Abstract submission format

Presenters may give both and oral and, or a poster presentation should they wish. Presenters are welcome to submit more than one abstract should they wish to present the results from multiple studies.

Abstracts must be submitted by clicking on the tab below. The submitted abstract should meet the following criteria:

  • Presentation Title (No more than 20 words)
  • Abstract of 200 to 300 words. Providing sufficient information for the content of your presentation to be well represented.

If you plan on submitting abstracts for multiple presentations, please do so in separate documents.

Oral Presentations

Oral presenations have been allocated 15 minutes each. Time management is vital, so we ask that you aim to limit your presentation to 12 minutes and allow three minutes for questions and discussion. Oral presenters are urged to give more time to the objectives of their studies and scientific results obtained rather than to literature review, materials and methods and/or description of study sites.

Presentation slides must be submitted as a Microsoft PowerPoint files and compatible with windows 10 and can be submitted at registration or before the session when they will be presented.

Poster presentations

Posters will be displayed within the conference hall providing maximum exposure to delegates.

Presenters should hand over their posters to the organising committee when they register on the first day of the symposium. Standard poster size is A1 (841 X 594mm / 33.1 x 23.4in). Each poster should contain the title, author(s) name, and the presenters (institution, city, country). If possible, please attach a passport sized photograph of the presenter to the upper right-hand corner of teh poster for easy identification during the presentation session.

For any questions regards uploading your abstract, please email Dr. Kristian Naidoo: knaidoo@shark.co.za