INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING ABSTRACTS
Please follow the instructions carefully and include all requested information.
You may submit your abstract by visiting the Ex Ordo abstract submission system (you will be required to setup an account first). https://pathways2018.exordo.com
If you have trouble submitting your abstract via the website, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you.
Individual Abstracts – Deadline: July 16, 2017
In the abstract application system you should specify the title of your presentation, all authors, and their affiliations. Each abstract should provide a clear statement of the problem or objectives, give brief methods and substantive results, and end with a clear conclusion. All submissions must be in English.
Step 1): Create an account with Exordo by visiting: https://pathways2018.exordo.com
Step 2): Select the “Individual Abstract” option.
Step 3) Enter the title and abstract. The title must be ≤8 words and abstracts must be ≤350 words in order to submit. Abstracts that exceed the word limit can’t be submitted through the online submission system. Each abstract should include a clear statement of the problem or objectives, give brief methods and substantive results, and end with a clear conclusion. Do not use vague statements such as “results will be discussed.”
Step 4) Enter all authors and their affiliations. Designate “corresponding authors” and “presenting authors”
Step 5): Choose up to 3 themes that accurately categorize your abstract. These topics will be used to place your abstract in an appropriate session if your submission is not part of an organized session.
The Pathways Africa conference theme is “Living with Wildlife”. This theme will guide the development of our plenary and training program. We encourage presentations that fall within the Pathways Africa conference theme, but this is not a requirement. The conference organizers have drafted a list of potential key topics areas that we hope will inspire the conference program. Click Here to access the topics page.
These are potential areas for sessions, panels or individual presentations. These topics will be used to place your abstract in an appropriate session if your submission is not part of an organized session.
Step 7): If your abstract is selected you will be notified with an acceptance e-mail as soon as possible. Those who are selected to present will be required to submit their PowerPoint files no later than January 1, 2018. Instructions for PowerPoint submissions are found at the end of this document.
All presenters must register and pay for the conference and no later than October 15, 2017. Late cancellations prohibit others from presenting their findings, so please be considerate in making your decision to submit.
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION GUIDELINES
Those who are selected to present will be required to submit their PowerPoint files no later than January 1, 2018. We recommend uploading early. You will be able to make revisions to your presentation by logging into your online account up until January 1, 2018. Please do not send any presentations until after we have confirmed that your abstract has been accepted. Furthermore, please make sure to bring a backup copy of your presentation with you to to conference.
The conference language is English so all the abstracts and the individual abstracts are to be in English. In general, each presenter will be allotted 20 minutes (15 minutes to present and 5 minutes for questions). Some sessions may have additional discussion time available. If you are in an organized session and the session lead has given you different instructions then please follow those instead.