Abstracts can be submitted up until 23:59 EET on 31.3.2019 (note that Finland is one hour ahead of central Europe!). Submitted abstracts can be modified up until the deadline, and therefore early submission of first drafts is encouraged. The expected length of presentation slots is 15 minutes (10+3+2) for regular presentations and 30 minutes (23+5+2) for invited speakers. Due to the tighter timeline being implemented for abstract submission, there will be no extension to this deadline.
Each congress participant is permitted to submit only one (max. 250 word abstract, max. 15 word title) abstract as a presenter (co-authorships in other abstracts are allowed). The only exception to this rule is that participants can submit a second abstract as a presenter to Symposium 35: Evolution outreach projects: Keep SCREAMing. Submitters have the opportunity to select a first and second preference symposium for their abstract. Researchers submitting to Symposium 36: Open Symposium are encouraged to read the symposium description for more details about additional information required when submitting to this symposium.
All abstract submitters will be notified of the fate of their abstract by the end of April, and those being accepted for oral or poster presentations are required to register for the congress during the period of 1-10 May. If they do not register by this date, their talk/poster slot will be offered to other participants, who will have the chance to register prior to general earlybird registration opening on May 15. Also note that because of the size of the congress, we are unable to accommodate requests to place presentations on certain days. Therefore presenters should plan for attending the entire congress.
If you have any questions about the submission, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and remember to quote your abstract reference number in any communication with us.