Guidelines to abstract submission

The Scientific Committee of IPC2017 seeks original papers that demonstrate the effect of probiotics and prebiotics on health and well-being of humans and on animal health.

The conference will be organized in a series of thematically ordered sessions. Contributions to the conference will be strictly evaluated by the members of the Scientific Committee in order to ensure a high level of scientific and/or practical quality and relevance. All contributions accepted will be assigned to a specific session. All contributions accepted and presented at the conference will be included with the official Conference Proceedings.

The themes of the conference focus on the current advances in the research of probiotics and prebiotics, their present and future role in maintaining health and preventing diseases with particular emphasis on evidence-based benefits.

Both subtle and blatant advertisement of any products or services is in direct conflict with the spirit of the conference. Examples of the former include repeated references to products or trade names and excessive use of corporate logos and trademarks in graphic illustrations. Photographs of commercial products, equipments are not permitted unless they add educational value. The Scientific Committee desire that all authors and presenters understand unambiguously that commercialism is inappropriate and will not be tolerated; authors are asked to keep these constraints when preparing their abstracts, papers, and presentations.

The language of the conference is English.

Submission of an abstract represents a commitment to either attend the conference or send a knowledgeable substitute who is qualified to present the material and answer questions regarding the reported work.

All authors and speakers are required to register and transfer the registration fee.

All abstracts must be submitted on-line not later than the 15th April 2017. Please note that abstracts sent by fax or regular mail will not be accepted. Authors must fill in and submit registration form first for valid submission of abstracts or papers.

The abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee of IPC2017. The presenting author will be notified about the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of the paper latest by the 30th April 2017.

The presenting author must pay registration fee no later than 8 days after admission of abstract. Otherwise the abstract will not be included in the official conference proceedings.
One presenting author may contribute with one poster or one oral presentation only.

Important Information

• Abstracts must be author’s own work
• Wordcount without references: 400 – 500 words TEXT ONLY (tables, graphs and graphics should not be included at all). Abstracts shorter or exceeding required wordcount will be rejected without assesment.
Research Abstracts should be structured:
- Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion
• List name of presenting author FIRST
• Include all co-author’s names and organizations
• Abstracts should contain sufficient data to represent the proposed presentation, to enable fair assessment
• Length of plenary lecture and discussion is 40+10 min.
• Length of key-note lecture and discussion is 30+10 min.
• Length of invited lecture and discussion is 15+5 min.
Length of oral presentation and discussion is 10+5 min.

Please note

• Abstract submissions for Posters and Lectures close on 15th April 2017.
• The invitation to submit an abstract does not constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the Conference. All speakers and poster contributors must register for the Conference.
• The Scientific Committee reserves the right to allocate abstracts into sessions as they see fit in accordance with the overall programme objectives.
• Abstracts that do not include sufficient data may be rejected.
• Authors of submissions will be notified via email by latest 30th April 2017.
The presenting author must pay registration fee no later than 8 days after admission of abstract. Otherwise the abstract will not be included in the cofnerence proceedings.
• Further information on presentation requirements and preparation of posters will be provided in the in the on-line abstract submission modul and in additional communication in due time.

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