Abstracts Information

The Committee invites proposals for oral presentations and Poster Presentations at the 9th World Rett Syndrome Congress to be held in Gold Coast, Australia on 28th September – 1st October 2022.

All abstracts are submitted online . Abstracts may be submitted as (a) aOral Presentation, (b) a Poster or (c) Oral or Poster.

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 14, 2022 5:00pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

Abstract notifications are scheduled to be sent out by the end of June 2022.

Submission Types

Abstracts are invited to be submitted one of the formats described below. You can select the format of your presentation during the submission process.

Oral Presentation

Select this option to submit an oral presentation. Following acceptance, authors will be given clear instructions regarding the length of their presentation and the time reserved for discussion, where and when the presentation will take place and detailed guidance on preparing a powerpoint presentation.

Poster presentation

Select this option to submit a poster. Posters will be displayed within the exhibition hall at the 9th World Rett Syndrome Congress. Following acceptance, authors will be given detailed instructions on how to prepare their posters, where and when to hang them, and if, there will be an opportunityto discuss their work.

Oral or poster presentation

Select this option if you wish the reviewers to decide if your abstract is best presented as an oral presentation or as a poster. Authors will be informed on the selected format once the review process has been concluded.

Guidelines for Submissions

To submit an abstract for an oral presentation or poster the text of abstract submissions must:

  • Be 300 words or less.
  • For research presentations, include the following sub-headings: Background, Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusions
  • For non-research presentations (e.g., personal stories, etc ), the abstract can be unstructured
  • Not include the authors’ names and affiliations.

Note: ALL ABSTRACTS WILL BE PRINTED EXACTLY AS THEY ARE SUBMITTED. Therefore, we recommend that you compose the text of the abstract in a separate document before beginning the online submission process. Check the spelling and grammar of the text before submission. The conference organisers will not edit any portion of abstracts (e.g., title, authors, affiliations, spelling errors).

When you have submitted the title of your presentation you will automatically receive an email that includes a password-protected hyperlink. If you must interrupt the submission process before finishing it, you can resume at any time by clicking on the hyperlink in that email.

Submissions are only accepted through the online abstract system.

Submissions are only accepted in English.

Abstract Key Dates

Abstract Submission Open: March 1, 2022

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 14, 2022

Notification to Authors: by June 30, 2022

Review Process and Criteria for Submissions

Poster and oral submissions will be reviewed by independent reviewers and will be rated using the following criteria:

  • Importance of findings
  • Clarity
  • Methods (for research presentations)
  • Appropriateness of interpretations
  • Relevance of topic to Rett syndrome research, the Rett syndrome community and to congress attendees