How the FIP Abstract Mentoring Programme works

FIP has implemented an Abstract Mentoring Programme: an extra support for authors with limited or no experience of submitting an abstract for a scientific congress.

The goal of the mentoring programme is to help authors present their material clearly and concisely, before their abstracts are submitted for the formal abstract review process.

Because abstracts must be in English the programme may be particularly helpful for those whose first language is not English.

What mentors and mentees can expect

Abstract authors may send a draft of their abstract to a FIP mentor and feedback will be provided.

The volunteers who serve as a mentor in this process will pay attention to:

  • Grammar and spelling
  • Structure
  • General content (e.g., Does the project address a significant or important issue? Would any further information improve the abstract?)

Comments from the mentor will be one-time-only advice. They will not be followed by correspondence between mentor and mentee.

It is important to note that the mentoring process is entirely separate from the formal abstract submission and review process. Requesting mentoring assistance and gaining feedback from that process will not guarantee that an abstract will be accepted for presentation at the congress.

Summary of important dates

1 March 2018: Deadline for sending in abstracts for mentoring
15 March 2018:  Deadline for mentor to give feedback to mentee
1 April 2018: Deadline for abstract submission

For more information, please send an email to:
For the Call for Abstracts and online abstract submission, go here


Abstract Guidelines

Please read the FIP guidelines on writing an abstract, and abstract requirements (for example, the maximum word count of your abstract) first.

Poster Guidelines

FIP guidelines for poster presenters can be found here.
Depending on the number of abstracts submitted, posters may be on display for one or more days. Presenters will be informed about this after the review process.

Poster board size

The net size of the poster boards are included in the FIP Guidelines for Poster Presenters.

Waiver of liability

All poster presenters are responsible for putting up and removing their own posters in a proper way and strictly within the indicated timeslots.
If presenters hang their posters too early or do not remove their posters in time, FIP is not responsible for any damage that may occur if they have to be removed by staff members.
It is not possible to ship posters to the Scottish Event Campus before the congress.