Abstract Submission

Acceptance/rejection notifications have been sent.

Congratulations to many of you.

Please register before 15 March using the link in the notification letter. Early bird rate will apply for the presenter.



Abstract presenters must attend the congress in Bologna.

Presenters will print a paper format to affix to the display panels in the poster area.

All presented abstracts will also be uploaded in e-poster format to the NATA24 virtual platform.

Important Dates & Deadlines

15 March 2024
Abstract presenter registration deadline
15 March 2024
19 April 2024
Best Abstract Competition
19 April 2024
Abstract Presenter
Registration Deadline
15 March 2024
Best Abstract
19 April 2024

OLD Poster Presentations are in person in Bologna only.

All posters are to be in person and mounted on the poster boards provided. There are no virtual posters, but we are asking authors for an e-version (e-posters) to be uploaded to the congress virtual platform for all delegates (in-person and virtual) to consult. The platform will be accessible until end July 2023.

Posters will be displayed from 09:00 am Thursday 20 April through to 17:30 Friday 21 April.

During the time the posters are mounted there will be organised ‘poster sessions’. During these sessions each presenter will be allocated a 10-minute timeslot to make a 5 minute presentation followed by 5 minute Q&A.

The schedule will be communicated by 31 March.

Poster presenters must pay for registration by 20 March. After this date accepted abstracts will be withdrawn by the organisers.

Poster Format

Each author will be provided with a 1000mm (width) x 2000mm (height) poster board. Poster should be a standard A0 format (size 841mm x 1,189mm)

The poster boards will be labelled with the pre-assigned NATA Annual Symposium id-number. There will be ample supply of sticking tape,


The e-poster will be uploaded to the virtual platform in pdf format via the My Account link sent to you on Monday 06 March.


Presenters are responsible for printing their own poster.

NATA does not provide a printing service.

Presenters must report to the registration desk to confirm their presence.

Presenters are responsible for posting their materials on the assigned poster board by 09:30 on Thursday 20  April.

The poster exhibition is in the atrium next to the session room.

There are 2 Poster Presentation Sessions:

  • Thursday 20 April: 16:00–17:15
  • Friday 21 April: 11:15-12:15

The schedule will be communicated by 20 March.

Participants will also view posters during the coffee breaks so please be near your poster to meet colleagues interested to learn more about your research.


The poster presentation should cover all key aspects of the work and contain the following items, where applicable:

  • Introduction
  • Materials / Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion / Conclusion
  • References


  • Keep the narrative short and succinct (Abstracts will be available). Extensive narratives are not necessary. Short ‘bulleted’ statements are preferred.
  • The outline and format of the poster should be in a logical sequence from top left to bottom right. Number all poster panels or use arrows that the sequence of presentation is clear.
  • Results are ideally presented in the form of figures, diagrams, graphs etc and be presented in clear, concise tabular format.
  • Statistical data should be titled and summarized in a clear, concise format.
  • All type should be a minimum of 14pt and readable from 1 metre. Use standard fonts e.g. Arial, Verdana, Times New Roman.
  • All poster panels should be printed with a laser or high-quality printerOLD