Submission Guidelines

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On this page you will find important information about abstract submission and format for ANZACA2022.

Please read the following instructions carefully as the guidelines have change. Ensure that submitted abstracts conform to ANZACA submission guidelines.

This will assist facilitating review processes and acceptance of the abstracts.


  1. All abstracts submitted by members are eligible to be considered for an award.
  2. Please take a moment to peruse the marking rubric for abstracts and posters before submitting and preparing your works

Abstract specifications

The ANZACA conference organising committee welcomes abstracts in the following broad categories, for consideration by a review committee:

  1. Anatomy,
  2. Clinical anatomy and
  3. Innovation in anatomy education research

In order to allow a broad range of presentations from a number of presenters, authors will be limited to delivering only one (01) oral presentation as the presenting author.

Abstract requirements and structure

Body of abstract:

  1. This is limited to a maximum of 250 words (including subheadings).
  2. The word count does not include the title of the abstract, authors and affiliations and the ethics approval reference number.
  3. No references required with the submission
  4. Appropriate ethics approval, where applicable, for any research must be in place and the reference number must be included. The corresponding author/s will be required to confirm this, by checking the appropriate box on the online submission platform when submitting their abstract. For sensitive research, for example foetal material, the researchers will be required to provide documented evidence of ethics approval.

Each abstract should be formatted as follows:

Follow format of a sample abstract available for download on the bottom of this page. You will be asked to upload the abstract in this format as a word file (*.doc or *.docx only) for publication, but you will also be required to upload the abstract alone and up to date contact details for the abstract review committee to contact you.

  • Title
    No longer than 20 words, written in sentence case (i.e. with a single capital at the beginning of the title). Following examples would be useful:
    • There is rain in the forecast this week in New York City
    • The film will premiere on the last weekend of November
    • The effects of global warming push European leaders to find alternatives to fossil fuels
  • Author/s
    Author/s name/names should be presented using Vancouver referencing style, for example:
    • Single author: Smith AB
    • Multiple authors: Smith AB, Jones CD, McDonald EF.
      In the conference program, authors will be listed according to the order entered in this online abstract submission and the presenting author’s name will be underlined.
  • Affiliation(s)
    Include the full name of your institution, city and country
  • Body of abstract
    To be written as a series of paragraphs, with each subheading starting on a new line. Please note all abstracts must be a maximum 250 word limit (including subheadings, for example Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results and Conclusions).
    All headings must be included and addressed:
    • Introduction
    • Materials and Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion/s

Note: ANZACA reserves the right to return to author the abstracts that do not conform to the submission guidelines.

Abstract deadlines

Possibly mid to late October, will be confirmed within the next few weeks

Strictly only those abstracts submitted by the deadline will be considered.

This year we have designed a rubric to assess all submitted abstract. This rubric will provide more clarity around scoring and objective assessment of all submissions. It is important that you look at the rubric before submitting to increase your chances of winning an award.

Notification regarding acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be sent via email to the corresponding author by the chair of the review committee. It is important that you provide ANZACA with a valid email address that you check regularly.

Poster presentation format

  • Posters must be mounted before 10.30 am on 7th of December and removed by 5.00 pm 9th of December.
  • Posters will be on display using poster boards during the conference.
  • Velcro mounts or pins will be provided for attaching your posters to the boards.
  • The poster boards can accommodate posters of AO size (841x1188mm). Posters MUST BE printed in portrait with a maximum width 84 cm x maximum height 119 cm.
  • Do note that if your poster is larger than the recommended size it will not fit on the poster board and might affect its aesthetic appeal.
  • You will be allocated up to 2 minutes to deliver an oral presentation during the poster viewing sessions at the morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Your allocated time will be published in the final program.

You can use any software to design your poster. An example to design it in Microsoft PowerPoint is found here.

Traditional poster format

The names of all author(s) and institution(s) must be displayed below the title.

Posters need to address the following subheadings:

Here is some information to assist with design of your poster.

Poster Template

Creating a better research poster

There are tons of websites and YouTube videos which you can use to create a research poster. As long as your poster conforms to ANZACA guidelines it is fine, so be creative!