Call for Abstracts

The CIMT program committee is calling for abstract submission in the following categories:

  • Therapeutic Vaccination
  • Immunomonitoring
  • Cellular Therapy
  • New Targets & New Leads
  • Tumor Biology and Interaction with the Immune System
  • Improving Immunity

As every year, CIMT offers travel awards for young scientists from underrepresented countries. See below for more information.

Abstract submissions will only be accepted through the online abstract submission platform.
All abstract authors/presenters must register for the conference prior to the submission of an abstract.

The abstract submission deadline ihas been extended to March 9, 2018 (midnight Central European Time). Abstract notificiations will be sent in the week of April 9, 2018.

Proceed as follows:
1.  Register for the CIMT 2018 Annual Meeting and obtain your registration passcode.
2.  Submit abstract (see Submission Guidelines for more information) no later than March 2, 2018.

Abstract Review Process
All submitted abstracts will be a reviewed in a blinded peer review process.

All accepted abstracts will be presented as posters during the meeting. Selected abstracts will be presented as short-talks. All abstracts will be considered.

In case your abstract is not accepted, you may cancel your registration free of charge. However, if your abstract is accepted but not selected for a short talk presentation, this policy does not apply.

Request for Withdrawal
Once an abstract has been submitted, it may be withdrawn only by written request from the abstract presenter. The request may be sent to and must be received at least 30 days prior to the start of the conference.

Notification of Abstract Status
All individuals listed as abstract presenters will be notified of acceptance or rejection by email. Reviewing is scheduled to be finalized in the first week of April, and notifications will be sent by April 9 to the email address provided at the time of abstract submission. If an abstract is not accepted for poster presentation, the presenter may request a full refund of the registration fee by contacting

Abstract Format Information

Abstracts are to be submitted in English. Please be sure to carefully check your abstract for content errors, spelling, names, etc. before submitting. The organizers do not proofread to correct spelling, typographical, grammatical, or scientific errors.
For technical questions, please contact the abstract submission help desk ( For other questions, please contact the conference organizers at

As a guideline, the abstract text should not exceed a maximum of 3,000 characters (incl. spaces). Please submit text only. Double-check all your special characters. SI units should be used throughout (liter and molar are permitted, however). Abbreviations should be used as sparingly as possible. They should be defined when first used.

All accepted abstracts will be presented as posters during the meeting. From all accepted entries, the abstract committee will select abstracts to be presented as short-talks.

At the conference, you will be provided with a 1m (width) x 1.5m (height) bulletin board for your poster. Authors selected to present in the short-talk sessions will have 10 minutes for presentation and an additional 5 minutes for discussion. All accepted abstracts will be made available online.

At the meeting, all poster entries will be judged by an international judging panel to select the 2018 Poster Award winners.

For special questions about the 2018 CIMT abstract submission, please contact