Macedonian Association for Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine is the host for the 26th Meeting of the Balkan Clinical Laboratory Federation (BCLF) in 2018 and the 6th National Congress of the Macedonian Association of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine, October 3-5, 2018, hotel Aleksandar Palace, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

The three symposium days will offer rich content of scientific papers from colleagues from all Balkan countries. This event will be a great opportunity for an exchange of knowledge and experiences of experts in the laboratory field. The scientific program will include presentations, discussions, promotions and innovations in the field of clinical laboratory achievements.
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Abstract Submission Guidelines

Step-by-step abstract submission guidelines.
Before you submit your abstract...
Here are some helpful guidelines.


  • Deadline for poster /oral presentation abstract online submission – June 10th, 2018.
  • Deadline for abstract acceptance  – June 30th, 2018.
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication.
  • Abstracts submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.
  • Please do not submit multiple copies of the same abstract.

Confirmation of receipt & notification of decision

  • You will receive email confirmation that your abstract has been received, indicating the abstract number which it has been allocated. Please refer to this abstract number in all correspondence regarding the abstract.
  • Please contact the Organizing Committee if you submit an abstract and do not receive confirmation that it has been received.
  • Notifications regarding status of your abstract will be sent once the review process is complete.

Presentation at Congress

  • Instructions for preparation of oral or poster presentations will be sent together with acceptance notifications.
  • The Committee will endeavour to schedule abstracts according to authors’ preferences but reserves the right to decide on the final form of presentation.
  • All the participants who plan to participate in the Congress should register, especially the author who will present the poster or oral paper.

Presentation type – please choose from one of the following:

  • Oral presentation
  • Poster presentation

Instruction for writing and submitting your abstract.

  • The abstract should be as informative as possible:
  • Aim: state background and specific objective of study
  • Methods: shortly describe methods used
  • Results: summarize results obtained
  • Conclusions: state conclusions reached
  • Standard abbreviations may be used.

Information for presenting authors and co-authors :

Presenting author’s contact details:

  • Full first and family name(s)
  • Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country
  • Email address
  • Full postal address
  • Phone number

Co-authors’ details:

  • Full first and family name(s)
  • Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country

Abstract title – Limited to 15 words in Sentence Structure

Abstract text – Limited to 250 words (Please Note: Word count is affected when graphs/tables/images are added).

Abstract topic – Abstracts must be allocated to a specific topic for the Scientific Program. Please choose from the list of topics.

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