SPICA 2024

19th International Symposium on Preparative and Industrial Chromatography and Allied Techniques

 Milan, Italy    October 15-18, 2024

Call for Abstracts

NEW - Initiatives for Young Scientists Available!

All participants are invited to submit abstracts of scientific communications which will be peer-reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The abstracts of the accepted communications will be published in the book of abstracts distributed to all symposium attendants.

Participants wishing to be selected for an oral communication should submit their abstract by May 23, 2024 via the abstract submission tool. The same deadline applies for participants willing to participate in the SPICA Slam contest.

Abstracts for posters can be submitted until August 28, 2024.

Out of the submitted proposals, 16 oral communications and 10 SPICA Slam presentations for young scientists* will be selected. Announcement of the accepted oral communications and SPICA Slam presentations will be made by end July 2024. The other accepted abstracts will get the opportunity to be presented as posters. For more info on the SPICA Slam presentations, please check here.

The preference between oral communication, SPICA Slam presentation or poster presentation should be indicated by the applicant during the submission process (please tick where appropriate on the form if you wish to apply for Oral Communication or for a SPICA Slam presentation and select the applicable keywords in the list). The final decision on the format of presentation will be made by the Scientific Committee.

Please note that abstracts submitted for oral communication will not be considered for a SPICA Slam presentation and vice versa. If you would want to apply for both, please submit two different abstracts.

Registration is required to submit an abstract, but payment is not mandatory at this stage. However, accepted summaries will only be published in the book of abstracts of the symposium after full payment of the registration fee. In case of questions, please contact the symposium secretariat (secretariat@LDOrganisation).

*Scientists born after 1.1.1989.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstracts must be submitted via the Abstract Submission tool available under the Registration menu on this website. Please note that your registration is required to submit abstracts, but payment is not mandatory at this stage. However, accepted summaries will only be published in the book of abstracts of the symposium after full payment of the registration fee.

In order to submit your abstract, select “Abstract submission” under the “Registration” menu. Log in using your registration number (received upon registration) as well as your e-mail address. Select “Abstract Submission” and “Add”.

  • Paste the title of your abstract in upper cases in the field “Subject”.
  • Select whether you agree to be selected for an oral communication or if you are applying for the SPICA Slam contest [Save]. We remind you that an abstract cannot be submitted for both categories as the scope of these presentations is different.
  • Select one Main category for your abstract (mandatory) as well as one or more Secondary categories (optional).
  • Under “Authors”, add the number of authors and click on [Add authors]. Fill in each author’s firstname and lastname and tick the box for the main author. If no author is ticked, the submitter will automatically be selected as main author.
  • Add the author’s full address(es) under “Author’s affiliations and addresses”. If several addresses are used, please add reference numbers between brackets at the end of each author’s name to refer to the corresponding author’s affiliation.
  • Paste your abstract text in the field “Abstract content” (text only).
  • To insert a picture, place your cursor into the text where a picture should appear and click on [Insert Image tag]. You can use several images. Accepted format is .JPG only.
  • Under “Pictures”, add the number of images to be inserted and click on [Add files]. Browse your computer to attach the right images. (Please note that if the image is too large, it will be reduced to the A4 page size. If the image is smaller, it will keep its size. Please make sure the image quality is 300 dpi).
  • Under “References”, add the number of references and click on [Add references]. Fill in the number of the references and the reference texts.
  • A temporary number (TempXX) is assigned to your abstract for communication purposes. Please be aware that the definitive Poster or OC number will be communicated in your last information e-mail 1 week before the event.
  • Click on [submit/edit].
  • Click on “PDF preview” to check the result. Please note that the abstract should be one page maximum. Therefore, only the first page on the preview will be taken into account. If the preview shows more than one page, please adapt your page accordingly so that it fits into one page.
  • You can update your abstract if necessary and submit/edit or preview as many times as needed. It will not re-create a new abstract but just update it.

The pdf will be inserted in the book of abstract as shown on the preview. Please be aware that it is your responsibility to fill in all data correctly and completely. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author.

You can have access to your abstract via the website and make changes to it, until submission deadline, by using your registration number and email address as indicated at registration.

Presentation Guidelines

Oral Communications

Each selected oral communication will have a 20 minutes slot within the scientific programme. The day and time of the presentation will be confirmed to the main author in due time.

The symposium secretariat will collect all presentations (.PPT format) before the start of the symposium.

SPICA Slam Presentations

The SPICA Slam session will take place on Wednesday, October 16 in the afternoon. Each presenter will have a 10 minutes slot within this session. The symposium secretariat will collect all presentations (.PPT format) before the start of the symposium. Please note that this contest is reserved to scientists born after 1.1.1989.

A dedicated Jury will select the best Slam presentation. The winner will hold his/her presentation presentation a second time, on Friday, October 18 during the SPICA Award Session.

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations will take place in two sessions:

  • Poster Session 1: Wednesday, October 16 at 17:45
  • Poster Session 2: Thursday, October 17 at 17:35

Poster prizes will be assigned during the SPICA Award Session on Friday, October 18.

Poster size is A0 - nominally 90 cm wide and 120 cm high, in portrait format (no landscape). A final poster number will be assigned to each abstract and will be announced to the first author, along with the day of presentation. 

Poster presenters are responsible for setting up and removing their poster.