Call for Abstracts

EPATH cordially invites researchers and professionals in the field of transgender health to submit abstracts for the upcoming EPATH conference.

Abstracts can be submitted in one of the following streams:

  • Mental health (Adults)
  • Mental Health (Children and Adolescents)
  • Endocrinology
  • Social and Political Sciences
  • Surgery
  • Law, Policy and Ethics
  • Voice and Communication
  • Reproductive health
  • Education
  • Primary Care

In case you are unsure if your abstract fits one of the streams, or you want to suggest an additional stream, please contact us at


EPATH accepts submissions for Oral and Poster presentations, Workshops and State-of-the-Art mini-symposia.

Oral presentation

An oral presentation is a 10 to 15 minute presentation about a study or topic in transgender healthcare or research. The abstract for an oral presentation is structured in Background / Methods / Results and conclusions.

Poster presentation

A poster is a visual presentation of your study results. Poster abstracts are structured in Background / Methods / Results and Conclusions.

Posters are displayed at the conference and presented during the poster session. Students and young researchers are warmly invited to submit poster presentations. EPATH will award a Poster Award during the conference.


A workshop is an interactive discussion on a subject in which participants share knowledge and experiences. Subjects can include current debates and ethical dilemmas in transgender healthcare, working in specific settings, working with specific groups,… Preference will be given to workshops that are topically relevant and feature speakers across disciplines or geographical regions.

When submitting an abstract for a workshop, please include a Statement of Significance (why is this topic important?).

The time allotted for workshops is 90 minutes.

Please note that workshops can only be organised if an in-person event is possible.


State-of-the-Art Symposia include cutting edge research, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approaches in transgender healthcare and research. Symposia typically have 3 to 5 presenters. Preference will be given to symposia that are topically relevant and feature speakers across disciplines or geographical regions.

For symposia, only one abstract needs to be submitted for the set of presentations within the symposium. When submitting your abstract, please include a Statement of Significance (why is this topic relevant?).

The time allotted for symposia is 90 minutes.


Abstract submissions must be submitted to the Exordo abstract submission platform by March 1st, 2021, 23:59 CET. Abstracts are reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the track you submitted your abstract in. Announcements of approved and rejected abstracts will be made in April 2021. If approved, you will get the chance to adjust your abstract before publication in the (online) programme overview.

Please note: all presenting authors are required to register and pay for their attendance at the conference.


Abstract submission closes on March 1st, 2021

Guidelines for authors:

  • A maximum of 500 words per abstract
  • A maximum of 3 abstract submissions per presenting author
  • Before submitting your abstract, please read our language policy

Submit your abstract now through the Exordo Platform: