The submission of proposed Symposia is strongly encouraged, given that a Symposium is designed to be a focused session in which distinguished speakers present on a common theme, issue or question of particular relevance. It would usually consist of a chairperson briefly introducing the topic and providing an introduction to the session. This would usually be followed by at least 3 but no more than 6 individual speakers, and ending with concluding remarks by a discussant. Every effort should be made to ensure close interaction between the speakers and to provide new and non-overlapping presentations. There should be opportunity for the audience to ask questions and for an exchange of views. A symposium session will run for 90 – 120 minutes.

All Symposia submissions should include an overall abstract, as well as abstracts for each presentation. Abstracts should conform to the submission guidelines outlined in the section on General Guidelines for Abstract Submissions.

Notification of acceptance will be emailed to the individual submitting the overall symposium abstract.