Frequently Asked Questions

I am a member of the press, what should I do to register?

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I am a session chair, how do I see the details of the submitted abstracts?

We will email the session chair all the abstract submissions after the deadline. We are storing them in a database now.

Once all the submissions have been received. It will be  the session chair’s responsibility to decide who is included (for talks and/or posters) and also to inform candidates of the outcome.

What does the conference registration fees include?

The conference registration fee includes: entrance to the plenary and parallel sessions, refreshments at coffee breaks, lunch, delegate lanyard and delegate information pack. 

Please note all Social activities are at a extra cost which can be purchased during registration.

What kind of technical equipment is provided for the talks?

All rooms will have AV equipment for laptop projection. We will provide microphones and laser pointers.

Will there be somewhere I can go to pay to have my poster printed?

Yes delegates will need to save their posters in PDF format on to a USB stick.

For further information and price guide please click here

Will I receive an Attendance Certificate?

We plan to provide attendance certificate during the conference on request.

Will there be parking available?

No, unfortunately, the University of Portsmouth is unable to offer parking. There is extremely limited on- street parking with parking meters available outside the conference venue. The nearest car park is  Isambard Brunel multi-storey car park which is only 200 metres from the conference venue. The car park is located at Alec Rose Lane, PO1 2BX.

For those visiting for the day Portsmouth has a Park and Ride Scheme for further information please visit The nearest drop off point is City Centre which is a 5 minute walk to Portsmouth Guildhall which is the conference venue.

For blue badges holders we would suggest either Stanhope Road, car park (PO1 1DS) or Guildhall Walk car park (Alec Rose Lane, PO1 2BX) as they are both free for blue badge holders.

Are there any childcare facilities available?

The week of NAM2014 is during the Portsmouth University Summer Vacation. During the summer vacation, places at the Portsmouth University Nursery are available to children (6mths-5 yrs old) of outside users as well as of those of Portsmouth University students and staff and are allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. For more details see The University Nursery website.

A good listing of other local childcare options can be found on the SEHants Pages of Netmums

What do I do if I have problems with the payment system?

We have had a report that the online store failed to advance through the steps with a particular operating system and browser combination. We recommend retrying with an alternative browser as this resolved the problem.

Will there be poster prizes?

Yes! Winton Capital will sponsor the postdoc prize, and OUP and RAS will sponsor the PhD student prize. In each case, 1st prize will be £350 and 2nd prize will be £150.

For all other queries please email