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Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts


All abstracts must be submitted in English as this will be the official language of conference. For authors whose first language is not English, the organisers recommend that assistance is sought from a person who is fluent in English for preparing the abstract. Prior to submission, please use the spelling and grammar check that is available in most word processing programmes.

Submit abstract

Submit abstract

Number of submissions

Each author may submit a maximum of two abstracts.

Word limit

The abstract, excluding the title, authors’ name(s) and affiliation(s), has a maximum limit of 3000 characters (including spaces). Please use the word count available in most word processing programmes to check the number of characters while preparing the abstract. Tables and figures can be included in the abstract but these will be included in the word count.

Type of submissions

Abstracts will be accepted as oral or poster presentations. The final decision lies with the organising committee after review of the abstracts. However, if you only wish to be considered for one type of presentation then please mark your abstract accordingly e.g. ‘For Oral Presentation Only’.

Oral presentations will be restricted to 15 minutes of presentation time followed by 5 minutes of discussion. This time limit will be strictly adhered to during the Conference so that the sessions can start and end on time and the delegates can plan accordingly. Presenting authors must bring their oral presentations as PowerPoint slides (or similar) stored electronically on a CD or Flash Memory disk. The conference hall will be equipped with a PC projection system. Technical support will be available to transfer your presentation to the computer system in the room. All presentations will be in English. Authors should decline from oral presentation if not comfortable in addressing an audience in the English language. Translation services will not be available.

Student submissions

Student presenters will only be eligible for the reduced student presenter rate when they are presenting their own work and no other author listed on the submission is eligible to pay the full conference fee rate. To qualify for the reduced student presenter rate the student must present the work themselves at the conference.


Each abstract will be reviewed for its merit and/or relevance to the Conference themes.

Submission deadline

Abstracts must be submitted electronically no later than Friday 10th May 2018. All authors must submit the abstract electronically to

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