Abstract Form Open For Poster Presentations

Deadline for submission: 31st of May

Note:If you submit your abstract before the 13th of May we will be able to inform you of the acceptance or not of the abstract until the 20th of May in order to apply for the new early bird rate. If you submit your abstract after that date we won't be be able to guarantee information before the early bird fee and for that you will have to register with the full registration fee.

Instructions for Abstract Authors

In order to standardize the abstract layout please read the preparation guidelines posted in this page.

Abstracts must be submitted by the presenting authors.
Abstracts may only be submitted online.
Please note that faxed abstracts and abstracts not submitted in the proper format will be rejected.
Please note that late abstracts will not be considered.
All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.
The submission form will be open until the 28th February, 23:59 GMT.
No headings are allowed. However, please structure your text so that the background, objectives, methods, results and conclusions of the study are easily perceptible.
The main text of the abstract may not be longer than 300 words and may include references (optional).
Keywords and Acknowledgements will have a dedicated area.
The International System of Units (SI) should be used wherever appropriate.

Abstracts will be subject to a peer review by at least 2 members of the Scientific Committee.

Although authors are prompted to mention their preference (poster or oral presentation), the Scientific Committee will be the ultimate responsible for all final decisions regarding presentation format.

Authors are entitled to the early registration fee if registered before April, 8th, 2019.

If you have difficulties in submitting your abstracts or if you need any further information, please contact the DOF2019 secretariat.

Spelling Guidelines

Genus and species names should be written in full on first mention and then abbreviated on subsequent mentions.
Italicizing will be the responsibility of the author(s).
Greek letters and symbols may be used.
Non-systematic names (e.g. plural): lower case (streptococci, mycobacteria, chlamydiae).
Generic drug names: lower case (penicillin).
Please observe standard English grammar rules including a space after full stops and commas.


Please select the topic under which you wish to submit your abstract for review by the Scientific Committee:

  1. Novel structures for delivery of bioactives in foods
  2. New and emerging processes: how to convert novel structures into ingredients for delivering functionality
  3. Food design approaches to improving sustainability, reducing environmental damage and reducing food waste
  4. Delivery of functionality via food biodegradable and bio-sourced packaging
  5. In vivo bioefficacy of nutraceuticals, and its improvement by delivery systems
  6. Interactions between delivery systems and the human body (sensory, digestion, release, bioaccessibility, bioavailability, microbiome)
  7. Creating “Super-Humans" or the Personalised Nutrition approach
  8. Natural and biomimetic food systems – structures and functionality, from whole natural foods to synthetic foods
  9. Functionality of animal and plant-derived proteins and their substitutes and extenders
  10. Food synergy to deliver enhanced functionality: implementing delivery systems in food productss

The reviewers may decide that the abstract content, while otherwise acceptable, does not fit the interest area of the topic to which it was submitted. In this case,the abstract is forwarded to the review committee of the topic more closely aligned to the perceived content.

Presentation Format

Accepted abstracts are to be presented either as a poster or oral presentation. The final decision of the presentation format will be made by the Scientific Committee.


Each poster will have a 80 cm x 100 cm (portrait) space on a freestanding bulletin board. Text should be printed in a font size large enough to read from a maximum distance of 1 m.

Materials for holding the posters in place will be provided.

Poster sessions will be held throughout the duration of the congress. Poster presenters are expected to be present and available for discussion at least one hour in each of the days of the poster session. Posters must be placed at least one hour before the beginning of the respective session and retrieved by the end of the session.

Oral Communications

Time allotted to each talk is 15 minutes. Each speaker should prepare a 12 minutes PowerPoint or PDF presentation, allowing 3 minutes for questions and changeover to the next speaker.


Registration ensures publication of accepted abstracts in the Congress pen drive that will be distributed at the moment of registration to all participants. No abstract book will be printed.


Important Information

  • Abstracts may only be submitted online
  • Official language is English
  • Maximum abstract length is 300 words
  • Presentation formats: Poster and Oral Communication
  • Abstracts Form Opening: 3rd September
  • Submission deadline: 28th February, 23:59 GMT
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