Abstract submission

The closing date for abstract submissions is Friday 29 March.

Please submit all poster/oral presentation abstracts (either single presentation or symposia) via the Ex Ordo system

You will need to register in order to submit information but you can edit and update submissions until the deadline.

Abstract submission guidelines

Single presentations

Structured abstracts for empirical presentations are preferred (with the following sections: introduction, methods, results, discussion)
Talks and posters: Please use the same abstract structure and submission procedure for a talk or poster (preferences for talk or poster can be selected within the system).

  • Title: 25 words maximum
  • Abstract: 200 words maximum


We strongly encourage participants to create their own proposals for self-organised symposia. This will increase the chances of making sure sessions are coherent and reduce the number of 'clashes' where you want to be in two places at once.

Reach out to colleagues now in designing your symposium. Who would you most like to hear/meet? Invite them as soon as possible into your symposium (before they submit separately).

Tips for creating good symposia

1. Preferably four to five talks on the same theme from individuals from different research groups/labs.

2. Invite people with different perspectives on a topic; this helps generate discussion and progress in the field.

3. Try to include a mix of experienced and early career (including PhD) researchers.

4. Large international/interdisciplinary projects (e.g. H2020 projects) often make good symposia.

Instructions for symposia submission

The symposium chair should submit only one PDF document for the whole symposium containing:

a) A symposium title (25 words maximum)

b) A meta-abstract (a brief overview and integration of all talks, 200 words maximum)

c) All 4/5 abstracts for the symposium on behalf of all presenters (25 word title, 200 words maximum)

Members of the symposium should not also submit separate abstracts.