Call for Abstracts

Invited/Keynote presenters will be sent individual emails to submit an abstract for their presentations.

IMPORTANT DATES

Closure of Abstract Submissions: 27 January 2019
Abstract Notifications: 8 March 2019
Closure of Early Registration: 17 March 2019

 

IMPORTANT NOTES
The submitting author of an abstract will ALWAYS receive email confirmation of receipt of the abstract into the submission site. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24 hours it may mean the abstract has not been received. In this circumstance, please email Binh Nguyen at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (binh.nguyen@surgeons.org) to determine why an email confirmation has not been received.

  • Please note that paper or facsimile copies will not be accepted, nor will abstracts be submitted by college staff on behalf of authors.
  • Please do not type in your abstract onto the submission page. Being internet based, each page on the submission site can only be open for 15 minutes before closing. Type your submission on a text document (eg. MS Word) and copy and paste it into the abstract text field. 

 

Please take a moment to follow the instructions carefully, as some areas will differ slightly from previous years. 

Subject to your permission granted on the abstract submission page, all abstracts accepted and received by the printer’s closing date will be published in a supplement to the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery at the time of the Congress and on the Virtual Congress – ASC Online.

  1. Authors of research papers who wish to have their abstracts considered for inclusion in the scientific programs at the ASC must submit their abstract electronically via the Congress website having regard to the closing dates in the Call for Abstracts, the provisional program and on the abstract submission site. Abstracts submitted after the closing date will not be considered.
  2. The title should be brief and explicit.
  3. Research papers should follow the format – purpose, methodology, results, conclusion.
  4. Non-scientific papers, eg. education, history, military, medico-Legal, may understandably depart from the above.
  5. Excluding title, authors (full given first name and family name) and institution, the abstract must not exceed 1,750 characters and spaces (approximately 250 words). In MS Word, this count can be determined from the ‘Tools menu’. Any references must be included in this allowance. If you exceed this limit, the excess text will NOT appear in the abstract book.
  6. Abbreviations should be used only in common terms. For uncommon terms, the abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word.
  7. Presentations (slide and video) will only have electronic PowerPoint support. Audio visual instructions will be available on the Congress website and in correspondence sent to all successful authors.
  8. Authors submitting research papers have a choice of two specialties under which their abstract can be considered. Submissions are invited to any of the specialties or special interest groups participating in the program.
  9. A 50 word CV is required from each presenter to facilitate the Chairman’s introduction.
  10. The acceptance, timing, presentation and discussion of all papers and posters is at the discretion of the section convener. Notification of the timing of presentations will appear in correspondence sent to all successful authors.
  11. Tables, diagrams, graphs, etc. CANNOT be accepted in the abstract submission. This is due to the limitations of the computer software program.
  12. Please do not type in your abstract onto the submission page. Being internet based, each page on the submission site can only be open for 15 minutes before closing. Type your submission on a text document (eg. MS Word) and copy and paste it into the abstract text field.
  13. AUTHORS MUST BE REGISTRANTS AT THE CONGRESS TO PRESENT AND FOR THEIR ABSTRACT TO APPEAR IN THE PUBLICATIONS, ON THE WEBSITE OR VIRTUAL CONGRESS.         

BEST RESEARCH PAPER PRIZES     

Please indicate on the submission site if you want your abstract considered for a research prize. Each abstract may only be submitted for one prize and it is the author’s responsibility to ensure they conform to any preconditions (e.g. only open to trainees). Conveners will select the best abstracts for presentation in an adjudicated session. The awarding of a prize is at the discretion of the adjudication panel.

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery (Mark Killingback prize for the best paper from a Trainee or Fellow within five years of gaining the FRACS)
  • Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Global Health
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Indigenous Health
  • Medico-legal
  • Military Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Pain Medicine
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Quality and Safety in Surgical Practice / Surgical Directors
  • Rural Surgery
  • Surgical Education
  • Surgical History
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Transplantation Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery (Damian McMahon Trauma Paper Prize for the best paper from a Trainee of RACS)
  • Upper GI Surgery

 

SCIENTIFIC E-POSTERS 
All posters will be presented electronically during the Congress and will be available for viewing on computer screens at the venue. The poster will also be placed on the Virtual Congress in addition to the abstract. Posters may contain a 2-minute video clip.                             

Contact Binh Nguyen at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons if you have any queries relating to your abstract.      E: binh.nguyen@surgeons.org