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11th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias

11th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias11-14 November 2018 | International Convention Centre Sydney | Australia

Late Breaking Abstract Submission Guidelines



Please note the submission rules before submitting an abstract:

  • Make sure your abstract follows the guidelines for Abstract content and format
  • Abstracts need to be submitted by the presenting author only via the online submission portal by the deadline of 30 August 2018 (23:59, AEST). Abstracts submitted by post, fax or email will not be considered.
  • The submitting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission. It is requested that the presenting author is also the submitting author.
  • Submission of an abstract automatically implies acknowledgement of the submitting author that the work described was conducted in accordance with current ethical standards and regulations in medical research.
  • Abstracts should be submitted and presented in English.
  • Changes to an abstract will not be permitted once the submission deadline has passed. 
  • Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee. Abstracts which include ethical concerns, do not meet scientific standards or include work not sufficiently relevant for FTD can be rejected. Notification regarding abstract acceptance and scheduling will be sent to the submitting author by email.
  • All abstracts accepted for presentation will be published via the Conference website and Conference App.
  • A minimum of one-day meeting registration is required for the presenting author. Please note that the presenting author is not automatically registered by submitting an abstract.

Non-registered authors will not be permitted to present their work at the conference. Only accepted abstracts with a presenting author registered with will be included for publication.

Content and Format

  • A late breaking abstract needs to contain novel ground breaking and/or practice changing data that were not yet known, or fully available, at the regular abstract submission deadline. Examples of suitable abstracts might include novel disease genes, proteins and biomarkers, new FTD pathomechanisms with therapeutic implications, and early clinical trials with novel proof-of principle data.
  • Late breaking abstracts will be evaluated by the Local Organising Committee and the Scientific Program Committee. Successful applicants will be selected for an oral presentation at the Breaking News/Hot Topic Session.
  • Abstracts must be allocated to a specific category. Please select the category from the list below that best matches the focus of your study. This will be used to organise the abstracts for the purpose of review and presentation. However, the reviewers may assign the abstract to a different category that they feel is more appropriate.
    • Bioinformatics
    • Blood and imaging biomarkers
    • Caregiver
    • CBS, PSP, MND
    • Disease modulation
    • Genetics
    • Mechanisms of cell death
    • Neuropathology 
    • Progressive aphasias
    • Social cognition and behaviour
    • Treatment (pharmacological / non-pharmacological)
  • The abstract text must not contain more than 1800 characters without spaces (~ 300 words) and should be a single paragraph without section headings.
  • No tables or images are allowed in the abstract.
  • If references are essential, they should be within the text using the format: (Murphy et al. BJU Int 2005; 95 27-30).
  • Required authors’ details: 
    • First and presenting author: name (last name and first initial), affiliation details (organisation/institution, suburb/city, state and country) - Details such as email and postal address will be requested in the abstract portal
      IMPORTANT NOTE: The submitting author must be the presenting author.
    • Co-authors: name (last name and first initial), affiliation details (organisation/institution, suburb/city, state and country)
  • Types of presentations: Late Breaking/ Hot Topic abstracts will be oral presentations and be presented on Wednesday 14 November in the final afternoon session.
  • The abstract recommended template can be downloaded here to be used as a guide. If you are unsure about the layout of your abstract, please contact the ICFTD secretariat. 
    Submitted abstracts can be edited any time prior to submission deadline on Thursday 30 August 2018.
The deadline for abstract submisson has now passed, any abstract re-submission is not permitted.