Key Dates


Abstract Submission Deadline

30 April 2024


Abstract Acceptance Notification

10 May 2024


Congress Date

30 May - 1 June 2024


Oral Presentation

E-Poster Presentation

Video Presentation

Eligibility Criteria

  1. All abstracts submitted must be written in English.

  2. The abstract title should not exceed 200 characters. Special characters should NOT be used in your title but to be spelt out instead (e.g. α should be written as alpha, β as beta)

  3. The abstract should not exceed 300 words, which should include headings for Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion. Tables, graphs and images are not included in the word count.

  4. Abstracts should contain original material that has neither been published nor presented at another meeting at the time of submission. In addition, abstracts should not be submitted to meetings which take place before SELSMA 2024. Multiple abstracts based on the same study will be summarily rejected.

  5. Abstracts submitted must follow the abstract submission guidelines, instructions and required information as stated. 

  6. Presenting authors of abstracts accepted for presentation MUST be registered delegates and be responsible for all expenses incurred in the production of their presentations, travel and accommodation during the congress.

  7. Please find further details on registration, fees and payments on the Registration page of the congress website.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Abstracts can only be submitted electronically through the registration platform on the official Congress website, no hardcopy is required. 

  2. You are required to register before submitting your abstract.

  3. Please read the instructions carefully, as abstract submitted not according to these instructions will not be accepted. You may submit more than ONE abstract (please use the same registration account).

  4. Abstracts must be submitted by 15 April 2024 @ 23:59 hrs (GMT+8). Late submissions will not be accepted

  5. Your abstract will appear in print or electronically as submitted. Please ensure you check your proofread carefully before submitting.

  6. The presenting author will be the sole corresponding author accepted by the Congress and the primary one responsible for the contents of the study. The presenting author will be deemed to have taken consent from all the co-authors of the study.

  7. All Presenting Authors will receive detailed presentation guidelines via email when their abstract has been accepted and closer to the Congress date.

  8. Upon successfully submitting your abstract, you will receive an acknowledgement email.

  9. All submitted abstracts will undergo a peer-review process by a panel of expert reviewers. Accepted abstracts will be selected for either oral, e-poster and video presentation. The presentations should be delivered in-person as per registration. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to re-categorise any accepted abstract. The decision of the committee is final and irrevocable. 

  10. Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by 10 May 2024.

  11. All submitted abstracts are editable until the submission deadline. No correction/s to the abstracts will be entertained after 30 April 2024.

  12. Judges’ decisions are final. No appeal will be entertained.

  13. All accepted abstracts will be incorporated in the Congress e-Programme book.