Question: How do I create an account on the ISPAH Congress website if I am an author and/or a reviewer?
Answer: Authors and reviewers need an account on our site to access the dashboard and take part in the abstract submission process for our congress. The first step is to go to the registration link in the SUBMIT HERE link on our website. After completing this self-registration process, you will be able to use your login details to access the Abstract Submissions portal and complete your submission(s).
Question: How do I specify the types of submission(s) (poster, oral, workshop, symposium, etc.) for my work?
Answer: Simply go to Abstracts/Submission form and select the type of presentation type that you would like to give. There is a tab that has a variety of options. Please note that the final presentation format for your work will be determined by the Scientific Committee for ISPAH 2021.
Question: When clicking “New Submission” I get the following message “Abstract submission for this event has past”. What can I do?
Answer: This simply means that the deadline for your event has past. If you have any questions, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question: The Scientific Committee has selected me as a Reviewer, how do I register?
Answer: We ask all reviewers (and authors) to self-register on the website with your contact details. Once logged in our team will upgrade your user role to allow access to the Reviewer portal.
Question: Will I receive an email after submitting my abstract or reviews?
Answer: Automated emails may be sent on abstract/symposia submission, abstract/symposia status changes, reviewer assignments, and review submissions. This system is designed to reduce the burden to authors and reviewers alike.
Question: What do I do if I cannot submit and abstract or review?
Answer: Please feel free to contact our team via email (email@example.com) or via phone (1-604-822-1337) prior to the respective submission deadline. To save on long-distance calls, we can also setup Skype video conferencing. Please email our team for further details.
Question: How many submissions can I make as a first author.
Answer: To allow as many people to present and attend as possible, the number of submissions by a presenting (first) author will be limited to a maximum of two (2) submissions for free communications (i.e., oral or poster presentations). Priority may be given to your first submission to ensure a diversity of presenters at the Congress. Please note, this is for presenting first authors only; there is no limit to the number of abstracts one can be an author on. First authors may also give keynote, symposia, and/or workshop presentations (schedule permitting).
Question: How are virtual presentations and in-person presentations abstracts dealt with?
Answer: All submissions are handled in the same manner. Upon acceptance of your submission, our team will contact you regarding whether or not you (and co-presenters if applicable) will be able to attend the Congress in person or virtually. The schedule will be designed to allow for considerable flexibility and for all to view the in-person and virtual presentations.