Abstracts for the meeting may be submitted only after a delegate pass is booked. You must be a lead or co-author to submit an abstract. You can upload your abstract immediately after booking your pass, or at a later date by using the link in your confirmation email.

Encore abstracts can be submitted for the meeting but must not have been published online or in print more than 6 months before the submission deadline date of 20 January 2020 ( ie any material published prior to 20 August 2019 must not be submitted).

Bursaries are available to up to 100 early career researchers who are lead authors of abstracts accepted for the 2020 meeting. If you intend to apply for a bursary or want to wait until your abstract status is confirmed before paying for your pass, then simply choose to pay by bank transfer.

Successful abstract submitters will be invited to have their work included in the meeting programme.

If you have been allocated a place in a platform session this will now take the form of a 5 minute, pre-recorded narration of a PowerPoint presentation which can include up to 5 slides. This will then be amalgamated with the other talks in the session and provided as a video session available both in the conference app viewable by delegate and also on the ABN website viewable by all ABN members.


Poster presentation will now be in the form of a 3 minutes narration of a 3 slide PowerPoint presentation. These will be grouped by subject matter into sets of 10 to be hosted both in the conference app and on the ABN website. Delegates and ABN members will be encouraged to ask questions for each set of presentations. An ABN discussant will then converse with each presenter – producing a Q&A for each set of presentations.

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Here is a summary of abstract guidelines and a timeline of events:

• The deadline for abstract submissions is Monday 20 January

• The word limit for abstracts is 200 words, excluding title and authors’ details

• Abstract titles should not exceed 15 words

• There is a limit of 10 authors and institutions per abstract

• Abstracts presented elsewhere after 20 August 2019 may be submitted, but this must be declared

• Abstract and bursary notification will be given on Monday 24 February

• Early Bird deadline for delegate passes is Monday 2 March

• Passes must be paid for by Monday 2 March to secure abstracts in the programme and retain the bursary award, if offered

• Abstract withdrawal deadline Wednesday 8th July