Abstract submission step-by-step

Before starting the submission process

Prepare your abstract to fit the template, which can be downloaded here.


  • Do not include the title or any author names or details in the template
  • Font size 11
  • Font: Times New Roman

General guidelines:

  • Only 1 abstract to be submitted per author.
  • Only the presenting author is entitled to a reduced fee for registration and accommodation. Consequently, only the first author is entitled to a reduced fee for accommodation and registration if he/she is also the presenting author.
  • Only the first author can present. Please make sure the first author is the presenting author. Only the name of the first author will appear in the timetable part of the programme.
  • Work that has previously been presented at a DFSG meeting or other scientific meeting will not be accepted unless there is a substantial increase in data.


Submitting an abstract
1. Login to the system using the provided link. You will be asked to enter your e-mail, name, affiliations and contact details to create a profile.
2. After completing your profile, click the button saying “Abstracts”
3. Choose “Submit an abstract” if you wish to submit a new abstract, or “View my abstracts” if you wish to see your already submitted abstracts. Please note that no changes can be made online to already submitted abstracts
4. Upload your abstract. The system checks if you have used the template. If not, the template can be downloaded on the page.
Click “Next”.
5. Enter the abstract title.
6. Choose the presentation type: Only 1 option is available as the review committee will decide which to accept for oral and for poster.
Click “Next”
7. Add the authors of the abstract.
You can choose yourself by clicking “I am an author” and add more authors by typing the e-mail addresses of the authors.
Click “Next”
8. Presenting author / speaker: Add the presenting author by choosing “ I will be the speaker” or choose a speaker from the list of authors by clicking “Choose a speaker”.
Click “Next”
9. Category: Choose the category “DFSG2017 abstract”
Click “Next”.
10. Conditions: Please answer all questions regarding age and prize.
Click “Next”
11. Conflict of Interest: Please indicate if you have a conflict of interest by clicking “Yes” or “No”. If yes, please elaborate in the comments box on the page.
Click “Next”.
12. Summary: A summary of your choices and a preview of your abstract will be visible. If you wish to change anything, click the “Back” button below the summary.
If you agree with the summary, click “Publish” at the bottom of the page. A pop-up window will open asking if you are sure that you wish to submit, Click “Publish “again. Please note that your abstract is not submitted until you have clicked “Submit” in the pop-up window and you are directed to www.dfsg.org
After submission
13. Confirmation: An automatically generated confirmation e-mail will be sent to you within a few minutes after submission.
14. Notification of accept/reject will be sent by e-mail to the submitting person by May 2017.