Roundtable Discussion

A proposed roundtable discussion can address a theme, topic, or issue that is of importance for practical or scientific purposes. The person who suggests such a discussion should write an abstract which gives an introduction to the topic and a rationale for why the topic is important to discuss. The same person should also be prepared to initiate the discussion at the congress. The participants in the discussion are either recruited early on, or at the congress; they do not have to be specified in advance. The roundtable sessions are meant to stimulate discussion and the exchange of ideas in a less formal forum than traditional presentations.

  1. Mandatory fields are marked by an asterisk (*) and if these are not completed, you will not be able to submit your abstract.
  2. Indicate co-organizers, if any, in the fields below the corresponding details on the first page of the submission form. If you have more than one co-organizer, please email the support.
  3. The title for the roundtable discussion should be no longer than 125 characters (including spaces). Use the field for Session title to add your roundtable discussion title.
  4. Enter your abstract for the roundtable discussion directly into the field provided. This abstract can be up to 1500 characters (including spaces).
  5. Choose three appropriate topics in the list provided. Please ensure to choose your topics in order of relevance.
  6. Choose “Roundtable Discussion” under presentation preference.
  7. List potential participants, if any, in the author fields on step 3 in the submission form. If you do not have any participants. List yourself as presenting author and complete the form.
  8. Make sure you agree with the guidelines for processing and publication and press submit. Before submitting, it is a good idea to print a copy for your records.
  9. Acknowledgement of abstract receipt will be sent to the stated email address.
  10. Remember; you can make changes to your abstract up until the deadline date for submissions (15th November 2012), via your Personal Page.