Call for Original Research Abstracts

The deadline for submitting an abstract (May 1st) has passed.

Submission Rules

  1. All abstracts must be submitted before May 1st, 2018 by sending an e-mail to
  2. Abstracts must be submitted by the presenting author (submitter).
  3. The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission.
  4. All abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee and successful applicants will be selected for either an oral presentation or a poster presentation.
  5. An abstract will only be considered for presentation on receipt of registration of the presenting author. If the abstract is rejected, cancellation of registration can be made free of charge.

Abstract Format

  1. All abstracts must be submitted in English.
  2. The title should not exceed 20 words. It should be concise and informative and only use capital letters for the beginning of a sentence or an acronym/name. Do not use capital letters for your entire title.
  3. Authors: Names and surnames for each author must be provided. Do not include degrees or titles. Presenting author’s name will be underlined. Corresponding author’s name will be marked by asterisk (*) following the name.
  4. Affiliations: Each author should be listed by department, institution and country.
  5. Contents: Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. Please use the template below.
  6. Images: If an abstract includes the maximum of two images, they will be placed at the end of the abstract. Total content is limited to one page.
  7. References: Limit references to a maximum of five.
  8. Do not include acknowledgements in your abstracts – these will be included in your word count.
  9. Notification for abstracts will be sent out at by 15th May 2018.
  10. Please ensure that the email provided when submitting the abstract will still be valid in May when the abstract notification is emailed.
  11. Abstracts will be printed as submitted so they must be checked thoroughly before submission. All selected and invited abstracts are published in the conference programme book available at the registration desk during the conference, on the conference app and online in the journal after the conference.


Download Abstract Template

Important dates

DateWhatThis means
May 1, 2018Deadline call for abstractsThe deadline for submitting an abstract
May 15, 2018Notification of acceptance/rejection abstractsSubmitters will be informed about their abstract

Poster Guidelines

If your abstract is selected for a poster presentation, then please follow these guidelines:

  1. The usable poster board surface is 122 cm high and 95 cm wide (portrait format).
  2. Don’t overload your poster, make it simple and keep the text to a minimum. Highlight your main findings.
  3. Use 500 to 1000 words (including title, figure legends and tables), definitely not more.
  4. Structure your poster by Introduction, Methods Results and Conclusions. State your aims in the end of the introduction.
  5. The poster is supposed to be readable from a distance of 1.5-2 m. The text should definitely be no less than 5 mm for capitals and tall letters, and preferably larger. Use a constant font throughout the poster.
  6. Prepare a 20 cm high title strip that runs the full width of the poster. Use a black and bold typeface, not smaller than 30 mm in height for the title and at least 20 mm for author’s names and affiliations (the height refers to capital and tall letters)
  7. It is suggested that the pathway is down the columns. Use 3-5 columns.
  8. Feel free to provide one or more key references.
  9. If possible, avoid abbreviations and acronyms, especially in the conclusions.