Invitation to Submit

The Program Committee invites the submission of abstracts for original work for consideration as an Prize Oral, Mini-Oral, Moderated Poster or Static Poster (no presentation) in the ANZSN 2018 ASM program. The 2018 ASM is being held in Sydney from 10 to 12 September.


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

IMPORTANT:  All submissions must be made using the template provided and and body of the abstract should not exceed 275 words.

Incorrectly formatted abstracts and those over 275 words will be automatically rejected.

Prepare your abstract ‘print-ready‘ for publication.  If accepted this is how they will be forwarded on to Wiley for editing and inclusion in the Nephrology Journal – Nephrology (NEP).

Presentation Formats

While you will be asked to indicate your preferred presentation format, the program committee may request an alternative format be considered. The committee will allocate presentations to the program taking into account the preference of authors and the balance of the program.

We anticipate that authors will be the principal presenter for at most one featured presentation, but may be the principal presenter for more than one impact presentation and display poster.

Mini-Oral Presentation

Time allocated per mini oral presentation will be 5 minutes plus 2 minutes question and answer time.

Prize-Oral Presentation

Select this presentation type if you wish this abstract to be considered for one or more of the ANZSN ASM Awards & Prize categories listed below.

ASM Awards & Prizes*

  • Young Investigator Awards (12 minute presentation, 3 minute questions)
  • Best Science Award: Kidney Health Australia Clinical Science Award (12 minute presentation, 3 minute questions)
  • Best Science Award: Basic Science Award (12 minute presentation, 3 minute questions)
  • Best Rural Science Award (5 minute presentation, 2 minute questions)
  • Shaun Summers Clinical Trainee Prize (5 minute presentation, 2 minute questions)
IMPORTANT:  There are firm requirements for eligibility to these categories.  If you apply for a Prize Oral 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.

Static Display Poster*

An A0 portrait size poster that will be displayed for the duration of the ASM.

The abstract and a digital PDF of each accepted poster will be included in the ASM app for delegates to view on their smart devices.

*This format does not include an opportunity to orally present.  One author listed on the poster abstract must be registered for at least one day of the ASM.

Moderated Display Poster*

In addition to Poster Display (A0 size portrait) that will be displayed for the duration of the ASM, this format also includes a 2 minute presentation in a moderated poster session.

The abstract and a digital PDF of each accepted poster will be included in the conference app for delegates to view on their smart devices.

*Moderated Poster presenters must be registered for at least the day on which they are scheduled to present.

AO Poster Measurements

841 mm wide x 1189 mm high

33.1 inches wide x 46.8 inches high

Full guidelines for poster submissions can be found be clicking here.

How to Submit

Submissions are due by 5 May 2018 and can be submitted via the presentation portal on this website.

Abstracts should be prepared using the template provide (*.doc) and should not exceed 275 words, excluding the title, authors and affiliations. See formatting guidelines for more information. Prepare your abstract ‘print-ready‘ for publication as if accepted this is how they will be forwarded on to Wiley for editing and inclusion in the Nephrology Journal – Nephrology (NEP).

Ensure you save your abstract to your computer before beginning the online submission process.

Review Process

The Program Committee will review all submitted abstracts.

As there are limited places for oral presentations some abstracts submitted for oral presentation may be offered posters. Authors in these cases will be advised and asked to confirm whether they wish to present a poster.

Nephrology Journal

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.

Awards & Prizes

To be eligible for the ASM Awards and Prizes a signed declaration must be emailed to the ANZSN ASM Secretariat at the time of abstract submission.

For more information including a description of the award eligibility criteria and the declaration, please click here.

Presenters Registration

All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee. Presenters also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

At the time of the Conference


  • Session Chair Guidelines
  • Presenter Guidelines

Audiovisual Equipment

Each session room will be equipped for the presentation of PowerPoint slides and include a data projector, computer with external speakers, lectern and microphone.

Presentation Files

Presenters will take their Power Point slides to the meeting on a memory stick, where an audiovisual technician will load your presentation.

Video and audio clips should be embedded in your Power Point slides rather than linking to external files.

All slides will be run from a central presentation computer. However, if you have a complex presentation, which includes multiple media files, we suggest you bring your own laptop as a backup in case of difficulties loading your presentation.


The ASM is hosted by Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology.

The aims of the Society are to promote and support the study of the kidney and urinary tract in health and disease, and to ensure the highest professional standards for the practice of nephrology in Australia and New Zealand.

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