Call for Abstracts


On behalf of the Program Committee, we invite you to submit an abstract for presentation under the following Key Themes:

  • Disease Management – Disease suppression, biocontrol, soil health and agrochemicals
  • Pathogen Ecology – Importance in future climate and farming system scenarios
  • Diagnostics – The changing face of pathogen diagnostics
  • Biosecurity – On-farm biosecurity for new pathogens and quarantine in a borderless world

Requirements for Abstract Submission

Abstracts must be submitted by 5.00pm Monday 21 May 2018 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST). Late submissions will not be accepted.

Abstracts should be a minimum of one (1) page and a maximum of two (2) A4 pages and follow the format below.

Proffered paper abstract for the 2018 Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium: instructions to authors

Robyn S. Tea1, Uwen V. Doubleyew2 and Xhang Y. Zed3
1 Institution and address
2 Institution and address
Email: e-mail address of presenting author

All abstracts for the ASDS 2018 (Invited and proffered papers, including poster papers) will be published in a common format in the ASDS 2018 e-Proceedings. Abstract format must follow the present example, and be submitted as an editable (.docx) electronic file. Include affiliations and postal addresses of all authors, and the e-mail address of the presenting author. Underline the presenting author’s name. Each abstract should briefly state the aims of the described research, the methods, the major results and principal conclusions. The body of the abstract (including title and author details) must not exceed two (2) A4 pages. The font is Calibri (italicise organism names). Font sizes are: 12 point (bold) for title; 9 point (bold) for author names, 9 point italic for addresses, and 9 point for the body text. The text is in single spaced lines with ‘normal’ character spacing.

Abstracts must include a three (3) dot point Summary - refer to the Extended Abstract example below.

that will be used in the Program Handbook.

Please submit your abstract as an editable (.docx) electronic file.

Download Extended Abstract example as doc.

Download Extended Abstract example as PDF.

All submitting authors will be notified of the results of the review of abstracts by early July 2018. The ASDS Organising Committee will determine the presentation format for each Paper, with due consideration of the presenting author’s preference.

It is a condition of acceptance that presenters be registered delegates who have paid the conference registration fee before 31 May 2018. Presentations will not be scheduled until registration payment has been received.

It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure that the abstract is submitted correctly and received by the event manager. The event manager will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received.

How to Submit an Abstract

To be selected to present you are required to submit an abstract via the website. All abstracts must be submitted electronically.

Creating an author account and uploading an abstract

Prepare your abstract according to the submission guidelines and click the Submit Abstract button below.

  1. Create an author account with EasyAbstracts
  2. Complete the online submission form
  3. Upload your abstract

EasyAbstracts will automatically append an ID number to your file name for identification.

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How will I know that I have successfully uploaded my abstract?

Submitting an abstract involves two steps. Completion of the submission form and the upload of the abstract. Advice that your submission and file upload have been successful, will appear on your screen as "Your submission was saved successfully" and "The file was successfully uploaded".

For further information including how to amend or withdraw your submission follow this link.

If you have questions please email the Conference Manager.

Important Dates

31 January 2018 - Close of workshop proposals

21 may 2018 - Close of abstracts

31 May 2018 - Close early bird registration

31 May 2018 - Close of author registration

Early July 2018 - Author notification

Student Scholarships

Two free student registrations are available to full time students with abstracts accepted for presentation. No application is necessary and the selection of the winners will be made by the members of the ASDS 2018 scientific committee. The prize consists of a reimbursement of student conference registration fees.


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