May I submit more than 1 abstract?
Yes. We do not have any restrictions.
If I chose the poster presentation as the 1st option, why I could not choose the pitch presentation as the 2nd option?
These options are available in descending order (oral-pitch-poster-withdraw). If your first option is oral, the second one might be pitch or poster. But then your first option is poster, the second one is withdraw only.
I want to submit an abstract with work that has already been published elsewhere. Is this acceptable?
No, your abstracts must contain original material neither published nor presented elsewhere prior to the Congress. The encore abstracts are not permitted.
Is abstract submission open to non-governmental organisations as well?
Yes, abstract submission is open to non-governmental organisations.
Will you accept late-breaker abstracts/delayed abstracts being submitted closer to the congress date to allow presentation of information which is not available yet?
Unfortunately we cannot accept late-breaker abstracts. The issue is that the abstracts are begin scored after submission closes on 1 March and the programme is prepared in June.
Is the 200-characters in the main Message part of the 2000-character requirement?
The main message field has a total of 200 characters and are not part of the 2000 characters of the abstract field.
The presenter for the abstract is under 35 years old but I forgot to indicate this, can this be changed?
You can do that by updating your abstract till 1 March.
Is an extension for the abstract deadline under consideration?
Unfortunately we cannot extend the deadline as we have a very tight schedule.