Abstracts must be submitted according to the guidelines below. Abstract Submission will close on 28 June 2018 (11:59pm AEST).
You are invited to submit informative and relevant abstracts in a word document using the approved template. All abstracts must be original work, submission acknowledges consent to publication of the abstract in the Meeting proceedings and Meeting app. Submitting author's may give permission for reproduction of their poster on Society websites during submission.
The presenting author will be required to register for the Meeting in order to ensure their abstract(s) is included in the final program. The presenting author must be listed as an author on the abstract during submission. If after acceptance, the presenting author is not able to attend, another named author may be nominated to give the presentation (the new presenter must have been included as an author on the original submission. If no named authors are available to give the presentation the abstract must be withdrawn)
Accuracy is the responsibility of the author, please ensure you have proof read your document carefully.
Whilst every effort will be made to ensure the reproduction of symbols, accuracy of symbols cannot be guaranteed in the reproduction.
Your abstract must be prepared using this template. Please use up to the first 5 words of your title as the file name, do not include any presenter or author's names in the file name or abstract document. You will upload this document as part of your abstract submission.
Please write the title in sentence case (capitalising only the first word and proper nouns), do not use quotation marks.
Do not include the author's names in the body of the abstracts as the abstracts are subject to a blind review process. The names of all participating authors (including yourself) will be entered into the abstract submission form. Please do not include degrees or professional titles.
Abstracts that merely state the results that will be presented will be subject to rejection. All abstracts are subject to review by the Program Committee and acceptance into the program is not guaranteed. The Committee suggests that where applicable the abstract follow the format outlined below.
If the research described in the abstract was supported by a commercial company you must indicate the company's role in analysing the data or preparing the abstract. You will be asked to supply the following statement during the submission process:
"No conflict of interest to disclose".
"This research was supported by __________. The company had no role in analysing the data or preparing the abstract."
"This research was supported by __________. The company insert free text describing company role in data analysis or abstract preparation."
This conflict of interest statement is mandatory for all abstracts submitted and will appear wherever the abstracts are published. For abstracts accepted as an oral presentation, please ensure you include a slide disclosing the conflict of interest within your presentation.
If you are accepted as a poster presenter your poster will be printed by the Meeting. Delegates must send their poster artwork files to email@example.com by Friday 14 September in order to meet the printing deadline. Delegates cannot bring their own posters and this will be strictly enforced. Failure to supply your poster by this date will result in the withdrawal of your abstract from the program.