The abstract driven component of the conference offers the highest caliber of state-of-the-art knowledge and peer-reviewed research. Abstract driven sessions are either specific to one of the four tracks (A-D), or involve abstract from different tracks but focusing on one theme.
Abstracts are selected through a blind peer-review process. Abstract submissions are scored by a panel of reviewers and ultimately selected by members of the scientific programme committee.
Oral Abstract Sessions
These sessions are organized into themes which address new developments in each of the four scientific tracks, or focused on a topic which crosses various tracks. Oral Abstract Sessions include up to six speakers presenting their research, followed by short discussion. Audience questions are encouraged and facilitated by the session chairs.
Oral Poster Discussion Sessions
A small number of the highest-scoring posters in each track will be selected for oral presentation in chaired poster discussion sessions in dedicated mini rooms, held midday. These sessions will have between four and six presentations of five minutes each, followed by a facilitated audience discussion. The posters will be displayed for viewing for the duration of the conference.
Organized by tracks and cover a wide variety of topics, the Poster Exhibition will include around 1,000 posters. Posters are displayed for the duration of the conference, and presenters are available at their posters at previously announced times to answer questions and provide further information on their study results.