The Scientific Committee welcomes the submission of free paper abstracts for presentation.

Free papers will be presented in one of the following formats:

(a) Oral
(b) Poster


The following awards will be given:

1. Best Oral Presentation comprising a certificate and cash prize of USD 500.
2. Best Poster Presentation comprising a certificate and cash prize of USD 300.

Each abstract is limited to 300 words [inclusive of title and author(s) name].

The closing date for receipt of abstracts is 30th June 2018.

Guidelines for submission of abstracts

  • Abstracts are to be submitted in English.
  • Organise the abstract under the headings: Title, Researchers (underline the Principal Investigator), Institution, Background, Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusions.
  • Abstracts of case reports will have the heading ‘Report’ instead of ‘Objectives’,‘Methods’ and ‘Results’.
  • Abstracts must be accompanied by payment of registration fees. If the abstract is subsequently not accepted for presentation, the registration fee will be refunded fully to the author.
  • Scheduling details and guidelines for the final preparation of accepted presentations will be included with the notification of acceptance.
  • The final selection will be the responsibility of the Scientific Committee


Abstract preparation and submission

  • Abstract can only be submitted via the online submission system on this page.
  • Abstract should be formatted using the template provided.
  • Abstract must not be more than 300 words [inclusive of title and author(s) name].
  • Title must be in bold capital letters at the top of the abstract.
  • A maximum of 5 authors can be listed under author(s) name and institution.
  • Presenting author’s name must be underlined.
  • Graphs, tables and illustrations cannot be included in the abstract.