Abstract Submission


The abstract submission period has now ended. You may consult the finalized conference timetable by clicking here.


As there are usually many more abstracts submitted for oral presentations than available slots within the program, the Scientific Advisory Committee will select the most relevant abstracts to be presented orally at the Conference. This decision will be communicated as soon as possible and in any case before 10 July 2014. Those abstracts that have not been selected to be presented orally can be presented as virtual posters.

It is highly recommended that you read the following instructions before preparing your oral communication:

Each talk should be 15 minutes long. Use the available time in the proper way. It is recommended to use 12 minutes to expound and 3 minutes to discuss. Oral presentations timing will be listed in the Conference Program to let attendees select the talks they wish to attend. Consequently, session chairs will strictly enforce these time limits. The following points should be taken into consideration when preparing your oral presentation:

  • Ideally, use Microsoft PowerPoint to prepare your presentation. Please, inform the Organizers if you need any special software or equipment.
  • Try to keep the appearance of your slides simple and as consistent as possible, e.g. by using a recurring ‘style theme’.
  • Wording should be large and as legible as possible.
  • Consideration should be given to colour blindness when choosing colours for your presentation e.g. avoid use of red and green together on graphs.
  • Colours and background of slides have a large impact. White letters reversed out of a black background are far more effective than black letters on a white background. Likewise, the choice of colours should be considered e.g. yellow lettering on a blue background provides a good visual effect.
  • Simple and effective graphics will enhance the presentation. Information presented in the form of ‘pie charts’, bar charts or graphs is easier to relate and understand than lists of information.
  • Excessive use of animations (e.g. titles flying in from right & left) is not advised as these will probably distract the viewer and may detract from the content of the slide. If you wish to use these, please keep them as simple as possible.
  • Each slide should contain only the main points that need to be conveyed. Overcrowding of the slide with tiny text should be avoided particularly if it is only to be shown for a short space of time. These main points can be elaborated upon in the talk.
  • Where possible each slide should be restricted to one idea. A theme can always be enlarged with further slides, building from the original.
  • Handouts provided during the presentation are discouraged. It is both time-consuming & distracting to the audience.
  • Ensure that you are available at least 15 minutes before your session starts. Presenters are advised to load their presentations on the session laptops/computers at the Conference break before their session. Presenters should name their presentation file by their last name.

The Organizers will provide presenters with the usual visual equipment for this kind of presentations, which will include a laptop with Windows O.P. and a laser pointer. If you need another kind of visual equipment, please let us know. If a presenter plans to use his/her own laptop, they should notify the organizers in advance of the session to carefully check the full compatibility between author's own equipment and on-site display facilities to avoid any technical difficulties. You will be responsible for promptly connecting to the projector. The presentation timer will begin immediately after the introduction by the session chair, and there will not be time to reboot your computer. For this reason, you are strongly encouraged to test laptop connections to the projector. Anyway, technical support will be provided by the Organizers.


Registered virtual participants are entitled to:

Presentation of one virtual poster, which will be exhibited at the virtual participation online platform.

Authors can prepare these posters using Power-Point.



The presentation must be submitted as follows:

  • In powerpoint form (.ppt)
  • Horizontal set-up
  • 16:9 ratio
  • It can include from 1 to 3 pages (maximum possibility for up to 5 pages)

Files sent in another form, will not be accepted and will be returned for amendment.

A PowerPoint 16:9 ratio file is attached as a sample.

Presentations Submission Deadline: Friday,15.8.2014

Participants in the 4th ISFEV Conference will be invited to send articles for publication in a special issue of the Food and Environmental Virology Journal according to following time schedule:

Conference ends September 5th, 2014
Submission of articles October 30th, 2014
1st Review December 15th, 2014
Resubmission of revised manuscript January 10th, 2015
2nd Review January 15th, 2015
Final version of manuscript submitted January 25th, 2015
Paper Approved January 31st, 2015