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Deadline September 15th


Participants interested in making an poster presentation are invited to submit an abstract. All abstracts will undergo review by the Abstract Review Committee, to determine which abstracts may be accepted.


To submit your abstracts you will need to send a word file to the following email:


Accepted abstracts will be invited for presentation in one of the following formats:


  • as an oral presentation in a workshop session

  • as a discussed poster in the poster exhibition

  • as a poster presentation in the poster exhibition


All abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication.


Confirmation of receipt & notification of decision

You will receive email confirmation that your abstract has been received, indicating the abstract ID. Please refer to this abstract ID in all correspondence regarding the abstract. Please contact the Secretariat if you submit an abstract and do not receive confirmation that it has been received.  Notifications regarding status of your abstract will be sent once the review process is complete (September 30th 2019).


Presentation at Congress

For each abstract, an author is expected to attend the congress and make the poster or oral presentation. Presenting authors must register by the registration deadline September 1st, 2019.

Instructions for preparation of oral or poster presentations will be sent together with acceptance notifications.

The Committee will endeavour to schedule abstracts according to authors’ preferences but reserves the right to decide on the final form of presentation.

Writing and submitting abstract

Please follow the guidance below when writing and submitting your abstract.


  • The abstract should be as informative as possible:

  • Aim: state background and specific objective of study

  • Methods: shortly describe methods used

  • Results: summarize results obtained

  • Conclusions: state conclusions reached

  • Standard abbreviations may be used.


Before you begin, please prepare the following information:

  • Presenting author’s contact details:

  • Email address

  • Full postal address

  • 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 25 words


Abstract text – Limited to 250 words

All the abstracts will be indexed by
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