Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission is now closed for papers to be included in the 2018 October programme


Important Dates

Closing date for abstract submissions:  was EXTENDED to  12 midnight, Sunday 17 June 2018 - now closed

Review : June / July 2018

Acceptance or rejection will be advised from: Monday 6 August 2018 - Friday 10 August 2018

Please read the information below carefully before submitting your abstract.

HPBA Papers


Free papers - 9  minutes ( 7 presentation + 2 Q/A) on Day 1 and on screen (subject to change)

and /or 

E Posters (displayed on multi-touch display interactive screens within lounge)

and / or

Quikshots session (5 mins - 3 + 2) on Day 2

ANZGOSA Upper GI  Papers

Free papers - 9  minutes (7 presentation + 2 Q/A)  on Day 1 and on screen (subject to change)

and /or 

E Posters  (displayed on multi-touch display interactive screens within lounge)

and / or

Quikshots session (5 mins - 3 + 2) on Day 2

Abstract text 

Maximum  of 400 words

If your abstract is accepted as a poster, you will be required to produce a poster following a template.  Template details will be forwarded on acceptance.

Formats for Abstracts
The following format must be followed for all abstracts:

Title: 12 point, bold typeface, arial font, left aligned

Leave one blank line (12 pt)

Authors: 10 point, arial font, Surname, First name, Presenting author to be bold, Affiliations numbered in superscript

Leave one blank line (12pt) 

Affiliations: 10 point, arial font, italics, affiliation, city, country

Leave two blank lines

Abstract Text: 12 point, arial font, left aligned, single spacing, maximum 400 words


- Do not insert any tables or figures

- Do not include titles or degrees

- Check spelling and grammar.  Submitted material will be published in the Conference Handbook - the abstract, therefore, should contain no errors

- Standard scientific abbreviations may be used, non standard abbreviations should be included in parenthesis after the first use of the full word

- Do not indent paragraphs

- Present sufficient data to support conclusions - it is unsatisfactory to use statements such as "data will be presented" or "results will be discussed"

Failure to observe these requirements will exclude the abstract from consideration.

If you need to withdraw your abstract, please contact Anna Burns with details of your withdrawal

All presenters must register to attend the Conference and are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and registration expenses by September 1.  
A condition of acceptance is that at least one author presents on Day 1 (October 8, 2018) of the Conference.

Presentation at the Conference
Presentations will be required no later than 7.30am on the morning of the presentation, and should be delivered to the technician in the Speaker Preparation Room.  
Further detailed instructions will be sent to authors of accepted papers.

For further information on the process of submitting an abstract, please contact the Meeting Secretariat:

Anna-Maree Burns
Conference Innovators
PO Box 7191
Christchurch 8240

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