Call For Abstracts

The Department of Chemistry, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus warmly invites you to its “Biennial Regional Conference and EXPO on Chemical Science, Technology and Industry”. The conference will be held at the UWI St. Augustine campus, May 22 – 24, 2019. The theme of the conference “Chemistry and Chemical Technology for a Sustainable Development of the Caribbean” underscores the main objective of the Conference and EXPO to demonstrate applications of Chemical Sciences as drivers for innovation and technology development.

It will gather local, regional and international technologists, researchers, chemical/biomedical engineers, technocrats, policy makers and students. It will discuss the latest research, innovation and applications of the Chemical-related Sciences being conducted regionally within the global context and sensitize the wider Public on these as enablers of sustainable economic development of the Caribbean. The programme will feature distinguished plenary speakers, oral and poster presentations. Abstracts submissions are now open for the oral and poster presentations.


Scientific Scope

  • Industrial Chemistry 
  • Green Chemistry, Sustainable Energy Science and Technology
  • Drug Discovery and Pharmaceutical Science
  • Food Chemistry and Toxicity
  • Materials Science/Engineering and Technology Applications
  • Advanced Chemical Experimentation and Instrumentation
  • Innovation Chain: from Research and Development to Product
  • Chemistry Education and Outreach

Each oral and poster presentation to be made during the conference requires an Abstract to be submitted. The deadlines for Abstracts are:

  • Oral: 31 March 2019
  • Poster: 31 March 2019

These should be sent to (Attn.: Dr. Ann Wilson – BRC&E2019) for review. Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students submitting Abstracts of their presentations should indicate this as it may help in securing funding from your territory.

  • Abstracts must be typed to fit on a single sheet of A4 or letter size paper using Calibri or Times New Roman in Microsoft Word 2007 as a minimum.
  • The title should be in 12-point font and everything else in 11-point font click here for an abstract template
  • Typing should be fully justified, with 2.5 cm or one-inch margins at the top and at each side; a minimum of 2.5 cm or one inch must be left at the bottom of the page. The entire abstract, including title, name of the author(s), affiliation(s), text and acknowledgements should be typed within these limits. 
  • The Abstract title should be centred and typed in bold, ‘title style’ in Calibri or Times New Roman (12 point font). On the next line the Author(s) name(s), (lower case, 11-point font, in BOLD) should be written as First name, middle initial(s) followed by family name(s). Author(s) name(s) must be centred and separated by semicolons, underlining the name of the person who will present the paper. On the next line (i.e. no extra line spaces) the Institution(s) of the author(s) must be typed in italics (NOT IN BOLD) and centred. When authors originate from different institutions the authors and the institutions should be numbered using superscripts to the top right of the names and the top left of the institutions. Following this, the email address of at least the presenter should be included. 
  • The body of the Abstract (without any sub-headings) should start two line spaces below the institutional identification. The text should be typed using one and a half line spacing with an extra space separating paragraphs. Paragraphs should NOT be indented. 

It is suggested that Abstracts include:

  • A definition of the problem
  • A working hypothesis
  • Main methods or techniques employed
  • Results, Discussions and Conclusions


This should be followed by Keywords.
A brief biography of at least the presenting author should follow. The presenting or corresponding author’s contact information should follow.


Preparation of Posters

Posters should be of A1 size (594 x 841 mm or 23.4 x 33.1 in). A maximum of two posters per person will be allowed. The following information should appear on each poster:
a. Title
b. Poster number (As assigned)
c. Name(s) of Author(s)
d. Name of each Author’s Institution
e. Email address of presenter
f. Abstract
g. Introduction
h. Methods
i. Results (including Tables and Figures)
j. Discussion
k. Conclusions
l. References