Abstracts for posters should be sent to the Meeting Committee. The Meeting Committee will select a number of oral presentations from the abstracts in which a student is the first author. There is no charge for submitting an abstract.

Abstract Submission Policies
The Presenting Author’s name must be first on the abstract. All first authors must register, pay full registration fees and attend the meeting. There is a reduced registration fee for early registrants (see Registration webpage).

Submitting the Abstract
Abstract submissions will be accepted by e-mail to iszb2014@gmail.com . The Subject line of the e-mail message MUST be “Abstract for ISZB 2014” and the file name should state the first Author’s name.

The abstracts must use the following format in order to be reviewed. Use 8″ x 11″ sized paper, 1.5″ top and bottom margins, 1.5″ left and right margins, and 12 point Arial font at 1.5 line spacing. Abstract should be of maximum 300 words. No images or tables are allowed in the abstract. The Title should be bolded in ALL capital letters. All authors’ complete names and affiliations should be listed below the title.
The First Author must provide their email address below the affiliations for further correspondence.
The body of the abstract should concise and contain a Purpose and clearly stated Results and Conclusions

Student first authors should list “student” after their name to allow their abstracts to be eligible for the student symposium and for a competition for the Best Student Presentation award.


Abstract submissions will be accepted until July 1, 2014.

Eligible for abstract competition: only the abstract submitted by March 31.

Confirmation and Reviewing of Complete Abstract
The First Authors will be notified by e-mail to confirm their abstract submission.
All abstracts will be reviewed by the Meeting Committee under strict confidentiality.

First Authors will be notified beginning on May 1, 2014 whether their abstract was accepted and for what format (Poster and/or Oral Communication). Accepted abstracts will be used for an on-line Abstract Book.


Poster size

Posters should fit into 91” Wide x 44.5” Tall (2.30 x 1.10 m) boards.