If you missed the deadline for regular abstracts and/or it was too early for your late-breaking results, but you would still like to present your research at WCoP, you can consider submitting a late abstract below. 

Please note that late abstracts may only be accepted as a poster presentation and they will not be included in the special supplement to CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology.

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


Late abstract submission

The submission of late abstracts is open from 1 December to 31 January. 

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. 

Late abstracts are accepted only as a poster presentation (so please select poster), 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) was previously submitted at other meetings. Previously submitted abstracts that have been updated with new data or have been readapted for WCoP (for example, focusing 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 for late abstracts will be shared with an email to the submitting author in February 2020. Please be sure the contact information is correct.

All accepted late abstracts will be presented in person at the WCoP 2020 meeting 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

Please be sure to review your abstract thoroughly – WCoP 2020 will not edit abstracts, which will be published exactly as submitted.