Abstracts Submission Guidelines
YOU NEED TO HAVE REGISTERED TO THE CONGRESS IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT.
HOWEVER please note that you can choose bank transfer as payment option for your registration, and it is okay to delay payment until you know whether your abstract has been accepted
More than 50% of the programme is dedicated to selected abstracts because we want to ensure that the best and most current research is presented. A large panel of international moderators reviews abstracts so that every abstract receives at least 3 reviewer scores.
Abstract submission guidelines: Make sure your abstract is in, on time and in the right format by following these simple steps:
1: Your abstract should be no more than 250 words and should be in English.
2: Abstracts should be continuous text and not split up into subheadings such as "introduction, methods, results"
3: Keep your title concise and informative and only use capital letters for the beginning of a sentence or an acronym/name. DO NOT USE CAPITAL LETTERS FOR YOUR ENTIRE TITLE.
4: All authors’ names should be listed in full and a presenting author should be identified. Please note the email address supplied when you submit your abstract will be used for all correspondence pertaining to the abstract.
5: Names should be listed as initials and surname. Only the first letter of the surname should be capitalised, not the full surname (i.e. Smith, not SMITH)
6: Addresses should be in the following format: Group, Department/Institute, Organisation, Town/City,
7: Do not include acknowledgements or references in your abstracts – these will be included in your word count.
8: Select the subject area that best fits your abstract as this is a guide for review allocation.
9: Please ensure that the email provided when submitting the abstract will still be valid in early-June when the abstract notification is emailed.
Posters should be made in a single A0 size (841mm wide x 1189mm high), portrait orientation. If your poster does not match these dimensions we cannot guarantee that it will fit the poster boards. Each poster will be allocated a number with your notification that you must bring with you.
What happens after you have submitted?
Your abstract will be sent for review and you will be notified of the outcome by email in early June. Please note the notification email will be sent to the email given when you submitted your abstract. If you have not received notification by the middle of June please contact the ESM Office immediately
PLEASE NOTE that all submitting authors will have to have read and agreed to the Abstract Submission Agreement prior to submission.