Abstract Submission Guidelines and Review Criteria

Abstract structure
When composing your abstract submission for Oral or Poster Presentation, please adhere to the following:
• The maximum word count is 3000 charachters (excluding title, authors and affiliations).
• Include structured headings as follows: Aims, Methods, Results and Conclusions. Some submissions may not lend themselves to this structure. Leave a blank line space in between each section. Subheadings should be followed by the text on the same line.
• Please do not include figures, tables or references within the submission.
• Abbreviations must only be used if defined immediately after the full word or if the phrase is used for the first time.
• Please ensure that the title or abstract text does not contain identifiable author information as the abstract will be blind reviewed by the FFN Scientific Committee
• It is very important that numerical data and statistical analysis (as appropriate) are presented in the abstract. Statements such as “findings will be discussed” or “data will be presented” are not appropriate and will result in rejection of the abstract.
• Multiple abstracts from the same overall study are welcome but they need to be sufficiently different to justify multiple presentations.
• Deadline for abstract submission is 15 July 2024.

Abstracts will be judged on the following criteria:
• Novelty
• Scientific validity
• General interest
• Quality of abstract presentation 
• Relevance to the FFN vision and mission

Types of abstracts
Authors may submit an abstract for presentation in one of the following formats:
1. Oral Presentation
All submitted abstracts will be assumed to be eligible for oral presentation unless the author submitting the abstract indicates that it is for poster presentation only. Oral presentations will be allocated approximately 7 minutes each in a concurrent session.

2. Poster Presentation - physical
Printed posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference with an allocated time for presenting authors to be available in the display area to respond to queries. Selected posters will be included in a “Poster Walk”, and some posters presenters may be asked to present their work in a short oral presentation for a “Best Poster” prize session.

3. Poster Presentation – digital
There will be a digital poster display available for both physical and virtual attendees to view online.
The highest-ranking abstracts will be selected for oral presentations (unless otherwise requested), other accepted abstracts will be offered poster presentations.

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