Guidelines for Abstract Submission
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 1st February, 2020.
The abstract should be submitted as a Word document, approximately 250 words in length, single spacing, in 12pt, Times New Roman font. All abstracts should be written in English. All authors should be listed together with their addresses in full. The presenter’s name should be underlined. Figures and tables should be included only where absolutely necessary.
References to published work should be limited to what is relevant and necessary and restricted to 6 or fewer. Papers with more than 3 authors are cited as et al. The format in the reference list is: author(s) name(s), initials, full title of article, journal title as abbreviated in the World List of Scientific Periodicals, year, volume number and page numbers. Authors must indicate if the presentation is for oral presentation only, poster presentation only or suitable for either oral or poster presentation.
Authors considering submission of research papers to refereed journals based on the same information in a submitted abstract should be aware of the allowable length of abstracts by each journal to prevent a conflict with abstract and manuscript publication.
Authors must include the following information:
- Institution or Practice
- Telephone No
- Fax No
- Email Address
An example abstract can be viewed here
Abstracts must be saved as a ‘Microsoft Word Document (.doc or docx)’ in a PC-compatible format and should be submitted by email to Jocelyn Thompson
Abstracts will be reviewed by the organising committee and authors notified by email of acceptance as either oral or poster presentation within 8 weeks.