Registration and Abstract Submission

Registration Information

Abstracts for the National Scientific Conference will be accepted from all fields of medical research, providing delegates with the opportunity to showcase their work through oral and poster presentations.  The theme of this year’s event is “Ebbs and Flows”, so we encouraging creative abstracts that reflect this theme. Some ideas may include but are not limited to, research in vascular biology, marine biology with an adaption to human health, climate change and human health, or research using techniques such as flow cytometry or measurements of oscillating responses such as blood sugars or oxygenation. We strongly urge students and early to mid-career researchers to submit their research.

Please have your abstract ready for uploading during the registration process.   An Abstract template is available for download here.

 

The Campion-Ma-Playoust Memorial Award – This award consists of a certificate and cash award for the best oral or poster presentation. To be eligible you must be a financial member of the ASMR, under the age of thirty or a full time student of any age. No further application form required.

The ASMR Peter Doherty Leading Light Award – Honours Professor Doherty’s career achievements, scientific accomplishments and ongoing support and mentoring of up and coming researchers. It is to be presented annually for the best scientific paper by a mid-career researcher. A separate application form is required and may be downloaded here.

The Synapse Award – Inaugurated in 2018, this award celebrates the importance of communicating research in a way that is accessible to a more general audience. It is to be presented to the best artistic paper.  A people’s choice award will also be made. A separate application form is required detailing installation needs – download form here.

 

Key Dates – 

Early-bird rates apply until 15th October

Abstract deadline 20th September

Abstract notification – 30th September

 

Registrations

Full Conference registration (member-early) $300.00
Full Conference registration (non-member-early) $450.00
Student Registration (member-early) $100.00
Student Registration (non member-early) $300.00

*Single registrations only

Payment by American Express, Visa or MasterCard

 

Abstract Submission Guidelines

During the courses of abstract submission you will be asked how your abstract is best described [select from list] – the following notes may be of assistance. 

Basic science: Fundamental research aimed to improve scientific theories for enhanced understanding or prediction of phenomena. May include microbiology, immunology, pathology, pharmacology, anatomy, genetics, physiology, biochemistry, etc.
Public and population health: Generally applied research that aims to improve the health of an entire human population. May include epidemiology, health promotion, health economics, global health, migrant health, etc.
Applied health: People-oriented, service profession level research. May include: mental health, physiotherapy, audiology, podiatry, etc
Clinical research: Generally has implication for current clinical practice. Includes randomised control trials, cohort studies, case studies, etc.
Translational research: Studies that apply findings from basic science to enhance human health and well-being.
New innovations/techniques in biomedical research: May include telehealth, bio-engineering, precision medicine, personalised medicine, etc

 

Reports of completed studies are preferred, and will be given preference in selecting oral presentations, especially over abstracts which do not report results but indicate that they will be reported at the meeting or descriptions of trial methodology. Results of research will be given preference over descriptions of services for oral presentations.

Abstracts reporting quantitative studies should contain the planned accrual target and the actual number of patients recruited, levels of significance and confidence intervals of results. Abstracts of qualitative research should indicate how they chose their sample size (e.g. data saturation) and the methodology of analysis.

Most of the submitted scientific abstracts will be allocated posters as there will only be a limited number of slots for oral presentations. The best posters will be selected for specific poster presentation (Rapid Fire Talks) sessions.

Artistic pieces may be displayed during poster sessions if visual, video, sculpture. Live, theatrical pieces may be displayed during oral presentations, rapid fire presentations or at the conference dinner depending on the duration of the piece – negotiations will be made with the presenter after abstract submission.   No liability for damage or theft of artistic pieces can be accepted.

Size and Presentation:

A4 portrait with top, left and right hand margin at 2.5 cm
Arial 11pt with justified paragraph and single line spacing
Bold Sentence case (maximum 20 words)
List all authors, with Presenting Author underlined
In the order of “Department, Institute, City, State and Country”

When you submit:

  • Save the file as a Microsoft Word document (PDF files not accepted)
  • Use the filename “Lastname_Initials”, e.g. Smith_AB

Upload the file according to the instructions on the website

Maximum text length allowed is 300 words in length including sub-headings. To assist your preparation, abstracts may be structured under the sub-headings Aims, Methods, Results, Conclusions. The sub-headings must be concise, with only the first word starting with a capital letter.

Reports of completed studies are preferred, and will be given preference in selecting oral presentations, especially over abstracts which do not report results but indicate that they will be reported at the meeting or descriptions of trial methodology. Results of research will be given preference over descriptions of services for oral presentations.

Abstracts reporting quantitative studies should contain the planned accrual target and the actual number of patients recruited, levels of significance and confidence intervals of results. Abstracts of qualitative research should indicate how they chose their sample size (e.g. data saturation) and the methodology of analysis.

Most of the submitted abstracts will be allocated posters as there will only be a limited number of slots for oral presentations. The best posters will be selected for specific poster presentation (Rapid Fire Talks) sessions.

Images are not accepted in abstracts.

REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION