Abstract Submission (OLD)

Call for Abstracts is now closed and review is underway.

Results will be released Monday 28th September

The ANZSN Scientific Program and Awards Committee (SPAC) and the 2020 ASM Local Organising Committee invite the submission of abstracts for original work for consideration as an Award Oral, Mini-Oral or Poster in the ANZSN ASM program.

Associated with the abstract submission process, financial Members of the Society are encouraged to nominate for an ANZSN Award.

The Awards to be presented at the 55th ANZSN ASM will acknowledge the outstanding research contributions and achievements of our Members across both clinical and basic sciences.

Abstract submission STRICTLY closes 11:59pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on Friday 28th August 2020.  There will be no extensions.

All submissions must be made via the online Abstract Submission Portal.

You must follow the correct process (format, word length) for the submission of your abstract. Incorrectly formatted abstracts and those over 275 words will be automatically rejected

The ANZSN ASM attracts a high volume of submissions and you will not be contacted to resubmit your abstract if it does not fit the requirement.

Nephrology journal

All accepted abstracts will be published in the Nephrology journal as received at the time of submission. Authors will not have an opportunity to revise their abstracts.


Call for Abstracts

13 July 2020

Registration Open

28 August 2020

Call for Abstracts Closes
Portal closes 11:59pm AEST

28 September 2020

Oral / ePoster Notifications

7 October 2020

Presenter Registration Due / Early Bird Registration Due

Mid October 2020

Full Program Live

19 October 2020

ePoster presentations due for submission

26 October 2020

Mini Oral presentations due for submission

2 November 2020

Symposia presentations due for submission

Abstract Presentation Formats

When you submit your abstract you will be asked to indicate your preferred* presentation format (Award Oral, Mini Oral, ePoster).

Abstracts will be accepted for the ASM only and will not be accepted for the Nephrology and Transplantation Update Course.

*Note, the SPAC will use this indication as a guide when assessing your submission. The SPAC will assess all submissions based on merit and may accept your abstract in a different category to your nominated format. For example, should a Mini-Oral submission not be accepted the SPAC will endeavour to accommodate the abstract as an ePoster.

  • At submission: 275-word abstract, 50-word biography, presenter photo
  • If accepted for the ASM: 5-minutes pre-recorded presentation, live Q&A group discussion, direct messaging Q&A from delegates throughout ASM.
  • At submission: 275-word abstract, 50-word biography, presenter photo
  • If accepted for the ASM: Oral presentation lengths and formats will vary. See below for details.

Select this presentation type if you wish this abstract to be considered for one or more of the ASM Awards categories listed below.  You MUST be a current financial member of ANZSN to be able to nominate for any of the below awards.  To join or check your membership visit the ANZSN website here.

IMPORTANT:  There are firm requirements for eligibility in these categories.  If you apply for an Award and you are not eligible your abstract may not be considered for any alternate categories. Please carefully read the eligibility criteria and provide any supporting documentation as requested.
  • Young Investigator Award: Clinical Science (12 mins presentation)
  • Young Investigator Award: Basic Science (12 mins presentation)
  • Best Science Award: Kidney Health Australia Clinical Science Award (12 mins presentation)
  • Best Science Award: Basic Science Award (12 mins presentation)
  • Shaun Summers Clinical Trainee Award (5 mins presentation)
  • ANZSN and ANZPNA Tonya Kara Paediatric Research Award (5 mins presentation)
  • ANZSN KHA Environmental Research Award (5 mins presentation)
  • At submission: 275-word abstract, 50-word biography, presenter photo
  • If accepted for the ASM: 3 minutes pre-recorded presentation, ePoster slide, direct messaging Q&A from delegates throughout ASM.

*One author listed on the poster abstract must be registered for the ASM.

ePoster Specifications

1x landscape ePoster slide accompanied by a 3 minutes video to present your ePoster.

The file should be saved and uploaded as a MP4 file.

Your ePoster should be less than 100MB.


During the submission process you will be asked to identify the theme that your submission best fits.  The 2020 ASM Themes are listed below.

  • Developmental Biology
  • Experimental Immunology
  • Experimental Tubulointerstitial Disease
  • General Nephrology – Acute kidney injury
  • General Nephrology – Epidemiology and Public Health
  • General Nephrology – Health Services Research
  • General Nephrology – Glomerulonephritis
  • General Nephrology – Diabetes/Cardiovascular/Hypertension
  • General Nephrology – Renal Genetics
  • General Nephrology – Pregnancy associated
  • General Nephrology – Other
  • Genetics
  • Haemodialysis – CKD-MBD/Anaemia/Adequacy
  • Haemodialysis – Vascular Access
  • Haemodialysis – Other
  • Interventional Nephrology
  • Nutrition
  • Paediatrics
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Transplantation
  • Environmental Sustainability

Abstract Details

For each abstract you submit you will be asked to enter the following information:

  • Presentation title
  • Preferred presentation format
  • Theme
  • Name/s of author/s
  • Affiliation/s of author/s
  • Indicate the presenter
  • Short (100 word) biography of the presenter(s)

Submission Procedure

1. Prepare your abstract
Prepare your 275 word abstract text. This applies for all submissions

2. Enter your contact details
Go to the Abstract Submission Portal (above) to enter the following:

3. Enter Presenter and Author details
Enter names and affiliations of the presenter and authors.  Also enter brief biography of the presenter(s), 50-100 words is sufficient.

4. Enter your abstract text
the body text of your abstract into the relevant field in the Abstract Submission Portal.  The simplest way to complete this is to ‘Cut and Paste’ the 275 abstract body text.

Abstract Guidelines

Please ensure your abstract is submitted online through the Abstract Submission Portal and complies with the following criteria:

Title of Abstract

  • Title in CAPITAL CASE

Authors and Affiliations Section

  • Authors in CAPITAL CASE
  • Affiliations in Sentence case

Abstract Section

  • Content in Sentence case
  • Sub-headings in Sentence case
  • Use single line spacing
  • Include the following sub-headings: Aim, Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions
  • Include the following subheadings for case studies: Background, Case Report, Conclusions
  • Abstracts MUST NOT exceed 275 words, excluding the title, authors and affiliations
  • Abstracts exceeding 275 words will NOT be accepted
  • You MUST include results or data in your abstract.
  • Do NOT include figures and/or tables.  Any abstract with figures and/or tables will NOT be accepted
  • Abstracts that describe plans for a study or state “results will be presented” will NOT be accepted
  • Abbreviations – include the full text on the first mention followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis
  • Do NOT include references
  • Do NOT submit abstracts with typographical or grammatical errors

General Requirements

  • Abstracts must contain original work that has not previously been reported
  • Abstracts may be original research, case studies, or insight and review articles
  • Full papers are NOT required
  • Only the presenting author must submit the abstract
  • Abstracts will NOT be reviewed if not in the specified format
  • All oral and poster presentations MUST be in English
  • Faxed or mailed hard-copy abstracts will NOT be accepted

Selection Process

Accepted abstracts will be blind reviewed by an Abstract Review Panel comprising the SPAC and ANZSN Members.

The SPAC reserves the right to:

  • Accept or refuse any abstract;
  • Accept the abstract in a different type of presentation (for example, abstract submitted for an oral type presentation can be accepted for a poster); and
  • Allocate a session time at the ASM.

At its absolute discretion, the SPAC may determine that no Award will be made in the designated Award category or Award year.

At the time of the Conference

Audiovisual Equipment

To present at the 2020 Online ASM, you will be required to have access to a recording camera and a microphone (tablet, phone, laptop etc…). Your presentation may be pre-recorded or shown live.  This will be clarified in the lead up to the event. The type of software you may be required to download to participate in the meeting, is dependent on whether your session is pre-recorded or live.
ANZSN will not be responsible for any costs associated with the production of your presentation or any audio-visual equipment you may be required to purchase to present.

Presentation Files

Pre-recorded presentations are to be uploaded to the appropriate portal by 7 November 2020 to confirm inclusion in the ASM program.

Presenters with a live presentation will be contacted separately to confirm their requirements.

Select the icon below to view Frequently Asked Questions about the online ASM.

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