- You do not need to be a SNO member to submit an abstract, and there is no limit on the number of abstracts you may submit.
- Submitted abstracts must not have been previously published.
- The deadline for abstract submission is May 22, 2013.
- If you withdraw your abstract after August 1, the publisher may not have time to delete the abstract from the publication file.
- The body of the abstract (not including title, authors and author affiliations) must not exceed 300 words
- Tables and figures are not allowed
How to use the online abstract submission system
- If you are submitting more than one abstract, you can use the same login for each abstract.
- You can alter your abstracts at any time up to the deadline
- Do not include author names in the title or body of your abstract
- Log in to the submission system when you have prepared your abstract: enter your email address and the password you chose when you registered with the system.
- You will be taken to a screen to start the submission process. If you want to submit a new abstract, you should click the link "Click here to submit a new abstract".
- Submitting an abstract is a multi-step process, with several questions. Some questions are marked "required", and you will not be able to complete your submission until these questions have been answered.
- If you have to stop before completing all the steps, your submission will be held in temporary storage until you return and complete all the required questions. When you log in again, you can select your incomplete abstract and resume submission.
- You may make changes to a submitted abstract at any time up until the deadline,
- Log in to the abstract submission system.
- You will see a list of the abstracts that you have submitted. Select the abstract you wish to change.
- Edit the portions of the abstract you wish to change.
- When you reach the final step, press "Finish". You will be sent an email confirming that your abstract has been amended.