Abstract Submission Details

ANZSCoS 2013 - Abstract Submission Guidelines
Abstract Submission Opens: 1 February 2013 
Abstract Submission Deadline:
10 May 2013 
Review Outcome Email Notification: 7 June (This date is an approximate and updates will be made via email if this date changes)

Submitted abstracts must represent original research which has either not been published or only published within the last year. The Review Committee will select abstracts for oral or poster presentation unless the author indicates a specific preference for poster presentation. Poster Presenters may also be given the opportunity to have a Rapid Poster Presentation in the Conference Program.

Oral Presentations: will be for 15 minutes. This is inclusive of 5 minutes question and answer time.

Rapid Poster Presentations: will be for 2 minutes.
Posters should be printed 75cm wide x 100cm high and presenters should bring their own velcro to affix the posters to the provided poster boards.

Theme: Papers relating to the conference theme of: SCI – New Solutions in a Changing World will be given preference for inclusion in the program. Papers relating to the following sub-themes will also be highly regarded:

  • Health Information Technology & Education
  • Models & Planning for Life/Care Transitions
  • Health Partnerships & Shared Decision Making
  • Services for Complex Co-morbidities
  • Psychosocial Considerations, Family and Carer Support

Review Process: All abstracts will be reviewed by the ANZSCoS 2013 Scientific Review Committee within a few weeks of the closing date.Updates will be communicated by the Conference Secretariat. Some abstracts will need to be amended and you may be asked by the Review Committee to submit these changes. It is the intention of the Review Committee to use the amendment process to assist authors to improve the value of their abstract.

All presenters must register for a minimum of one day of the conference by the Early Bird Deadline for registration (8 July 2013) or the presentation will be withdrawn from the program.

Format: Abstracts should be submitted using the abstract sample as a guide for layout and submitted online.
Click here to download the sample.

Formatting Requirements:

  • Must be 500 words or less, exclusive of title, author(s) names, and institutional affiliation(s)
  • All submissions should be in Microsoft Word      
  • Abstracts must fit onto a single A4 page with margins of 2.54cm on all four sides
  • Abstract title should be in BLOCK CAPITALS
  • Authors’ names should be on the next line
  • Use 11pt Arial font
  • Please do not use abbreviations unless defined in the abstract
  • Care should be taken to ensure high quality English expression and grammar
  • In case of more than one author please place an asterix (*)before the name of the presenting author
  • Do not include degrees or titles
  • Authors’ organizations/institutions should appear on the next line and should include the suburb/city, state and country of the organizations/institutions.
  • Results may include a simple table or graph in black and white if they are clearly intelligible.
  • Authors should note the word count at the end of the abstract

Abstracts must conform to the following layout:
This should be succinct and descriptive of the study 
Give a brief reason for the study. Provide a clear statement of the aims of the study
Give a short description of the study population or specimen preparation, data collection and processing.
These may be presented in the form of text or a simple graph or table. Do not repeat information in text if provided in a table or graph. Important statistical results (such as confidence intervals, p values or correlation coefficients) should be included.
Make simple statements that are supported by the evidence shown in your results

Prizes will be awarded at the closing session. A prize will be awarded for each of the below categories:

Best Oral Presentation –
Best Oral Presentation –
Best Poster –
Best Poster –



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