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Abstract submission information
All participants are invited to contribute to the Scientific Programme by submitting their proposal to the A.F.P Secretariat. All accepted abstracts will be presented in the Abstract Book, which will be distributed at the Conference.

Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of experts and selected on the basis of merit for oral or poster presentation. The time allotted for each oral presentation will depend on the session to which the abstract is allocated.

Notification of acceptance or rejection by the Scientific Committee will be mailed to the corresponding author within 2 weeks. In case you have not received an acceptance letter, please contact the Conference Secretariat.

Authors must follow the guidelines for abstract submission set out below.


Proposals for papers, symposia, round tables, workshops and any kind of scientific participation should be submitted by October 31, 2009 by e-mail to the Conference Secretariat.

The abstract should not exceed 250 words and should be written in 12 cpi Times New Roman.

The abstract should have the following form:
  1. TITLE: Make the title of the abstract brief, clearly indicating the nature of the investigation. Use CAPITAL LETTERS for the title
  2. Authors' names, with the name of the presenting author written first and underlined. Type only the initial of the first name(s), which should be followed by the family name(s).
  3. Authors' Title(s) / Profession / Position
  4. Institution / Organisation
  5. Abstract: Introduction (Aim; Method; Results; Conclusion)
Abstracts will contain text only - graphs and pictures cannot be inserted and will not be printed. Do not include references and footnotes in the abstract. Please avoid boldfacing, italics and underlining within the text.

Letter of Invitation: The Organizing Committee will be delighted to issue a formal letter of invitation for participants, which is intended to facilitate raising funds & obtaining entry visa; it does not entail any financial commitment from the Committee towards the delegates.


For each presentation, at least one of the writers must register for the Conference no later than October 31, 2009.

All presenting authors are kindly requested to send us a copy of their presentation (preferably the full text) at least until October 31, 2009 for official purposes.

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 31, 2009

Abstracts (word document, attached) as well as the completed Abstract Form should be sent by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it or This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

Family Name: ______________________________Name: ___________________ Title: Mr__Mrs__Dr__Prof__Director__ Institute: ___________________________ Dpt: _______________________________ Position: ______________________ Mailing Address:_____________________________ No:_____ P.Code:_________ City: _______________________ Country:______________________________ Telephone: __________________________Fax:___________________________ Cell:___________________________Email:_____________________________ Site of Organization:_________________________________________________

Type of Presentation Requested (Please check one): ORAL _______ POSTER _______

Topic (Choose from the Indicative Topics List or Propose your own) ______________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

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Posters will be on display in the Poster Area (Room 1) for the entire duration of the Congress.

Dimensions of the poster boards (including frames) are 100 cm in width and 180 cm in height. To ensure good legibility of your poster, we recommend a maximum size of 90 cm in width and 120 cm in length. Pins and tape for fastening the posters will be available in the Poster Area.
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