Submission Guidelines

- Abstracts must be submitted electronically via the online submission system by the given deadline of April 21, 2023. Abstracts received after this deadline or sent via e-mail will not be accepted.
- A maximum of one abstract can be submitted by a single individual.
- A preferred presentation mode should be selected during the submission from the following options:
- Once submitted, abstract edition is no longer possible in the system. If you need to introduce any changes to your abstract, please create a new abstract and report the previous abstract for removal to the email address:
- All abstracts will be reviewed on the basis of their scientific content and formatting. Accepted abstracts will be allocated to an oral or poster session, depending on the author's preference and the final meeting schedule.
- Accepted abstracts will be published on the EZM 2023 website in the Book of abstracts. Abstracts not suitable for display will be rejected.
- Please have your abstract checked for correct spelling, typography, punctuation, grammar and formal structure. The organiser reserves the right to edit abstracts if necessary.
- All presenting authors will receive an acceptance/rejection notification via e-mail.
- All presenting authors are required to register for the Meeting and pay the registration fee as a condition of presenting the paper.

Abstract Formatting

- All abstracts must be written in English.
- The abstract title is limited to 250 characters and must be submitted using the sentence case (e.g. Knockout of ush2a gene causes hearing impairment in Danio rerio)
- An abstract may have a maximum of 20 authors (including the presenting author).
- The maximum abstract length is 250 words; figures and tables may NOT be included.
- Do not include bibliography.
- Use sans-serif font, preferentially Verdana.

Poster formatting

- All posters must be prepared in English.
- All posters must be displayed in PORTRAIT (vertical) format.
- Poster boards will accommodate A0 size posters: height 1189 mm (46.8 inches), width 841 mm (33.1 inches). Please ensure that your display will fit within these parameters. You may choose to go for the smaller size, having regard to the poster legibility.
- Do not include bibliography.
- Use sans-serif font, preferentially Verdana.

Oral presentation guidelines

- Speakers and session chairs are kindly requested to keep the time of the presentations.
- Make sure to bring your presentation file written on a USB flash drive. All speakers are kindly requested to give their presentation file to the technicians in the Slide room (located on the ground floor) preferably a half day before the beginning of the corresponding session.
- Please prepare your presentation in .ppt, .pptx (Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003-2017 format) or pdf file.
- If you have a video in your presentation, please contact the technician in the lecture hall at latest in the break before your presentation (but preferably earlier) to test it in advance.
- Presentations will be removed from the presentation computer hard drive at the end of each session.
- You may use your own laptop but, for the sake of time, we recommend that you upload your presentations to the computer in the presentation room. 

Best oral presentation and best poster awards at the 12th European Zebrafish Meeting – terms and conditions

We are happy to announce the awards for best oral presentations and best posters at the 12th EZM in the following categories:
Best PhD student oral presentation
Best post-doc oral presentation
Best PhD student poster
Best Post-doc poster
Best Polish Zebrafish Society (PTZ) poster
Two awards will be granted in each category (the winner and the runner-up).
All oral presentations by PhD students (apart from flash talks) will be considered for Best PhD student oral presentation awards. All oral presentations by Post-docs (apart from flash talks) will be considered for Best Post-doc oral presentation awards.
As a poster presenter if you wish to be considered for the awards you must indicate this by placing a respective sticker on your poster wall. The stickers will be available at the 2nd floor of Auditorium Maximum near the poster rooms.
Candidates will be evaluated by an ad hoc panel of senior scientists appointed by the 12th EZM International Advisory Board. The evaluation list will be based on the originality and quality of the presented science. 

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