Terms and Conditions

  1. The abstract submission process is open to all eligible General Surgery Consultants, SET Trainees, SIMGs, Younger Fellows, Intern/PGY2, Medical Students, and non-accredited Registrars residing in Australia
  2. The abstract submission process will open on Friday 31 March, and close at AEST 16:00 on Friday 07 July.  
  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.
  4. Requests to change abstracts after submission will not be considered.
  5. All submitted papers  must adhere to the format as outlined including the word limit. Any text over the advertised word limit will be removed without notice.
  6. The acceptance, timing, presentation and discussion of all papers are at the discretion of the PSA  Organising Committee.
  7. All submitted papers will be reviewed by the PSA ASC Organising Committee following the close of the abstract submission process.
  8. All communication in relation to the abstract submission process will be sent via the email address nominated in the abstract submission form.
  9. Applicants will be notified of their submission outcome no later than 04 August, although the Committee will do their best to complete the review process within an earlier time frame.
  10. The Organising Committee’s decision is final, and is not open to question or reconsideration. Feedback on papers will not be supplied.
  11. *Applicants will be considered for verbal presentations on any given day of the Scientific Program: Thursday 26, Friday 27, Saturday 28 October; or poster presentations whereby the applicant may be expected to present a short overview of their research in the poster display area – ‘Quick Shot Poster Round’, of the meeting (TBC).
  12. The allocation of date and time for verbal presentations is not negotiable or changeable.
  13. The allocation of date and time for the poster quick shot round is not negotiable or changeable (where applicable).
  14. All successful applicants – verbal and/or poster, are required to register to attend the PSA 2023 ASC.  Any applicant who has not settled their registration fee prior to the conference start date will be unable to present their research.
  15. 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.
  16. The person who has submitted the abstract is therefore the presenter, and is 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.
  17. 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 program.