Abstract Submission Process

Thank you for your interest – the PSA 2023 ASC Abstract Submission Process has now closed.

Due to the high volume of papers submitted, the advertised closing date and time (Friday 07 July, AEST 16:00) is final, and late submissions will not be considered.

If you have submitted a paper, you will be notified of the submission outcome by Friday 04 August, 



  • Category A: Fellow/Consultant – Eight (8)-minute presentation time + two (2) minute Q&A
  • Category B: Trainee/SIMG – Six (6)-minute presentation time + two (2) minute Q&A
  • Category C: Junior Doctor/Medical Student – Four (4)-minute presentation time + two (2) minute Q&A

Please note, the above outlined presentation + question/answer times are subject to change


  • Papers selected for a poster presentation will have their poster on display for the duration of the event where possible
  • Papers selected for a poster presentation may also participate in a ‘Quick Shot Poster Round’ whereby each presenter is expected to present a maximum two-minute overview of their research during an assigned period (date/time TBA)

Jim Pryor Begonia Prize

Please note we are not accepting abstracts for the Jim Pryor Begonia Prize session.  

Jim Pryor Begonia Prize will take place during in the program, and offers an opportunity for delegates put forward their innovative idea/research (minus abstract submission process), capped at four (4) minutes, aligned to the following:

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


  • Applicants who are successfully chosen to present their research – verbal or poster – must register and attend in person to either present a podium or poster presentation
  • If you are not available to attend in person, please do not submit a paper

Terms and Conditions

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Sally Erickson
Events Manager & Communications Officer
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