Last Date for Submission
The last date for submission of abstracts and posters is 31st December 2016

Font & Size
The required font is Arial and should be of size 12
Standard text should be used when formatting the text. This helps to prevent special characters from getting lost when copying the text.Ensure to check the final abstract with the system’s preview function before submission, and edit or replace as necessary.

Word Limits
The abstract text body is limited to 350 words.
Titles are limited to 30 words. A maximum of one table and one graph/image (in JPG, GIF or PNG with ideally 600 dpi) can be included. These will not count toward the word limit, nor will the information about authors, institutions and study groups.

Submission Confirmation
After submission of the abstract, a confirmation email will be sent to the abstract submitter.

Abstract Structure
Abstracts should be structured as follows:

Abstract Review
All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the conference reviewing committee.
The following review criteria will be used:
· Is there a clear background and justified objective?
· Is the methodology/study design appropriate for the objectives?
· Are the results important and clearly presented?
· Are the conclusions supported by the results?
· Is the study original?

Abstract Selection
The Scientific Program Committee makes the final selection of abstracts to be included in the conference program.
Abstracts can be selected for oral presentation in oral abstract sessions or to be presented as a poster.
The posters will be displayed in the Poster Exhibition.

Notification of Acceptance or Rejection
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the submitting (corresponding) author by the end of January. Please note that only the corresponding author will receive mail concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing all co-authors of the status of the abstract.
Authors whose abstracts have been accepted will receive instructions for the presentation of their abstract.


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