Posters - short orals

Instructions for abstract submissions

Please sent your abstract before July 1st, 2024 to

  • Please mention "Abstract submission 28th CFM" in the subject,
  • In the mailbody the participation for both the Short Oral presentation and/or the BSFM Poster award must be mentioned. For example:
    • I want to participate in the BSFM poster award competition
    • I want to be selected to give a short presentation concerning my poster

Abstracts must meet the following conditions:

  • Abstracts must be in English
  • File extension has to be .doc or .docx
  • File size may not exceed 3000 kb
  • Abstract title can be maximum two lines.
  • Use an asterix in superscript to indicate the person who will be presenting the poster
  • The length of the abstract is limited to one page only this taking in account the page and style format as shown in the example abstract.
  • The abstract must contain the following sections:
    • Introduction
    • Materials and Methods
    • Discussion and references.

Poster specifications: A0 format (84x118cm)

Deadline of Abstract submission: June 30th, 2024. (Abstract changes will no longer be accepted after August 4th, 2024)

Short oral presentations about the posters

During the conference, short presentations about the posters will be given. If you like to give a short presentation please mention this in the email with your abstract to

Selection is based on the submitted abstracts on June 30th, 2024.

The short presentations will be in Dutch, French or English. The slides to the presentation must be in English. Duration will be maximum 10 minutes followed by a 5 minute discussion. If selected a notification will be send Mid August, 2024.

BSFM Poster Award Excellence in Food Microbiology research

Selection of the best poster on Food Microbiology - Awarded by BSFM - 1000 euro (can be used for participation to an international conference + free access to the 29th CFM of BSFM in 2025). The winner will be announced at the start on Friday afternoon.

If you want to participate in the selction for this award, please mention this in the email with your abstract to