Abstracts

 

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
Abstract submissions close Friday 30 August 2019 

 

If you have any queries regarding abstract submission, please contact Jordyn Trolove at ASN Events (email).
 

Important Information

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 30 August 2019

  • Abstracts cannot contain more than 250 words in the main body of the abstract.

  • The content of your scientific work should include:
    - an introductory statement that outlines the background and significance of the study;
    - a succinct description of the basic methodologies;
    - a clear indication of the major findings of the study;
    - a concluding statement.

    Edit carefully: As your abstract is an important way to promote your work, it is worth taking time to write it well. You will likely have to revise several drafts to produce a precise, concise outline of your paper which is clear, complete, includes key search terms and fits within the word limit.
  • Abstracts can be submitted for oral & poster presentation only.
  • Accepted abstracts will be included in the program only if the presenting author has registered and paid for the conference.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE I START MY SUBMISSION?

The submission process is online from the same profile you create for registration. Ensure you are using one of the following browsers: INTERNET EXPLORER (ver 11 or newer) MOZILLA FIREFOX (ver 44 or newer) SAFARI (ver 5 or newer).

Alert for Mac Users: if you are having trouble submitting your abstract/synopsis, try submitting from a PC. If you are still having trouble, please contact the secretariat.

Alert for Mozilla Users: the security policy in Mozilla often precludes the pasting from the clipboard without using the menu commands. You can still cut and paste your abstract/synopsis into the submission; you will have to use the menu command rather than ‘control v’ shortcut.

When ready, you should open your document so you can cut and paste into the online system. Please do not work from .pdf files. The steps are straight forward and the abstract builds online as you paste in so you can check it is as you wish. Please make sure your research abstract text is less than 250 words – it will not allow you to paste larger submissions. (The word count does NOT include your title, authoring or cited references).

The benefits of this system are many but include:

i. Allowing you to preview your abstract and make modifications to your satisfaction;
ii. Ensuring you know your lodgement is completed as you will receive an immediate email confirmation;
iii. Ensuring accurate indexing of all authors in the abstract book;
iv. Ensuring consistent presentation of all abstracts in the proceedings (overarching formatting is imposed).

WHAT IS THE ONLINE SUBMISSION PROCESS STEP-BY-STEP?
  • By clicking on the submission buttons above, you will be taken to a web portal, which is in conjunction with the registration system, where you can cut and paste your abstract in several simple steps. You do not need to register in order to submit a contribution.
  • Acknowledge that you understand that for your abstract to be accepted into the program you must be a registered and fully paid delegate once it has been accepted.
  • You must also consent to your abstract being published.
  • Provide some keywords to assist in categorisation of your abstract
  • Next, you will able to cut and paste or type the title of your abstract/submission in (Please write the title of your abstract in sentence case – that is lowercase with only the first letter of the starting word of your title in capitals- and without any punctuation at the end of you title. A correctly formatted example follows: Title of my presentation for the conference)
  • Input the authors, organisations and indicate the presenting author by ticking the box.
  • Type or cut and paste your abstract/synopsis text in. Please ensure the abstract is no more than the 250 word limit – the system will not allow you to paste larger submissions. (The word count does NOT include your title, authoring or cited references)
  • Agree to releases policy
  • Preview abstract, once satisfied, you will be able to finalise your abstract submission and return to your dashboard
  • If your submission was successful, you will receive an automatic email confirmation.
  • After submitting your abstract, you are still able to make changes online until 21 September 2018. Please refer to the menu below.

HOW CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO MY SUBMITTED ABSTRACT?

Abstracts can still be edited until 27 September 2019. To make any changes to your submitted abstract, simply follow these steps:

  • Return to the conference dashboard by entering your email and password. Should you do not remember your password, please contact Jordyn Trolove at ASN Events (email) and she will reset it for you.

  • Click the top menu “Abstract”, then the “View submission” button.

  • Now click the “Preview/Edit abstract” button and make the necessary changes to your abstract by selecting the appropriate top menu ("Title" or "Authors" or "Content").

  • Once you have done your amendments, simply press the "Save" button to confirm.

If you need assistance with the online system or have any further queries, please contact Jordyn Trolove at ASN Events (email).

HOW DO I KNOW IF THE SUBMISSION PROCESS WAS SUCCESSFUL?

As long as you haven’t filled your own email address incorrectly, you will get an immediate confirmation of your abstract being submitted. Please check your email junk filter in case it has been captured there. If you do not receive this confirmation email, please contact Jordyn Trolove at ASN Events (email).

WHEN WILL I FIND OUT MY RESULT?

Email notification of programming decisions will come from the secretariat shortly after the expiry of deadlines and the conference program will be posted to the web site. It will also appear on your dashboard

WILL MY ABSTRACT BE ACCESSIBLE ONLINE?

A couple of weeks before the meeting, the final program will be available on this web page along with hyperlinks to the abstracts. The abstracts will also be available on the conference ‘App’. When submitting your abstract you can opt to withhold your abstract from being published in the conference program & App if you wish. 


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