Call for Abstracts

Method of Submission

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• confirm their presentations
• upload optional handouts
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Abstract Submission

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Important Dates

Deadlines
December 10, 2018 Deadline for submitting abstracts
January 2019 Abstracts Status Notification to authors
March 1, 2019 Deadline for Early Bird Registration
May 5, 2019 Deadline for Standard Registration

Languages

The official language for the Congress will be English. Abstracts and papers must be written in English.

Information for Presenters

Oral Presentation Information

All presentation files should be brought to the Speaker Ready Room and uploaded into the central system no later than 16.00 on the day prior to your presentation, with the exception of Wednesday’s presentations which can be brought between 07:00 and 07:45 on Wednesday.

Speaker Ready Room Hours:

• Wednesday, 15th May 07:00 – 16:30
• Thursday, 16th May 08:00 – 18:00
• Friday, 17th May 08:00 – 18:00
• Saturday, 18th May 08:00 – 11:30

In order to ensure the smooth running of the presentations, speakers are advised the following:

• You will need to include a short disclosure statement on the second slide of your presentation, declaring any conflicts of interest.
• Speakers are requested to be in their session room 10 minutes before the start of the session, and introduce themselves to the chairs of the session.
• Each lecture has been assigned 15 minutes: 8 minutes per presentation and 7 minutes for discussion.
• A counter will be visible by the chair and presenter during the lecture. There will be an auditory signal one minute before it expires.
• Please check the schedule carefully for your session time and order of presentations.
• The chairperson will monitor your presentation timekeeping.
• No personal computers will be allowed.
• All presentations should be in PowerPoint.
• Please check all your videos run properly with the support team before your presentation.
• Speakers will be provided with a wireless microphone and a laser pointer for use in their presentations.
• Speakers are requested to familiarise themselves with the room prior to the presentation.

Moderated Oral Poster Presentation Information

All presentation files should be brought to the Speaker Ready Room and uploaded into the central system no later than 16.00 on the day prior to your presentation, with the exception of Wednesday’s presentations which can be brought between 07:00 and 07:45 on Wednesday.

Speaker Ready Room Hours:

• Wednesday, 15th May 07:00 – 16:30
• Thursday, 16th May 08:00 – 18:00
• Friday, 17th May 08:00 – 18:00
• Saturday, 18th May 08:00 – 11:30

In addition, you work will be presented as a poster, which will be on display throughout the whole meeting in a specifically designated area.

All posters should be formatted vertically, of standard A0 (120cm x 84cm) size. During the conference, poster presenters are responsible for attaching their poster to their assigned poster panel. Pins and tacks will be provided. Poster panels will be arranged numerically and organized by thematic area. Posters should be mounted on the appropriately numbered board on Wednesday, May 15, 2018 from 07:00 to 16:30, and taken down on Friday, May 17, 2018 from 16:30 to 18:00. Any posters not collected by then will be discarded. Any posters not collected by then will be discarded. To allow easier identification of the author, we suggest you include a photograph (ideally 6 cm x 9 cm) on the poster header. It is also a good idea to pin an envelope to the bottom of the board for the receipt of business cards and messages and/or make mini copies of your poster which can be taken away by other delegates.

In order to ensure the smooth running of the presentations, speakers are advised the following:

• You will need to include a short disclosure statement on the second slide of your presentation, declaring any conflicts of interest.
• Speakers are requested to be in their session room 10 minutes before the start of the session, and introduce themselves to the chairs of the session.
• Presenters will have 3 minutes to present their work on up to 3 slides, excluding title, disclosure and conclusion.
• A counter will be visible by the chair and presenter during the lecture. There will be an auditory signal one minute before it expires.
• Please check the schedule carefully for your session time and order of presentations.
• The chairperson will monitor your presentation timekeeping.
• No personal computers will be allowed.
• All presentations should be in PowerPoint.
• Please check all your videos run properly with the support team before your presentation.
• Speakers will be provided with a wireless microphone and a laser pointer for use in their presentations.
• Speakers are requested to familiarise themselves with the room prior to the presentation.

Poster Presentation Information

Your poster will be on display throughout the whole meeting in a specifically designated area.

All posters should be formatted vertically, of standard A0 (120cm x 84cm) size. During the conference, poster presenters are responsible for attaching their poster to their assigned poster panel. Pins and tacks will be provided. Poster panels will be arranged numerically and organized by thematic area. Posters should be mounted on the appropriately numbered board on Wednesday, May 15, 2018 from 07:00 to 16:30, and taken down on Saturday 18th may , 2018 from 11:30. Any posters not collected by then will be discarded. Any posters not collected by then will be discarded. To allow easier identification of the author, we suggest you include a photograph (ideally 6 cm x 9 cm) on the poster header. It is also a good idea to pin an envelope to the bottom of the board for the receipt of business cards and messages and/or make mini copies of your poster which can be taken away by other delegates.

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