USANZ & ANZUNS Abstract Submissions have closed.

APSSM abstract submissions will close at midnight (AEDT) on Thursday 22 November.

To submit an abstract for APSSM, visit this page: APSSM Abstracts

Abstract submission contact: Sandra Spreadborough

Ozaccom Conference Services on Tel. +61 7 3854 1611 or email [email protected]

Key dates

Notification to authors of abstract acceptance 10 December 2018
Author acceptance deadline 19 December 2018
Final program released 30 January 2019
Presenter registration deadline 15 February 2019

Abstract themes

  • Endourology/Stones
  • Functional & Female Urology
  • Other
  • Paediatrics/Reconstruction
  • Uro-Oncology/Robotics

Presentation types

Authors will be required to indicate their preferred presentation format when submitting an abstract.

  • Select Podium Presentation if you’d like your abstract to be considered first for Oral Presentation
  • Select Poster Presentation if you’d like your abstract to be considered only for Poster Presentation
  • To submit for the Urological Nurses (ANZUNS) program, please select Urological Nurses (ANZUNS) Program as your presentation type and select ANZUNS as your theme.

Presentation format details

Podium presentation
Successful Podium Presenters will be notified of their presentation time in their program allocation email to be sent out later in December 2018. As a guide, podium presentations will be 5 mins duration.

Poster Presentation
Poster Presenters will be notified of their presentation time in their program allocation email to be sent out later in December 2018. Full details of the format and display of Posters, including a template, will be communicated to the nominated presenting author thereafter.

Keith Kirkland/Villis Marshall Podium presentation
Presenters selected for the Keith Kirkland/Villis Marshall Session will be notified of their presentation time in their program allocation email to be sent in December 2018. As a guide, Keith Kirkland presentations will be 6 mins, and Villis Marshall presentations will be 7 mins duration.

Notification to authors
Notification to Authors on whether the abstract has been accepted will be communicated on 5 December 2018. Please note the details provided as the author contact should have been for the nominated main contact for your abstract. All correspondence relating to the submission will be directed to this person, and they should in turn distribute to all co-authors.

Accepted USANZ abstracts will be published as a supplement to BJUI International and will be required to assign copyright to BJUI International.
Accepted ANZUNS abstracts will be published in the Program Handbook.

Abstract speaker registration
The invitation to submit an abstract does not constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the Meeting. Similarly, no presenter fee is paid to successful participants.

All presenters must register and pay for the Meeting by 15 February 2019 for the presentation to be included in the Meeting Program. The presenter must be one of the authors of the abstract.

Abstract submission instructions

(Note: these instructions are repeated inside the submission portal)

Step 1 Creating an account/logging into the Abstract Submission Portal
To begin, click on the “SUBMIT ABSTRACT” button (above).

If you have not done so previously, you must create an account to sign into the Abstract Submission Portal. A valid email address and password (of at least 6 characters in length) are required to create an account.

Once you have done this click “CREATE/EDIT CONTACT”.

Step 2 Contact Information
The Contact Information page will allow you to enter, review and update your contact information for submissions. It is important to keep these details up to date – they can be updated at any time.

You will need to supply a valid email address that you check regularly as all communications will be sent to this address.

To update/create the details you will need to select “CONTACT INFORMATION” and then “CREATE/EDIT CONTACT DETAILS”. When your contact information has been entered, click “SUBMIT” and your details will be saved.

After submitting your contact details, proceed to the “ABSTRACT SUBMISSION” tab at the top of the portal.

Step 3 Abstract Submission
To begin your submission, download the Abstract Submission Guidelines available on the Abstract Submission Portal home page. Next, select “ABSTRACT SUBMISSION” in the menu tab. At any time in the process you can click the “SAVE AS DRAFT” button to save your incomplete submission and return to it later.

The below table may be of assistance.

Title of Abstract Your title must not exceed 30 words.
Theme You must select ONE option from the drop-down menu.
Presenting Author The presenting author must attend the Meeting. Please fill in the appropriate information. If you wish to remove an author, you will need to click the X icon in the right-hand corner of the desired author box.
Abstract Upload To upload your abstract/s, you will need to select “BROWSE”, choose the appropriate file and then click “CONTINUE”.
Save as Draft At any time in the process you can click the “Save As Draft” button to save your incomplete submission and return to it later. The saved abstract will appear on the View/Edit Abstracts page.
Review The Review section will give you an overview of your submission and will identify sections that are not yet completed. You must revisit these sections and complete them before you can submit your abstract. Once all sections are complete, you can submit your abstract in the Submit section.
Submitting – add more abstracts Please ensure you have read and understood the terms and conditions. Then tick the ‘I agree’ check box and select “SUBMIT”. If you wish to submit more than one abstract, you will need to select ABSTRACT SUBMISSION.

All required information must be provided before the user can submit the abstract. You must select “CONTINUE” after each section to move to the next stage.

If you wish to revisit any page, select the appropriate button on the left side menu.

Please note:

  • All abstracts must be prepared according to the Abstract guidelines provided. Incomplete or incorrect submissions will be returned to the author and must be re-submitted immediately in the correct format to be considered for inclusion in the program.
  • You will be able to access the portal account to view completed abstracts and upload new abstract submissions until 11 November 2018. After this date, abstracts will be published exactly as they are submitted.
  • If you need to make any changes to successfully submitted abstracts, including replacing the abstract, please email the Program Coordinator directly at [email protected]
  • Abstracts must be submitted by the presenting author who should complete all fields on the online submission form.
  • Submission of your abstract/s implies you have read, understood and comply with the Terms and Conditions as outlined in the abstract submission portal.

Abstract Template
Download the Abstract Submission Guidelines and Abstract Template and use these to submit your abstract in the required format. Abstracts submitted not using the template will be returned for correction.

  • Text must be in Arial, 10pt font, single-spaced and left aligned
  • Your text should be no more than 3000 characters (including title, spaces, and tables). Tables are counted as 500 characters.
  • Do NOT include authors or affiliations in the abstract
  • Do NOT include references in the abstract

To submit multiple abstracts, you must complete each submission individually. Once fully submitted you will not be able to delete your abstract/s, add new abstracts, and overwrite submitted abstracts. To overwrite an existing document before you submit either delete the document by clicking the cross in the top right-hand corner, or by selecting “BROWSE” and uploading a new document. This will overwrite the previous version of the document in the system.

If you have saved an abstract submission as a draft to come back to later, click “VIEW/EDIT ABSTRACTS” in the menu tab. Here will be a list of all abstracts you have created and submitted. To make further changes to your submission, click “EDIT”. To view submitted abstract(s) select “VIEW”.

Entering your author names & affiliations
A “blind” review process will be used, so please be aware that you are not to include any author names or affiliations anywhere in the body of your abstract. It is imperative that authors and affiliations are entered correctly (and in the correct order) on the online submission form as they are not on the abstract itself.

Confirming your submissions
Please ensure that you have submitted the correct version of your abstract. If you have any concerns, please contact the Program Coordinator on +61 7 3854 1611 or email [email protected]