Abstracts and Posters

Specifications for abstracts and posters at SGM meetings

Abstracts

Abstracts are published for Invited Papers, Offered Papers and Offered Posters. Each paper or poster should be associated with the scientific remit of a session.
Submit your abstract by the specified date, as published in Microbiology Today and on this website - via OUR ONLINE FORM on the meeting page
Faxed abstracts are not acceptable because typescript has to be camera-ready.

The body of the abstract should be no more than 200 words and should fill a space no larger than half an A4 page. The format should be as follows:

  • Single spacing, 12-pitch type, aligned left
  • First line should be the title in lower case
  • Second line should be the author(s)' name(s) in upper and lower case
  • Underline the name of the author presenting the work
  • Third line should be the full address of the institution(s) where the work was carried out, in upper and lower case
  • There should then be a space of one line before the body of the abstract

An abstract should follow the outline described:

  • Background and objective of investigation
  • Methods used (if relevant to assist clarity)
  • Results.  Key points should be summarized and statements such as "will be presented" should not be included
  • Conclusion
  • Reference lists should not be included. Be certain to clarify all issues with regard to sponsorship and patenting before submission.

Posters

Poster demonstrations are normally held at all SGM meetings. Each paper or poster should be associated with the scientific remit of a session.

Titles and abstracts (see above for format) for offered posters should be sent to the SGM Meetings Office by the specified date, as published in Microbiology Today and on the SGM website. Submit your abstract via our on-line form on the meeting page.

Size of display - 90cm (height) by 90cm (width) of board space will be available for each poster.  Normally they will use Velcro fastening. If they require drawing pins, these will be provided.

Viewing times - There will be times allocated, within the meeting programme, for poster viewing. Poster presenters MUST register to attend the meeting in the normal way and must be available at their posters for a designated time. We would like to stress that authors SHOULD honour their commitment of presenting their posters for which abstracts have been accepted. The email informing acceptance of the abstract/s will request completed booking form to arrive prior to the programme booklet going to press.

Last updated Friday 7 November 2008