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Abstract Submission Information

You are invited to submit abstracts to the 9th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight (CWFHB) and the 4th Canadian Wheat Symposium (CWS). Participants can choose to submit an abstract for oral presentation consideration or for poster presentation. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Abstract Coordinators to ensure the abstracts are relevant to the meeting theme. Authors of abstracts selected for oral presentation will be contacted shortly after the submission deadline date of September 19, 2018 to inform them of the decision. All abstracts will be included in the final program which will also be available online after the conference. Abstracts are limited to 250 words within the “abstract text” section and must be submitted using the “Abstract Template”.  If you have more than one abstract, each one will need to be submitted separately.

Poster presenters must be registered, fully-paid conference delegates. First abstract is free. There is a fee of $25 for each additional abstract. Abstracts will not be accepted without full payment. Payment can be made on the registration site.

Abstracts must be provided to the Conference Organizer in electronic format no later than September 19, 2018. Send to

Physical poster specifications:
Posters must measure a maximum of 36 inches wide X 48 inches high (91 cm X 121 cm). Each will be mounted vertically and occupy one-third of one side of a freestanding poster display board. The poster board will accommodate pushpins and will be Velcro-receptive. Presenters will be responsible for supplying their own Velcro or pushpins for hanging their posters.

Poster content should include:
Title, author(s) name(s) and their affiliation(s). Letters should be in letters not less than 1 inch (2.54 cm) high and preferably 2 inches (5 cm) high.
b. Introduction, materials and methods, results, and discussion. Presenters should select a font and letter size to allow viewers to read the poster from a distance of 4 feet (1.2 meters) or more. (Note: A matte finish on the posters provides better visibility as it reduces glare).
c. Consider less rather than more words within your poster, and refrain from using very small font for your poster.
d. Posters will be on display during the conference and should carry your message without requiring any additional comment.
e. Material presented must be based on the abstract previously submitted and should be novel, not previously published material.

Poster setup
You are invited to setup your poster starting at 3:00 pm on Monday 19 November. Posters will remain on display for the entire length of the conference and must be taken down no later than 12:00 pm Thursday 22 November. Posters remaining on site will not be retained or returned.

Presenting authors are expected to be available near their poster to answer questions and engage in discussions. Poster session times can be found on the conference agenda. If your plans change and you cannot attend and/or will not be displaying your poster, kindly inform Katrina van Wyk at