The abstract submission is now open!

We invite you to submit your research on a novel methodology or applications of pharmacometrics, a software demonstration or a tutorial.

We are also proud to announce that WCoP has reached an agreement with Wiley and all abstracts presented at WCoP will be published in a special supplement to CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology

The submission guidelines are outlined below, please follow them carefully.

Abstract submission

Abstract submissions are accepted online only. Please click here to create your profile and start your abstract submission. You may return to the abstract submission portal and edit any abstracts that are still in “draft” format up to the deadline, but once an abstract is submitted, no more editing will be possible.

The deadline for submission is the 31th of October 2019 at midnight (South African Time)

Abstracts are accepted either as an oral or poster presentation, in one of the following categories:

  • Application
  • Methodology
  • Software demonstration
  • Tutorial

Detailed instructions on the formatting and submission of the abstract can be found here, and an editable word template is available here.


Review process

All abstracts will be peer reviewed and scored by members of the scientific committee of WCoP 2020. Reviewers will check that the abstract adhere to Abstract Submission Guidelines and the failure criteria (below), and score the abstracts based on scientific interest and expected relevance to the audience of the conference. All decisions are final and there is no appeal mechanism.

The following failure criteria apply to all abstract submissions. If the reviewers identify any of these concerns in an abstract, it will not be accepted:

  • Abstract is promotional in nature and not scientific
  • Abstract does not contain adequate data to support the conclusion of the study. This failure criterion applies to most types of abstracts. However, it is not possible to present actual data in an abstract for some study types (for example, some literature reviews or a tutorial/software demonstration). In such cases, lack of data does not lead to rejection
  • Abstract (in its entirety) has previously submitted at other meetings. Previously submitted abstracts that have been updated with new data or have been readapted for WCoP (for example, focussing on the methodology/modelling component of the analysis) are acceptable, but any previous presentation, even partial, should be clearly disclosed at the time of submission.

The outcome of the review process will be shared with an email to the submitting author in November 2019. Please be sure the contact information is correct.

All accepted abstracts will be presented in person at the WCoP 2020 meeting as an oral or poster presentation by one of the authors. If for any reason the presenter is unable to attend the meeting, a substitution must be made. The author list cannot be modified once the abstract has been accepted for presentation.

In case of withdrawal, the primary author must email a withdrawal request to the Chair of WCoP 2020 Scientific Committee at wcop2020@allevents.co.za

All accepted abstracts will be eligible for publication in a special supplement to CPT:PSP. Authors will be required to complete a conflict of interest declaration form as well as a license to publish form prior to publication. Please be sure to review your abstract thoroughly – WCoP 2020 will not edit abstracts, which will be published exactly as submitted.