Call for Abstracts


Important Dates:

Abstract notifications:  Monday 6 March 2023

Closure of Early Registration: Sunday 19 March 2023

Abstract Submissions

Invited presenters/ASC visitors/Named lecturers can continue to submit an abstract for your presentation/s

Several points require emphasis:

  1. 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 Microsoft Word, this count can be determined from the ‘Review’ menu. Any references must be included in this allowance. If you exceed this limit, the excess text will NOT be captured in the submission or appear in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery.
  2. 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.
  3. Presentations (slide and video) will only have electronic PowerPoint support. Audio visual instructions will be provided in following correspondence
  4. A 100-word CV is required from each presenter to facilitate their introduction by the chair.
  5. Tables, diagrams, graphs, etc. CANNOT be accepted in the abstract submission. This is due to the limitations of the computer software program.
  6. Abstract/s to appear in the publications, on the website or Virtual Congress.
  7. Submission of an abstract will ALWAYS receive email confirmation of receipt of the abstract into the submission site. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours please check your spam/junk inbox. If the confirmation email is still not present, it may mean the abstract has not been received. In this instance, please email the ASC team at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons to determine why a confirmation email has not been received.  E: