Biology and Treatment Strategies

Munich, Germany - March 19-22, 2023

International Symposium

Important ABSTRACT Information

Call for Abstracts

The 18th biannual symposium ACUTE LEUKEMIAS (ISALXVIII) will be held from Sunday, March 19 to Wednesday, March 22, 2023, in Munich, Germany. The symposium will be the first hybrid symposium in the history of ACUTE LEUKEMIAS symposia and is planned as an in-person symposium and virtual meeting, thus giving all those who will not be able to participate on-site to join the symposium virtually.

We encourage all colleagues who are interested in these discussions to submit their abstracts to the conference. The Scientific Committee will review them for oral or poster presentation.

To increase the overall attractiveness of the poster session of ISALXVIII for all online participants we are offering additionally to the on-site Poster Viewing and Discussion Session (MS V a)on Monday, March 20, 2023 an interactive virtual Poster Viewing and Discussion Session (MS V b) on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.


TOPICS for Free Contributions

 Your abstract should cover one of the following topic areas:

  • Leukemic Stem Cells
  • AML – Biology
  • AML – Therapy
  • ALL – Biology
  • ALL – Therapy
  • Pediatric Acute Leukemias
  • Immunotherapy of Acute Leukemias
  • Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Management of Elderly and Frail Patients
  • Supportive Therapy and Quality of Life
  • Leukemia Microenvironment


Submission Deadline, Review Process and Eligibility Criteria for Abstracts

Your abstract should be received via email ( by December 31, 2022 (23:59 CET) on the official abstract form plus the filled-in and signed SPRINGER Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form.


Each abstract will be reviewed by at least three independent scientific reviewers from the International Scientific Committee according to the following six eligibility criteria:

1) background and rationale for study

2) appropriateness of methods

3) presentation of results

4) conclusions and interpretations of results

5) significance and

6) overall clarity


 Acceptance of Abstracts

Notification of acceptance of your abstract for poster presentation and for publication in the symposium proceedings ISALXVIII in ANNALS OF HEMATOLOGY will be received by January 15, 2023 (23:59 CET).


Abstracts will be only be accepted

-       for publication in the symposium proceedings and

-       for presentation in poster sessions MS Va on Monday, February 20, 2023 (in-person) and MS Vb on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 (virtually)

provided they meet the above eligibility criteria.



Instructions for the Participation in On-Site Poster Session Va and Online Poster Session Vb

MONDAY, March 20, 2023: 16:00 – 18:00 (CET)

MS V (a): ON-SITE Poster Viewing and Discussion Session

For participation in the on-site Poster Session MS V (a) on Monday, March 20, 2023 between 16:00 and 18:00 (CET) your poster has to be mounted during the official ISALXVIII opening hours. To give the Poster Committee members the possibility to preview the posters and to be eligible for one of the below mentioned awards and prizes your poster must be mounted until Monday, March 20, 2023 (13:00 CET) at the latest. Failure to meet the above mentioned deadlines will result in the complete removal of presenting privileges and will appear as “Presentation not Available”

Posters will be presented on the Upper Floor of the symposium venue. All poster presenters are being asked for their in-person presence in front of their poster/s to allow all participants and members of the jury to talk to the presenters and have a personal scientific exchange about their poster(s).


All poster presenters are expected to also participate in MS V (b) to allow all online participants to talk to the presenters and have a personal interactive scientific exchange about their poster(s).


TUESDAY, March 21, 2023: 16:00 – 18:00 (CET)


MS V (b): ONLINE interactive virtual Poster Viewing and Discussion Session for online participants


This virtual additional session will render the possibility for a live and interactive scientific exchange with each poster presenter in a WONDER Rooms Video Conference.


WONDER is a platform that will allow you to have a “live” virtual discussion in an individual breakout room with the poster presenter, just as if you would inter act in-person on-site and will also give the visitors of the virtual poster discussion session the possibility to move around freely and change between all rooms.



Poster Awards

The ISALXVIII organizers are pleased to offer again all accepted poster applicants to be eligible for one of the following awards:

2 Poster Awards (PA):

Each award will be awarded a prize of € 500

3 Best-of-Free-Contributions Awards (BoFCA):

These awards will be granted to young scientists whose abstract has been accepted for presentation in the poster session.

3 Additional Science Awards (ASA):

These 3 awards are offering a complimentary congress registration to all those who are not exempted from the registration fees according to the registration guidelines.



Registration Deadline for Poster Presenters

To be published in Annals of Hematology and be part of the program and poster exhibition, all accepted presenters must be officially registered and have paid their registration fees by January 31, 2023.



ISALXVIII Encore Abstract Policy

ISALXVIII Munich March 19 -22, 2023 welcomes the submission of abstracts which have been previously presented at national, regional or international meetings in the two years preceding the symposium.

Encore abstracts must however clearly be documented and identified as such at the time of submission. To be eligible and accepted, the encore abstract must be updated and include significant additional current data to distinguish itself from the previous presentation/s.

Submission will not be permitted if a manuscript has been published before.


ISALXVIII Late-Breaking Abstract Policy

Late-breaking abstracts may be submitted for high quality, new research findings with major impact on clinical practice or the understanding of disease processes. The abstract must not have been previously published in any publication in a peer review setting or presented at a meeting of any other scientific organization prior to ISASLXVIII March 19-22, 2023.

Only abstracts for which no data of evidential value have been available at the time of the official regular abstract submission deadline of December 31, 2022 (23:59 CET) will be considered for late-breaking status.

The late-breaking abstract submission site will open from Wednesday March 1, 2023 through Wednesday March 8, 2023.

The deadline of March 8, 2023 for late-breaking abstract submissions is under no circumstances to be considered as an extension of the above mentioned regular submission deadline of December 31, 2022 (23:59 CET).

Late-breaking submitted abstracts that do not meet the above mentioned criteria will not be accepted for poster discussion or oral presentation.


Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Instructions and Review Process

The abstract must include the title, first author (with full contact details), objectives, rationale, methodic procedure and anticipated data. Please see all further details for the abstract in the general abstract guidelines.

The ISALXVIII 2023 Scientific Committee will review all abstracts indicated as late-breaking and first authors will be notified whether the submitted work has been accepted as a late-breaking abstract for the presentation

-       at the ISASLXVIII Poster Presentation and Discussion Sessions MS Va and MS Vb and/or

-       as an oral presentation in the Prize Giving (MS IX)


Late-Breaking Abstract Submission and Symposium Proceedings

Since the submission deadline at SPRINGERs for all included contributions in the symposium proceedings is January 15, 2023, accepted late-breaking submitted abstracts cannot be included in the ISALXVIII symposium proceedings published in ANNALS OF HEMATOLOGY.


Notification about Acceptance of Late Breaking Abstracts

Notification about acceptance of the submitted late breaking abstracts will be received until Monday, March 13, 2023.



Registration Deadline for Late Breaking Abstract Submitters

To be included in Poster Sessions MS Va and MS Vb, all presenters of a late breaking abstract must be officially registered and have paid their registration fees by March 18, 2023.



Abstract Submission Deadlines at a Glance:

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 31, 2022 (23:59 CET)

Submission Deadline for Encore Abstracts: December 31, 2022 (23:59 CET)

Submission Deadline for Late-Breaking Abstracts: March 8, 2023 (23:59 CET)


Below all necessary information and forms with just one click available for saving, downloading, or printing:

Guidelines for the submission of abstracts: Guidelines (111 KB)

Abstract Form: Abstract form (136 KB)

Springer Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form Disclosure Form (205 KB)


All abstract submissions must be made electronically
and have to be sent to