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Abstract Submission Terms and Conditions:

  1. The abstract submission process is open to all eligible General Surgery SET Trainees, IMGs, Younger Fellows, Intern/PGY2, Medical Students, and non-accredited Registrars residing in Australia, upon verification of their training status. 
  2. The abstract submission process will close at 17:00 (5:00pm) AEST on Monday 24 May, 2021.  
  3. Should you miss the advertised deadline, please do not ask for an extension.  We receive a high volume of submissions, therefore late submissions will not be considered under any circumstance
  4. Requests to change abstracts after submission will not be considered
  5. The acceptance, timing, presentation and discussion of all papers are at the discretion of the PSA 2021 ASC Organising Committee 
  6. All submitted papers will be reviewed by the PSA 2021 ASC Organising Committee following the close of the abstract submission process 
  7. All communication in relation to the abstract submission process will be sent via the email address nominated in the abstract submission form
  8. Applicants will be notified of their submission outcome no later than Monday 21 June, although the Committee will do their best to complete the review process within an earlier time frame.
  9. The Organising Committees' decision is final, and is not open to question or reconsideration. Feedback on papers will also not be supplied.
  10. *Applicants will be considered for verbal presentations on any given day of the Scientific Program: Thursday 05, Friday 06, Saturday 07 August; or poster presentations whereby the applicant will be expected to present a short overview of their research in the poster display area of the meeting - date TBA.
  11. The allocation of date and time for verbal presentations is not negotiable or changeable
  12. All successful applicants - verbal and/or poster, are required to register to attend the PSA 2021 ASC.  Any applicant who has not settled their registration fee following the event will be unable to present their research.
  13. Successful applicants who have had their research reviewed and selected by the Organising Committee will be issued with a certificate of presentation following the event
  14. The person who has submitted the abstract is therefore the presenter, and the person who will be recognised for the research in the form of a certificate. This is not changeable under any circumstance and requests to change presenters will not be considered
  15. Successful applicants will have their research scored on the day of their presentation for consideration of various research awards.  Awards will be presented during the closing proceedings of the meeting
*Physical attendance is subject to Covid restrictions in the lead-up and during the PSA 2021 ASC