Call for Abstracts for the 2020 ANZSN ASM and its Associated Meetings

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 Thursday 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.

16 December 2019

Call for Abstracts Opens

3rd February 2020

Registration Open

28 August 2020

Call for Abstracts Closes
Portal closes 11:59pm AEST

Late September 2020

Abstract Notification

7 October 2020

Presenter / Lead Author Registration due

Mid October 2020

Full Program Live

Abstract Submission Portal


To submit a abstract you will be asked to enter your email address and create a password.  Once you have created an account you can submit your abstract/s.

Abstract Presentation Formats

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

*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.

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

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 to these categories.  If you apply for a 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, 3 mins questions)
  • Young Investigator Award: Basic Science (12 mins presentation, 3 mins questions)
  • Best Science Award: Kidney Health Australia Clinical Science Award (12 mins presentation, 3 mins questions)
  • Best Science Award: Basic Science Award (12 mins presentation, 3 mins questions)
  • Shaun Summers Clinical Trainee Award (5 mins presentation, 2 mins questions)
  • ANZSN and ANZPNA Tonya Kara Paediatric Research Award (5 mins presentation, 2 mins questions)
  • ANZSN KHA Environmental Research Award (5 mins presentation, 2 mins questions)
  • Best Rural Science Award (oral presentation at the ASM not compulsory)
  • ANZSN and Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) Nutrition-Related Research Award (oral presentation at the ASM not compulsory)
  • ANZSN Interventional Nephrology Science Award (oral presentation at the ASM not compulsory)

An ePoster that will be displayed for the duration of the ASM.  The abstract and the ePoster will be included in the conference app for delegates to view on their smart devices.  Visit the Preparing Your ePoster page for further information.

*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.

ePoster Specifications

Portrait orientation

Saved as a PowerPoint file (must have the .ppt or .pptx suffix).

Your ePoster should be less than 20MB.


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 – 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), 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


  • Session Chair Guidelines – to come
  • Presenter Guidelines – to come

Audiovisual Equipment

Each lecture room will be equipped for the presentation of Power Point slides and include a data projector, computer (with external speakers), lectern and microphone. Other audiovisual aids, such as Overhead Projectors, are not available

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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