Guidelines for Contributors

The Organising Committee invites you to submit an abstract for either an oral or poster presentation on a topic aligned with the Symposium themes.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts must be submitted on-line.

Please read the ISHS online submission procedures before submitting your abstract:

If you have any queries regarding abstract submission or presentations, please send an email message via this link, with subject 'Presentation query'.

Abstract acceptance

Authors will be informed of their acceptance and method of presentation by June 2024. The programme committee will try to accommodate your preferred method of presentation; however, as each format will form an integral part of the symposium, the organising committee reserves the right to assign papers to either oral or poster presentation as necessary.

Oral presentations 

Oral presentations will be limited to 12 minutes, plus 3 minutes per presentation for questions/discussion. We strongly encourage presenters to use electronic methods of presentation such as PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat.

Poster presentations

There will be dedicated poster session(s) during the meeting. 

For the For the IX International Postharvest Symposium and the X International Symposium on Human Health Effects of Fruits and Vegetables ONLY, each poster presenter will (in addition) be asked to very briefly (<3 min) summarise their poster, if necessary supported by a maximum of 1 slide, in a rapid fire talk session.

Otherwise all presenters will be asked to leave their posters on display for the duration of the symposium. 

Poster Presenters - At the Symposium

On arrival, please go directly to the registration desk.

On registration, you will be provided with the location of your poster board and velcro dots for attaching your poster. Please do not use any other method of attaching your poster to the boards.

Your poster should be displayed for the full length of the symposium.

Your poster should be a maximum of A0 size (1190mm x 840mm). Please plan for portrait orientation.


11-15 November 2024
Rotorua Events Centre, New Zealand

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