Important Dates

December 10, 2017

January 26, 2018

February 9, 2018


Submission deadline for abstracts

Notification of acceptance

Deadline for registration and payment by presenters of accepted abstracts



Language of Submission:

All abstracts must be submitted in English only.


Review and Notification to Authors

All completed abstracts will be reviewed. You will be informed by email of the acceptance status of your abstract by January 26, 2018.



All presenters are required to register and pay the Conference registration fee in order to be included in the program and to present on site. Registration and payment of registration fee by presenters of accepted abstracts must be completed no later than February 9, 2018.



Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference mobile app. By submitting an abstract, authors agree to publication of same by WCMB.



Oral presentations will be included within topical sessions of the official Conference program.


Posters will be on display in dedicated 2-hour poster sessions on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Posters will be in printed format. Poster size will be confirmed with acceptance.


Alternate/creative presentation formats are also invited for both oral and poster sessions, including storytelling, science-dance, poetry, and others.



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