EUROPEAN 
ASSOCIATION OF
FISH PATHOLOGISTS

EAFP 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, IRELAND, 10TH - 14TH SEPTEMBER, 2001

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10th EAFP Conference
76a Upper George's Street
Dun Laoghaire
Co. Dublin
Ireland

Tel: +353-1-230 2591
Fax: +353-1-230 2594
Email: harriet.duffin@eventplus.ie 

Dr. Maura Hiney
EAFP Meeting Secretary
Office of the Dean of Research
National University of Ireland, Galway
Galway City
Ireland

Tel: +353-91-524411 Ext. 3124
Fax: +353-91-570591
Email: maura.hiney@nuigalway.ie

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GENERAL INFORMATION
THE VENUE
 
The conference will be held at Trinity College, the oldest University in Ireland and one of the oldest in the British Isles. Trinity College is situated in the heart of Dublin, adjacent to shopping precincts, museums, theatres and Temple Bar, the hub of Dublin's pub and nightlife.
The Conference will begin with registration and a Welcome Reception in the Dining Hall on Sunday evening, September 9th. From Monday 10th to Thursday 13th September there will a full scientific programme of oral presentations, dedicated poster sessions, workshops and roundtables.
The official language of the conference is English. On the final day (Friday, 14th September) there will be an opportunity to visit the Research Vessel of the Marine Institute moored in a seaport on the east coast, followed by a scenic drive to an historic site.
In addition to the scientific programme the Local Organisers have put together an extensive social programme both for delegates and accompanying persons. We look forward to meeting you at the conference and we are certain that you will enjoy Dublin for its unique friendly atmosphere and informal pace of life.

DUBLIN
 
Dublin, the capital city of Ireland, derives its name from the Gaelic Dubhlinn meaning Dark Pool. It is situated on the banks of the River Liffey and has a population of approximately one million people. Its character has been moulded by its Danish, Norman and English antecedents and refined by the Georgian period when a series of great public buildings and squares were created.
Among its most notable buildings is Trinity College, which was founded in 1591 and is situated right in the center of the city adjacent to all the main shopping areas. It has a library of over a million books, the most outstanding of these being the 9th C version of the Gospels – The Book of Kells. St. Patrick's Cathedral, established in 1190 is a magnificent building and Christ Church, build on one of the most impressive cathedral sites in Europe, has a 12th Century foundation. 
The old Bank of Ireland building, the National Gallery and Leinster House, now the Parliamentary Building, are also of interest to the visitor and are all within easy walking distance of Trinity College.
Today Dublin is a busy cosmopolitan city of fine Georgian buildings, excellent shops, hotels and restaurants. It has four major theatres, including the world famous Abbey Theatre, concert facilities, museums, art galleries and cinemas. There is also an extensive range of nightclubs, discos and pubs, many of which offer live traditional music. Sporting facilities abound and there are 27 golf courses and 2 racecourses within the city environs. Dublin offers a comprehensive range of shopping facilities varying from large department stores to small designer boutiques, handcrafts and antique shops. Many of these are in nearby Grafton Street, St. Stephen's Green and Powerscourt Shopping Centers.

GETTING TO DUBLIN
 
By Air:
Dublin Airport is situated about eight miles from the city center and is serviced by many International airlines. There is an express coach service to the Central Bus Station (Bus Arás) that leaves every half hour and costs approx. IR£ 2.50. Alternatively a taxi direct from the airport to a city center hotel will cost between IR£12-15.00 depending on hotel location.
By Sea:
For those traveling from the UK and Europe who wish to bring their cars there are a number of
companies operating ferry services from the UK to Dublin ports (e.g. Stenna Line, Sealink). Information on sailings and costs should be obtained from your travel agent or the ferry operators.

SOCIAL PROGRAMME AND STUDY VISITS
 
  • The social programme kicks off with a Welcome Reception in the Dining Hall of Trinity College on Sunday evening, September 9th.
  • On Monday evening, September 10th there will be a Civic Reception in the State Apartments at Dublin Castle.
  • On Thursday, September 13th the scientific part of the programme will close with the Conference Banquet in the Round Room of the Mansion House, the current residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin. The main dining area gets its name from the massive domed ceiling and of course the rotund shape of the room itself. During the Banquet prizes will be awarded for the three best posters.
The Study Visits and Banquet are optional activities and are not covered by the registration fee. The costs of participation in the banquet and the study visits are given below in the payment table and on the Registration Form.

 

There are two optional Study visits on Friday, 14th September.
  • The first takes delegates along the North Coast of Dublin Bay to the Summit of the Hill of Howth, which offers a panoramic view of Dublin. Later a visit will be made to Malahide Castle. The property was granted to Robert Talbot in the 12th C. and occupied by his descendants until 1976. Visitors will have an opportunity to view the only surviving medieval great hall hung with an impressive collection of family portraits.
  • The second optional Study Visit travels south to Enniskerry in Co. Wicklow to Powerscourt Estate, famed for its glorious formal Italian and Japanese Gardens. Powerscourt is a magnificent example of an aristocratic garden laid out with taste, knowledge and imagination. It is probably the last garden of its size and quality ever to have been created.
INAUGURAL EAFP GOLD TOURNAMENT
Watch this space for details of the Finbarr King-Mad Trophy golf challenge. 

PROGRAMME FOR ACCOMPANYING PERSONS (OPTIONAL TOURS)
 
Optional daytime excursions are being offered on Monday-Thursday for accompanying persons. There are both half-day (2.5-3.5 hours) and full-day (6.5-8 hours) tours on offer. Some tours have a minimum participation requirement of 25 people.

 
DATE TOUR NO.  TIME TITLE AND DESCRIPTION PRICE (IR£)
10.09.01
10:00-12:30
Walking Tour of Dublin
A flavour of historical and contemporary Dublin through its built environment. Traces the cities development from the 9th C. Viking trading post to medieval capital of English occupation in Ireland. By the 18th C Dublin was second city of the British Empire, entering its golden age architecturally and many Georgian buildings remain intact. 
 16.00
11.09.01
2
13:00-16:00
Dublin City Tour
Covering the main points of interest in Dublin, this tour orientates visitors to the geography of the city. Includes visits to St. Patrick's Cathedral (f. 1106) where Jonathan Swift was Dean. Also includes a visit to the Old Jameson Distillery.
32.00
12.09.01
3
10:00-17:00
Powerscourt Estate and Glendalough
Full-day excursion traveling south through the Wicklow mountains to the monastic site of Glendalough, famous for its wild beauty and historical and archaeological interest. Here in the 6th C St. Kevin founded a monastery and from this grew a monastic city whose fame as a center of learning spread throughout Europe. This tour will include a visit to the famous Powerscourt Estate formal Italian and Japanese gardens. There will be time for shopping and lunch will be included.
50.00
12.09.01
 4
09:30-17:00
Newgrange and the Boyne Valley
A visit to Newgrange, one of the most spectacular pre-historic sites in Europe, situated in the beautiful Boyne Valley is a must. The enormous stone age cemetery dates back to 2500 BC. Older than the Pyramids and more mysterious than Stonehenge, Newgrange is believed to have been a prehistoric astronomical site. Following lunch, there will be a visit to the nearby monastic site at Monasterboice (f. 5th C). which contains a 5.4 m High Cross and Round Tower.
45.00
13.09.00
 5
10:00-16:30
National Stud and Japanese Gardens
This tour introduces the visitor to the Irish National Stud (f. 1945) where many famous Irish racehorses have been bred. Following lunch there will be a delightful walk around the beautiful Japanese Gardens, which echo your path through life. Devised by W. Hall-Walker and landscaped by Tasa Eida between 1906-1910. 
48.00
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ACCOMMODATION
Trinity College offers accommodation in a number of different categories, although the availability of these will be on a first-come basis and a specific category CANNOT be guaranteed. Because of this all rooms in Trinity College have been costed at an ‘average price’. Please note that guest parking in Trinity College is extremely limited and that you might have to make alternative parking arrangements should you bring your car. Consult Event Plus about this at the time of booking.
In addition, a number of rooms have been reserved at hotels within walking distance (5-10 min) of the Conference venue.
Please complete the Hotel Reservation section of your Registration Form and send it to Event Plus, together with the specified deposit, before 30th June, 2001. A larger deposit will be required after that date.
All requests for hotel accommodation will be processed in the order in which they are received. A large participation is expected at the 10th EAFP Conference. In addition, September is a busy tourist month in Dublin. Therefore, you are strongly advised to make your travel and accommodation arrangements early.
 
Hotel
 Description
Room Type
Daily Rate
(IR£)
Bushwells Small newly refurbished 3 star hotel, 2 min walk from Trinity College. Very convenient for all city center attractions. All rooms ensuite. Single
Double
105.00
155.00
Bewleys Medium sized 3 star hotel, situated in the famous Temple Bar district in the heart of the city center, 3 min walk from Trinity College. All rooms ensuite. Single
Double
Twin
95.00
118.00
118.00
Mercers Hotel Small 4 star hotel within 7 min walk of Trinity College. Provides secure 24 h car parking for patrons. All rooms ensuite. Single
Double
95.00
115.00
Temple Bar Small 3 star hotel, situated in the famous Temple Bar district in the heart of the city center, 5 min walk from Trinity College. All rooms ensuite. Single
Double
90.00
110.00
Mercers Court Affordable 2 star accommodation in the heart of Dublin, 10 min walk from Trinity College.  Single 45.00
Trinity College Student accommodation within the grounds of Trinity College. Most rooms share toilet facilities with 3 other rooms. A limited number of ensuite rooms will be assigned on an availability basis, which cannot be guaranteed in advance. Std. single
Sup. single
Ens. single
Ens. double
42.00
42.00
42.00
42.00

Std.= standard; Sup.= superior, Ens.= ensuite

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION
REGISTRATION
 
To register for the conference, with or without a presentation, please fill in the Registration Form and send it to the appointed Conference Agent, Event Plus.
As EAFP members benefit from a reduced registration fee, it is essential to indicate whether you are an EAFP member and quote your membership number on the form. If you don't know your membership number contact your Branch Officer.
There are also reduced fees for EAFP student members and non EAFP students, therefore official confirmation of student status will be required. EAFP students must have been EAFP members in 2000 as well as 2001 to qualify for the reduced EAFP student member registration.
The registration fees, as well as fees for the study visit and the banquet, are listed in the table below. Items included in the registration fee are admission to all scientific sessions, all conference material, morning and afternoon coffee (but not lunch), an invitation to the Welcome Reception on Sunday 9th September and the Civic reception on Monday 10th September. For accompanying persons the registration fee includes admission to the Welcome Reception and Civic Reception.
All rates for this conference are given in Irish punts (IR£) although Euros, at the rate current at the time of payment, will also be accepted.
 
Category of Delegate
Early registration - IR£*
(before 30th June, 2000)
Late Registration - IR£
(after 30th June, 2000)
EAFP Member
350
450
Non-member
400
500
EAFP Student Member
250
350
Non-member Student
300
400
Accompanying Person
50
Banquet
60 (including wine)
Study Visit
40
*All rates for this conference are given in Irish Punts (IR£).

Send your completed Registration Form with full payment to:

Event Plus Ltd.
10th EAFP Conference
76a Upper George's Street
Dun Laoghaire
Co. Dublin
Ireland
Tel: +353-1-230 2591
Fax: +353-1-230 2594
Email: harriet.duffin@eventplus.ie
DO NOT send any Registration Forms or MONEY to the Meeting Secretary!


PAYMENT OF REGISTRATION FEES, ACCOMMODATION AND TOURS
 
Please make all payments to the order of EVENT PLUS (see address above or on Registration Form). Payments may be make by credit card (VISA, ACCESS, American Express) or you may also pay by bank draft, drawn in IR£. Please ensure that you indicate the title of the Conference and your name on all transactions. Upon receipt of completed Registration Forms and the appropriate fee, each participant will receive confirmation of registration, a receipt for the payment made and a note of any amount still outstanding. This document will also contain a personal registration number that should be quoted on all further correspondence with Event Plus.

CANCELLATION
 
In the event of cancellation, an eighty per cent refund of registration fees will be allowed, provided that notice of cancellation is received in writing by Event Plus before 15th August, 2001. After this date, no refund will be allowed. Refunds will not be made until after the conference. In the case of accommodation payments, an eighty per cent refund will be made for cancellations notified in writing to Event Plus before 1st August, 2001. After this date no refund will be allowed. Substitution of alternative delegates will be considered in some circumstances. 
The conference accounts will close by 15th December 2001. Refunds claimed after that date will not be considered.

INSURANCE
 
Delegates are advised to take out Travel Insurance to cover medical expenses, accidents, loss etc. The Conference Organisers can accept no responsibility.

CURRENCY AND BANKING FACILITIES
 
The monetary unit is the Irish Punt (IR£). Money may be changed in all banks and most major hotels. There are branches of all the major Irish Banks and ATMs within 5 min walk of Trinity College. Travelers cheques are accepted, as are leading credit cards, at most hotels, restaurants, car rental agencies and retail stores. A Bureau de Change facility is available in Trinity College.

PASSPORTS AND VISAS
 
All overseas delegates require passports or identification documents at point of entry. Non-EU nationals may require visas. Information on exact requirements should be obtained from your local Irish Embassy, tourist board offices or travel agencies. In cases where visas are necessary applicants should apply to:

 

The Consular Office
Department of Foreign Affairs
72-76 St. Stephen's Green
Dublin 2
Tel: +353-1-678 0722, Fax: +353-1-668 6518
The following information should be given in the application: Full Name, Date and Place of Birth; Passport Number and Date of Issue; Dates of arrival in and departure from Ireland.

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SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME
ORAL AND POSTER SESSIONS
 
The main means of communication at the 10th International conference of the EAFP will be the poster, which will be facilitated by dedicated poster sessions each day that do not overlap with other activities.
The structured format implemented in 1995, of oral sessions on selected topics introduced by expert keynote speakers, has been retained for the 10th International Conference (see Table below). Only submissions which fit into one of the pre-selected topics can be considered for oral presentation. 

 

No such restriction applies to poster presentations. Submissions offered for oral presentation will, for the first time, be subject to peer review and selection. Submissions not selected for oral presentation will automatically be included in a suitable poster session.
The Conference Centre can accommodate smaller meetings of EU project partners and we encourage members to avail of this facility.
TABLE OF TOPICS FOR ORAL SESSIONS
SESSION #
SESSION THEME

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

1
Shellfish pathology and immunology Dr. Franck Berthe, France
2
Diseases of Crustaceans Dr. Barry Hill, England
3
Pathology of disease in fish .
4
Diseases of warm water fish .
5
Diseases of ornamental fish Dr. Markus Biffar, Germany
6
Diseases of cold water fin fish Dr. Ellen Ariel & Dr. Niels Jřrgen, Denmark
7
Diseases of flat fish Prof. Máire Mulcahy, Ireland
8
Interactions between cultured and wild fish species Dr. Kevin Amos, USA and Dr. Gilles Olivier, Canada
9
Immunology and immunogenetics of fish Dr. Chris Secombes, Scotand
10
Prophylaxis and therapy to control infections of fish diseases Dr. Miriam Algöet and Dr. David Alderman (England
12
Environmental influences on fish and shellfish health Dr. Thomas Wahli, Switzerland
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULL PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

You may now download an overview of the day-by-day conference schedule in Microsoft Word 5.0 or PDF

A detailed programme of oral and poster presentations is also poster here:

Oral Session programme Microsoft Word 5.0 PDF
Poster Session programme Microsoft Word 5.0 PDF

ROUNDTABLES AND WORKSHOPS
 
There will be a number of workshops on subjects of broad interest to fish and shellfish pathologists, as well as roundtable discussions on more specific topics. 

An overview of the workshop and roundtable programme may be downloaded in Microsoft Word 5.0 or PDF

W1- DETECTION AND TYPING OF FISH VIRUSES

The continuous appearance of new virus isolations from aquacultured fish makes it important to have efficient and reliable methods available not only for identification of these viruses but also for further typing in order to allow epidemiological analysis. This workshop aims at presentation and discussion of recent immunological and genetic assays for detection and typing of fish-pathogenic viruses. Anyone who wishes to present recent findings are asked to submit a short abstract (less than 100 words) to the organiser by mail, e-mail or fax before August 15. For more information contact Dr. Niels Lorenzen (nl@svs.dk) or Katja Einer-Jensen (kej@svs.dk)

 

W2 -BREEDING FOR GENETIC DISEASE RESISTANCE

In several teleost species, heritable resistance has been demonstrated to bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases. This allows for selective breeding as a long-term disease control strategy in aquaculture. An overview of research relating to the heritability of disease resistance and results of efforts to find molecular genetic markers associated with increased resistance to specific diseases will be presented. The aim of this workshop is to disseminate knowledge of and to create an arena for discussion of the pros and cons of this approach to reduce disease problems in fish. For more information contact Dr. Paul Midtlyng (paul.midtlyng@veso.no) or Dr. Arne Storset  (arne.storset@aquagen.no).

Download the agenda for this workshop in Microsoft Word 5.0 or PDF

W3 - HISTOPATHOLOGY WORKSHOP

The ever popular Histology workshop will take place on Wednesday 12th September. As usual, participation in this workshop will be limited to no more than 30 EAFP members. This workshop is now full.

R1 - AMOEBIC GILL DISEASE

The main objective of the roundtable discussion is to highlight the similarities and differences in AGD outbreaks around the world (related to geographic location and species-specificity of host and pathogen) and discuss control and treatment options for this disease. We would also like to establish international links between research centres working on AGD and explore potential collaboration. For more information contact Dr. Barbara Nowak (b.nowak@utas.edu.au)

R2 - ETHICS AND WELFARE IN FISH FARMING

The rapid growth and intensification of the fish farming industry represents great challenges to all involved in fish health work. The health status of individual fish is easily overlooked and several husbandry diseases are occurring with increasing frequency. It is of great importance to address these facts seriously and correct the management practices in order to reduce the problems. This round-table conference will focus on animal welfare aspects of fish under different modern farming practices. For more information contact Dr. Trygve Poppe (trygve.poppe@veths.no)

 

R3 - POST MALACHITE GREEN: ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES FOR FUNGAL INFECTIONS AND WHITE SPOT DISEASE

Malachite green has been used for decades in fish farming to treat fish and eggs against Saprolegnia infections and fish juveniles against protozoan Ichthyophthirius multifiliis. With the advent of EC directive 2377/90 malachite green will become unavailable. Alternative chemicals have been tested in many countries with varying success, and problems as well as losses of fish and eggs has been reported. Practical guidelines for aquaculture are still lacking.The purpose of this round table is to gather together experts in this field in order to share experiences and results, and to increase collaboration and joint studies. For more information contract Dr. Ritta Rahkonen (riitta.rahkonen@rktl.fi)

Download the agenda for this roundtable in Microsoft Word 5.0 or PDF

R4- GRAM POSITIVE INFECTIONS OF FISH
(Informat session)

It is hoped to have an informal roundtable on the emergence of gram-positive bacteria as pathogens of fish. Anyone interested in contributing to this discussion may contact Dr. David Alderman (d.j.alderman|@cefas.co.uk) or Dr. Andrew Barnes (abarnes@aeromonas.demon.co.uk)

W4- CONSTRAINTS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW SPECIES IN AQUACULTURE

The aim of this workshop, is to explore how current disease legislation contrasts with the application of disease treatment, through a range of aquaculture species and how it is affecting future aquaculture development of current and novel species. The goal is to stimulate debate on how scientists, legislators and fish-farmers could look forward on how to effectively control and manage diseases, while also developing new species for aquaculture, in a flexible and positive environment, that will encourage and not hinder aquaculture development. Further details may be obrained from Diarmud Mulcahy (DMUL@eircom.net)

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CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS

ORAL SUBMISSIONS
 
Contributions that fit into one of the pre-selected topics (See Table of Topics in Scientific Programme) may be submitted for oral presentation. These pre-selected topics have been identified by EAFP members and will be introduced by invited keynote speakers.
For the first time, in 2001, all contributions submitted for oral presentation will be peer reviewed by an expert panel. Those submissions not selected for oral presentation will be placed in a suitable poster session. Please indicate at the time of submission, on your Abstract Submission Form, whether – in the case of your submission not being selected - you are willing to present your abstract as a poster.
Please indicate at the time of submission, on your Abstract Submission Form, the oral session (#1-12) in which you wish to present your paper (refer to Table of Topics). Papers that do not address one of the pre-selected topics WILL NOT be accepted for consideration as oral presentations.
Each oral presentation will be allotted 15 min. The actual talk should be no longer than 12 min to allow time for questions, discussion and changeover to the next speaker.

CONGRESS AUDIOVISUAL FACILITIES
 
A full range of audio-visual facilities will be available at the conference (overhead and slide projectors, data projectors). A slide preparation room will be available and speakers should present their slides to the technicians there at least half-a-day before they are due to speak.  For delegates giving PowerPoint presentations please bring your presentation on a floppy disc or ZIP disc and check that your presentation is compatible with the conference computer well in advance of your presentation.

POSTER SUBMISSION
 
The main form of scientific communication will be the poster, and dedicated time, not overlapping with oral sessions or workshops, has been created in the programme for poster sessions.
Poster contributions are not confined to the pre-selected topics but those that correspond to oral sessions will be cross-referenced in the proceedings. Therefore, please indicate on your Abstract Submission Form, at the time of submission, any session (#1-12) to which your poster corresponds. 
Remember, however, that ANY topic on fish and shellfish diseases is welcome.
There is no limit to the number of posters that will be accepted from a single author/group. Posters will be grouped, where possible, according to subject. Please note that prizes for the best three posters – as judged by their succinctness and clarity, conciseness and general ‘appeal’ – will be awarded during the banquet. As poster boards will NOT EXCEED 1 m X 1 m size, posters should be prepared to fit this size, in a ‘portrait’ format.

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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
PREPARING YOUR ABSTRACT
 
The abstract is a short description of your work and should contain all the elements necessary to define your aims and results to the reader. Abstracts must be based on results that have not been presented or published previously. Abstracts should contain the indicated key points.

If you and your colleagues are submitting several abstracts for consideration as oral presentations, be certain that each abstract will stand up on its own merits. Abstracts that vary only in the smallest details will not be considered.

  • Key Points:
  • - Background: the problem under investigation or a hypothesis
  • - Methods: the experimental methods or protocols used to accomplish the research
  • - Results: the key points derived from the experiment. Data should be summarized and – particularly in the case of abstracts being submitted for oral presentation - enough presented to allow the reviewers to judge the content.
  • - Conclusions: a summary of your findings that are supported by the data presented.

FORMAT OF ABSTRACTS
 
The abstract, including the title and references, cannot exceed ONE A4 page in length. Lines should be single-spaced and the text done in Times, in font size 12. Each abstract should have the following elements (please adhere to the recommended layout)

LAYOUT

  • Title: the title should clearly identify the contents of the abstract. CAPITALIZE all letters in the title and italicize scientific names. The title should be in bold face. Leave a double space between the title and the authors list
  • Authors: The author's names should use the first initials and full last name. Indicate the presenting author with an asterisk. All authors’ names should be written in upper and lower case, not all capitals, and should be in bold face (e.g. J.M. Brown*, P.J. Smith and R.B. Jones). Leave a double space between the authors list and affiliations.
  • Affiliations: All affiliations should follow the order of author names. Use only Institution (omit department, division, branch, street address etc.), followed by city, state and country. Affiliations should be written in upper and loser case, not all capitals, and should be in italics, plain text (e.g. Institute of Marine Biology, Galway City, Ireland). Leave a double space between the affiliation list and the body of the abstract.
  • Abstract text: The text of each abstract should be in Times, plain text, font size 12, single spaced. The text should contain no more that 350 words. Insert sub or superscripts, italics or other required symbols as necessary. Tables and figures, if used, should be as simple as possible as they may be reduced in size. Leave a double space between the text and the reference list (if used).
  • References: References should be in Times, plain text, font size 10, single spaced. Journal titles should be abbreviated and placed in italics.

SUBMITTING YOUR ABSTRACT
 
Abstracts should be submitted to the Meeting Secretary before the deadline of 20th April 2001 (this is particularly critical for oral submissions) accompanied by an Abstract Submission Form. Abstracts received by the deadline will receive a notice of acceptance (or transformation of a paper into a poster notification) within 6 weeks of that date.
All abstracts have to be received by the Meeting Secretary before the final programme can be compiled. 
Only if submitters comply with the deadline of 20th April 2001 will we be able to view all submissions, decide on the final programme and notify you in time to benefit from the early registration fee (deadline 30th June, 2001).
Abstracts may be submitted electronically or as hard copy (see instructions below). FAX copies of abstracts will NOT be accepted. All abstracts must be accompanied by an Abstract Submission Form (one for each abstract).

Abstracts must reach the MEETING SECRETARY by the closing date of 20th April 2001. Send to:
Dr. Maura Hiney
EAFP Meeting Secretary
Office of the Dean of Research
National University of Ireland, Galway
Galway City
Ireland

E-mail: maura.hiney@nuigalway.ie
Phone: +353 91 524411 ext. 3124
Fax: +353 91 750591
 

ELECTRONIC (E-MAIL) SUBMISSION
 
This is the preferred mode of submission and we encourage delegates to use it. Please follow the instructions when submitting your abstract via e-mail. Electronic submissions must be received by the deadline of 20th April 2001. Floppy discs will not be accepted!
What your e-mail message should contain

In the body of your e-mail message please indicate the following:

  • number of abstracts being submitted with at message
  • title of the abstract (s) and file name (s) of abstract (s) sent as attachments. Please DO NOT call your abstract EAFP…! Use the surname of the 1st author in the author list as your file name (e.g. Brown.doc, Alveriz.doc etc.)
  • whether the abstract (s) is being submitted for oral or poster presentation

  • full name and address of submitting author (including telephone and fax number)
Attachments
  • Abstracts formatted in Word for Windows v5.0 or v6.0, Word Perfect v5.0 or v5.1, and Word v5.0 or v6.0 (Macintosh) can be accepted as e-mail attachments.
  • When naming your attachment please DO NOT call it EAFP…! Use the surname of the 1st author in the author list as your file name (e.g. Brown.doc, Alveriz.doc etc.).
  • Please check your file for viruses, using the most current virus-checker, before sending it to the Meeting Secretary as an attachment!
  • Accompanying Abstract Submission Form
    • An Abstract Submission Form must be completed for every abstract submitted electronically.
    • The Abstract Submission Form must be received by the Meeting Secretary at the address below, within one week of the submission deadline of 20th April 2001, and may be posted or faxed.
    • Please tick the ‘electronic submission’ box on the Abstract Submission Form, and state the date on which the abstract was sent and the title of the attachment file (electronic submissions are bound by the deadline).
    • If you are submitting your abstract for consideration as an oral presentation please indicate your willingness to have it converted to a poster, should the reviewers not select it for oral presentation.
    • Complete all sections of the Abstract Submission Form and sign it, before sending it to the Meeting Secretary at the address below.

    HARD COPY SUBMISSION
     
    If you wish to submit a hard copy of your abstract, please pay particular attention to the recommendations for layout given in the previous section. Print two copies of your abstract on good quality WHITE A4 paper.
    • Two copies of your abstract, plus a completed Abstract Submission Form, must reach the Meeting Secretary by the deadline of 20th April 2001.
    • If you are submitting your abstract for consideration as an oral presentation please indicate your willingness to have it converted to a poster, should the reviewers not select it for oral presentation.
    • Complete all sections of the Abstract Submission Form and sign it, before sending it to the Meeting Secretary at the address below.
    ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED BY FAX WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

    WHERE TO SEND STUFF
     

    Abstracts and Abstract Submission Forms
    Dr. Maura Hiney
    EAFP Meeting Secretary
    Office of the Dean of Research
    National University of Ireland, Galway
    Galway City
    Ireland

    Tel: +353-91-524411 ext. 3124
    Fax: +353-91-750591
    Email: maura.hiney@nuigalway.ie

    Registration Forms and Fees, Accommodation and Social Programme Bookings and Fees
    Event Plus
    10th EAFP International Conference
    76a Upper George's Street
    Dun Laoghaire
    Co. Dublin
    Ireland

    Tel: +353-1-230 2591
    Fax: +353-1-230 2594
    Email: harriet.duffin@eventplus.ie


    DEADLINES
    Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts
    Early Registration 
    Final Accommodation Payment
    20th April, 2001
    30th June 2001
    12th August, 2001

    Last updated: 21th December 2000


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