Abstracts should follow the following structured format.  Ensure all special characters used within the abstract are viewed correctly for the submitted copy of your abstract.

Title: Abstract titles are limited to 10 words or less. The title should be dynamic and conclusive, rather than descriptive, and should be entered in title case format. Capitalise the first letter of each word unless it is a preposition or article. Italicise scientific names of organisms such as streptococci or candida. Titles should not be bold. Authors: The presenting author should be listed as the first author.  For each author list first (given) name, and last (family/surname) name.  On a separate line provide details of author institution/affiliation. Please do not list the department/branch in the institution/affiliation field. If more than one institution is to be listed assign affiliation using superscript numbers eg1, 2

Authors: The presenting author should be listed as the first author.  For each author list first (given) name, and last (family/surname) name.  On a separate line provide details of author institution/affiliation. Please do not list the department/branch in the institution/affiliation field. If more than one institution is to be listed assign affiliation using superscript numbers eg1, 2

Text: The body of the abstract should be 300 words or less. All abstracts should be structured into the following four sections of Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusion. Each section should start on a new line with the relevant subheading in bold followed by a colon. For example:

Objectives: This study aimed to determine . . .

Methods: Clinical and questionnaire cohort study . . .

Results: Participants mean age was . . .

Conclusion: The results indicated that . . .

Abstracts should not include graphics / images.  Small tables are permitted but should be simple and concise. Inclusion of references is not recommended as they need to be fully cited and are included in the word count.

If the abstract is based on research that was funded by an outside source, then be sure to enter the appropriate information (funding agency and grant number if applicable) at the end of the abstract. This information is not included in the word count.