Abstract Submission Guidelines

TSANZ 40th Annual Scientific Meeting 19-21 June, 2022 at the Adelaide Convention Centre

Abstract submission closing February 13, 2022.

Abstract Submission

  • Abstracts must be formatted as a Word document and uploaded ONLY in .docx format. See formatting details below.

  • Before starting the online submission process, have all the submission information and the abstract Word.docx document ready.

  • If you are a member, enter your login name and password. If you are not a member, you will need to create a login.

  • You will be able to submit one or more abstracts, review and edit the information you have entered and replace a previously uploaded abstract until the closing submission date. An automatic reply email will be forwarded once you have uploaded your abstract to indicate that your submission was successful. Please retain this email for your records.

NOTE: Please proofread all information carefully as Author, Title and Institution information will appear in the Program and Abstract Book exactly as entered on the submission form.

Abstract Format: Size, Presentation and Content

  • Page setup: A4 page size with top and bottom margins of 2.54cm and left and right margins of 3.17cm

  • Font: Times New Roman, 10 point, single spacing

  • Title: Include the title on your abstract. This CANNOT EXCEED 128 characters (inclusive of spaces)

  • Authors: DO NOT include authors on your abstract Word document. Author details are ONLY to be entered in the appropriate section of the online submission form.

  • Abstract: the abstract should comprise a SINGLE PARAGRAPH with sectional headings in bold: e.g. Aims, Methods, Results and Conclusions. Symbols whether in the title or text must be in Times New Roman font, not Symbol font. Present sufficient data to support conclusions – it is unsatisfactory to use statements such as “data will be presented” or “results will be discussed”. Standard scientific abbreviations may be used – non standard abbreviations should be included in parentheses after the first use of the full word. Abstracts can ONLY BE uploaded in .docx format

  • Word count: the abstract should not exceed 250 words (excludes title, table, graph or figure). A maximum of one table, graph OR figure can be included per abstract. Abstracts that exceed these limits risk not being considered for award categories or presentation and may be returned for rewriting.

  • Graphs/figures: ensure graphs and figures can be read and understood in black and white.

  • Spelling and grammar: proofread the abstract. Submitted material will be published in the Program and Abstract Book and Transplantation Direct (if so indicated) therefore, the abstract should contain no errors.

Online Submission Requirements

  • Complete all the fields in the online submission form.

  • Authors: Enter author names in the appropriate section of the online submission form. The presenting author’s name should be entered first.

  • Institution/Organisation: Choose from the drop-down list or type your details into the fields provided. Up to 4 institutions/organisations may be entered per author.

  • Abstract title: enter the title in the appropriate section of the submission form using all CAPITAL LETTERS. This CANNOT EXCEED 128 characters (inclusive of spaces)


Scientific and Clinical Abstracts of sufficient standard will be selected on merit for either of two types of presentations: oral or poster presentations.

Oral presentations will be allocated 10 minutes with discussion time of 2 minutes.

Poster presentations - should be A0 size (841mm x 1189mm) in portrait orientation and set up between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning where they will be displayed until Monday evening. Velcro will be provided. Presenters must be present at the Poster viewing Sessions (Monday morning tea and lunchtime) to answer any questions from delegates


The President’s Prizes (Clinical Research and Basic Science) and Early Career Researcher Awards