The Summit welcomes the submission of abstracts for original contribution to present oral/poster presentations in the following themes:
Each track is divided into a number of track categories. All authors are asked to choose one summit track and one track category during the submission process.
Authors/participants are requested to choose the most appropriate theme during the abstract submission process. During abstract submission, it is advisable that the author(s) must agree(s) to follow common publication ethics, which are also adhering to this conference policy. In other words, the policy specifies that information (data) given in the accepted abstract must not be shared, submitted, and/or presented elsewhere in any print or e-print forms unless its official presentation at this summit.
Abstracts should have timely and new information. Contents presented in abstracts should not violate any copyright laws and the copyrighted materials could be used with due permission. However, all reproduction costs charged by the copyright holder must be borne by the author.
The organizers consider plagiarism as serious professional misconduct. All abstracts will be screened for plagiarism and when identified, the abstract and any other abstracts submitted by the same author will be rejected.
An abstract that has been previously published or presented elsewhere can only be submitted provided that there are new methods, findings, updated information or other valid reasons for submitting.
If preliminary or partial data have been published or presented previously, the submitting author will be required to provide details of the publication or presentation, along with a justification of why the consideration of the abstract merits for this conference. This information will be considered by the Programme Committee when making final decisions.
If the author neglects to provide these required details and justification, or if evidence of previous publication or presentation is found, the abstract will be rejected.Abstract Structure
Abstracts may be prepared on a Ms. Word document and then copy and pasted during the online submission which should contain concise statements of:
The following review criteria will be used in scoring the submitted abstracts:
The theme category is the general heading under which the abstract will be reviewed and later published in the delegate book. The theme which best describes the subject of the abstract should be chosen. During the submission process, you will be asked to select one theme for your abstract.
The abstract text body is limited to 300 words. Titles are limited to 30 words.
A maximum of one table and one graph/image can be included: a graph/image (in JPG, GIF or PNG with ideally 600 dpi) can be included. These will not count toward the word limit, nor will the information about authors, institutions and study groups.
Common reasons for abstract rejection:
All submitted abstracts will go through a blind peer-review process carried out by an international reviewing committee. Each abstract will be reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be an ongoing process, however, the submissions submitted until 10th July will be notified continuously. Please note that only the corresponding author will receive an email concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing all co-authors of the status of the abstract. Authors whose abstracts have been accepted will receive instructions for the presentation of their abstract.
The Programme Committee makes the final selection of abstracts to be included in the conference program. Abstracts can be selected for either oral or poster presentation based on the expert reviewer's recommendations.
Each presenting author may present a maximum of one abstracts at the summit and an additional will find a place in the book. In addition, each presenting author may also present one late breaker abstract at the summit.
The submission of the abstracts constitutes the authors’ consent to publication. If the abstract is accepted, the authors agree that their abstracts are published as the proceedings of the conference. In the case of supporting Journals, the review of articles as per the standard procedure will take place.
Accepted abstracts may, therefore, be published on our summit website and in printed delegate book or proceedings, online programme and other printed materials