Abstract Submission Process

The PSA 2019 ASC Abstract Submission Process is now open, and will close at AEST 17:00 on FRIDAY 09 AUGUST, 2019

Please note the following in preparation of your abstract:

Submitting Your Abstract

All submissions must include:

  • Your abstract must be 250 WORDS or less (excluding title and author/s)
  • Your submission must include your training level: Fellow/Consultant, Trainee/IMG, Junior Doctor, Medical Student
  • Research papers should follow the format of: PURPOSE, METHODOLOGY, RESULTS, CONCLUSION
  • Please do not include references, images, tables, and/or figures 
  • Case studies will not be considered under any circumstance
  • Please note, no more than two (2) abstracts will be accepted per applicant

Abstract Review Process

All abstracts will be reviewed by the PSA 2019 ASC Organising Committee for either a verbal or poster presentation. This process will take up to three (3) weeks to complete; all applicants will be notified of the outcome no later than Friday 30 August.

Abstracts will be considered for the following categories:


  • Category A: Fellow/Consultant - Eight (8)-minute presentation time + two (2) minute Q&A
  • Category B: Trainee/IMG - Six (6)-minute presentation time + two (2) minute Q&A
  • Category C: Junior Doctor/Medical Student - Five (5)-minute presentation time + two (2) minute Q&A


  • Papers selected for a poster presentation will have their poster on display for the duration of the event
  • Those selected will be required to attend the meeting and present a short overview of their research during an assigned period

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the T&Cs for further clarification. 

Jim Begonia Prize

Please note we are not accepting abstracts for the Jim Begonia Prize session this year.  Instead, delegates will have the opportunity to put forward their innovative idea based on the below, during the scheduled session on Monday 04 November.

During the session, you will have no more than four (4) minutes to present your idea that should be: 

  • Surgically innovative
  • Useful... How to perform some tricky surgical manoeuvres quickly and easily without fail
  • Original... “You heard it first at the PSA”


Sally Erickson - Event Manager
P 61 3 9249 1142