Terms and 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 Monday 05 July, 2021, is not negotiable, unless otherwise stated
  3. Late submissions will not be considered under any circumstance
  4. 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
  5. Changes to, or re-submission, will not be considered under any circumstance
  6. All submitted papers will be reviewed by the GSA Research & Scholarships Committee following the close of the abstract submission process
  7. 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?
  8. Successful applicants will be notified of a *verbal or *poster presentation, by email only, no later than AEST 17:00 on Monday 02 August, 2021
  9. *Verbal presentations are to be made during the free-paper sessions, to be held on the following days of the Scientific Program:
    • Friday 08 October
    • Saturday 09 October
    • Sunday 10 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. In order to present selected verbal and/or poster free papers, a completed ASM registration must be submitted prior to presentation date/time. Failure to complete this process will result in an incomplete submission and a certificate of presentation will not be issued

*Physical attendance is subject to Covid-19 restrictions in the lead-up to, and during, the 2021 GSA ASM