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Please submit abstracts online by March 4, 2024.

Late submissions will not be accepted, and this deadline will NOT be extended. 

Kicking off the Symposium with Lunch and Lightning Talks!

Submissions must clearly indicate the following:


  • Title – Limit 25 words using sentence case (i.e., capitalize the first word while the remaining words begin in lowercase). Provide a succinct title that should ideally contain a reference to the study design.

  • Authors / Affiliations

  • Abstract Body

  1. Length 250 words (not including title, authors and affiliations or keywords) written in single space

  2. Tables and figures are not permitted

  • Keywords – maximum of 5

  • Funding Acknowledgement – if required

Please also note the following submission guidelines:

  1. Writing must be concise, clear, and grammatically correct.

  2. Technical information pertaining to observations and conclusions cannot be withheld for proprietary reasons. It is not acceptable to state that “results will be discussed”.

  3. All abbreviations should be defined when first used.

  4. If used, references should be given in parentheses without authors or title by provided Index-Medicus-listed Journal abbreviations without punctuation followed by the year, volume number and inclusive page numbers (e.g., Clin Biochem 2002;35:151-169).

All authors should note the following information:

  1. All presenting authors must register for the conference and pay the registration fees to be selected for the presentation.

  2. The best abstract submissions will be selected for oral presentation. The remaining selected abstracts will be required to prepare a poster. 

  3. All abstract authors (trainees and non-trainees) should be present at their poster. Thursday, May 2 at 18:00. 

  4. Poster judging contest will take place on Thursday, May 2 at 18:00. Only trainees that are presenting as author will be included in the poster judging contest. 

  5. There will be lightning talks available to abstract authors (trainees and non-trainees) on Thursday, May 2 at 12:30. One slide per abstract, 2-minute presentation. Please note on the abstract form if you want to participate. 

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