Terms & Conditions

  • Authors are required to adhere to the submission guidelines and timeframe indicated on the website.
  • Authors are responsible for the content of the abstract submitted, and have the permission of all authors / co-authors to submit this abstract to SHBC 2018 Scientific Competition.
  • Submission of abstracts for the Scientific Competition constitutes the authors’ consent to have their abstracts that have been accepted:
    • To present in the SHBC Poster Village/Oral Free Sessions
    • To be published on the SHBC website
    • Authors may opt out from having their abstracts published on the SHBC website
  • Authors are committed to present their abstracts as free poster presentation during the Congress if their abstracts are accepted but not shortlisted as a Competition Finalist.
  • Abstracts will not be proofread by the Organiser before publications on SHBC website
  • SHBC 2018 Organiser Committee reserves the rights to re-route abstracts according to the award categories’ eligibility criteria if necessary.
  • Authors are required to confirm their participation within 1 week upon notification of abstracts being shortlisted as a Competition Finalist. Failing to do so, authors will be forfeited from the Competition.
  • It is compulsory for all shortlisted Competition Finalists to make a presentation at the Scientific Competition On-Site Judging in September 2018.
  • Once an abstract is confirmed as a Competition Finalist, it may not be withdrawn.
  • Upon confirmation as a Competition Finalist, if author / presenting author fail to present or choose to withdraw from the Competition, they will not be able to submit to the SHBC Scientific Competition for 2 years.
  • Award Finalists for all award categories are required to prepare and print their posters materials at own cost for competition judging in September 2018.
  • The decision of the judges for all competition results is final, appeals will not be entertained.
  • The SHBC 2018 Organising Committee reserves the rights to make changes pertaining to the Scientific Competition without prior notification.