WORLDSymposium will consider encore abstracts at the discretion of the Program Committee.

Definition of Encore Abstracts – Prior Publication: Results or studies that have been published or that will be accepted for publication elsewhere prior to the submission deadline of October 2, 2023 must be disclosed and the author should make clear what new information will be presented at WORLDSymposium. For purposes of this policy:

  • Material posted on a preprint server is NOT considered previously published.
  • Abstracts that have been accepted for presentation at other conferences are considered previously published, or encore abstracts.

The Program Committee reviews all submitted abstracts and determines whether an abstract will be accepted, and whether it is suitable for a platform (oral) or poster presentation. The Program Committee reserves the right to decline any submitted abstracts that lack scientific content or merit, or that merely announce the availability of a resource or service.