• Extended Summary should not exceed 1000 words excluding illustration (one) and references. The title should be short, specific and phrased to identify the content of the article. Heading should be in capital letter.

• Extended Summary should be typed in MS-Word, Times New Roman with normal fonts. Font’s size for different parts of extended summary are Title - 14 points bold, Authors – 12 point, Institute name – 11 points italic, Content – 11 points. It should include the author(s) name(s), email id and place of work including the name of the university / organization, State, PIN code and the country. In case, the present address of any of the author is different, it should be given with complete address as footnote.

• The extended summary should begin with brief introduction and objectives, followed by methodology, results, conclusion and references (maximum two) and illustration (one). Heading of Methodology, Results, Conclusion and References should be given in capital letters. No heading for introduction is required. The guidelines are also available at Society Website:

• The extended summaries of all the contributory papers will be published and provided to the delegates as soft copy during the symposium. One extended summary will be accepted per person as first author. These must reach the Organizing Secretary in the prescribed format latest by January 10, 2018. Extended summary prepared without following the style and format and guidelines will not be accepted for publication. A soft copy of the extended summary prepared in Microsoft word doc may be emailed to Organizing Secretary Email:


For each symposium, there will be a poster session to encourage detailed discussion with presenters. The papers contributed for each poster session will have a convener. The convener will prepare and present summary of the poster session in the respective symposium. The posters are to be prepared in the standard form.

• Posters will be the principal format for the participant’s volunteered presentation. Posters facilitate the exchange of experience and ideas. The posters will be grouped according to the sub-themes of the congress and a specific day, time and space will be allotted to each poster which will be indicated in the programme for poster presentation. A good poster must be readable, legible, well organized and concise. For sake of uniformity, the following guidelines may be adhered for the preparation of paper’s poster.

• Poster Preparation: The title card at the top should include in addition to title (in capitals), name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliation. The text of the poster may be divided into objective (two to three sentences), methodology, results (four pages including tables, charts/graphs) and summary/conclusions.

• Lettering: The lettering for the title should be 36 points in bold capital while that of name of authors in 28 points bold lower case and institution in 24 points bold italics lower case may be followed. All additional lettering should be 20 points normal. The heading namely, objectives, methodology, results and summary/conclusion should be in 20 points bold lower case.

• Script. Table and figure headings and text should be bold face lettering of 20 points. The numerals and letters included in the figures and tables should be 16 points normal.

• The size of the poster should not exceed 1.80 m (height) and 0.90 m width.

• Remember, a lot of people will read or study your poster while you are away, in such a case make sure that message is clear and simple.

• Extended summaries scheduled for presentation will be  numbered and listed in the final programmes. Posters will be evaluated by a Committee for awards.