Call for Abstracts

Submission Guidelines

Guideline for Abstract Submissions (Paper, Symposium & Poster presentations)

  1. Maximum of 350 words for each abstract
  2. Include theoretical framework, research questions, methodology, findings and conclusion. 
  3. Reference list may be included if citations are included in abstract. Reference list is not counted towards word count. 

For symposium, submit one abstract summarizing the overall objectives of the symposium as well as a separate abstract for each paper. Maximum of three papers per symposium.

Conference Formats 
In addition to plenary sessions where keynote speakers will address the whole assembly, concurrent sessions will be organized in the following format:

     Paper Sessions (1.5 hours)
     Up to three paper presentations will be scheduled per session - 30 minutes per paper inclusive of questions and answers.

     Symposium Sessions (1.5 hours)
     Up to 3 paper presentations will be scheduled per session - 30 minutes per paper inclusive of questions and answers.

     Poster Sessions (1.5 hours)
     The time allocated for each poster presentation session is 90 minutes.

Conference Proceedings
Presenters do not need to submit full papers. Conference proceedings will not be published.

Language of delivery
English

Instructions to Presenters

Paper presentation
The time allocated for each paper presentation is 30 minutes (including question and answer time). Please plan your presentation according to the 30 minutes allocated. Computers will be provided at the conference venue. 

Instructions for Session Chairpersons (Paper & Symposium presentations)
The final presenters for each paper presentation slot will serve as the session chairpersons. The chairpersons for symposiums are appointed by the presenters. To facilitate the smooth delivery of presentations, session chairpersons are requested to make sure that:

  1. each session begins on time;
  2. each paper presentation is allocated 30 minutes;
  3. the entire session/symposium is kept to the allocated 90 minutes time slot; and
  4. each session ends on time, with a few concluding remarks from the session chairperson.

Poster presentation
The time allocated for each poster presentation session is 90 minutes. Each poster presenter will have access to a board space that is 1.2 meter (4 feet) wide and 1 meter (3.3 feet) high. Your poster presentation should include:

  • Title (typically at the top in letters that are at least 2.5 cm high)
  • Authors’ names (in letters that are at least 2.5 cm high)
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results of the study
  • Discussion
  • Pictorial images (e.g., graphs and tables) depicting key results