Terms & Conditions

  1. The acceptance, timing, presentation, and discussion of all papers are at the discretion of the Organising Committee  
  2. The closing date and time – AEST 17:00 on Friday 21 June, 2019, is not negotiable
  3. Late submissions will not be considered under any circumstance
  4. Changes to, or re-submission, will not be considered under any circumstance
  5. All submitted papers will be reviewed by the GSA Research & Scholarships Committee following the close of the abstract submission process at AEST 17:00 – Friday 21 June, 2019
  6. Each abstract will be reviewed based on the following criteria:
    • Is the abstract original?
    • Does it address an important scientific question?
    • Is the abstract clearly written with all salient facts?
    • Does the work adhere to ethical guidelines?
    • Is there evidence of statistical method if appropriate?
    • Are the conclusions justified by the results?
  7. Successful applicants will be notified of a verbal or poster presentation, by email only, no later than AEST 17:00 on Friday 19 July, 2019
  8. Successful applicants will be advised at the time of notification of either a poster OR verbal presentation
  9. Verbal presentations are to be made during the free-paper sessions, to be held on the following days of the Scientific Program:
    • Saturday 26 October
    • Sunday 27 October
  10. The allocation of date and time for verbal presentations is not negotiable or changeable
  11. The person who has submitted the abstract is therefore the presenter, and the person who will be recognised for the research in the form of a certificate. This is not changeable under any circumstance and requests to change presenters will not be considered
  12. If authors wish to withdraw their abstracts from presentation or publication they are requested to notify the Event Manager via e-mail to sally.erickson@generalsurgeons.com.au
  13. All outlined requirements pertaining to FORMAT must be adhered to. Any submitted abstract that exceeds the advertised word count, will have all words over the word count deleted prior to the formal review process. An abstract template is available for those who choose to utilise it