sentence case in bold with no full stop at the end
  • Type first name in full followed by the family name (Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monnet, Francis Bacon, etc.)
  • Type affiliation underneath the authors: Department, Institution, City, Country (do not mention street addresses, PO boxes or zip codes). When there are multiple affiliations number them as follows and use the semi-colon between the multiple affiliations: 

1Dept. A, Hospital A, City, Country; 2Dept. B, Hospital B, City, Country etc

  • Only structured abstracts are accepted. Organise the abstract in sections as follows
    •  Background/Purpose
    •  Methods
    •  Results
    •  Conclusion 
  • Paragraph headings must by typed in bold with no colon at the end. Do not use the heading ‘Abstract’. Each heading should be in a separate paragraph. Insert a blank line between the sections of the abstract.
  • Support or funding must be mentioned in a separate paragraph. Use the optional heading Acknowledgement.
  • The use of References is strongly discouraged and must be limited to max 3. When you list references, use superscript numbers in both the text and the reference list.

1Author A., Author B., Author C.D. Title of the scientific work. Title of the Journal year; number; page-page.

  • ENCORE abstracts are not allowed.
  • Max 1 table or graphic is allowed. These will not count towards the word limit.


Download the abstract template here.


Submission Guidelines

You can submit one or more abstracts at the same time and add abstracts later on:
• Click on the link below to start and create a profile.
• Fill out your personal details and go through the submission procedure.

Your abstract(s) is/are only uploaded successfully when you receive an automatic reply confirming your submission(s).

IMPORTANT: The uploaded Word file(s) must contain title, authors & affiliations and the actual abstract.


Click here for step by step guidance through the online submission procedure.

Please read the author instructions carefully before submitting your abstract(s).

Submit your late-breaking abstract(s) here.