Call for abstracts

Those who wish to present a paper at the symposium are invited to submit an abstract, NO LATER THAN the 15th of October 2023, indicating the name of the session and the way in which they would like to present the abstract: oral presentation or poster presentation (see instructions for oral and poster presentation below).

Abstracts will be evaluated for acceptance by the Scientific Committee. Electronic on-line submission of abstracts is required (see below). The presenting author will be notified by the 3rd of November 2023, whether the abstract has been accepted, and if so, of the proposed type of presentation (oral or poster).

All accepted abstracts will be published in the book of abstracts, which will be available for the participants at the symposium.

Instructions for abstracts

Abstracts must be in English. The abstract should be about 400 words and should consist of:
title of the paper, not exceeding 75 characters;
name and address of all authors, the presenting author should be the person who submits the abstract;
overview of the objectives, methods used, results and conclusions.

Online submission of abstracts

    (including title of the paper (maximum 75 characters); name and address of all authors; overview of the objectives, methods used, results and conclusions)

    Instructions for oral presentation

    Each oral presentation is strictly limited to 15 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of discussion. Oral presentations must be in English. All sessions are equipped with an LCD projector.

    The session secretary is responsible for the projection. Hand over your PowerPoint presentation to him/her during the break before the start of the session.

    Instructions for poster presentation

    Poster presentations should be in English. The maximum poster size is 90 cm wide and 120 cm high, and is preferably in A0 format (84.1 cm x 118.9 cm). Title, authors’ names and affiliation should be included at the top of the poster. The poster should consist of objectives, methods, results and discussion. It should be clear, simple and self-explanatory: although time will be reserved for poster viewing and discussion, posters must be understandable in the absence of the author. All figures and tables must have headings, labelled axes and legends. Lettering should be legible from a distance of 1 m.

    Exhibitors are responsible for mounting posters and removing them at the end of the symposium. Materials for poster mounting will be provided by the poster secretary.

    A flash talk can be given for each poster, in an assigned session during the symposium. The flash talk (with max 1 PowerPoint slide) is strictly limited to 3 minutes.