Abstracts for all conference presentations will be printed in the Conference booklet and on the Conference app.
Guidelines for preparing and formatting abstracts:
- Abstracts must be original and unpublished.
- Your 250 word abstract should include the aims of your study, brief details of methods, results and key conclusions. Abstracts should be descriptive and concise.
- Abstracts should NOT contain references, tables or figures.
- The abstract deadline is 11 August 2017
- Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged. Authors will be advised from 30 August 2017 whether their abstract[s] has been accepted.
- Selected abstracts will appear in the Congress Handbook exactly as submitted.
- The three different formats include:
- 15 Minute format (10 Minute presentation with 5 minutes for questions )
- Rapid-fire format ( 4 minute presentation with 2 minutes for questions )
- Poster presentation
Please use the following specifications in preparing your abstract.
- Ensure that your abstract is grammatically correct and free of other errors.
- Use single spacing for all text.
- Use a short and concise title that indicates the content of the abstract.
- Use standard abbreviations. Capitalise the first letter in trade names. When using abbreviations for compounds, spell out the name in full at the first mention. Do not use abbreviations in the title of the abstract.
Submitting your abstract:
* Are you using one of the following browsers?
INTERNET EXPLORER (ver 9 or newer)
MOZILLA/FIREFOX (ver 1.3 or newer)
If not the screen will tell you if it detects you are using the wrong software and you would be advised to change to a computer with one of them installed.
* Have you got your abstract open and running on your own computer? – you need to be able to cut and paste it onto the web. (Note that keypad short cuts do not work with Mozilla, you need to use the menu, edit, paste command to paste in text to your submission).
* Is your abstract text less than 250 words – it will not allow you to paste larger submissions. The word count does NOT include your title, authoring or cited references
* Abstracts can include one graphic, table or figure
Please note that your abstract will not be included in the program if you do not register and pay for your registration.
Submitting an Abstract
- Abstracts cannot contain more than 250 words in the main body of the abstract.
- Abstracts can include one graphic, table or figure.
The abstract submission process can be accessed from your Currinda profile. It will work with any contemporary browser and the system will let you know if there is a problem with your browser version. When ready, you should open your document so you can cut and paste into the online system. Please do not work from .pdf files. The steps are straight forward and the abstract builds online as you paste in so you can check it is as you wish.
The benefits of this system are many but include:
i. Allowing you to preview your abstract and make modifications to your satisfaction.
ii. Ensuring you know your lodgement is completed as you will receive an immediate email confirmation.
iii. Ensuring accurate indexing of all authors in the abstract book/ conference app.
iv. Ensuring consistent presentation of all abstracts in the proceedings/ conference app (overarching formatting is imposed).
When you've finished the submission
You will receive a confirmation email with after your Abstract Submission has been successfully submitted. You can view or edit your abstract by returning to your Currinda profile. If you do not receive this confirmation email, please contact ASN Events.
Changes can be made to your abstract until the scoring process begins. Just return to your Currinda profile and select the Edit option under Abstracts. The edit option will no longer appear once scoring has commenced.
Email notification of programming decisions will come from the secretariat shortly after the expiry of deadlines and the working program will be posted to the web site. It will also appear on your Currinda profile. The notification will include specific presentation instructions but in the interim, those preparing posters should note the maximum size allowed is 1m wide by 1.2m deep (portrait size). Velcro will be available to fix the poster to the boards.
A couple of weeks before the meeting, the final program will be published to this web page along with hyperlinks to the abstracts. The abstracts will also be available on the conference ‘App’.