Submit your abstract

The abstract submission system for the 36th EFFoST International Conference closed on 30 May 2022. We are no longer receiving abstracts for the scientific programme.

Submission Process

The abstract submission process for EFFoST2022 will be through an online abstract submission portal.

Important information on the submission process:

  1. The Presenting Author must submit the abstract and is required to be the corresponding author for that abstract.
  2. You do not need to register for the conference in order to submit the abstract.
  3. All abstracts must be received by the extended submission deadline 30 May to be included in the review.
  4. Accepted abstract presenters must register by 19 August.
  5. Abstracts must be submitted in English.
  6. Abstracts that have been previously published or presented should not be submitted to EFFoST2022.

Find important dates here.

Submission Guidelines

Who submits the abstract?
The Presenting Author must submit the abstract and will act as the main point of contact for the abstract with organisers.

When you enter the online submission portal, start by creating an account. Please keep a record of the account details you use to set up the account as you will require them to log into both the EFFoST2022 abstract submission portal and Conference registration portal. Upon successful submission of the abstract a confirmation email will be sent to the Presenting Author.

If you have not received a confirmation email, please check that your abstract is not left in draft and is fully submitted by logging back into the portal and checking on the Edit/View Abstracts page.

Presentation type
An abstract can be submitted for presentation at the Conference as 1) Oral or Poster Presentation, or 2) Poster Presentation.

At the review stage, the Organising Committee may change the presentation type submitted by the author to ensure the continuity of the conference programme i.e. oral presentation may be changed to poster presentation OR poster presentation to oral presentation. The presenting Author will be informed of any change to their submitted presentation type at the acceptance notification stage. The decision of the organising committee is final.

Make sure to comply with the oral presentation guidelines and the poster guidelines.

Submission details required
The online abstract submission is a simple step-by-step process and will ask you to input the following details:

  • Abstract title – word limit is 15
  • Presentation type – Oral or Poster, Poster
  • Sub-Theme and topic – chosen from the sub-theme and topic list
  • Presenting Author – Name, affiliation, and job title of presenting author (this person must be listed as the first author)
  • Co-Authors – Name, affiliation, and job title of co-author(s)
  • Abstract document – Abstract word limit is 350, use abstract template (word limit excludes: title, authors and affiliations as this is captured on the submission system).

Abstract Template
Abstracts must be formatted using the EFFoST2022 template. Download the abstract template instructions to create the abstract and then save as a Word file to upload to the system. Only WORD files will be accepted for upload. Graphs and tables may not be included in the abstract. Abstracts will not be edited and will be added to the conference website and/or conference app as submitted. Ensure that all grammar and spelling is correct.

How to edit a submitted abstract?

You can save your submission as a draft and return to edit the submission at a later point. It is important to note that a submitted abstract cannot be edited after the abstract submission deadline. Ensure that your abstract is not left in draft as it will not be reviewed.

Review and Notification of Acceptance

All abstracts will go through a peer-review carried out by the Scientific Committee established by the EFFoST2022 Organising Committee. The scientific committee will review all submitted abstracts on 1) Fit to the conference theme, 2) Methods 3) Originality and 4) Results/Conclusion

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the submitter on 22 July.

Registration of the Abstract Presenter

When notified of acceptance, the Presenting Author is required to accept the offer by registering for the conference and paying in full by 19 August. You will be provided with a link to register at the early bird rate in your acceptance email.

If a presenter fails to register by 19 August, their abstract will be removed from the programme and will be removed from all EFFoST2022 related publications

Withdrawal Conditions & Change of Presenter

If you need to withdraw the abstract or change the presenting author, please contact by 5 August.

Terms and Conditions

  • The abstract submitted adheres to the abstract submission guidelines outlined on the Conference Website.
  • The abstract submitted is in English.
  • This abstract has only been submitted once for EFFoST2022. 
  • This abstract has not been submitted to EFFoST/IFT-NPD Workshop held 4-6 November in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Abstracts that have been previously published or presented should not be submitted to EFFoST2022
  • It is the responsibility of the presenting author to submit the abstract. They are the main contact whose responsibility it is to communicate with other co-authors.
  • The presenting author is available to present at the conference between 7 – 9 November 2022.
  • The presenting author must register and pay in full by the deadline indicated in the abstract review outcome email. If they do not register and pay in full, the abstract will be removed from the programme and any associated publications.
  • The text of the abstract, along with the names and affiliations, poster and/or additional documents as requested, will be published on the conference website, in the abstract document and on the conference app, and this will not raise any copyright issues.
  • A submission as a particular presentation type or theme may be changed to a different type or theme or type following review in order to be accepted and included in the programme.
  • Presenters may be recorded for live streaming. A recording of the presentation and a copy of the slides may be published online after the conference.

If you have any queries regarding the above, please contact the EFFoST2022 Programme Team