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Call for Abstracts

Applicants are invited to share their scientific results at the event as a poster, by first submiting an abstract with their application. In addition a small number of short talks may be selected from submitted abstracts.


Please note: 
Long talks are 25 min lecture plus 5 min time for discussion. Short talks are 12 min lecture plus 3 min time for discussion.

Abstracts must be submitted via the online participant portal before the deadline of  July 31, 2018.

Accepted abstracts will be searchable on the Congress website around the time of the event, and collated in an abstract book.

Abstract submission guide

  1. Each applicant can submit only one abstract to the event.
  2. After logging in, select the 'Abstract' tab on the top menu of your participant account on the Congress website.
  3. Abstract Track:  Program committe will select presenters of short talks. If you would like your abstract to be considered for presentation as a short talk, please answer 'Yes' to the question about oral presentation.
  4. Title: Your abstract title should be short and informative.
  5. Authors and Institutions: Please add authors by using the 'Add/Edit Author' button. The presenting author can be changed by clicking the ‘Edit Author’ button of the preferred author and by choosing ‘Yes’ for ‘Presenter’ field. The order of authors can also be changed by editing the ‘Numerical Order’ of an author. Author names will be automatically formatted in the following style:  A. Smith, B. Jones, etc. The author's workplace address must be added for every author listed – this can be done via the Add/Edit Author's Workplace(s) button.
  6. Abstract Body: Your abstract body can have a maximum of 500 words, including titles, authors and affiliation and should not exceed one page.
  7. Editing and submission: You can edit your abstract through the online system as you wish before your submission deadline, clicking 'Save' to keep your abstract as a draft. To submit your abstract to the event, simply click 'Submit' ahead of your deadline. However, please proofread your work carefully and ensure all details are correct ahead of submission. You can view your final text by clicking the ‘Preview’ button in the ‘Abstracts’ page. It is author's responsibility to submit a correct abstract; any errors in spelling, grammar, or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author.

Poster specifications

The poster presenters will have the opportunity to present their research on both poster sessions. The order of poster presenters and the office material to display the posters will be provided on site.

  • Poster boards will be 90 cm wide by 105 cm high. Recommended poster size is thus 80 cm by 90 cm. Orientation: Portrait.
  • A poster should be simple, self-contained and self-explanatory, clearly presenting the major results and conclusions of the study. Please use clear, visible graphics and large type.



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