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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

1. Abstracts may be submitted as from 14th October 2019 and no later than 31st March 2020. Later submissions will not be accepted.
2. Abstracts must be unpublished prior to the submission to the Congress.
3. Important note: Abstracts only in English language will be accepted.
4. The Scientific Committee will review all submissions and determine suitability for a poster or oral presentation. This decision is final.
5. Registration of papers will be made exclusively on the website through an online form;
6.To submit an abstract, registration of an author is necessary. The registration will be made on the website.
7. Each main author may submit up to three abstracts.
8. There are no limits for participating as co-author of abstracts of scientific papers.
9. The institution or institutions where the work was carried out and the names of authors should not be mentioned in the body of the text.
10. Abstracts should be prepared in a structured format by completing the appropriate fields on the website:

  • a) Title
  • b) Authors
  • c) Affiliations
  • d) Introduction and Purpose
  • e) Material and Methods
  • f) Results
  • g) Conclusion

11. References should not be included.
12. Abstracts should have a maximum length of 250 words, written in Times New Roman and font size 12. Characters of the names of authors are counted, as well as the content of the abstract, including spaces. Characters used in the title of the paper are not counted.
13. Abstracts that do not meet the format guidelines and number of characters will not be accepted.
14. Abstracts that have been accepted for submission should have the same content that will be presented at Congress and the names of authors and affiliations will not be correctedlater.
15. All abbreviations will be specified in the body of the text, when used for the first time.
16. The main author will be informed of the acceptance or not of the abstract by e-mail.
17. The review process is confidential and reviewers will sign a non-disclosure agreement.
18. Abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in a special theme issue of one of the FIMS associated Journals.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRESENTATION OF ABSTRACTS AS POSTERS

Abstracts selected under Printed Poster category will be PRESENTED with the format described below:
Posters must be self-explanatory and have the total dimensions 80cm wide X 120cm high - BANNER type
Posters will be displayed by authors in the area designated by the Scientific Committee.
All the materials required for displaying Posters will be the responsibility of the presenting author.
Essential elements for each poster are as follows:

  • a) Title
  • b) Authors
  • c) Introduction and purpose
  • d) Introduction
  • e) Material and Methods
  • f) Results (we recommend the use of tables and images that facilitate viewing)
  • g) Conclusions

To enable reading at approximately one meter distance, font 28 must be used.
Authors will be invited to attend at the exhibition area at a later date announced by the Scientific Committee.
The purpose of this invitation is to promote interaction between authors and congress delegates.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORAL PRESENTATION

ABSTRACTS PRESENTATION WILL BE IN ENGLISH

The abstracts approved for Oral Presentation will be presented by one of the authors registered in the Congress on the date and at a time to be informed by the Scientific Committee.
The equipment available for presentation will be a computer, multimedia screen and projector; other equipment or tools should be brought by the speaker.
The presenter of the Oral presentation should hand the presentation in a format compatible with Power Point to the media-desk (Congress reception) at least one hour before the time scheduled for presentation.
Oral Presentation Structure:

  • a) Introduction
  • b) Purpose
  • c) Material and Methods
  • d) Result
  • e) Discussion and Conclusion

The date and time for presentation and questions will be informed by e-mail.

CRITERIA FOR ABSTRACTS EVALUATION

Abstracts will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • - Originality
  • - Adequate Methodology
  • - Adequate Case Study
  • - Significant Findings and Conclusions
  • - Interest and/or Practical Applications