Submit an abstract

To submit your abstract please download and complete the Abstract Submission Form (Word Doc). When completed, submit by email to the Conference Secretary,  info@idsociety.ie, to arrive by the evening of Sunday, 4th March 2018.

Receipt of abstract will be acknowledged by e-mail.  A scientific committee will evaluate all abstracts. Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail on or before Thursday, 29th March 2018.

 

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES – please read

Abstract Format
The body of the abstract should not exceed 400 words excluding title, authors, and affiliations.

Title (not included in 400 word limit)
Use a short and concise title that indicates the content of the abstract. Capitalise the first letter of each word except prepositions, articles, and species names. Species names should be spelled out at first use. Italicise scientific names of organisms (example: Staphylococcus aureus). For therapeutic agents, only generic names may be used (no trade names are permitted in abstract titles).

Authors/Affiliations (not included in 400 word limit)
Authors’ names should be entered using initial(s) for the first and middle names followed by the full last name, with presenting author underlined.

Background
State the problem under investigation or a hypothesis, if appropriate.

Methods
Explain the methods used, including appropriate statistical analyses used.

Results
List the essential results obtained in summary form, with enough quantitative data to permit evaluation by reviewers. For therapeutic agents, only generic names may be used (no trade names are permitted). No figures or tables are allowed.

Conclusion
Summarise the findings. It is unacceptable to use statements such as “the results will be discussed”. For therapeutic agents, only generic names may be used (no trade names are permitted). One table is allowed, figures will be reproduced in black & white. 

NB Please check ALL spelling of co-authors’ names, of affiliations and of content, as the information you submit will not be edited.