Reviewer Instruction


Dear reviewer,

Thank you for accepting your role as abstract reviewer for the ESCD Congress 2020. All authors have submitted their abstracts in an online tool. Below you will find an instruction on how to log in to this tool and review the individual abstracts. You will  give your recommendation to the chair of the scientific committee. The chair will make the final decision on acceptance or rejection based on the advice of all reviewers. Please review the abstracts at the latest on Monday January 20, 2020.

Should you have any questions, then do not hesitate to contact us by sending a message to

Mr. Jochem Treu  |  Project Manager – Conference Agency Mediscon

Step 1 – Set up user account

You will receive an invitation by e-mail from the team of AbstractWiz, our online tool. Please follow the instructions and activate your account by setting up a user account.

Step 2 – Review the abstracts


  • Each abstract will be reviewed by a team of two reviewers. Team 1 consists of Prof.dr. Margarida Goncalo & Prof.dr. Ana Maria Giménez-Arnau. Team 2 consists of Prof.dr. Pieter-Jan Coenraads & Dr. Mark Wilkinson.
  • Each team reviews 85 abstracts. All authors have let us know their preferred presentation method. You can find this preference under the title of the abstracts after “Presentation:”. There are three options: Oral, Poster and No preference.
  • All abstracts with a preference for Poster can be accepted. The authors will be invited to present it at the conference.
  • The most important taks of the reviewer is to select 33 abstracts for an oral presentation out of the remaining abstracts. You will read how to do this in the following section.
  • Please note that the presentation method is the preference of the author. Your advice to the chair of the scientific committee can be different. For example, an abstract that has “oral” as preferred presentation method might end up as a poster at the conference.

Reviewing of abstracts

  • After the login, you will be taken to a page called “My Review List”. This page shows all the abstracts that need your review. To review an abstract, click on the abstract title. This will take you to the content of the abstract.
  • First, please let us know your rating of the abstract: poor, average, good, very good or excellent.
  • Next, please give your recommendation: accept or decline (do not use the option “Send back for amendments”).
  • Finally, if the preferred presentation method is “Oral” or “No preference”, then please use the comments field to let the chair know if you would like to accept it as oral or poster by entering the word “Oral” or “Poster”.
  • Click submit to enter your review and repeat the steps above for all abstracts that have been assigned to you.