Abstract Submission Guideline

Technical information

  • Abstracts must be written in English.
  • Maximum of three hundred (300) words.
  • Use Microsoft Word format: Arial; font size 11 or larger.
  • No PDFs. Abstracts must be formattable to be printed in the Abstract Book.
  • Use standard abbreviations. Any special or unusual abbreviations should be written, in brackets, after the full word is first used.
  • Abstracts should contain only text. No diagrams, figures, pictures, tables or charts should be included.
  • For reference, an abstract template in Word format can be downloaded here.

The abstract

  • State whether you prefer an oral or poster presentation. The Organising Committee has the option of altering the type of presentation.
  • The abstract must start with its presentation title and the full first and last name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s). Do not use initials for the first names. (Examples: Albert Smith instead of A. Smith; Catherine D. Jones instead of C. D. Jones; Tai-Man Chen instead of T.-M. Chen).
  • The lead author should be named first; with their full details (title, qualifications, organisational/academic affiliation, address and e-mail) supplied at the bottom of the abstract. All correspondence will be with the lead author. If the lead author will not be presenting, underline the author who will present OR if none of the authors are presenting, state the presenter’s name.
  • The above information is excluded from the 300 word limit.
  • The abstract should cover the following aspects:
    1. Purpose and/or relevance of the information to be presented
    2. A brief description of methods, if pertinent
    3. A summary of results
    4. Statement of conclusions reached
    5. A maximum of 5 keywords


  • The submission deadline is: 31 May 2021
  • Abstracts should be emailed to Chantal Gordon Gentil at chantalgg@intnet.mu
  • On the subject line state: ICRAV abstract – (lead author's name) – (full title of abstract)

For Young Scientist Awards (YSA) and/or Travel Grants (TG) applicant

  • The submission of YSA and TG application serve the same purpose as call-for-abstract. Applicants are not required to submit their abstract twice.
  • YSA and/or TG applicants should prepare their abstract(s) with the basis of the same formatting as mentioned above and sent (together with other required documents) to Chantal Gordon Gentil no later than 31 May 2021, except that the email subject line should instead state ICRAV YSA / TG / YSA and TG* – (lead author’s name)- (full title of abstract). [*delete as appropriate]
  • Abstracts of YSA and TG will also be considered by the scientific programme panel for oral or poster presentation in the 23rd ICRAV regardless of the application outcome.
  • Please refer to the Young Scientist Awards for further application details.


  • Receipt of abstract will be acknowledged soon after submission.
  • Abstracts will be reviewed between 1 – 30 June 2021.
  • Acceptance [or otherwise] of abstract will be advised by 1 July 2021.