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2018 Spine Society of Australia 29th Annual Scientific Meeting

2018 Spine Society of Australia 29th Annual Scientific Meeting27 - 29 April 2018 | Adelaide Convention Centre

Abstract Guidelines

 *Abstract Submission Now Closed*


Abstracts submissions for the Spine Society of Australia 29th Annual Scientific Meeting will open Tuesday 10 October 2017 and close Monday 15 January 2018.

Submitted abstracts must represent original work that has not been previously published. The Spine Society of Australia expect that the author will present the material and scientific data appearing in the submitted abstract, upon acceptance by the Scientific Committee. The data must not be modified or updated for the presentation without the prior written approval of the Scientific Secretary. 

The Review Committee will select abstracts for either an oral podium presentation or a poster presentation, unless the author indicates a specific preference for a poster presentation only.

Podium Presentations will be 6-minute oral presentations in English with allocated question time of 4-minutes.

In 2018 the Spine Society will display posters in both paper/cloth and electronic format. Instructions will be forwarded on acceptance of a poster. Authors must be registered for the conference and in attendance to hang their poster.

Instructions to submit an abstract

  • Abstracts must be submitted using the abstract submission portal. 
  • Author details and affiliation MUST NOT be included in the body of the abstract 
  • Abstracts must have a 300 word maximum
  • All abbreviations must be defined in the body of the abstract
  • Do not include references in the abstract text
  • No tables or graphs are to be included in the abstract.

Abstracts must adhere to the following layout:

Provide a clear statement of the aims or purpose of the study.

Give a brief description of the study design, population or specimen preparation, data collection and processing.

Only data collected and processed prior to the abstract being submitted will be accepted. Important statistical results (such as confidence intervals, p- values or correlation coefficients) should be included.

What does the study show? Make simple statements that are supported by the evidence shown in your results.

Click here to download an abstract template that can be used to prepare your abstract.

All presenters must register for a minimum of one day of the conference by the Early Bird Deadline for registration (16 March 2018) or the presentation will be withdrawn from the program.

Declaration of interest

All authors (including all co-authors) must complete a separate declaration of interest. The sources and value of all funds used to conduct the study must be declared.

On completing the abstract submission you will receive an Abstract ID number and a link to an online disclosure survey which MUST be completed by all authors associated with the paper by Tuesday 30 January, 2018. Failure of any author to complete the declaration will result in the paper’s withdrawal from the program. It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure that all co-authors have complied with the declaration requirements.

The link to complete the declaration of interest can also be found here.

For any enquiries, please email the Conference Secretariat: Tel: +61 2 9954 4400