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. 

Deadline for abstract submission is 3rd July and will not be extended! 

Submitted abstracts will only be accepted if the presenting author is registered to attend the congress by 31 August 2021.  The abstracts of any presenting authors who do not attend the congress will not be published following the congress. 

  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 abstract can be a maximum of 250 words, including the subheadings “Introduction”, “Materials and Methods”, “Results” and “Conclusions”. The title, authors and affiliations are not included in this word limit and have no length restriction.
    2. Abbreviations: Unless commonly known, such as PCR or HE, spell out any abbreviations in full when first mentioned, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.
    3. Tables, figures or literature references are not allowed. 
    4. On the bottom of the abstract page is a field for acknowledgements, it is not included in the abstracts word limit.
    5. Use British spelling and spell check. 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.
    6. Introduction. Clearly state the background and the purpose of the study so that readers are informed as to the subject of your research
    7. Material and methods. Describe your experimental work so that readers can understand how you conducted your research.
    8. Results: Present your results so that readers can understand the findings of your research.
    9. Conclusions: Emphasize any new and important aspects of your research and give any conclusion that can be drawn from them. Do not write: “will be discussed”.
    10. Line breaks are not allowed