Abstract Submission & Guidelines

Abstract Submission Guidelines

In order to be considered, an abstract is required to fulfill the following criteria:

  • ​​​​An author from each abstract is expected to attend the Symposium and present the poster or oral presentation.
  • Previously presented abstracts will be reviewed however may be considered for poster presentation only.
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication. If you need help, please arrange for the review of your abstract by a colleague who is a native English speaker, by a university scientific publications office (or other similar facility) or by a copy editor, prior to submission.
  • Instructions for preparation of oral or poster presentations will be sent together with acceptance notifications.​

Before you begin, please prepare the following information:

  • Presenting author contact information:

    • ​Email address
    • Full postal address
    • Daytime and evening phone number
  • Presentation type – please choose from one of the following:
    • ​Oral Presentation
    • Poster Presentation
  • Author and co-authors’ details:

    • Full first and family name(s)
    • Affiliation details: department, institution/hospital, city, state (if relevant), country.
  • Abstract title – ​Limited to 20 words in sentence structure.
  • Abstract text – limited to 400 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.
  • Tables – A maximum of 3 tables up to 10 rows X 10 columns can be included per abstract
  • Graphs & images – It is important to note that each image included in the abstract is worth 30 words. A maximum of 3 images can be included per abstract.
    The maximum file size of each graph/image is 500 KB. The maximum pixel size of the graph/image is 600(w) x 800(h) pixel. You may upload graphs in JPG, GIF or PNG format.​​

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