Abstract submission and guidelines

Poster and oral presentations 

  • All abstracts should be submitted electronically through the abstract submission system (soon available)
  • The deadline for the submission is 4 January 2023. 
Abstract guidelines NML 2023
  • The submitting author will receive all correspondence about the abstract so we advise that the submitting author details that are entered are the same details as those of the presenting author.​
  • The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission.
  • You may change the presenter by contacting NITO BFI; .
  • Author and co-author: you can include up to 10 co-authors. Please follow the instructions carefully and make sure that first name(s), last name, department, institution, city and country are completed.
  • You may submit more than 1 abstract. However, presenters that are accepted for oral presentation will be permitted to give only 1 oral presentation. Additional accepted abstracts will therefore be poster only.
  • All abstracts have a limit of 2,000 characters, including spaces but excluding title, keywords and authors’ information. If you exceed the character limit, the abstract will not be accepted.
  • Do not add tables, graphics, and references in the abstract.
  • Please note that the deadline for submitting abstracts is January 4, 2023. Applications submitted after deadline will not be considered.
  • When you submit an abstract, you are guaranteed an "early-bird registration price" at the congress, even if your abstract is not accepted.
  • You will receive an answer as to whether the abstract has been approved during week 2 - 2023.
  • Abstracts may not be edited/updated after final submission.
  • All abstracts accepted for presentation will be published on the Congress webapp prior to the NML Congress 2023.
  • Your abstract is not successfully submitted until you receive a confirmation e-mail after clicking the final submit button. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, please contact us.

As a biomedical laboratory scientist, it is of invaluable importance to present validations and findings from research and quality improvement projects.  

Grab the chance to share your new knowledge and submit your abstract - and don't forget to apply to BFI for financial support.  

Poster presentations 

Sharing new knowledge with your peers, through a poster presentation, is a great contribution to the profession. It also gives you a unique opportunity to connect with other BLSs for inspiring discussions and sharing of experiences.  
The posters will be attached to the expo walls on day 1 and taken down on day 3. 

Oral presentations 

During the congress, it is possible to present your work through oral presentations as well. An oral presentation is a short scientific lecture conveying your project and its findings.

The presentation is usually 15 minutes long, including time for questions. Submitted abstracts that may be suitable for oral presentation as part of the programme will be selected. 

Remember that you must sign up for the congress to participate with a poster or oral presentation.