How does the FIP Abstract Mentoring Programme work?

FIP has implemented the Abstract Mentoring Programme to provide qualified support for authors who have limited or no experience of submitting an abstract for a scientific congress.

The goal of this mentoring programme is to assist authors presenting their material clearly and concisely before their abstract is submitted for the formal abstract review process.

Because abstracts must be in English, this programme may be particularly helpful for those whose native language is not English.

What mentors and mentees can expect

  • Authors are invited to send their best draft of the abstract to the FIP mentoring programme and feedback will be provided.
  • The volunteers who serve as mentors in this process will pay attention to:
    • ¬†Grammar and spelling¬†
    • Structure
    • General content (e.g., does the project address a “significant” or “important” issue?
    • Would any further information improve the abstract?
  • Authors will receive comments from mentors as a one-time advice only. They will not be followed by correspondence between mentor and mentee.

It is important to note that the mentoring process is entirely separate from the formal abstract submission and review process. Requesting mentoring assistance and gaining feedback from mentors will not guarantee that an abstract will be accepted for presentation at the congress.

Draft abstracts for mentoring should be sent to:

Summary of important dates

01 December 2019: Submission deadline for abstracts seeking mentor input
10 December 2019: Deadline for mentor to provide feedback to mentee
15 December 2019: Deadline for final abstract submission

For more information, please send an email

Waiver of liability

All poster presenters are responsible for putting up and removing their own posters in a proper way and strictly within the indicated timeslots.
If presenters hang their posters too early or do not remove their posters in time, FIP is not responsible for any damage that may occur if they have to be removed by staff members.
It is not possible to ship posters to the Scottish Event Campus before the congress.