Abstracts Submission

  • Abstract can only be submitted following successful registration
  • If not registered click the registration button and start the registration process
  • If registered login into the system using your e-mail address and password
  • Click on abstract preparation and submission guidelines and follow the instructions
  • Click the abstract submission button
  • On completion – click submit and wait for successful submission message before leaving the page

Summary of Abstract Preparation and Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts should have a maximum of 300 words (system limit), using Arial Font Size 11, with Single Spacing and written in ALL CAPS. Avoid abbreviations
  • The abstract must be structured using the headings: Background, Methods, Results and Conclusions
  • The abstract title should be concise and clearly convey the subject of the abstract as a simple description in the form of a short sentence outlining the main message of the work
  • Abstract title and authors’ details should be included on the applicable sections of the abstract submission form only. Do not include title, authors’ names and affiliations in the abstract box
  • Abstract authors should be written as last and first name of all authors, with the presenting author name underlined and in bold (e.g. Black Joe, Mohlare Simon, Moore John)
  • Please note that only 10 coauthors may be included on each abstract submission. Include the name, e-mail address, and primary institutional affiliation for each coauthor. Please spell out the full name of the institution and do not use abbreviations such as “Univ.” for “University”
  • Background must be brief and clearly describe the hypothesis of the study explaining why was the study conducted
  • Detailed experimental methods, processes including specific techniques used should be included in two or three sentences
  • The findings of the study should be described precisely including data in two or three sentences explaining the main research findings
  • Summarise the study research findings in context of the original aim and objectives and also provide a broader perspective of the importance of these findings
  • Tables, figures and references are not permitted in the abstract
  • When the on-line system requires the abstract to be entered, copy and paste your text
  • Indicate the most suitable theme for presenting your work and indicate whether it is for an oral or poster presentation
  • The system will automatically notify you if the abstract exceeds the word limit
  • All abstracts must be submitted no later than 31 May 2017, midnight, Central African Time

Important: The submitting and presenting authors of abstract must be registered for the congress. Senior researchers are encouraged to motivate their trainees or junior colleagues to use this opportunity to showcase their work

Download the Abstract guideline document for more details

Selections and Outcome Notifications

  • Confirmation of receipt of the abstract will be acknowledged by e-mail immediately after submission
  • A limited number of abstracts will be selected for oral presentation during the selected process
  • Authors wishing to compete for these oral communication slots should mark the appropriate field on the on-line abstract-submission form and indicate if the will accept an poster presentation if oral is not successful
  • The Review Committee reserves the right to accept abstracts for a different platform to what is preferred
  • Properly submitted abstracts will be sent to scientific review experts for review and allocation for oral or poster presentation
  • Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by the 30th April 2017