Call for Abstracts

All participants are invited to submit abstracts for scientific communications that will be peer-reviewed for their acceptance by the Scientific Committee. Out of the submitted proposals, 27 oral communications will be selected by the Scientific Committee. The other accepted abstracts will get the opportunity to be presented as posters.

The preference of oral and poster presentation should be indicated by the applicant during the submission process (please tick where appropriate on the form if you wish to apply for Oral Communication and select the related session), but the final decision on the format of presentation will be made by the Committee.

Deadline for abstract submission for OC: April 16, 2012
Deadline for abstract submission for posters: May 31 - The deadline is postponed until June 22, 2012

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstracts must be submitted via the "My registration link" available on this website. Please note that your registration is required to access abstract submission, but payment is not mandatory at this stage. However, accepted summaries will only be published in the book of abstracts of the symposium after full payment of the registration fee.

In order to submit your abstract, select “My registration” and “Abstract submission”. Click on “Add”.

  • Paste the title of your abstract in upper cases in the field “Subject”. Save.
  • Paste your abstract text in the field “Abstract content” (the text only, not the authors nor the references)
  • Place your cursor into the text where you want to have a picture and click on [Insert Image tag]. You can use several images.
  • Under “Pictures”, add the number of images you would like to add and click on “Add files”. If the image is too large, It will be reduced to the A4 page size. If the image is smaller, it will keep its size. (Please be aware that the abstract is one page maximum.)
  • Under “Authors”, add the number of authors and click on “Add authors”. Fill in Title, Name and firstname for each author.
  • Add the author’s full address(es) under “Authors contacts”.
  • Under “References”, add the number of references and click on “Add references
  • Click on “PDF preview” to check the result. Please note that the abstract should be one page maximum. Therefore, only the first page on the preview will be taken into account. If the preview shows more than one page, please adapt your page accordingly so that it fits into one page.
  • If the preview suits you, please click on “save

The pdf will be inserted in the book of abstract as shown on the preview. Please be aware that it is your responsibility to fill in all data correctly and completely. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author.

You can have access to your poster via the website and make changes to it, until submission deadline, by using your registration number and email address as indicated at registration.

Poster Guidelines

Poster size is A0 - nominally 90 cm wide and 120 cm high, in portrait format (no landscape).

A poster number will be assigned to each abstract and will be announced to the first author, along with the day of presentation.

Poster presenters are responsible for setting up and removing the posters.