Call for Abstracts
Deadline: Friday, April 30,
All individuals interested in
Potential Invasive Species are strongly encouraged to submit
an abstract for oral or poster presentation. The majority of
the program will be comprised of talks by Invited Speakers
who are experts in their field. However, there will be an
opportunity to complement the program with a handful of
contributed talks, and we have a limited amount of space
available for poster displays as well. All abstracts
approved for presentation will be published in the
conference book of abstracts.
your abstract online, you will be asked to identify the most
applicable topic for your abstract. Please see list of
topics below. There will be an option to select “other” if
your abstract falls within an area not mentioned.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: If you
wish to make an oral or poster presentation, please submit
an abstract no later than April 30, 2010. Abstracts
MUST be submitted ONLINE via this web site. Do NOT
email your file as an attachment to the organizers or it
will not be included in the review and scheduling process.
The Abstract Submission Process Consists of Completing
THREE Consecutive Steps:
Step 1. Review and Follow Abstract Preparation and
Step 2. Submit Presenter Profile Information and
Upload Abstract File
Step 3. Print Abstract Submittal Confirmation Form
After you have successfully completed the first three
steps, a confirmation form will be generated confirming
receipt of your abstract. Please print and keep a copy of
this form on file for your records.
If you do not receive a confirmation form, the submission
did not go through. For questions or to verify the status of
your abstract contact: Holly Paszko, Tel: 1-352-392-5930;
Abstract Preparation and Formatting Instructions
Abstracts should ONLY be submitted as either a
Microsoft Word or a Rich Text Format file
Files must be named with ONLY letters or numbers,
or combinations thereof. Symbols (dashes, etc.),
spaces or commas will not properly transmit. Do NOT use
a space in your abstract file name or it will NOT
EXAMPLES: INCORRECT: Smith_J, V-2.doc ||
Abstracts should be no longer than ONE (1) page in
No graphs or figures should be included in the abstract.
Use standard "letter" paper size (8.5" X 11"). Do NOT
use A4 paper size.
Set margins at 1", top, bottom and sides.
Use a sans serif font, preferably Verdana. If Verdana is
not available, use Arial. Set font size to 10 points.
Abstracts submitted with font size less than 10 points
will not be accepted.
The title should be short, yet accurately reflect the
abstract and later presentation. Attempt to limit the
title to one line. The title is a descriptive label, not
Type abstract title flush left at the top of the page.
Type abstract title in upper and lower case, standard
- EXAMPLE: New Techniques for Valuation of
Use appropriate formatting within titles: italics
(for scientific names), subscript (for
scientific formulas and superscript
(mathematic equations), etc.
List the senior author first and use Boldface for
the name of the presenting author.
Identify author affiliations using superscript numeral
references SEE SAMPLE:
Do not include professional titles of the authors.
Include ONLY the affiliation name, city, state and
country in abstract listing. (DO NOT include full
mailing address at the top of the abstract.)
Including title, author, text, and contact information,
abstracts should be approximately 250-500 words, at
most ONE page in length and should not exceed the space
outlined by the one-inch margins.
Type the body of the abstract single spaced without
indents or tabs. DOUBLE SPACE BETWEEN PARAGRAPHS.
Apply bolding, italics, underlining, superscripts and
subscripts in your main text as you want it to appear in
your final abstract.
Include full contact information for the presenting
author at the very end of the abstract as follows:
Contact Information: J. Mark Genesis, Soil & Water
Science Department, University of Florida/IFAS,
000 Mowry Road, Gainesville, FL 32611 USA, Phone:
000-555-5555; Fax: 000-555-5000,
PROOF, proof and PROOF your abstract before you send it.
Do not forget to proof all author information as well.
MSWord format) [Note all abstracts should be
submitted in MSWord or RTF format.]
When submitting an abstract, indicate the
name and contact information of the
actual speaker when completing the
online form, not a co-author
or assistant. Indicate the speaker’s email
address; not that of an assistant.
Do NOT use one person’s name to submit
multiple abstracts. Indicate only the
speaker’s information/email address.
Do NOT email your file as an attachment to
the organizers or it will not be included in
the review and scheduling process.
Review the list of conference topics before
submitting your abstract because you will be
asked to select the applicable topic when
filling out the online abstract submission
If you were personally contacted and asked
to submit a presentation for a specific
topical session, be sure to select that
session from the topical list when
completing the online form.
Before you begin the online submission
process, make sure the abstract file is not
already open on your computer.
If you did NOT receive a fully detailed
Submission Confirmation, we did NOT receive
Abstracts must be submitted by April 30.
This deadline will not be
extended. Sorry. No Exceptions.
are no longer being accepted