Abstracts Guideline

Presentation preference:
should indicate if they want an abstract to ONLY be considered for a Poster.


The title (maximum 150 characters) is important since it focuses attention (it is the “showcase” for the presentation).

Abstract body:

  • Abstract are limited to 750 words;
  • Abstract should be structured in such a way as include: purpose/objective; material/methods; results; conclusion; references (not included in word count);
  • The use of standard abbreviations is desirable. A special or unusual abbreviation must be placed (in round brackets) after the first appearance of the word for which it stands;
  • Up to two images may be included in an abstract in JPG or PNG formats. The maximum pixel size of an image is 600(w) x 800(h) pixel. Please ensure the content of the image is readable at this size;
  • Additionally, authors may include one data table. The characters in a data table are included in the word count;
  • Equations can be inserted in the text as images.  

Abstract selection process:

  • Abstracts submitted for presentation will be peer-reviewed by an international panel of experts in the field of the subject;
  • Abstract review criteria are based on clarity, supporting data, scientific rigour, potential significance, interest in the topic chosen and innovation or usefulness;
  • Abstract scores will guide the Scientific Programme Committee in selecting the abstracts for the different presentation formats;
  • Notifications of abstract selection will be sent by early February 2024;
  • Please note that acceptance of an abstract does not entitle the authors to a complimentary registration. Presenting authors should register for the congress by the early registration deadline.