Abstract Submission

ORAL PRESENTATION:  Oral presenters will have a 15 minute time slot within the Symposium program (10 minute presentation followed by 5 minutes for Q&A).

POSTER PRESENTATION:  Posters will be displayed at the venue during the Symposium. Attendees will be able to view your poster during all catering breaks. If there is insufficient space in the program for your oral presentation, you may be invited to display a poster.


When submitting your abstract, please select which session best suits. Your abstract should clearly outline the theme and purpose of your presentation: oral or poster. If you choose poster presentation, you should also indicate if you intent to do the “Elevator Pitch”. The abstract format is as follows:


  • Title should be a maximum of 50 characters in length


  • Enter name/s of author/s on online portal
  • Check the box for those authors who are presenting at the Symposium
  • Each author needs to be listed separately
  • Biographies are to be provided for the main presenting author and for any presenting co-authors
  • Include professional titles (e.g. Dr, Prof) when entering the author/presenter names


  • The online portal will not keep any formatting you have created from a Word document; simply enter your abstract into the content box provided
  • Abstracts should be a maximum of 500 words written in the English language
  • Do not leave blank lines between paragraphs
  • Use standard abbreviations only


  • The author is responsible for the accuracy of the abstract.
  • All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The committee’s decision is final.
  • If accepted, you must register for the Symposium. Further details regarding registration will be included in your acceptance correspondence.


If you have any enquiries when submitting your abstract, please email the Symposium Organisers. Email : [email protected]


  • Registration and Abstract Submission Open : 2 January 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline : The abstract submission deadline has been extended to 6 May 2017
  • Abstract Review Process : 1 April – 31 May 2017
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance : 31 May 2017
  • Early Registration Deadline : 31 May 2017
  • Latest Registration Deadline : 31 July 2017
  • Symposium : 28 August – 1 September 2017
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline : 30 November 2017