Important Notice: "The late-breaker abstract submission now opens from 1 - 30 June 2009
Late breaker abstract: 1 – 30 June 2009
A small number of late breaker abstracts will be accepted for oral and poster presentation during the Congress. However, the percentage of late breakers will depend on the number of submission and the selection will be more rigorous than for regular abstracts. Late breaker abstracts should be limited only to presentation of developments in the scientific research that are not yet available by the regular deadline of 30 March.
The late breaker abstracts will be reviewed and selected by the Scientific Committee in July. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the corresponding author by mid July. Because of the proximity to the conference, authors will have 72 hours to confirm their participation before a back-up presentation is invited.
Regular Abstract Submission: 1 December 2008 - 30 March 2009
Abstracts should be submitted online through our website between 1 December 2008 - 15 March 2009. Those who cannot access the website may contact the Secretariat to obtain the abstract submission form, which should be returned by mail or via courier to the Secretariat. Note: The regular abstract submission deadline has been extended from 15 March 2009 to 30 March 2009.
The submitted abstracts will go through a blind peer review process by international review panel consisting three expert reviewers from respective fields. The author(s) should state in the abstract submission form their preference of presentation (oral or poster presentation). The result of abstract review will be announced in April 2009.
How to submit abstracts through the website:
- To submit an abstract through the website, you must first create a web account. If you have not done this, you may create a web-account here and follow the steps. Once your web-account has been created, you will be taken to the “Welcome” page where you can register for the congress before submitting an abstract.
- If you have already created a web-account, you can sign-in here and go to the Welcome page where you will need to complete Congress Registration before proceeding to submit an Abstract.
- If you have already registered for the Congress, you may sign-in here to your web account here and submit your abstract.
General guidelines for abstract submission:
- Abstracts must not have been published or submitted for presentation to any national or international meeting before the 9th ICAAP.
- They must be written in English.
- Abstract submission through the website is encouraged. For submission by post, abstracts should be submitted together with Congress Registration Form and or scholarship application.
- Acknowledgement of receipt of your abstract will be sent to the presenting author’s address and or email address
- Only the presenting author will receive mail concerning the submission and is responsible for informing all co authors of the status of the submission. In principle, only first authors can submit abstracts and present at the congress.
- Authors will be notified of acceptance of abstract by April 2009.
- Final acceptance of abstracts will be determined by receipt of registration payment or confirmation of scholarship award
- Authors whose abstracts/proposals have been accepted will receive instructions for presenting at the 9th ICAAP.
- Submission of abstracts therefore constitutes the authors’ consent to publish the abstracts.
Abstract writing guidelines:
- The title of the presentation should clearly reflect the information included in the abstract/proposal.
- Titles should not be more than 100 characters (NOT words).
- The body of the abstract/proposal should not exceed 200 words and must fit the allotted form.
- Do NOT use tables, graphs, footnotes, underlines and symbols.
- If you submit two abstracts, one form for each abstract or proposal is required.
- All accepted abstracts will be published in the Congress Book in the form and condition they are submitted by the authors. Double check before submission. The abstract will be published as submitted and contents cannot be changed. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact will be reproduced as submitted by the author.