Abstract submission is now closed.
The deadline for abstracts receipt was Monday June 28, 2010.
All abstracts will undergo peer review by the Abstract Review Committee and may be accepted for poster presentation or rejected. A selection of the best posters will be invited to give a short oral presentation.
Only abstracts of authors who have paid their registration fee for the full Congress will be scheduled for presentation and included in the Program and Abstract CD Rom.
Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts should be submitted only via the online submission form.
Abstracts submitted by fax will not be accepted. If you do not have access to the internet please contact the Conference Secretariat.
Please contact the Secretariat if you have not received confirmation that your abstract has been received by the Committee by Tuesday, June 29, 2010.
Rules for submission
All abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication. If you need help, please arrange for the review of your abstract by a colleague who is a native English speaker, by a university scientific publications office (or other similar facility) or by a copy editor, prior to submission.
Guidelines for Submission
Before you begin, please prepare the following information:
- Presenting author's contact details -
- Email address
- Full postal address
- Daytime and evening phone number
- Author and co-authors' details -
- Full first and family name(s)
- Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country
- Abstract title - limited to 20 words in UPPER CASE
- Abstract text – limited to 300 words
(Please Note: Word count is affected when graphs/tables/images are added)
- No tables, graphs or images should be included in the abstract.
- Draft abstracts – The submission form at the link above allows you to store your abstract as a draft in order to make changes. Please note that abstracts must be SUBMITTED before the deadline in order to be sent to review for inclusion in the Scientific Program.
Disclosure of Faculty Relationships – Policy Statement
The Conference requires that audiences at this educational program be informed of a presenter’s academic and professional affiliations, as well as other commercial relationships relevant to the content of the material that is presented. This policy allows the listener/attendee to be fully informed regarding any possible conflict of interest in evaluating the information being presented. These situations may include, but are not limited to 1) stock options or bond holdings, 2) research grants, 3) employment (full or part time), 4) ownership or partnership, 5) consulting fees or other remuneration received by the presenter or his/her immediate family, 6) non-remunerative positions of influence such as officer, board member, trustee or public spokesperson. The disclosure should be shown (by an* in the authors list) for those presenters who have stated that a relationship(s) exists relevant to the topic(s) to be discussed.