Abstract Submission


Abstract Submission Deadline: 30 June 2018**
(**Abstract submissions and proposed presentations may be accepted up to 30th July,
however we do not guarantee inclusion in the program if received after 18th July)

Speaker Registraiton Deadline*: 18 July 2018

Preparing and submitting abstracts

There are some very precise abstract format needs for this year’s program book. While they may seem to be complex, we provide a pre-formatted MS-Word template file for you to fill in with your information and text.

Please follow these detailed instructions given below and/or use the template file and PDF version of these instructions that both include a fully realized abstract in the needed format:

  • Submit both word processing (MS-Word, etc.) and PDF formats. The word processing file is used for the program book. The PDF version is to assure that all of italics, accents, super- and subscripts, and any other special characters appear as you intend them to be.
  • BEFORE starting your abstract, provide this information on separate lines:
    • For which SIP Division (Bacteria, Beneficial Invertebrates, Fungi, Microbial Control, Microsporidia, Nematodes, Viruses) or Cross-Division Symposium (name of symposium or its organizer!) is your abstract intended?
    • Is this an ORAL, POSTER or INVITED SYMPOSIUM presentation? If a symposium, please include a brief version of its title.
    • Is this presentation to be judged for the STUDENT prizes? (If not, do not indicate anything here.)
  • Use only the CALIBRI font (available on all Windows and Macintosh computers) for all text; if you use any special characters, verify that they appear correctly in the PDF version of your abstract!
  • There are guidelines for the point sizes of type, and spaces between sections provided below. Use the Format: Paragraph… menu of your word processor to set exact line spacing and to designate numbers of points of spacing after these paragraphs.

Use only the CALIBRI font (available on all Windows and Macintosh computers).

Exact line spacings and space after paragraphs can be
specified in the Format: Paragraph… menu.

Centred. Boldface roman/italics, 10 point type,
exactly 11 point line spacing, 3 points space after last line.

Centre justified. Italics, 10 point type,
exactly 11 point line spacing, 3 points space after last line.
Presenting author’s name in boldface.
Superscript number at end of name for affiliation
(unless all are at the same institution).

Centre justified, roman, 10 point type, exactly 11 point line spacing.
Corresponding author email in italics, 3 points space after the last line.

Full justified, roman/italics, exactly 11 point line spacing.
16 points space after this paragraph. Maximum line length 86 mm
(3 3/8 inches). Keep the length of the abstract’s body text
to a maximum of 350 words

and PDF VERSIONS of your abstract.

The Word file will be used for the program book. The PDF version
is to verify that all italics, accents, superscripts, subscripts, and other
special characters will be printed as you want them to be.


  • The MAXIMUM size for posters will be portrait 841mm x 1189mm (33.1 × 46.8 inches).
  • You may find it easier to prepare, to print, and to hang your poster if you do not try to use all of the available space.


* All speakers must register and pay to attend the conference by 18 July to be included in the conference program.