Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts can be submitted till June 30. 2019

 

Language

Language of the Congress will be English

Text
The text must be formatted in Times new roman font size 12. ALL CAPS for text (other than abbreviations or acronyms) are not allowed. The abstract text may not be longer than a maximum of 350 words.

Pictures/Graphs/Tables

Authors may include a maximum of one picture or graph and one table. Words within the table count towards the total maximum of words allowed.

Title

Abstract titles must be submitted according to the scientific rules. This includes any special characters and special words that need to be capitalized or in italicsAbstract titles will be proofread. Titles in ALL CAPS (other than abbreviations or acronyms) are not allowed.

Spelling guidelines

The International System of Units (SI) should be used wherever appropriate. Genus and species names should be written in full on first mention and then abbreviated on subsequent mention.

The following scientific rules apply (examples in brackets):

  • Systematic names (genus, family and higher orders): capitalized (Chlamydia, Enterobacteriaceae, Picornaviridae).
  • Non-English expressions: non-English expressions in English texts are written in italics, e.g. force majeurein vitro/in vivo, ad hoc, ex officio
  • Taxonomic names: are to be italicized, e.g. Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile.
  • Non-systematic names (e.g. plural): lower case and not italicized (group A streptococci, mycobacteria, chlamydiae).
  • Generic drug names: lower case (penicillin).
  • Avoid using brand names; if needed: capitalized with trademark symbol (Rocephin®).
  • Diseases and viruses: lower case (hepatitis, herpes zoster, herpesvirus, West Nile virus).
  • Please observe standard English grammar rules including a space after full stops and commas.
  • Only common abbreviations may be used without definition.

We suggest you design your abstract to contain the following parts:

  • Title, author and address
    (on the upper edge, across the width of the whole poster)
  • Introduction and purpose
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • Discussion

Key words (max 4)