Explanation for Authors

The responsibility to ensure presentations are in compliance with scientific rules and ethics rests with the authors. All accepted abstracts will be presented as "oral". No poster presentations will be accepted.

Language and word count

Abstract should be submitted both in English and Turkish and should have maximum 250 words in each language. The full text of all abstracts shall also be prepared both in English and Turkish. Authors will be responsible for the translation of their articles into English. Presentations will be published in electronic format. The full texts will be no shorter than 750 words and no longer than 2000 words. A maximum of 4 images, tables, visuals, etc. may be added to the article.
The language of the congress is Turkish. During the congress simultaneous translation will be held between Turkish and English.

Preparing the Abstracts

Structure and Format

Unless stated otherwise, all correspondence regarding the manuscripts submitted will be done with the presenting author. Presentations will be submitted under 5 topics:
1. Emergency hand injuries
2. Amputations and replantations
3. Soft tissue and skeletal reconstructions in emergency injuries
4. Rehabilitation
5. Research
Presentations will include the headings of “Başlık, Giriş ve Amaç, Gereç ve Yöntem, Bulgular, Tartışma ve Sonuç” in Turkish and “Title, Introduction and Aim, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion” in English.
A minimum of 3 and maximum of 5 keywords will be written in alphabetical order and separated by commas. Keywords should be limited to terms provided on Medical Subject Headings, MeSH (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html) by National Library of Medicine.


The title should not be longer than 20 words both in Turkish and in English.


Their names should be written in order of contribution to the paper. Unless stated otherwise, the first author is deemed as the person to present. The academic titles, organization and e-mail address of each author should be added.

Introduction and Aim

The introduction and aim section should clearly state the subject, importance and aims of the research and its difference from similar work.

Materials and Methods

This section should tell about the selection of materials included in the paper, inclusion and exclusion criteria, time range, ethical consent if necessary and the statistical method.


This section should specify the results obtained in full and as supported by appropriate tables, charts and figures.
It is not a must to represent all data in writing in tables. Highlighting key points will ensure improved reader concentration.

Discussion and Conclusion

This section should discuss and compare with the literature the data obtained, and share similarities and differences with readers. In the last paragraph of the discussion section, the scientific result attained in the light of all data should be expressed in a couple of lines. If the results do not validate the initial hypothesis, this should be stated honestly.

Tables, Charts and Figures

Charts, figures and tables in the manuscript should be numbered in Arabic numbers such as 1, 2 and 3. The place of figures within the manuscript should be stated.


All tables in the manuscript should be referred to. If tables will be taken from other sources, it is the author's responsibility to obtain relevant permissions.

Figures, images and other visuals

All figures, images or visuals in the manuscript should be referred to. If visuals will be taken from other sources, it is the author's responsibility to obtain relevant permissions.
Figures or images should have the highest resolution possible and possess "a resolution and format that are accepted by the full presentation submission module".

Abbreviations and Symbols

Only standard abbreviations should be used. Titles of manuscripts should not be abbreviated. The spelled-out abbreviation followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis should be used on first mention unless the abbreviation is a standard unit of measurement.


Original, recent references should be used as much as possible. Abstracts of presentations delivered in congresses should not be included among references. References should be written in line with the manuscript style of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommended by the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

ESPRAS (The European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery), endorses the International Congress on Occupational Accidents, Hand Injuries and Amputations.