Submit the abstract

An opportunity to publish conference proceeding (abstract) in a SCOPUS Indexed Journal - The Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society (Supplementary Issues)

Author must submit abstract for poster presentation.

Author may submit up to 3 abstracts but present only 1 abstract (for example: 1 abstract as presenting author and 2 abstracts as author).

All abstracts must be prepared and presented in English only.

Abstract shall not be longer than 250 words and submit the abstract in Times New Roman font (size 12).

Abstract title must be less than 15 words and express the research essence or the case report.

First name, last name, institution, city and country of authors shall be stated clearly.

Abstract body shall not include any indication of the personal details of authors.

Abstract body shall not include any reference to commercial products or techniques unless necessary.

Avoid reference to institution names, locations, or funding sources in the abstract.

Abstract shall include specific sections according to the type of poster presentation (see below).

No tables, charts or graphics shall be included in the abstract.

The abstract has not been submitted and accepted at another national or international scientific meeting.

Submission date: Not later than 31st May 2018

21st Sept 2018

For each poster, the author will be provided with a 2.5m (height) x 1m (width) poster board area.

Poster size is A1: 2’ 7’’ (841mm) (height) x 1’ 9’’ (594mm) (width).

The Scientific Programme Committee will provide velcro tape during poster mounting session (will be notified at later date).

DO NOT use your own tape/adhesive material to mount your poster.

DO NOT write or paint on the poster boards.

DO NOT use nails, pushpins, screws, or any tools that will puncture the poster boards.

Check your Poster Presentation Number on the upper right corner of poster board. The Scientific Programme Committee will email this number to you after your registration and confirmation of payment.

Confirm your Abstract number and presentation time (1st Sept 2018) on the latest schedule in the website.

DO NOT remove the number sign, since others will need to use that information to find their poster location throughout the conference.

Abstract shall include specific sections according to the type of poster presentation (see below).

Presenters are REQUIRED to be at the poster board during presentation time. Coauthors and/or mentors may be available to assist in answering questions. However, they may not present the paper.

Presenters will be notified of the poster setup and poster removal time.

The time limit for each presentation is 10 minutes verbal presentation followed by a 5 minutes discussion. All presentations will be in English only.

Posters must remain on the board until the time specified.

The MAP committee will not be responsible for posters and materials left on poster boards after the last day of the conference.

The presentation must cover the same material as the abstract submitted. Use the following instructions to prepare the poster:


Poster Details – What to include

i. For Case Report category:
a. Introduction
b. Case Description
c. Discussion
d. Conclusion
e. Images
f. References (optional)
g. Acknowledgement/ Funding Sources (optional)

ii. For Original Study category:
a. Introduction
b. Aim/ Objectives
c. Materials & Methods
d. Results
e. Discussion
f. Conclusion
g. Images & Graphs
h. References (optional)
i. Acknowledgement/ Funding Sources (optional)

Abstract content/sections:


(Sample Abstract: Refer to Fig 1)

Abstract title must be less than 15 words. The initial letter of the title must be capitalized. It should express the research essence (concise summary) and should convince the reader that the topic is important, relevant, and innovative. It is not necessary to describe everything about the case in the title.

The case report abstract begins with a short introduction. It describes the context of the case and demonstrates its relevance or importance.

Case Description
Case report needs to represent treatment approaches to dealing with specific clinical problems in relation to management of prosthodontic patients. When reporting the case, comply the essential guidelines of medical/dental communication; describe in sequence the medical and/or dental history, physical examination, investigative study (studies), and the progress and outcome. Product trade names used in the case treatment must be accompanied by a generic term, and followed by the manufacturer in parentheses.

The principal objective of the discussion is to review why decision was made and summarize the lesson from the case. Clinical considerations should be included by a brief description of the clinical materials and techniques employed. Not uncommonly, reports from the literature, or their absence, are cited that either directly support or contradict the findings of the case. The best-case report abstracts are those that give a small number of learning points in clear and concise language.

Conclusion/clinical significance:
In a few sentences, the clinical importance and implications of the research or clinical technique should be discussed and included, and if applicable, its relevance to clinical dentistry.

The abstracts submitted must be written in appropriate English. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure this by either having sufficient English language skills or by obtaining the services of an English-as-second-language expert.


(Sample Abstract: Refer to Fig 2)

Abstract title must be less than 15 words. The initial letter of the title must be capitalized. It should express the research essence (concise summary) and should convince the reader that the topic is important, relevant, and innovative.

Aim or purpose
In one brief sentence, provide the rational for the investigation and/or the question to be answered.

Materials and methods
The experimental conditions should be reported briefly (i.e. age group, nature of the animals, gender, and approval from the Ethics Committee at the presenter’s institution). The clinical approach should be precise, and the period of time studied taken into account in the interpretation. The methods used should also be clearly indicated (i.e. image analysis, biochemical data, histological, immune-histological or molecular probes used for the data analysis, statistical significance).

The results should be stated clearly.

This is any conclusion(s) that can be drawn from the presentation and based on the objective of the study. This final statement is crucial because it supports the scientific value of the poster.

Abstract acceptance letters will be emailed to the presenter by the 1st July 2018. Presenter may be required to do minor adjustment or editing to suit the abstract format for this conference.

Abstract acceptance letters will be sent to the submitting author’s contact e-mail address he/she entered in the system.

Presenter shall register for the main conference upon acceptance of the abstract not later than 10 August 2018 in order for the abstract to be included in the final scientific program. The abstract should be available for viewing once they are in the conference website. The last date for registration for poster presenters at early-bird rate will be on 31st July 2018.

They will be awarded as e-certificate and will be sent to the author/s by email after successful presentation of the poster at the conference.


Awards are given to the 1st to 3rd place poster presentation of each category  (case report and original study) with the winners awarded certificates. Other presenters will receive e-certificate of participation.

    > Shiau Award (USD 500) on behalf of Prof Shiau – Best paper on Occlusion and Temporomandibular Disorders
    > Kim award (USD 250 x 2) for best poster presentation in two categories namely Original research and Case presentation.


Presenters will receive e-certificate of participation.