Submission of the abstract acknowledges agreement to the terms and conditions detailed below.
Submissions must be for original research, not previously presented at a major Australian, New Zealand or other international meeting as an oral and/or poster presentation, or previously published in a journal. Submissions found to have been previously presented will be ineligible.
Applicants are to download the Abstract Template file here. The headings are an indication of the expected format.
All research on humans and animals must have prospective ethics approval. The approval date, number, clinical trials registry number (if applicable), and ethics committee details must be included in the submission.
A maximum of 400 words is allowed for the abstract body, and may include ONE graph and/or ONE table of direct relevance to the results. The list of authors and affiliations, ASA and NZSA membership details, and ethics clearance information, do not count towards the abstract word count. Any abbreviations must be spelt out on first use. The template lists the font details for the abstract.
No hardcopy, faxed or emailed submissions will be accepted
All successful applicants will be required to design and make available a poster for display for the duration of the Congress. The ASA and NZSA considers the physical display of a poster, with the availability of the author to discuss their work, to be an important component of the Congress.
All posters shall be available for viewing by delegates at the Congress. In addition, a PDF version will also be requested so it may be viewed on electronic devices by delegates, both during and after the Congress. These PDFs will remain available via the ASA and NZSA website for a period after the Congress.
A full description of the poster requirements and other details will be sent out once your abstract has been accepted.