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Call for Late Breaking Abstracts

It is NOT TOO LATE to present your work in this GLOBAL MEETING: WAS2015 in Singapore.

Calling for late breaking abstracts with novel/exciting findings!

DEADLINE: 30 June 2015 (Final)


  1. Abstract after scientific approval can be presented only as a POSTER (Digital/e-Poster, in the congress format).
  2. Abstracts cannot be published in the Congress-Journal Supplement (JSM); however, the Poster Information will appear in the Final Program Book.
  3. To confirm the above possibility, abstract submission/notification should be complied with an ONLINE PAYMENT OF CONGRESS REGISTRATION FEE.

Please submit your abstract via this online form

Publication of the complete study upon which the abstract is based in a journal or electronic publication before presentation is strictly prohibited and will result in outright rejection of the abstract. Multiple abstracts by the same authors based on the same study population or data will also be rejected outright.

Information regarding Abstracts submitted by 18 April 2015

All participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation in the final program. Presenters may indicate their preference for either oral or poster pres­en­ta­tion. For the submission of oral or poster presentations, an abstract in English should be sent. Abstracts can only be submitted electronically. Please note that the deadline for abstract submission cannot be extended due to organizational reasons.

Abstract Deadline Date: 18 APRIL 2015

Please note that the deadline for electronic submission cannot be extended due to organizational reasons. Accepted abstracts will be published in the JSM supplement only after completed registration and payment of the congress registration fee and presentation during the WAS2015 Congress.

Best Abstract Award

The WAS Scientific Committee and Local Scientific Committee will select the best abstracts from all submissions to the WAS congress in Singapore.

All abstracts will be evaluated by three independent reviewers from the International Scientific Committee and the abstracts short-listed with best scores will be selected for presentation at a podium session (Best Abstracts’ Session).

The Best Abstract Awards will be announced during the Opening Ceremony and the awardees will receive a certificate (total of 4 awards).

The presenting authors of the 4 best abstracts will also receive a complementary (free) registration for the next WAS Congress in 2017.

Abstract submission guidelines for moderated poster and podium sessions

Please follow carefully these instructions. Abstracts not prepared correctly will not be considered for pres­en­ta­tion. Correction of abstracts cannot be accepted. Authors will be informed on the acceptance of their abstracts by mid-May 2015.

Submitted abstracts will be graded individually by peer reviewers based on scientific merit and originality. Abstracts must be written in English and, if accepted, presented in English. The WAS Scientific Committee will determine the format of the presentation. The total number of abstracts allowed to be presented by the same author is 3. Accepted abstracts will be assigned for presentation at a podium session or a moderated poster session at the discretion of the WAS scientific Committee. High quality abstracts in select categories may be chosen for presentation on the Symposia Sessions. Authors of submitted abstracts are required to confirm that their work has not been presented elsewhere. Abstracts not selected for the Podium or Moderated Poster Session will be considered for presentation as a Poster at the congress. Please check the box if you do NOT wish your abstract to be considered for this option.

Publication of the complete study upon which the abstract is based in a journal or electronic publication before presentation is strictly prohibited and will result in outright rejection of the abstract. Multiple abstracts by the same authors based on the same study population or data will also be rejected outright.

Preparation of Abstracts


The size of the abstract is limited to 300 words. The abstract title, names of authors and affiliations are not included in the word count. Please do not submit any tables or figures in the abstract.


The title should clearly define the topic and contain no abbreviations.


List the primary author's full name, followed by the other authors' names. Spell out completely the names of all authors using full first name, middle / initial and last name. (Maintain consistency in authors' names on multiple abstracts to avoid duplication in the Author Index) Authors’ affiliations should be indicated by numbered superscripts with the name of the respective institution(s), city and country typed in upper and lower case and single-spaced without using full-stops.

Presenting Author

If the author(s) of the abstract is an employee(s) of or has a financial relationship with the commercial interest which controls the content of the presentation then he/she cannot be the presenting author. However, principal investigators responsible for research and development are permitted to present as long as they resolve their COI and as long as they are not employees of the commercial interest. In all printed publications the presenting author will be denoted with an asterisk (*). Please note: As of May 31, 2015 no changes to the Presenting Author will be made in the Program / Abstract Publication.

Body of Abstract

The authors are fully responsible for the quality and styling of the abstract contents. Please type the text in single-spaces with no indentations, taking a new line for each new paragraph (introduction, methods, results and conclusion). Do not include non-standard symbols, as they will not be recognized and may be displayed wrongly.

  • The body must contain 4 separate paragraphs: a) Introduction and Objective, b) Methods, c) Results and d) Conclusions.
  • It is NOT acceptable to state that “The results will be discussed.” Inclusion of specific data is helpful to the reviewers.
  • Indicate the major new findings of the study.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used as follows: on first use spell out the full term and follow with the abbreviation in parentheses.
  • Proprietary names of drugs are not allowed; generic names must be used.
Source of Funding

Grant support must be indicated in the form. If there is no support, “None” must be listed. This is a required field in the submission process.

Abstracts deemed to be purely for marketing purposes will not be accepted.

Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Statement

All authors must disclose conflicts of interest. The submission process will not allow abstracts to be submitted without this information being completed for each author listed on the abstract.

Category List

Authors must select a suitable track and area (only one) from the provided list below. For example: if the work pertains to ‘Bio-medical Research’ in the area of ‘Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Sexuality’, the abstract category will be: 3.4


Authors must provide up to 3 keywords that best describes the subject of the abstract.

Abstract category listing

  1. Basic Research (basic processes, neuro-physiological processes)
  2. Behavioural, Social & Historical research (non-clinical)
  3. Bio-medical Research (basic, pharmacological, clinical)
  4. Clinical Research (psychological and sexological)
  5. Sexuality Education
  6. Public Health, Epidemiology & Public Policies
  7. Sexual Health & Sexual Rights (actions and advocacy)
  8. Miscellaneous
  1. AIDS and sexuality
  2. Aphrodisiacs
  3. Cancer and sexuality
  4. Cardiovascular risk factors and sexuality
  5. Contraception and sexuality
  6. Couple therapy
  7. Depression and sexuality
  8. Diabetes and sexuality
  9. Drugs and sexuality
  10. Ejaculatory dysfunction
  11. Erectile dysfunction
  12. Extreme sexualities
  13. Female sexuality: Updates and therapeutic developments
  14. Handicaps and sexuality
  15. HIV, AIDS, STI
  16. Hormones and sexuality
  17. Law and sexuality
  18. Libido and pleasure dysfunction
  19. Lifestyle drugs and sexuality
  20. Menopause and sexuality
  21. Migraines and sexuality
  22. Money and sex (prostitution – pornography)
  23. Neurological disorders and sexuality
  24. Pelvic surgery and sexuality
  25. Physiopharmacology of penile erection
  26. Politics and sexuality
  27. Pregnancy and sexuality
  28. Prostate and sexuality
  29. Psychosexual counselling
  30. Religion and sexuality
  31. Romantic love
  32. Sex and the Internet
  33. Sex and visual techniques
  34. Sexual education: Developments
  35. Sexual mutilations
  36. Sexual rights
  37. Sexual surgery
  38. Sexuality and psychiatric issues
  39. Sexuality and the obese
  40. Aging and sexuality
  41. Sexually transmitted diseases and sexuality
  42. Stress, neurosciences and sexuality
  43. Teenagers and sexuality
  44. Therapies of sexual dysfunction
  45. Transgender issues
  46. Transsexualism
  47. Violence and sex (violence, paedophilia, rape)


Please do not submit the same abstract more times. If changes to your already submitted abstract are necessary or in case of difficulties during submission please contact us by email () at any time before the deadline.

Note to all presenters

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to amend or change any part of the submission guidelines without prior notice.