Abstract Submissions

  • The first call for presentation and poster abstracts showcasing your recent work in bear research and management will be from 1 March 2012 to 15 June 2012.
  • All abstracts must be submitted electronically using the form provided. 
  • Your abstract should be no longer than 300 words and should highlight your research objectives, methods, and results. Do not include figures or tables.
  • The same form and guidelines will be used for poster and oral abstract submissions with an option to indicate your preference.
  • We will try to accommodate as many submissions as possible, but will ensure that the program is balanced.
  • If your request for an oral presentation is unsuccessful, you may be offered the opportunity to present a poster. 
  • Please read through the following guidelines prior to submitting your abstract.
To submit abstracts registration form please visit this link http://www.eregnow.com/?ibac2012

Submission Guidelines:

1. Presenting author responsibilities:
The Presenter must be identified by the person submitting the abstract and will become the primary contact for the abstract following submission. The Presenter is responsible for communicating with the co-authors regarding acceptance of the abstract and any other relevant information

2. Abstract Format:

Please follow the submission form structure and be sure to include:
  • Abstract presentation format 
  • Abstract theme
  • Abstract title
  • Abstract description

3. Additional Information:
  • Our goal is to provide an internationally balanced program and presentations will be accepted and chosen based on relevance and space availability
  • Accepted abstracts will be provided to conference participants in the conference program along with the contact information of the Presenter

Conference Programs
Some oral presentation themes have been pre-selected by the organizing committee and submissions are specifically sought for these themes. If your abstract does not fit one of the pre-selected themes please indicate "No Preference" in the dropdown menu. Additional themes will be created by the program committee based on abstracts submitted and accepted.
  • Bears of the world: Distribution and Conservation status
  • Population estimation and monitoring
  • Bear ecology and behaviour
  • Bear-Human interactions: Towards a holistic solution
  • Bear conservation & community participation
  • Ex-situ conservation & management of bears in captivity
  • Trade in bear and bear parts: Conservation implication
  • Bear rescue and rehabilitation
  • Bears and climate change

Oral Presentations:
  • Will be delivered in a theme based plenary session in order to accommodate all attendees
  • Will be 20 minutes including questions (i.e. 15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions)
  • Time limits will be strictly enforced by session chairs. Please practice your talk in advance and heed the guidelines
  • A preview room will be available during the conference where presenters may review their presentations and upload them to the presentation computer. Details on transferring presentations to our server will be provided upon acceptance of oral abstract
  • Presentations should be provided in Microsoft PowerPoint format

Poster Presentations:
  • Posters will be displayed throughout the duration of the conference. Poster setup will be available from 12pm Sunday 25 November. Formal poster sessions will be held on Monday 26 November 2012 from 5pm to 7pm.
  • At least one author is expected to attend the poster sessions and be available for questions.