Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is now closed. 

SEFS 12 Abstract Book


  • The abstract must be written in English. Non-native speakers are encouraged to have the text proofread before submission.

  • The body of the abstract must be written in a single paragraph and have a maximum of 250 words.

  • The body of the text must not contain figures, photos and tables.

  • Carefully fill out the requested information during the on-line submission process. Names, affiliations, e-mails etc. will not be proofread by the SEFS 12 Scientific Committee, so make sure the information is correct before submission as it will be quoted as submitted.

  •  Abstracts may be submitted for an oral or poster presentation. Please note that the Scientific Committee reserves the right to suggest changes from oral to poster presentation and vice versa.

  • One registered participant may submit and present no more than two contributions.

  • Note that you will be asked to select a first preference session for your abstract. You will also be asked to select other appropriate sessions for your abstract. In the event that a first preference session does not proceed, authors will be assigned to one of their alternative session choices.

Terms and Conditions

  • Only registered participants may submit abstracts. The abstracts will not be published until your registration and full payment have been received.

  • The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission. By submitting an abstract, the submitting author attests that the abstract submitted has been approved by all coauthors.

  • Although the submission of an abstract is independent from registration for SEFS 12, the abstract will be accepted only after the presenting author has completed the registration. The oral/poster presentation format/guidelines will be available on the SEFS 12 website.

  • Presenters will be informed of the outcome of their submission via email sent exclusively to the e-mail address of the author responsible for the presentation.

  • If you want to withdraw an abstract, send an email to SEFS12@abbey.ie


​At SEFS 12 there will be awards for student presentations, including best oral presentation (and two runners up), best poster presentation (and two runners up). The best oral presentation will also receive the 2nd Colin Reynolds Prize. These awards will be decided based on judging from PhD+ volunteers at SEFS 12 and will be presented in the closing ceremony of the symposium.Abstracts authors can indicate on the registration form if they wish to to have their abstract considered for the awards.