These instructions are a summary of the specific instructions given at each point of the online abstract submission process. They are presented here to facilitate abstract preparation before final submission.

  1. Presentation: Select oral or poster
  2. Ethics statement: Provide suitable information if your work required approval from an Ethics Committee.
  3. Authors: Provide details of each author in the order that they should appear in the abstract. Only the presenting author needs to provide an email and postal address. The department, institution and country (i.e. affiliation) is required for each author.
  4. Abstract:
    1. The body of the abstract should be 250 words or less, including the subheadings 'Background', 'Objective', 'Methods', 'Results' and 'Conclusions' (5 words). The title, authors and affiliations are not included in this word limit and have no length restriction.
    2. Use US American spelling and spell check
    3. Please avoid tables and figures.
    4. No bibliography/references should be included.
    5. On the bottom of the abstract page is a field for acknowledgements, it is not included in the abstracts word limit.
    6. Embedded symbols or formatting should not be used. Basic symbols are okay to use.
    7. Abstracts will only be accepted if written in clear and concise English. Your abstract will not be edited; you are responsible for any spelling, grammatical, and typographical errors.