Important Dates:

Registration to open:
25 January 2022

Abstract submission and travel bursary application opens:
25 February 2022

Abstract and travel bursary
closing date:
18 June 2022

Abstract and travel bursary notification sent to authors:
22 July 2022

Early bird closing date:
15 August 2022


Submissions are closed

The Organising Committee invites submission of abstracts to be considered for oral or poster presentation (please indicate your preference). Authors are requested to follow the instructions clearly.

Abstract Format

Maximum of 200 words in MS Word. Page set up with A4 margins, top, bottom, Calibri 12 pt font – left justified. No graphs or diagrams permitted.

Speakers must declare conflict of interest before starting their presentations.

Kindly divide your abstract according to the following headings:

First line: Title in bold (centre justified)
Second line: Author’s surname followed by initials or first name. Underline presenting author if not the first author
Third line: Affiliation / Institution
Fourth line – leave blank
First paragraph: (untitled) introduction / background
Second paragraph: Aim or objective (title in bold)
Third paragraph: Method
Final paragraph Conclusion
References are not necessary
Presenter’s e-mail address on last line


The Symposium organisers will appoint two judging panels consisting of uninvolved experts to judge the best oral presentation and the best poster. There will also be a prize for the best poster and oral presentation.

Oral Presentations

The official language of the conference is English. There will be selected oral presentations. Oral presentations will be allowed 5 minutes speaking time and 2 minutes question time.


Accepted posters will be displayed in the foyer of the conference centre. Posters (Portrait only – no landscape accepted) should be A0 I size. Full details for preparation of posters will be included in the abstract acceptance letter.


Please email if you have any questions.