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ANS - Abstracts and Posters

For delegates wishing to download the abstract book, please click here.
For delegates wishing to download the poster book, please click here. 

Submission Guidelines

Abstract submissions for Oral presentations have now closed.

Abstracts for Poster Presentations can be submitted up until Sunday 30 October 2016. You must register for the conference before you can submit an abstract. Upon completion of your registration, you will be sent a confirmation email with a link to the Abstract Submission portal.

For a printable version of the below guidelines, please click here. 

  • Abstracts will be submitted under the "oral preferred" or “poster preferred” categories and while every effort will be made to accommodate these preferences the programming committee cannot make any guarantees. 
  • Multiple abstract submissions per person are allowed but registrants can give only ONE oral presentation for the entire conference. 
  • Oral and poster presenters will be required to pay and register for the full conference at the time of abstract submission. 
  • Abstracts MUST contain a statistically significant result and cannot rely on data that has yet to be acquired.

Abstract Preparation Guidelines

  • All abstracts should be formatted according to the following instructions and submitted as Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) files. 
  • Title in upper case using 12 pt Arial font and remainder of abstract in 10 pt Arial. 
  • Single space entire document and use 0 pt spacing before each paragraph and 6 pt spacing after each paragraph with left justification and no paragraph indents. 
  • Author(s) in upper and lower case, underline presenting author. Last name and initials separated by a space. Use commas only to separate authors. 
  • For multiple affiliations use numbered superscripts. 
  • Abstract should cover objective, brief method, statistically significant key findings and a conclusion. 
  • Abstract body text no more than 250 words. Include word count in brackets at end of abstract (this does not count towards 250 word limit).

Submission Process

All abstracts need to be submitted via the Abstract Submission Portal on the website. Authors will need to create a personalised Abstract Submission Portal, by selecting the "New Account" link and follow the prompts to upload author details and their abstract.
Authors will be instructed to browse their computer and upload their abstract as a Word document.
The Abstract Submission Portal will allow authors who have submitted an abstract to review and/or update their abstract at a later date up to the Abstract Submission Closing date of Sunday 31 July 2016.

Presentation Types

Oral presentations are 15 minutes in total length and speakers should allow for a 10 minute presentation followed by a 5 minute question period.  Poster presentations should be AO Portrait Orientation (841mm wide x 1189mm high)

Submission Closing Date

Abstract submission closes Sunday July 31st 2016. By submitting your abstract online, authors consent to their abstract being reviewed and published in Conference material where appropriate. Abstract submitting authors will be required to register for the Conference and pay registration fees at the time of submission.
Proposed Key Deadlines

  • Call for abstracts opens 1 June 2016 
  • Abstract submission for Oral presentations closes 31 July 2016 
  • Abstract submission for Poster presentations closes 30 October 2016
  • Program released To be advised