Abstracts and Posters



1. The Abstracts for Conferences, as well as for Posters or Oral Presentations, should be email to:


The deadline is the 1st March 2.019.

2. Use the following format for email subject heading: CONGRESS SECTION – Surname of first author.

The three sections are:

  • Diversity & Evolution (Use DIVERSITY)
  • Conservation & Ecology (Use CONSERVATION)
  • Horticulture & Biotechnology (Use HORTICULTURE)

An example email subject heading is: CONSERVATION – Flanagan

3. Out of the abstracts submitted by students for oral presentations, the Conference’s Scientific Committee will select 2 or 3 from each section. The other abstracts will be considered to be presented as posters.

4. Out of the selected Posters for exhibition, the Scientific Committee of the Conference will price the best 2 of each section.

5. The authors will be notified of the acceptance of their presentations and their format on May 1st, 2019, thus granting enough time to obtain the required financial support to attend the event.

Abstract Format & Style

  • The main text of the abstract should be between 250 – 300 words.
  • Use Times Roman font, 12-point type.
  • Use single-space throughout. Do not justify text (use ragged right).
  • First line: IN BOLD CAPITALS, indicate the relevant section for the presentation. And indicate the preferred mode of presentation : ORAL or POSTER
  • Second line: Title in bold lower case. Use sentence case (do not capitalize all words). Maximum 20 words. Do not use a full stop.
  • Third line: the author(s)’ name(s) in upper case. Underline the name of the author presenting the work. Use superscript numerals to indicate affiliations of each author. Use an asterix to indicate corresponding author. Do not mention grades, nor academic titles.
  • Fourth line: full address of the institution(s) to which authors are affiliated, in italic lower case
  • Fifth line: email address of corresponding author.
  • Main text: provide concise details of the background and objective(s) of the investigation, methods used, results and conclusions. Use a single paragraph. Do not present citations, nor footnotes. The abstract may be written in English or Spanish.
  • Standard scientific and nomenclatural rules should be followed.
  • Never use “will be discussed” or “will be presented.” An abstract is a summary of the talk itself, not a promise.
  • Abstracts not conforming to these guidelines are unacceptable.
  • The selected abstracts will be published in the ORQUIDEOLOGY JOURNAL in the 2nd semester of 2019.

Example abstract: