CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Step 1 of 7: Instructions for Presenters
Note: It is recommended that you
read and then
print these instructions to act as a handy
guide to submitting an abstract.
Subject to your approval on the abstract submission page,
all abstracts accepted and received by the closing date will be published in the relevant Symposium publication.
Authors of research papers who wish to have their abstracts considered for presentation (verbal or poster)
must submit their abstract electronically via the Symposium website having regard to the published closing date.
Abstracts submitted after the closing date will not be considered.
The title should be brief and explicit.
Research papers should follow the format - Purpose,
Methodology, Results, Conclusion.
Abstracts should be in past tense.
Include author(s) and indicate the presenting author.
Please include full given first name and family name, institution/affiliation and state/city and country.
Excluding title, authors (full given first name and family name) and institution,
the abstract must not exceed 1,750 characters and spaces (approximately 250 words).
In Microsoft Word, this count can be determined from the 'Review menu'.
Any references must be included in this allowance. If you exceed this limit,
the excess text will NOT appear in the relevant Symposium publication
Abbreviations should be used only in common terms.
For uncommon terms, the abbreviation should be given
in brackets after the first full use of the word.
Presentations (slide and video) will only have electronic PowerPoint support.
Audio visual instructions will be available in the Symposium Registration Brochure and in
correspondence sent to all successful authors.
A 50 word CV is required from each presenter to facilitate the
Chair's introduction. The excess text will not be captured by the system.
The acceptance, timing, presentation and discussion of all papers and posters is at the
discretion of the Organising Committee. Notification of the timing of presentations will
appear in correspondence sent to all successful authors.
Tables, diagrams, graphs, etc. CANNOT be accepted in
the abstract submission. This is due to the limitations of the
computer software program.
Please do not type in your abstract onto the submission page. Being internet based, each page on the
submission site can only be open for 15 minutes before closing. Type your submission on a text document
(eg. MS Word) and copy and paste it into the abstract text field.
AUTHORS MUST BE REGISTRANTS AT THE SYMPOSIUM TO PRESENT AND FOR
THEIR ABSTRACT TO APPEAR IN THE RELEVANT PUBLICATION.
Accepted abstracts will be approved for either presentation or electronic poster display;
please indicate if you do not wish to present your abstract in either of these forums.
Authors are required to declare conflict of interest if applicable.
Failure or refusal to disclose or the inability to resolve the
identified conflict will result in the abstract acceptance being withdrawn.
The submitting author of an abstract will ALWAYS receive email
confirmation of receipt of the abstract into the submission site.
If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24 hours it may
mean the abstract has not been received. In this circumstance,
please email 3SCTS@surgeons.org to
determine why an email confirmation has not been received.
Verbal Presentation and Poster abstract submissions for consideration are now open.
Closing date for all abstract submission consideration is COB Friday 30 July 2021.
Please note that paper or facsimile copies will not be accepted,
nor will abstracts be submitted by Symposium Organisers on behalf of authors.
If there are any difficulties regarding this process, please email
|Abstract submission opens:||April 2021
|Closure for all abstracts:||COB Friday 30 July 2021
|Closure of early registration:||Sunday 17 October 2021