Guide for Abstract Submission
Please read this guide carefully before preparing and uploading your abstract.
Each participant can submit a maximum of 2 abstracts as a corresponding author.
All abstracts must be written in English.
The abstract should not exceed one page and include the purpose of the study, the methods used in the study, the data collection techniques, and the study results.
All submitted abstracts will be evaluated (peer-reviewed) by the Scientific Committee of Congress.
You can download the template file from the Template Abstract button.
Please select your preferred presentation type (Oral/Short Oral/Poster) at the uploading step.
Poster Preparation Rules
The poster's size should be 70 cm (width) x 100 cm (height).
The font size should be large enough to be read from a distance of 1,5 m.
The authors’ names should be written under the abstract title and the name of the person who will present the abstract should be underlined.
The first three of the top ten most successful posters will be awarded the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes, and the others will be awarded the "honorable mention" certificate. The awards will be presented at the closing ceremony.
Short Oral Presentations: each author will give a 5 min oral ‘flash' presentation during the relevant session, backed up by three PowerPoint slides synthesizing and illustrating the main findings. Authors must attend the full duration of the oral session, so as to be fully part of the general debate that will follow.
If an author is not present when called by the session moderator; in that case, no further opportunities will be given to present his/her communication which will then be treated as a “no show” (i.e. not published in the Congress Proceedings).
Participants who prefer to present short oral presentations (SOP) have to prepare their presentations as poster too and present them in the relevant poster section.
All authors are required to stand by their poster on the poster section to discuss their research with the Congress attendees in greater detail.
Tips for your Power Point flash presentation
· First do not simply copy/ paste your abstract or your poster.
· On the top part of the 1st slide please indicate the title of your poster and the authors’ names (without affiliations);
· Summarize your main results in a few bullet points (such as the main research question, hypothesis, main results, etc.). Telegraphic style is welcome; prefer short sentences, ideally just fitting on one line, with highlighted keywords;
· Two or three illustrations highlighting the main results will greatly enhance the visual impact and understanding of your slide;
· Make sure to use a font size as well as figure labels that can be read by anyone sitting in the back of the conference room (in general, font size should not be less than 20pt);
· Arial is generally the most suitable style for a presentation (do not use font styles too arty: they are often not easy to read). Avoid shaded text, which appears blurred on the screen;
· Make sure to choose a color for the text which clearly contrasts with the color of the slide background. For PPT presentations, a light colored text (e.g. white, yellow, light blue, etc.) against a dark background is generally preferred;
· Avoid patterned or textured backgrounds which often make the slide confusing and distract the reader from the subject of the presentation;
· Do not use animations or special effects unless necessary: often they slow down the rhythm, or worse will not work on the conference platform and you risk wasting your 3’ presentation just fiddling around to make it work.