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Submission Guidelines


Submission Deadlines (all deadlines 11:59pm CDT US):

  • Symposia and Invited Symposia Presentations – 31 May 2024
  • Free/Oral Communication Presentations – 31 May 2024
  • Poster Presentations – 31 May 2024

*The following guidelines address key factors that the Committee considers when reviewing abstracts. Attention to these details will assist the Committee in making their decision.

Congress presentation types:

Symposia Presentations - General

  • Symposia are 90 minutes in duration and typically include 3 – 4 presentations. Please plan your submission based on a 20-25 minute time frame depending on the total number of speakers in your symposium.
  • As part of the symposium abstract submission, the Symposium Coordinator should provide an overview of the symposium of approximately 350 words in the “Abstract Upload” section.
    • If you are submitting additional abstracts for individual presentations (up to 4 presenters) the coordinator should upload these abstracts in the “Additional Abstract Upload” section
  • You may include images and tables with your abstract, but they are not required.

Free/Oral Communication Presentations

  • Free/Oral Communication Presentations are approximately 10-12 minutes in duration.
  • Abstracts for each individual symposium presentation can be up to 350 words.
  • You may include images and tables with your abstract, but they are not required

General Guidelines

  • Abstracts must be in English.
  • The maximum number of words in the abstract body is 350 – upload pdf file
  • Generic drug names may be used, but commercial (product, brand) drug names are not allowed anywhere in the presentation.
  • Authors may edit and modify their abstracts until the abstract submission deadline.  However, no further edits or modifications will be permitted after the deadline.
  • We suggest the use of the following categories to structure your abstract
    • Objective
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion
  • Authors may select their presentation type preference, but the Scientific Committee will make the final decision after review.  The presentation types are as follows:
    • Symposia Presentations
    • Free/Oral Communication Presentations
    • Poster Presentations
  • Abstracts received after the above deadlines will not be considered for review. It is the author's responsibility to submit a correctly edited and accurate abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author.
  • Acknowledgement of the receipt of abstract submission will be sent to the Submitting Author's e-mail address.
  • Please contact the IPA office at for questions or concerns with submission.


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