Registration and Abstract Submission

Registration Information

60th ASMR National Scientific Conference

Inspiration to implementation: Examining the pipeline from discovery to translation and innovation”.

To protect the health of all participants, our 2021 NSC will be a Virtual Meeting.

The ASMR welcomes submission of abstracts for consideration as oral or poster presentations at the 60th ASMR National Scientific Conference. Please download and follow the guidelines and template when preparing your abstract.  As abstract submission is part of the registration process, please have your abstract ready to upload at the time of registration.

Abstracts can nominate in the following categories:

Oral presentation (7 mins pre-recorded) with online Q&A (up to 20 presentations available)
Poster presentation
Either oral or poster presentation


To fit within broad area sessions of:

Inspiration: Fundamentals of Basic & Clinical Research in Australia
Commercialising Research and Industry Partnerships
Translating Epidemiology and Health Policy into the Future of Australian Healthcare

Presentation preference will be accommodated where possible.

However, in lodging an abstract submission the author accepts presentation style allocated by the Programming Committee. Authors will be notified by email of abstract acceptance and type of presentation

For your information, abstract scoring criteria is available for download here

Awards and eligibility:

There are several award opportunities available at the ASMR NSC, but all require eligibility criteria to be met.

To be eligible for any of the awards, you must be a current financial member or have applied for membership by the 27th September 2021. 

Benefits of being an ASMR member include advocacy for health and medical research, professional development and networking opportunities, support for students and ECRs, and free/discounted registration for ASMR Medical Research Week® events and conferences around Australia.

Apply for membership online here. If you require assistance in finding a current ASMR member to nominate you, please contact the ASMR executive office by email.

Undergraduate Subscriber Members are not eligible to apply for awards.

Awards will be judged by a panel of researchers for the clarity of presentation, the quality of data, the relevance of your work to your hypothesis and a clear demonstration of the importance of your work to health and medical research and the community.

Best Oral Presentation (Postgrad and EMCR categories) at the 60th ASMR NSC 2021.
Best Poster Presentation (Postgrad and EMCR categories) at the 60th ASMR NSC 2021.
Campion Ma Playoust Memorial Award – presented for the overall best presentation (oral or poster) at the National Scientific Meeting by a student member or a member under thirty years of age at the time of the meeting (determined via ASMR membership records).  No further application form is required for this award.
ASMR Peter Doherty Leading Light Award celebrates the achievements of a mid-career researcher (5 – 12 year post-doctoral). The award will consider a single piece of work undertaken within the past 5 years (i.e., after September 28th, 2016).
Applications for this award are assessed separately and application forms can be found on the website.


Want to attend but don’t want to submit an abstract?

Registration for the 60th ASMR National Scientific Conference is possible without submitting an abstract. Simply fill out the registration form located online  and select “no” when asked if you are submitting an abstract.

Want to submit more than one abstract?

Simply email 2nd or more abstract(s) to with subject line: ‘ASMR NSC Additional Abstract Submissions’ by deadline.

Key Dates – 

Abstract deadline – September 27th

Early-bird Registrations Close – September 27th


Registrations  Early-bird Late
Full Conference registration (member)
$30.00 $50.00
Full Conference registration (non-member) $75.00 $100.00
Full Conference Student Registration (member) $20.00 $35.00
Full Conference Student Registration (non member) $50.00 $75.00

*Single registrations only

Payment by American Express, Visa or MasterCard


Abstract Submission Guidelines


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. Please refer to guidelines and template document for specific instructions and marking criteria.

Images are not accepted in abstracts.