Abstract submission info
Free Communications are brief presentations (oral or poster) on studies, investigations, or observations in microbiology, and represent a vital component of the Scientific Program of the MD 2019.
Each Author, as corresponding, can submit only one abstract
|Submission opening||Submission closing||Acceptance notification|
|7th March||20th May||20th June|
1. RULES FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
Authors are required to indicate their preference for either ORAL or POSTER presentation by checking the appropriate box on the submission web page. The MD2019 Free Communications Committee will make the final decision on the format of presentation (i.e. oral or poster). Few selected posters will be scheduled for short oral presentations.
Acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be based on rankings given by a peer review of experts in the associated topic. Results of the selection process will be sent via e-mail to the corresponding author. The Committee decision is final and cannot be appealed.
Abstracts cannot be identical to any abstract that has previously been presented at a major international meeting prior to the MD2019. An update to prior study is acceptable.
Instructions on the preparation of posters and information about projection facilities will be included with the notification of acceptance.
All accepted abstracts will be published electronically on the MD2019 website.
Accepted abstracts are official communications of the Congress. The presenting author agrees to register, to attend the Congress, and to present the abstract as scheduled by the MD2019. The presenting author MUST REGISTER FOR THE MD2019 by 7th march 2019 before the abstract can officially be accepted for inclusion in the final scientific program and official Program Book.
Submitted abstract can be modified until 20th may 2019 (abstract submission deadline). Please remove the abstract previously submitted and upload the new document.
Authors who wish to withdraw their abstract must send a written request to: Secretariat@md2019.it
2. INSTRUCTIONS FOR ABSTRACT PREPARATION
(Please refer to the Abstract Template for specific guidance on formatting)
Abstracts must be written and presented in English.
Abstract must be uploaded in WORD format (.doc; .docx)
Title, author’s names, author’s affiliation, presenting author must be provided by filling the online form
Title: Use a concise descriptive title that indicates the content of the abstract. Please minimize the use of abbreviations in the title.
Author: The initial letter of the name(s) and the full surname for each author must be provided. Do not include degrees or titles.
Affiliations: Each author should be listed by department, institution, city, and country.
The body of the abstract text should not exceed 3000 characters (spaces included). The online submission program will automatically not allow submissions that do not fit this requirement. Symbols including superscripts and subscripts can be entered in the online system.
The body of the abstract text must contains the following sub-headings:
Materials and Methods
NO REFERENCES, TABLES, CHARTS OR IMAGES ARE ALLOWED.
3. ABSTRACT TOPICS
Abstracts will be classified into thematic areas. Please indicate on the submission webpage the appropriate topic classifications to which your abstract belongs. The MD2019 Free Communications Committee will attempt to respect the authors’ choice regarding their self-selection to a specific topic, but reserves the right to change the allocation in order to achieve a well-balanced scientific program.
- Session I: From Omics to culturomics
- Session II: Exploitation of microbial diversity in ecological system
- Session III: Mechanisms of microbial resistance
- Session IV: Microbiota and host
- Session V: Microbiome adaptation, assembly and functioning
- Session VI: Association and interaction in natural ecosystem
4. ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION
Authors will be notified starting from 20 June 2019 as to the acceptance status of their submissions. This includes the assignment of session category and presentation format (oral or poster). Detailed instructions regarding requirements and instructions for oral and poster presentations will also be provided at that time.
If your abstract is accepted, you must pay no later than 28th June, 2019. Unless you register by that date, your abstract will not be included in the official program book.
For more information, please contact: Secretariat@md2019.it
5. POSTER PRESENTATION
Those who are presenting a poster must ensure the work is presented as below. Incorrectly formatted posters will not be displayed.
Poster size: 70 x 100 cm your poster must not exceed these measurements.
Poster layout: MUST BE portrait orientation.
Posters can ONLY be fixed by Velcro (provided at conference).
Your viewing time and details on setting up and taking down will be advised prior to the Conference.
6. SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT NOW
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