Abstracts submission will be accepted electronically from November 15, 2018 through March 10, 2019.
Submission Information
All abstract submissions are peer reviewed. Please do not include authors names and affiliations in the abstract body since these are blinded to reviewers.The abstract committee will email notifications to the lead authors of all abstract submissions by March 25. Scheduled times of both oral and poster presentations will be announced in due course.

  1. All abstract must be submitted electronically through the conference abstract submission site by March10, 2019 for consideration.
  2. Lead Author: A lead author must be assigned for each abstract submission. This individual is the first author listed in the submission and has the primary responsibility for communications with the abstract committee. This individual will give the oral or poster presentation if the submission is accepted.
  3. Co-Authors: The co-authors will be listed in the order provided during submission.
  4. An abstract submission may contain a maximum of 2,400 characters, and the count includes characters and spaces in the following: Title: a maximum of 400 characters and Body: a maximum of 2000 characters including tables if any.
  5. The abstract submission may be completed on the first visit to the submission site or may be saved and completed at a later time. If the lead author does not receive an email confirmation within two business days of submission, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. immediately. Lack of email confirmation indicates that the abstract committee did not receive the submission.
  6. Changes: It is important that the lead author checks the abstract data carefully before submission. For submitted abstracts needing minimal changes through February 20, 2019, the lead author can email changes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the abstract number in the subject line and the lead author’s name in the message body. After March 10, 2019, no changes will be allowed, including author updates.
  7. Withdrawals: The lead author can request abstract withdrawal until Mach 10 2019, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please note the abstract number in the email subject line and the lead author’s name in the email body. After March 2019, withdrawal requests will be accepted on a case-by-case basis, but the abstract may still appear in the meeting publications.

Assignment, Notification & Presentation

  • Oral Presentations: Each presentation is allotted 8 minutes followed by an additional four minutes of audience questions, facilitated by the session moderator(s).
  • Poster Presentations: If accepted for poster presentation, the lead author or a co-author must be available at the poster board on scheduled times for presentation and discussion. The size of the poster boards is: 120cm x 90cm (height x widht). Velcro fittings will be provided.


November 15, 2018 
Abstract submission is now open

March 10, 2019 
Abstract submission closes

March 25, 2019 
Notification of abstracts approval

November 15, 2018 
Registration is now open

April 1, 2019
Registration fee advances

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