Abstract submission (General)

  • You must submit abstract online only, offline communications are not entertained.

  • By submitting an abstract, you agree to attend the meeting and present your work. If a presenting author must cancel for some reason, we suggest designating one of the co-authors as their replacement.

  • The abstract should include a statement of purpose, methods used, and a summary of results in sufficient detail to support the conclusion. Avoid statements such as "results will be described."

  • Abstracts will appear in abstract book online exactly as submitted, i.e., no corrections, additions, revisions, or deletions will be made by ICM2020 organisers. No revisions allowed after submission.

  • All accepted abstracts will be scheduled at the discretion of the Conference Organizers and Program Committee. 

  • The Organizers reserve the right to decline any submitted abstracts that lack scientific content or merit, or merely announce the availability of a resource or service.

  • By attending the Conference, you grant ICM2020 the right to use your photograph, name, and likeness for use in ICM2020 educational or promotional materials. Please note that the use of cameras and other recording devices in oral and poster sessions is strictly prohibited without express permission from the presenter or an authorized ICM2020 representative.

  • When you submit an abstract, you agree to abide with the rules and guidelines of ICM2020.  

Code of Conduct

The Indian c.elegans meeting(ICM2020) is an opportunity to discuss scientific advances and form new collaborations. ICM2020 values your attendance and wants to make your experience productive and inspiring by fostering an open exchange of ideas in a professional setting.

This Code of Conduct was established to communicate a transparent set of standards and guidelines for acceptable behavior at ICM2020 and to provide a positive, safe, and welcoming environment for all attendees, vendors, volunteers, and staff.

All conference participants (regardless of their role) are expected to follow the Code of Conduct while attending any portion of the meeting, including but not limited to meeting rooms, the exhibits/poster area, meeting areas in the official conference venue, and social events provided by the meeting or vendors.


Unacceptable Behaviors

Unacceptable behaviors include, but are not limited to:

  • Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning speech or actions by any participant and at all related events.

  • Harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments or visual images related to gender, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, religion, political orientation, socioeconomic, disability or ability status, or other personal characteristics, including those protected by law.

  • Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides and posters).

  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following.

  • Violating the rules and regulations of the conference hotel.

  • Sustained disruption of scientific sessions or other events.

  • Unwelcome and uninvited attention or contact.

  • Physical assault (including unwelcome touching or groping).

  • Real or implied threat of physical harm.

  • Real or implied threat of professional or financial damage or harm.

  • Harassing or unwanted photography.

  • Photographing slides of oral presentations and posters without permission.

  • Recording of scientific and other sessions without permission


Taking action or making a report

  • If you feel threatened, witness someone being threatened, or observe behavior that presents an immediate or serious threat to public safety, please contact venue staff/security or call 100 immediately.

  • Volunteers are available to assist participants in contacting local law enforcement, and otherwise assist those experiencing harassment.

  • If you see someone taking photographs or videos of a presentation or poster (where permission has not been granted), you may choose to remind them of the Code of Conduct policy and ask them to stop photographing the presentation or poster.We encourage open science!!! 


Consequences of non-compliance

Anyone asked by ICM2020, security staff, or law enforcement officers to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. Retaliation toward ICM2020 or toward someone reporting an incident or after experiencing any of the following consequences will not be tolerated and may result in additional sanctions.

#guidelines inspired from GSA

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