The abstract submission has ended on 31 March, 2013

Instructions for Abstracts

Abstracts must be submitted electronically; abstracts submitted by fax or by email will not be accepted. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Abstract Book.

  • The abstract should not exceed 400 words (excluding title, authors and affiliations).
  • Please use UK English and check spelling.
  • Tables and figures cannot be inserted.
  • The abstract should be written in such a way that the Background, Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusion are clearly described. However, the use of these headings in the abstract text is not mandatory.
  • When submitting your abstract, choose the most relevant topic. However, the Organising Committee reserves the right to decide on final topic assignment upon abstract selection.

At least one author of accepted abstract is required to attend the Symposium. Unfortunately, the number of oral presentations is limited. Therefore, some contributions requested as oral presentations may be accepted as poster presentations. The presenting author will be notified of the Scientific Committee’s decision in due course.

Young scientists (a student or a graduate within three years of completion of a degree) are encouraged to apply for Young Scientist Award. Each year IAVS recognizes the young scientist who has made the most outstanding oral presentation and the young scientist who has presented the most outstanding poster at the annual meeting of the IAVS. Both winners are awarded 1 000 € to be used to attend one of the subsequent two annual meeting of the IAVS.