Poster submission guidelines

During the 2019 Perioperative Medicine SIG meeting we will be holding a trainee research presentation session. If you wish to submit a poster, you will be required to present on Friday November 8, during the lunch break for eight minutes with two minutes allocated for questions from the judges.


Submission guidelines

  • Originality. The abstract submitted must be of an original scientific nature and must not have been published previously or accepted for publication in whole, or in part, by any medical journals before 2019.

  • Number of submissions. Authors may submit more than one paper.

  • Acknowledgement of receipt. Upon submission, authors will receive confirmation by email.

  • Mode of presentation. We require everyone to present for eight minutes with two minutes allocated for questions. Presentations to be displayed in displayed in poster format and PowerPoint. Posters will be prominently displayed in the meeting venue. When creating a poster it must be A2 size, portrait or landscape and in colour.

  • Registration. All presenters are required to register and pay for the registration fee. Failure to do so will result in exclusion from the final program.

  • Publication. Abstracts will be published in the abstract book and on the ANZCA and ACE websites.


Abstract format

  • Word limit. Abstracts must not exceed 400 words. A maximum of three tables or figures saved in JPEG/GIF/ TIF format with resolution of at least 300 dpi can be included in your abstract.

  • Abstract title. The abstract title must be in initial capital / lower case format, e.g. "The online abstract submission". The title should be brief and descriptive.

  • Author information. Please include the first name in full and family name of the author(s) and do NOT include degrees or professional titles (Dr, PhD, Prof, MD, etc.).

  • Content. Each abstract must contain sufficient details for evaluation. Make the abstract as informative as possible. Clearly indicate the aims and conclusions supported by data. Results stated in the abstracts must be complete (though concise) and final. It is unsatisfactory to use statements such as "data will be presented" or "results will be discussed".

Organise the body of the abstract as follows:

  1. Introduction
  2. Methods
  3. Results
  4. Conclusions
  5. A limited number of references

Use standard abbreviations and generic drug names. Place unusual abbreviations or acronyms in parentheses after first use. Do not identify author(s) or institution(s) in text.

Closing date:

The closing date for poster submissions is October 4, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Kirsty O’Connor
Senior Events Officer 
Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
T: +61 3 8517 5332

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