Abstracts are hereby solicited for any of the following special sessions, any general related topics or the evening poster session.


  • Qualitative Phase Analysis with XRPD
  • Quantitative Phase Analysis: Single-peak, Whole-Pattern Methods and Beyond
  • Amorphous, Mesomorphous and Nano Materials
  • Non-Ambient Powder X-ray Diffraction
  • New Developments/Complementary Techniques
  • Formulation and Product Development
  • Polymorph, Salt and Co-crystal Screening
  • Crystal Structure Prediction, Elucidation and Verification from Powder Diffraction Data




Abstracts will be printed in the Symposium Book of Abstracts and will also be posted on the ICDD web site. Abstracts must not exceed one page in length and must include the title, author(s), affiliation(s), and the text. To provide uniformity, it is recommended that abstracts be prepared according to the following guidelines:

  • File format: The Abstract should be submitted as either a Microsoft® Word document (Word 2010 – Word 2016) or a PDF file (Portable Document File).
  • The PDF or Word doc of the abstract must include the title, author(s), affiliations(s) and text. The general information form that you complete does not automatically add the title and author information to the abstract.
  • Size: The abstract should not exceed one page in length (8.5” x 11” page size); with a one-inch margin all around. This includes any figures or graphs (please keep to a minimum).
  • Font: Times or Times New Roman, 10 or 12 point.
  • Title: Bold, Center, Mixed upper and lower case.
  • Author(s) and Affiliation(s): Center directly under Title. Leave one blank line after the author(s) and affiliation(s) before beginning text of abstract.
  • Text: Paragraphs should be flush left (do not indent); single-spaced; leave one blank line between paragraphs, space permitting.
  • Characters, tables, formulae, figures, symbols, graphics: All must be embedded into your text. Please keep to a minimum, and limit the fonts to those that are available with the standard distribution of Microsoft® Word. Non-standard fonts will lead to errors in transmission.

Abstracts will only be accepted through the online submission process. You will be required to fill out a general information form, and then given a choice to either upload your abstract directly from your computer as a PDF file or e-mail your abstract as an attachment created in Microsoft® Word (Word 2010 – Word 2016). The information you upload on the general information form is not considered a part of your abstractYou must still include the title and author information in the actual abstract file.


Please contact Denise Zulli: zulli@icdd.com with any questions or concerns.

When submitting your abstract online, you will receive an automated e-mail confirmation. If you choose to e-mail your abstract as a Microsoft® Word document, then confirmation of your abstract may take up to one week. If you do not receive confirmation within one week of your submittal, please contact Denise Zulli: zulli@icdd.com; 610-325-9814.