58th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists



Abstract submission will re-open in due course.

The Organising Committee invites submission of abstracts to be considered for oral or poster presentation under the following categories:

  • Clinical toxicology
  • Hair Drug Analysis
  • Human Performance Toxicology (including drugs and driving and drug facilitated sexual activity
  • New Innovations and Novel Research
  • Novel Psychoactive Substances
  • Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (including Waste Water Analysis
  • Post Mortem Toxicology
  • Toxicology in Sport (Doping)

The International Scientific Team will review all abstracts before the International Scientific Committee make the final programme decisions

All abstracts are to be submitted online, (see link below). More than one abstract may be submitted but not all may be accepted.

Provision has been made for oral presentations and poster presentations.

Note: if your abstract is accepted, all visuals shown must have informed consent. Speakers must declare conflict of interest before starting their presentations.

Guidelines to consider prior to starting your online submission:

Your abstract must include the following headers:

  • Introduction and Aims 
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Keywords: provide up to 4 keywords at the bottom of the abstract

To add co-authors: FIRST click on the blue ADD AFFILIATION button to enter the university/institution information, then scroll down and click on the green ADD AUTHOR button to enter the co-author’s details and assigned affiliation number as indicated.

Scroll back up to ADD AFFILIATION and repeat the process to add more co-authors as needed.

Please note: Maximum of 400 words. Should you exceed the 400 words you will be unable to submit your abstract at the review section. No graphs or illustrations or graphics can be included

A template is provided (which includes the headers above) on the online portal. This template can be copied and pasted in order to facilitate consistent formatting for all abstracts. Please ensure there is a line space between each header and each paragraph. Please do not add the title or the authors and affiliations to the body of the text.

HINT: At any time in the process you can click the Save As Draft button to save your incomplete submission and return to it at a later time. 

The Review section on the portal will give you an overview of the sections that are still required to be completed before you can submit your paper. 

Please note: Once you have submitted your abstract, you are unable to EDIT or DELETE the abstract. We suggest you save your abstract as a draft and submit your abstract once you are 100% completed.

Oral Presentations:

Details for oral presentations will be notified to the author upon acceptance of the abstract.


Should you submit an abstract as an oral and not accepted in this category, your abstract will automatically be considered for a poster presentation.

Posters (Portrait only – no landscape accepted) and must be A0 size. Full details for preparation of posters will be included in the abstract acceptance letter.


Please email tiaft2020@allevents.co.za