Registration & abstract submission

Abstract submissions are now open. Please fill in this form. If you want to be considered for an oral or poster presentation, you must upload an abstract.

Deadline for abstracts: Extended to 15 August 2018

Once submitted, all abstracts will be assessed for their suitability and their relevance to the theme sessions. Refer to the theme sessions for details of their content. Once assessed, lead authors will be notified of their acceptance.

An author may be the first author on only one abstract submission.

Abstract formatting

Abstracts must be clearly and concisely written in good English. If English is not your native language, please consult someone fluent in English. Good writing improves the speed and effectiveness of review. Use capital letters only when the letters or words should appear in capitals. Please remove hyperlinks from email addresses and webpages included in the text. Please check symbols, abbreviations and technical terms for accuracy, consistency and readability. This will assist in the layout and formatting for the Program Handbook.

Abstract content should be in the following order.

  • Title: Use capital letters only when the letters or words should appear in capitals – do not capitalise the entire title. The title should clearly and concisely describe the abstract content and should be kept as short as possible.
  • Authors: Authors should be listed in the order in which they are to appear at the head of presentation/poster. List each author, last name first followed by initials, using numbers to identify multiple author addresses/affiliations. The lead author should be identified.
  • Author addresses: Each address should be listed on a separate line, using numbers to match to author´s names.
  • Abstract: The abstract should be a maximum of 300 words.