Disaster and Humanitarian Mission Medical Support
November 20-21, 2014
Italian Army Logistics Command for Southern Italy , Salerno Palace - 38 Plebiscite Square, Naples - Italy
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Authors Corner

Instructions of submitting manuscripts

All manuscripts must be submitted in English. Also, do not use IWe, or Our when describing the researchers. The fact that the research was conducted by the authors is implicit.

Instructions of submitting abstract

Abstract - concise summary of your study in the following format (not to exceed 175 words):

Introduction: need for the study.

Hypothesis/Problem: what was tested (experimental studies only) If qualitative, statement of problem addressed.

Aim – what is the objective of the study

Methods: summary of methods used with subsections as appropriate (type of subjects, number of subjects, study design, statistical tests). If the work is qualitative, the types of instruments used and the scope and type of work must be described. If a disaster is involved, the dates, type of event, location, scope, magnitude, and numbers of casualties and deaths must be summarized in tabular form for indexing.

Resultssummary of principal findings.

Conclusion: implications of findings.

Instructions of submitting articles

Paper, Margins, and Type Style - manuscripts should be submitted on plain white paper, letter size up to A4, 8.27” by 11.69” (210 mm by 297 mm). Do not right justify the margins. Use standard type styles. Do not use bold, italicized, superscript, or subscript characters, and make no extraneous marks on the printed manuscript page. Double space all text. The text should not to exceed 2750 words, abstract and references included. The organization of the article:

Title of the paper

First names, middle initials, last names, and highest academic degrees of all authors: underline the name of the author with whom any correspondence should be directed.

Institutions of the authors

Introduction - provide justification for the effort with appropriate references annotated. If quantitative, the concluding sentence should define the hypothesis. If qualitative, the problem being addressed should be stated clearly.

Methods - descriptive to a degree that other investigators would be able to reproduce the study. Statistical methods used must be annotated. Approval by an Institutional Review Committee must be included when appropriate.

Results - results must be written in text and may be accompanied by tables and figures. The text must explain all data included in tables and figures, but should not be unnecessarily redundant. All direct results from the study must appear in this section. No discussion of the results may be included.

Discussion - the discussion should provide an interpretation of the results in terms of meaning and application.

Results should not be repeated. Computations or extrapolations that may help explain the results may be provided.

Limitations of the study should be defined and suggestions for future research should be included. References that support or negate explanations provided are appropriate.

Conclusion - the findings in terms of implications for the practice of prehospital, emergency, and/or disaster (humanitarian) medicine should be summarized in a few sentences.

References - references must be cited in the sequential order in which they appear in the text. All references should be parenthetically cited by full-sized Arabic numbers in the text, tables, and legends for illustrations. Titles of journals referenced must be annotated using standard Index Medicus abbreviations and must be underscored. Unpublished data or personal communications should be indicated in parentheses directly following the reference and should include the dates of such correspondence (Personal Communication, Safar P, October 1989). The following format for references must be used:

Journals - White SJ, Hamilton WA, Veronesi JF: Comparison of field techniques used to pressure infuse intravenous fluids. Prehosp Disast Med 1991;6:429–434.

Books - Schwartz GR, Safar P, Stone JH, et al (eds), Principles and Practice of Emergency Medicine. 2d ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co., 1985, pp 1198–1202.

Chapters - Lindberg R: Pathology of Head Injuries. In: Cowley RA, Trump BF (eds), Pathophysiology of Shock.
Baltimore:Williams and Wilkins, 1982, pp 588–592.

Website - International Crisis Group: Impact of the Bali bombings. In: Indonesia Briefing, Jakarta/Brussels. Available at Accessed 09 June 2003.

Tables - tables must be numbered as referenced in the text and each typed on a separate page, placed at the end of the manuscript. Do not include tables in the body of the text.

Figures - illustrative materials must be of professional quality, should be submitted as large as possible, up to 8.27” by 11.69” (A4 210 mm by 297 mm), and be at least 300 dpi resolution. Color illustrations must be discussed with the editor. All graphs and charts must be saved in a JPG format and are to include a legend.

Permissions - illustrations or tables from other publications must be accompanied by written permission from the author and publishers of the document in which they originally appeared.

Instructions of submitting Poster

In order to prepare your poster for the CPDHMMS 2014 Conference, please follow the requirements below:

Maximum allowed size of poster: A0 – portrait

This means:

Maximum height: 1.2 m


Maximum width:  0.85 m

We advise you to use a minimum amount of text at your poster and to use color figures to present the results. Also, we advise you to set-up the poster such that it can be read at a distance of about 2 m, this means a height of letters (small case) of approximately 8 mm.