Registration and Abstract Submission

Registration Information

62nd ASMR National Scientific Conference

Pathways to Lifelong Health

The ASMR welcomes submission of abstracts for consideration as oral or poster presentations at the 62nd 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:

Short oral presentation
Poster presentation
Either oral or poster presentation


To fit within broad area sessions of:

Paediatric and congenital diseases
Maternal and prenatal health
Cardiometabolic diseases
Chronic diseases
Healthy aging
Neurodegenerative diseases
Public health
Note. We are seeking abstract submissions from ALL areas of health and medical
research so please use the “Other” category if your abstract does not fit into the above categories.


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 prior to submitting your abstract. 

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 62nd ASMR NSC 2023.
Best Poster Presentation (Postgrad and EMCR categories) at the 62nd ASMR NSC 2023.
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, 2018).
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 62nd 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 – 

Abstracts closed

Registrations Close – October 29th

Registrations  Single Day Two Days
Member registration
$85.00 $150.00
Non-Member registration $170.00 $325.00
Student Member registration $65.00
Non-Member Student registration $150.00

*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.