Call For Abstract

You are invited to submit your abstracts to the Third Middle East Rheumatology Conference hosted by GCC Association of Immunology and Rheumatology, to be held at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 19-21 April 2024.

Depending on the number of submitted abstracts and their quality, the abstracts will be selected for oral or poster presentations.

Any abstract received after the deadline will not be accepted. Upon completion of the evaluation, an ‘Accepted’ or ‘Rejected’ message will be sent to authors by email, approximately 7 days after the deadline for submission.

Submit your Abstract

Abstract Submissions are open till January 15, 2024.
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All accepted abstracts will be published in the Saudi Medical Journal (Pubmed Indexed).

Abstract Categories

  • Basic and Translational Research
  • Clinical Research
  • Health Professionals in Rheumatology Practice and Clinical Care
  • Rheumatology Images
  • Clinical Cases


A disclosure form identifying commercial relationships for all co-authors must be completed by the submitting author, if their abstract has been accepted for publication. The submitting author signs and verifies disclosure on behalf of all co-authors. Disclosure information for accepted abstracts will be made available to the meeting attendees.

Co-Author Approval

The submitting author must verify that all co-authors have read and approved the submission of the abstract.

Acceptance & Rejection

Upon completion of the evaluation of submitted abstracts, an ‘Accepted’ or ‘Rejected’ email will be sent to authors. Upon acceptance of an author’s submission, the following instructions below are applicable:

  • The presenting author should confirm their attendance upon receiving the acceptance email within one week.
  • The availability of any sort of grant for registration, travel and/or accommodation will be mentioned in the acceptance email, without any guarantees at the abstract submission stage.
  • Accepted authors will receive one complimentary registration pass and sent up to 2 weeks prior to the conference.
  • Authors who confirm their presence will receive a free communication code based on their category of submission 2 weeks before the conference.

Abstract Guidelines


  • All submitted abstracts must be in English


  • The content of the abstract is solely the responsibility of the author. The original abstract will be used exactly as provided. During submission, it must clearly indicate the name of the presenting author, who will be considered the contact person for all correspondence connected with the submitted abstract.
  • All submitted abstracts need to have the names and surnames of all co-authors, along with their positions in their affiliated institutions.


  • Abstract submissions need to be limited to 500 words.


  • An abstract must have a short, specific title (no abbreviations) that clearly indicates the nature of the investigation. It is encouraged that the title is set so as to attract the audience and hint at the conclusion of the investigation.


A well-written abstract typically has the following identified sections:

  1. Background/objectives: a brief introduction, which states the problem that you are addressing as well as some background information on the issue. The introduction of the abstract should include a very brief background of 1-2 statements followed by the objectives of the investigation.
  2. Design and methods: the methodologies, number of test subjects, and scientific approach used to conduct the research.
  3. Results: it is expected that authors present data that support their conclusion. Tables and graphs should include explanatory captions.
  4. Conclusions: further areas of research and overall conclusion of the research
    Citation: a reference list and acknowledgments, if applicable

Oral Presentations

Oral Presentation Instructions

  • The same abstract and title indicated on your submission need to be used during the conference and another topic cannot fill your currently accepted slot.
  • Oral presentations will be for a maximum of 8 minutes with 2 minutes for questions/comments.
  • Oral presenters need to send their PowerPoint presentation 6 days prior to the congress to [email protected] with Subject: MRC2024-Presentation-OCX.X example: MRC2024-Presentation-OC2.2

  • Presenting authors should be present at their designated hall 15 minutes before the start of the session in which they will present to ensure enough time to mount their presentations for electronic projection.
  • All presentations should be made available in Microsoft Office Powerpoint on a flash USB disk drive or CD. Speakers may not use their own laptop nor use a MAC version. Please ensure the presentation available in duplicate media to prevent bad surprises on the day.


Delegates can also submit their abstracts regardless if they are physically present or not. The conference will provide an ePosters section on their event app available at the conference.

ePoster Instructions

Please note ePosters are not online poster presentations. ePosters will be placed on the virtual MRC 2024 virtual conference website wherein the main author’s contact will be placed on their dedicated ePoster page in case virtual delegates would like to contact them. Moreover, ePosters pages will contain the submitted abstract along with the design ePoster that accepted abstract authors will need to submit using the MRC 2024 abstract template.

Accepted ePoster Instructions

The eposters will be placed on the virtual MRC 2024 virtual conference website wherein the main author’s contact will be placed on their dedicated ePoster page in case virtual delegates would like to contact them. No designated printed poster viewing area is available at the conference.