Abstracts should be submitted in English and sent by July 15, 2019 at

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and may be selected for either oral or poster presentation.

The title of the abstract should be printed in initial capital letters followed by lower case. Organization should be abbreviated, with capitalization as in title.

Each contributor has to put each surname first, without abbreviating this to an initial. Also, use full capitals to highlight what is the surname.
The submitting author is responsible also for the correct use of initials and surnames of their co-authors Affiliations: all authors should have an affiliation, at least with a basic entry including the country.

The structure of the abstracts should include:

  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Key conclusions

Abbreviations should be defined by being placed in parentheses immediately after the full word or phrase has been typed for the first time.

No graphs, figures, tables or unusual symbols can be included.
Place citations to references in square brackets, eg [1].
If there are references after the abstract, there should also be citations to the refs in the abstract, and vice versa.
Decimal punctuation is with a decimal point (European), not with comma.
The abstract should not exceed 250 words.

E-Poster Program Information and uploading an E-Poster:

Create your E-Poster as a Power Point presentation
Save your E-Poster as a PDF
Send your E-Poster in both versions: Power Point and PDF at

Please note that in order to participate in the E-Poster Program you need to register for the WIOC.

E-Poster Thank You Letter:

A thank you letter will be emailed to all main authors once the E-Poster is uploaded. If you are the main author of an uploaded E-Poster and have not received your thank you letter by September 15, 2019, then please email a request for the letter to:

Certificate of Attendance:

A Certificate of Attendance at WIOC will be sent electronically only.

E-Poster Display:

The WIOC is presenting an E-Poster program.
There will be a kiosk of computers in the Exhibit Hall designated for E-Poster viewing only. Attendees will be able to view E-Posters at any time in the Exhibit Hall.
There will be NO scheduled time for a formal presentation of E-Posters. You are not scheduled to appear anywhere to present your E-Poster. If an E-Poster viewer has a question about your E-Poster, then the viewer will have the ability to email their question to you.

E-Poster Listing:

As stated in the Invitation to Participate and the online application: For all published listings of E-Posters, the main author’s first name and surname (family name) will be listed. If there is only one co-author, then their first name and surname will be listed after the main author. If there are two or more co-authors, then their names will not be listed and the listing will be the main author followed by “et al.”

Certificate of Participation in E-Poster Program at WIOC:

No Certificate of Participation is given for participating in the E-Poster program – only a thank you letter is given and the letter was emailed prior to WIOC. See section titled E-Poster Thank You Letter above.

WIOA Presidents Award

Dr. Y. C. Park, Dr. Junji Sugawara and Dr. Eric Liou will offer “The WIOA Presidents Award” which will be awarded to the most meritorious poster on mini-implants. The award comprises a certificate and a cash component of US $1,000.

All accepted abstracts for Posters section would be considered for the “WIOC Presidents Award”. Evaluation criteria are originality of research, level of information and layout of the poster. The award recipient will be announced during the Conference Gala Dinner.

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