Important Information for Authors: Call for Abstracts
Oral paper proposals:
Deadline for call for abstracts for paper proposals has been set for 16 September 2013. All abstracts accompanied by the CV of the presenting author should be sent to the Congress Secretariat with the remark/subject: "14th World Congress of Sterilization 2013" via e-mail (please attach abstract as well as CV in the email):
Abstracts sent by fax will not be accepted.
Abstracts that do not follow all instructions mentioned below will not be accepted.
Deadline for submission of all abstracts for poster presentations has been set for 16 September 2013.
All abstracts submitted will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and those accepted will be published in the Book of Abstracts.
Payment of registration fees of at least one of the authors is absolutely necessary, for abstract submission.
The full contact details of each author must be mentioned, which are needed in order to facilitate the written communication with the Congress Secretariat, regarding the results of the abstract review and other information.
Please note that only the abstracts selected by Scientific Committee will be presented as an oral presentation. All other accepted abstracts will be presented as poster presentations.
Given the fact that all abstracts will be printed as submitted, all authors are kindly requested to strictly follow the instructions mentioned below:
Abstracts should be sent only in English.
The abstract should be typed in WORD format and should not exceed 250 words. All authors are kindly requested to type in Times New Roman (11cpi).
The title of each abstract must be in CAPITAL LETTERS.
The names of all authors should be typed in lower case (small letters), the last name should be mentioned first and the complete first name should follow.
The name of the presenting author should be mentioned first and typed in BOLD letters. Multiple authors should be separated with commas.
In the summary text, the institution should be mentioned, below the names of all authors. For example: Murat Gunaydin1, Saban Esen2, Duygu Percin3, 1. Department of Microbiology, Ondokuzmayis University, Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey 2. Department of Infectious Diseases, Ondokuzmayis University, Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey 3. Department of Microbiology, Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
The institution as well as the city and the country of origin of all authors should be mentioned in small letters. Full address (street, street no, postal code) is not necessary.
Please include commas and single spacing between Title, Authors, Institutions, and Main Abstract Text.
The abstract must be structured as follows: Introduction, Aim, Material-Method, Results, and Conclusion.
The main text may include necessary tables, charts and typical abbreviations.
Any changes, additions, or corrections will not be accepted after submission.
Abstracts submitted after the deadline of 16 September will not be accepted.
The submission must be confirmed by the Organizing Secretariat with the appropriate "submission confirmation" by email. Should this confirmation not be received, please contact the Congress Secretariat.
Abstracts with phrases such as "the results will be discussed" or "the facts will be presented" cannot be accepted.
Abstracts sent by post or email will not be accepted, only those submitted online through Abstract Agent online submission system will be evaluated.
Poster sessions will take place in a dedicated area of the congress venue.
All authors are kindly requested to strictly follow the instructions mentioned below:
All poster presentations should be in English.
Each poster presentation should mention the topic category, to which it belongs.
Each poster presentation should mention title (preferably at the top), as well as author or authors names.
Poster dimensions should not exceed 70cm (width)* 100 cm (height).
If possible, all poster presentations should be presented in one format and not divided into more than 3 sections.
All authors for approved poster presentations should be informed that their posters will be presented onsite during the congress strictly at the scheduled time, which will be decided by the Scientific Committee and will be announced in the final program of the Congress.
Best four posters chosen by the Scientific Committee will be presented orally during the best posters session and will be given a prize.