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Annual Meeting 2022 - Cork, Ireland: Registration and Abstracts

Number: 66th Annual Meeting
Year: 2022
Location: Cork, Ireland
Hosted By: University College Cork
Organised By: Organising committee chaired by Prof. Maria McNamara
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Registration and Abstracts


Registration, abstract submission and booking (including payment by debit or credit card) are now open and are available online via the green button below. 

The deadline for early bird registration and abstract submission is 14th April at 23:59 BST. It will not be possible to submit an abstract after that date. Registration after 14th April will incur additional charges of €50 for all delegate categories. The final deadline for registration is Monday 16th May. Registration and bookings for specific meeting events (public fossil exhibition, ECR event, workshops, lab tours, Annual Dinner and field-trip) will be taken on a strictly first-come, first-served basis. Note that there is a maximum limit on the number of delegates the Annual Meeting can accommodate and therefore registration will be closed when this limit is reached.

Delegate categoryEarly bird priceFull price
Student member€90€140
Ordinary / Retired member€140€190


Registration Now Closed


Abstracts are limited to 200 words in length. You will need to register before submitting your abstract, as the registration confirmation e-mail will contain your personal link enabling you to submit your abstract(s). Association members should ensure that they have renewed their membership for 2022 before registering. Delegates may submit one or two abstracts. If submitting one abstract, delegates must choose to deliver a regular talk, lightning talk or poster. If submitting two abstracts, at least one must be for a poster presentation. Delegates submitting two abstracts should therefore choose to present either two posters, or one poster and one talk (which can be a regular or lightning talk). When preparing your abstract, please note the guidance below. You can find further details on presenting at the meeting on the Talks and Posters page for this meeting. 

General Guidance

Deadline for abstract submission: 23:59 BST Thurs 14th April (i.e. before 15th April). After this date abstracts will not be considered.

Abstracts are limited to 200 words in length. Please follow the abstract style guidelines shown below when preparing your abstract. Abstracts that are not formatted correctly will not be considered. The guidelines are as follows:

  • Abstract Title should be entered in sentence case NOT title case.
  • The first and last names of EVERY author must be spelled in full; only giving an initial for the first name is insufficient.
  • Middle names of authors should be given as initials ONLY in the First Name(s) field. e.g. "Edward D. Cope" will have "Edward D." entered in the First Name(s) field and "Cope" in the Last Name field.
  • All names should be entered in sentence case ONLY; using all capitalised lettering is not acceptable.
  • Use the full name for institutions. e.g. write out "NHM, UK" in full as "Natural History Museum, UK".
  • DO NOT give full postal address for author institutions, give institution name and country ONLY.
  • Abstract Text must be entered as you wish it to appear and should be formatted in standard sentence case. DO NOT enter text that is only capitalised.

If oral presentations are oversubscribed, we may offer you the option to present a poster instead. The abstracts review panel at UCC will make a decision on the nature of your presentation based on the abstract and how developed the research is. We will also consider career stage in allocating talks.  The decision of the organizers is final.

Eligibility of presenters  for President's and Council Prizes: The President's and Council Prizes are awarded for the best talk and poster, respectively, at the Annual Meeting. All student members of the Palaeontological Association, and all members of the Association who are early career stage researchers, i.e. those within one calendar year of the award of a higher degree (PhD or MSc) are eligible for consideration for these awards.

Oral presentations

Standard talks during the main meeting will be allocated 15 minutes. You should prepare your talk to allow for 3 minutes of questions and switching between speakers. 

Lightning talks will organized into sessions of 20 minutes. Each session will include three lightning talks of 5 minutes each; the 5 minutes is for the talk only. The three lightning talks will be followed by a 5 minute slot for questions, where the audience can ask questions of any of the three speakers from that lightning talk session.

Please prepare your presentation in Windows PowerPoint, PDF format or export your document into one of these formats and ensure that all files and slides are still compatible. If you are using a Mac, prior to the meeting please check your presentation on a Windows PC as this is the system we will be projecting from.


Please produce posters in portrait format and A0 size. Landscape format and larger formats will not be accepted. 


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