Call for abstracts is closed.

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Deadlines and instructions

The deadline for all submissions was 15 January 2019. The Executive will review the abstracts and assign them to the appropriate session for an oral presentation, workshop or poster. You will get a notification e-mail by 20 January 2019 at the latest.

Note: If your abstract is approved you are expected to register to the congress for final confirmation.

If you are a member and want to submit an abstract on a subject outside of the congress´ theme you can do so by submitting it to the Member´s input session. Do so by sending your abstract to the Executive by 18 March 2019.

Oral presentations

Oral presentations have the following characteristics:

  • 15–20 minutes duration
  • In a session with up to four other presenters
  • A Q&A-session follows all presenters


A workshop is an opportunity for a group of interested delegates to be engaged in intensive discussion and activity on a particular topic. A workshop can be structured in a form of a crafted panel, a dialogue or debate and should contain interactive activities.

Workshops have the following characteristics:

  • 60–90 minutes duration
  • Interactive part with the delegates
  • Held by 2–3 presenters
  • Q&A follows all presenters


Each poster will be presented on a poster board. The maximum dimensions for your poster are 220 cm x 115 cm. Your poster does not have to be the maximum size, but should be large enough to be read from a comfortable distance of at least 1.5 metres.

You print and bring your own poster. A poster of about 150 cm x 100 cm is usually a convenient and affordable size.