•Late-breaking abstracts should describe important scientific/public health advances which could not have been submitted in our previous call for papers and which cannot wait until next year's conference.
•Abstracts must be limited to 300 words maximum - the system offers you an option to check the number of words that have been entered in the main abstract field;
•An author may submit more than one application for oral (posters are not acceptable) presentation, as long as the content of each abstract is different;
•All accepted abstracts will be published as copied directly from your submission, so please check carefully to make sure there are no spelling mistakes;
•Your abstract should contain clear objectives, methods, results and conclusions;
•At least one of the authors of the abstract is expected to register for and attend the conference;
•Please ensure that Author 1 is the presenting author.
How to submit your abstract
- Please first type your abstract in Word and make sure to save a copy;
- You will need to be logged into the system to make/edit your submission. You can register a user account (its quick and easy - you can do it here online) and log in
- Please then copy and paste your abstract into the abstract box;
- Please ensure that you complete all of the questions.
You will be notified by email on receipt of your application and, therefore, a current email address MUST be provided.
Selection Criteria - submissions will be judged on the following criteria:
1. Does the abstract meet any of the conference themes as specified in the "Call for Abstracts"?
2. Is the abstract sufficiently rigorous e.g. in terms of clarity of methods, results relating to specified objectives, well founded conclusions?
3. Is the abstract well presented e.g. language, clarity of message?"
4. Does it fulfil the criteria as a 'late-breaking' abstract- see above