Call for Original Research Abstracts

Submit your abstract before June 30 and present it at the EFAD Conference 2019.

Submission Rules

  1. All abstracts must be submitted before June 30, 2019 by sending an e-mail to
  2. Abstracts must be submitted by the presenting author (submitter).
  3. The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission.
  4. All abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee and successful applicants will be selected for either an oral presentation or a poster presentation.
  5. Abstract will only be considered for presentation on receipt of registration of the presenting author. If the abstract is rejected, cancellation of registration can be made free of charge.

Abstract Format

  1. All abstracts must be submitted in English.
  2. The title should not exceed 20 words.
  3. Authors: Names and surnames for each author must be provided. Do not include degrees or titles. Presenting author’s name will be underlined. Corresponding author’s name will be marked by asterisk (*) following the name.
  4. Affiliations: Each author should be listed by department, institution and country.
  5. Contents: Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. Please use the template below.
  6. Images: If an abstract includes the maximum of two images, they will be placed at the end of the abstract. Total content is limited to one page.
  7. References: Limit references to a maximum of five, they are excluded in the 300-word limit.
  8. Abstract submissions must be accompanied by a fully completed copyright form (see template below).

Important dates

DateWhatThis means
30th June 2019Deadline call for abstractsThe deadline for submitting an abstract
30th July 2019Notification of acceptance/rejection abstractsSubmitters will be informed about their abstract

Poster Guidelines

If your abstract is selected for a poster presentation, then please follow these guidelines:

  1. The usable poster board surface is 122 cm high and 95 cm wide (portrait format).
  2. Don’t overload your poster, make it simple and keep the text to a minimum. Highlight your main findings. Avoid busy backgrounds and seek optimal contrast.
  3. Highlight your main findings.
  4. Use 500 to 1000 words (including title, figure legends and tables), definitely not more.
  5. Structure your poster by Introduction, Methods Results and Conclusions. State your aims in the end of the introduction.
  6. The poster is supposed to be readable from a distance of 1.5-2 m. The only way to achieve this is by making it at least 5 mm for capitals and tall letters, and preferably larger. Use a constant font throughout the poster.
  7. Prepare a 20 cm high title strip that runs the full width of the poster. Use a black and bold typeface, not smaller than 30 mm in height for the title and at least 20 mm for author’s names and affiliations (the height refers to capital and tall letters)
  8. If you use columns, 3-5 columns is a good range. It is suggested that the pathway is down the columns.
  9. Feel free to provide one or more key references.
  10. If possible, avoid abbreviations and acronyms, especially in the conclusions.
  11. Consider bringing A4 printouts of your poster for passers-by to take home, and business cards if you have. We recommend to attach the printouts next to your poster in a sheet protector.
  12. FYI, guided poster tours are foreseen in which you will be asked to briefly present your poster.

You can hang your poster on a poster board as soon as you arrive at the conference location. You can find your name on one of the poster boards.