Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts is now closed.

EPATH cordially invites researchers and professionals in the field of transgender health to submit abstracts for the upcoming 4th EPATH hybrid 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 If your abstract is a multidisciplary or interdisciplinary research, or if you are submitting a proposal for a Roundtable or a minisymposium, you can choose the option ‘multidisciplinary’.


EPATH accepts submissions for Oral and Poster presentations, Round Tables (previously ‘workshop’) and State-of-the-Art mini-symposia. Please find more information for each format:

Oral presentation
An oral presentation is a 10 minute prerecorded 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 will be displayed online at the conference website in PDF format, and can be presented by a prerecorded short presentation of 5 minutes. Students and young researchers are warmly invited to submit poster presentations.

Round Table
A round table is an interactive online discussion (in the format of a webinar) 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 round tables that are topically relevant and feature speakers across disciplines or geographical regions. You might want to choose the topic ‘multidisciplary’ in this case when you submit your abstract.

The time allotted for round table is 50 minutes, Q&A included.


State-of-the-art Symposium
State-of-the-Art Symposia include cutting edge research, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approaches in transgender health. Symposia typically have 3 to 5 presenters. All presentations will be prerecorded, and will be followed by an online Q&A.

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. You might want to choose the topic ‘multidisciplary’ in case that fits the abstract best.

The time allotted for symposia is 50 minutes, Q&A included.


Abstract submissions must be submitted to the Exordo abstract submission platform by April 14th, 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) program overview.

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


The deadline for abstract submission was April 14th, 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