15th International Symposium on Trace Elements in Man & Animals ( TEMA 15)

Call for Abstracts
Abstract submission deadline has passed.

If you need assistance, please contact the Symposium Coordinator, Sharon Borneman at spb@ufl.edu



SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  If you wish to make an oral or poster presentation, please submit an abstract no later than January 31, 2014.   Notification of acceptance will be transmitted by February 21, 2014.  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 Submission Instructions
    [NOTE: We recommend using our sample abstract below as the starting point for your abstract submission]


Step 2. Submit Presenter Profile Information and Upload Abstract File


Step 3. Print Abstract Submittal Confirmation Form

After you have successfully completed the first two steps, a confirmation form will be instantly generated on your screen confirming receipt of your abstract. Please keep a copy of this form on file for your records. You will also receive an email confirmation, which we suggest you keep a copy on file in your TEMA 15 FOLDER so you have immediate access to your submission information.   If you do not receive a confirmation form, the submission did not go through.  It is your responsibility to follow-up and contact Sharon Borneman (email: spb@ufl.edu) if you do not receive an email confirming your submission.

Abstract Preparation and Submission 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 transmit.
    EXAMPLES: INCORRECT: Smith_J, V-2.doc || CORRECT: SmithJR2.doc

  • Abstracts should be no longer than ONE (1) page in length.

  • 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 Calibri. If Calibri is not available, use Arial. Set font size to 11 points. Abstracts submitted with font size less than 11 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 a sentence.

  • Type abstract title flush left at the top of the page.

  • Type abstract title ALL CAPS.

  • 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 BELOW

  • 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 and Water Science, University of Florida/IFAS, 1000 Mowry Road, Gainesville, FL 32611 USA, Phone: 000-555-5555,
    Fax: 000-555-5000, Email: sscientist@emailaddress.net  [See Sample Abstract]

  • PROOF, proof and PROOF your abstract before you send it. Do not forget to proof all author information as well. Be sure your TITLE and CONTACT Information are included.

Sample Abstract:
(PDF format | 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 speakerís email address; not that of an assistant.

  • Do NOT use one personís name to submit multiple abstracts. Indicate only the speakerís 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 symposium topics before submitting your abstract because you will be asked to select the applicable topic when filling out the online abstract submission form.

  • 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 your abstract.

  • Abstracts must be submitted by January 31. This deadline will not be extended.


Abstract submission deadline has passed.

If you need assistance, please contact the Symposium Coordinator,
Sharon Borneman at spb@ufl.edu 


 Last modified: 03/13/15

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