Submit an abstract

Submit an abstract

Abstract submission guidelines

Abstracts can be submitted via the online Abstract Submission Portal ONLY as of November 1, 2017. No abstract submissions will be accepted via mail or fax.

Submission period: November 1, 2017 to May 11, 2018.


Abstract submission deadline: May 11, 2018

Notification of acceptance: May 23, 2018

Early bird and author registration deadline: July 3, 2018

Language of submission: All papers must be submitted in English.

Program Tracks: A wide range of topics will be presented during the Symposium. We invite you to consult the Track descriptions on the website.

Abstract submission limit: Abstracts must have a maximum length of 250 words. Only one abstract can be submitted per track.

Short biography: A short biography should be submitted with a maximum length of 100 words.

Presenting author: The same presenting author (oral or poster presentation) cannot be assigned to more than one (1) abstract as presenter but can be included as co-author on more than one submission. Final selection, track and session assignment will be made by the Symposium Scientific Committee. Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the submitter/presenter to present if accepted.

Co-author(s): You will be given an opportunity to include co-authors on your submission and confirm that they are aware of being included in this submission.

Accepted abstracts: An email message will be sent to the abstract submitter in May 2018 with a report on the status of the abstract (accepted or declined). The Symposium Program Committee will determine the format, day and time of presentation. The presenter will be required to register for the symposium no later than July 3, 2018 to confirm their acceptance and be included in the symposium program and electronic book of abstracts.

All participants from developing countries: A 50% discount will be offered for the registration fee. No action required when submitting your abstract.

Poster awards: Presenting authors wishing to be considered for one of the award that will be given for each of the tracks need to indicate their interest while submitting their Abstract online.

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