Abstract submission information

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Abstract Specifications

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

  1. Clinical anatomy research
  2. Innovation in anatomy education

In order to allow a broad range of presentations from a number of presenters, authors will be limited to delivering one Oral Presentation as the presenting author.

Abstract Requirements and Structure

  • Maximum of 250 word limit (including subheadings)
  • No references required
  • Appropriate ethics approval for any research must be in place – authors will be required to confirm this, by checking the appropriate box on the online submission platform when submitting their abstract.

Each abstract should be formatted as follows:

  • Title: no longer than 20 words, written in sentence case (i.e. with a single capital at the beginning of the title)
  • Author(s): Authors should be presented as initials (separated by a full-stop and a space) followed by surname. If more than one author, the number of the presenting author should be indicated using the drop-down menu. 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 institution, city and country
  • Body of abstract to be written as a series of paragraphs, with each subheading starting on a new line. All headings must be included and addressed:
    • Introduction
    • Materials and Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion
    • Maximum 250 word limit (including subheadings).

Abstract Deadline

Midnight (Eastern Australian Standard Time) Friday 27th September, 2019

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

Abstract Review

Submissions will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Originality and significance to clinical anatomy research and/or educational practice
  • Clarity of abstract and adherence with submission requirements
  • Scientific rigour/rationale of study
  • Note that all relevant data should be included in the abstract. Abstracts that do not present results (e.g. state “results will be discussed” or similar) will not be considered for review

Notification regarding acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be sent by email to the submitting author by 15th October, 2019

Presentation formats

If relevant, delegates are advised to check that the content of their presentation meets the conditions of their institutional body donor program (where relevant).

Please be aware that if you have sensitive material in your presentation, this is a public presentation and may be recorded by participants unless you make it explicit that you DO NOT wish this to occur.

Oral Presentation Format

Each talk is scheduled for strictly 10 minutes with 5 minutes of questions following the talk. Oral presentations will occur on Thursday and Friday. There will be limited space for oral presentations.

Presenters will be notified of their presentation session when they are notified of abstract acceptance.

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Oral (podium) presentation

Poster Presentation Format

Posters will be on display during Thursday the 5th and Friday the 6th of December.

The poster boards can accommodate posters of AO size. Posters MUST BE printed in portrait with a maximum width 84 cm x maximum height 119 cm.

Velcro mounts will be provided for attaching to poster boards.

Posters must be mounted before 10.30 am on Thursday 5th Dec and removed by 5.00 pm Friday 6th Dec 2019.

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.


There are two (2) possible formats that you may chose to display your posters: Traditional Poster or "Better Scientific Poster" formats.

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:

  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion
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Poster presentation (Traditional Poster format)

"Better Scientific Poster" format

Created by Mike Morrison, the Better Scientific Poster is a newly designed poster. It is a relatively clean design, where the main research finding is written right in the middle, in plain language and big letters. Each poster includes a QR code that can be scanned with a smartphone to get a link to the details of the study.

PowerPoint Template: betterposter-template-portrait.pptx

For an example of this format, please see the video below:

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Better Scientific Poster format (presented by designer Mike Morrison)

Abstract submissions will open in August. Watch this space!