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Late-breaking abstracts

The abstract submission deadline for oral presentations and scholarships has passed. Late-breaking abstracts may be submitted here through January 2, 2023.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Include a title and all relevant authors with the presenting author first. Please write in English. The body of the abstract should comprise Background, Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.


The abstract itself should be no more than 1 page in 12 pt, single-spaced, Times New Roman or similar font. Abstracts should be submitted in .pdf or .doc format.

Poster Guidelines

Poster size not to exceed the boards that are 90 cm (height) by 120 cm (length) or approximately 35" x 47" with landscape orientation.


There are no printing facilities available at Speke Resort. It is highly recommended that you print your poster prior to traveling.

Tips for Making an Effective Poster


    ACCESSIBILITY: Please use use color blind-friendly palettes and accessible fonts.

    TITLE: Prepare a heading at the top of your poster indicating the abstract title, authors, and affiliations. Make the title large enough to be read easily from a reasonable distance (~1.25m/4ft).


    TEXT: Your poster text should be easily readable and the design well organized. Use a type size that can be read easily at an arm's length. Text that is too small is the most common problem in poster design. Keep the text succinct.   


    METHODS: Details of methodology should be brief and placed at the end of the legend.

    GRAPHICS: Summarize current research with clear and self-explanatory graphics: charts, tables, micrographs, diagrams, etc. Simple use of color can add emphasis.


    CONCLUSION: A bulleted list of conclusions and questions raised is generally sufficient.

    REFERENCES: Some references should be provided, but they need not be as extensive as those in papers. A QR code may be used to add additional references if desired.


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