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Important Information to read before submitting your abstract




  • All abstract submissions must include a declaration of interest this can be completed when abstract is submitted.

  • All podium presentations must show a slide declaring conflicts of interest immediately following the title slide. Failure to include a slide declaring conflicts of interest will result in cancellation of the presentation.  If your abstract is accepted this slide will be sent to you.

  • The abstract must not exceed 400 words (Introduction & aims  – maximum 50 words, Method – maximum 100 words Results – maximum 200 words Conclusions –maximum 50 words



  • Projection type: 16:9 Ratio

  • Computers will be provided running Powerpoint for PC / Keynote & Powerpoint for Mac.

  • Speakers Prep room will be available to upload presentations.



Presenter Guidelines (submitting an abstract you agree to the following)

  • AOA relies on speakers’ integrity to present oral and visual material of appropriate content.  Material presented in slides must conform to this code of respect.

  • AOA reserves the right to remove conference information and/or to prohibit a presenter from presenting at an AOA Event if the content of the presenter’s conference information does not adhere to these requirements.

  • AOA does not endorse the use of ‘humorous’ material involving nudity or sexist commentary, and warns speakers that slides with material deemed inappropriate will not be aired.



Conference app

  • All accepted abstracts will be uploaded onto the conference app for delegates.



Recording of Your Presentation

  • All successful abstracts will be audio recorded at the event (audio only – no visual recording) and matched up to your PowerPoint presentation for publishing on the AOA eProceedings library – a secure, password protected online archive featuring the scientific presentations aired at AOA meetings.

  • An electronic consent form will be emailed to all meeting presenters, prior to the eProceedings being launched, inviting presenters to opt-out for their presentation to be published on the AOA eProceedings library



2019 AOA Annual Scientific meeting is open for abstract submission and will close midnight 26 April 2019.    


All abstracts will be reviewed and notification of acceptance will be sent prior to 1 July 2019.