Conference Abstracts

Call for Abstracts


Closing date for normal Abstracts: extended to 17 July 2020

  • Abstracts received after this date will be automatically rejected
  • Failure to follow the instructions on headings and total word count will cause the abstract to be rejected
  • Full instructions in Guidelines (see below)

Special extra Call for Abstracts (re COVID-19 and Diabetes)

Closing date for "COVID" Abstracts: 1 August 2020

The coronavirus pandemic of COVID-19 poses a significant threat to global health, it also has major consequences for people with diabetes, their families and diabetes care. Therefore, it is vital  that as diabetes professionals, nurses take the opportunity for reflect and learn from this experience.

The Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND) is seeking to hear about your experiences and the challenges you have faced in this period. It is particularly important that we share any innovations in how the needs of people with diabetes are being addressed, as we battle the COVID-19 crisis.

In response to this, FEND has decided to have a separate invitation regarding abstracts on COVID-19 and diabetes to offer a unique and valuable opportunity to share and discuss experiences and solutions. The aim is to provide a deeper understanding of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in people with diabetes and to contribute to better diabetes care.

Abstract Guidelines

Download guidelines (PDF)  Instructions for formatting and submission of abstracts

Abstract submission form

Download submission form (Word doc)

NOTE You can see examples of abstracts in previous conference programme books (see Webcast Archive section)

Suggested Reading

The following references might provide some help for authors:


  • How to write an abstract 
    Vrijhoef HJM, Steuten LMG. 
    European Diabetes Nursing Vol 4 Issue 3, p 124 - 127
  • How to give an effective presentation using PowerPoint 
    Shepherd M. 
    European Diabetes Nursing Vol 3 Issue 3, p 154-158
  • How to write a research proposal 
    Annersten M, Wredling R. 
    European Diabetes Nursing Vol 3 Issue 2, p 102-105


  • Practical statistics for Nursing and Health Care 
    Fowler J., Jarvis P., Chevannes M. 
    John Wiley & Sons 
    ISBN 0 471497169
  • Qualitative inquiry and research design. Choosing among five traditions 
    Creswell John W. 
    SAGE publications 
    ISBN 0-7619-0143-4
  • Data Analysis and Presentation Skills 
    Willis J. 
    John Wiley & Sons 
    ISBN 0-470-85274-7
  • Handbook of Health Research Methods 
    Bowling A. and Ebrahim S. 
    Open University Press 
    ISBN 0-335-21460-6

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