Call for papers

2020 has been a year of unexpected events and unprecedented challenges. The global COVID-19 pandemic continues to present difficulties in our daily lives and how we deliver patient care. In view of this ongoing issue, our primary concern and responsibility has to be for the safety and wellbeing of congress participants.

At present, the local organising committee are planning to go ahead with the 33rd International Symposium on Pediatric Surgical Research in Frankfurt (Main) on November, 27-29, 2020 and warmly invite you to submit your abstract by the 4th October 2020 deadline. Participants with successful abstracts are then invited to submit their full-length manuscripts for consideration of publication in Pediatric Surgery International.

We are not able to anticipate how the current situation will develop in the coming months; however, we are monitoring this closely. In the event of increased restrictions or travel limitations due to COVID-19, we will aim to change the face-to-face conference to an online format.

Udo Rolle

Florian Friedmacher

Abstracts on all aspects of Basic Science and Clinical Research can be submitted for consideration to Dr. Florian Friedmacher ( until 4th October 2020. All abstracts must present original work which has not been previously accepted for publication, published or presented at an
international meeting prior to the 33rd International Symposium on Pediatric Surgical Research.

Abstract Format:
Each abstract must be submitted as a Microsoft Word file (“.doc”). The text must be leftjustified, single-spaced and in Arial 12 font. The body of the abstract must fit one A4 sheet with a maximum of 350 words, including tables, figures and graphs. The text must be clear, concise and written in proper English.

The content of the abstract must be structured as followed:
– Title: Bold font and capital letters must be used (no abbreviations).
– Authors: Each author name must start with initial(s) followed by surname. The presenting author must be underlined, and each institutional affiliation must be indicated by an individual superscript number.
– Institutional affiliations (department, city and country): Must be in chronological order, each starting on a new line.
– E-mail address of corresponding author.
– Abstract text: Must be divided into four parts (“PURPOSE”, “METHODS”, “RESULTS”, “CONCLUSION”), each starting on a new line.

Data Presentation:
Abstracts must include data with clear descriptions of results and conclusion. For example a p value without data is not sufficient.

Manuscript Publication:
Authors of accepted abstracts (oral and poster presentations) are invited to submit their manuscripts for consideration for publication in Pediatric Surgery International (PSI). All manuscripts must be submitted to Dr. Florian
Friedmacher ( by 15th November 2020. The Scientific Committee will then decide on the basis of originality and scientific merit, which manuscripts will be accepted for publication in the congress issue of PSI. Presentation of your paper is not a guarantee of acceptance for publication in PSI.
Instructions for authors can be found here: