The NZAGS Conference Committee 2020 would like to thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract for the 2020 Conference at the Devon Hotel and Conference Centre, New Plymouth, 28 & 29 March 2020.
If you have any questions, please direct them to Greg Sharp
Presentations may be oral or poster presentation. Please indicate your preferred choice when submitting your abstract. If your abstract is not chosen for an oral presentation, you may be offered the opportunity to present a poster presentation.
Posters must be brought with you to the conference and erected on Saturday 28 March 2020, prior to 8.00am.
Posters should be A0 in size and portrait orientated. Please ensure you bring velcro dots with you to place your poster on the boards. Sticky tape and other forms of adhesive won’t work on the fluffy board surface.
You will be required to stand beside your poster between 1.00pm – 1.30pm on Saturday 28 March 2020, to converse with the delegates.
The oral presentation categories include: The poster presentation categories include:
Basic Science Research Basic Science Research
Clinical Research Clinical Research
A maximum of 12 oral presentations will be eligible for the awards. The oral presentation timing will be determined by the Committee, but is likely to be 10 minutes (8 minutes presentation, 2 minutes Q&A and changeover).
Only the Basic Science Research and Clinical Research posters will be eligible for the poster awards, however case report poster presentations are encouraged to support an educational section.
Posters eligible for the awards:
Posters not eligible for the awards:
Poster may be accepted as case studies. These posters are not available for the award and considered display only. If a case series, retrospective review is intended to be presented along with the abstract, a complete list of references used for the research must be provided. It is expected a case series, retrospective review will have a component equivalent to a formal review of the subject.
NZAGS Awards Prizes
During the online submission process, you will need to select which Award category best describes your research.
*Research must have been done as part of a higher degree.
** See below for the terms and conditions
THE DAMIEN MOSQUERA RESEARCH AWARD
In remembrance each March at the NZAGS meeting, a prize will be offered for the best submitted paper or poster from a regional centre. The prize of $700 will be awarded each year to the primary author of a paper or poster presented at the meeting, that best epitomises the scientific rigour and endeavour that defined Damien’s career. Damien was consultant surgeon from Taranaki/New Plymouth who was on the New Zealand General Surgery Training Committee up until his untimely death in 2014. His time on the committee was defined by his steadfast commitment to encouraging trainees into robust research projects, and many such projects came out of Taranaki Base Hospital as a result of his efforts. Amongst many things, Damien showed us that good quality, contributory research doesn’t always come from the big metropolitan centres. This award commemorates his enormous contribution to training in General Surgery in this country
**See below for the terms and conditions
A panel of judges will review the oral and poster presentations using specified criteria. To look at the criteria click on the buttons below.
You will receive confirmation by email that the abstract has been received. If you do not receive confirmation please contact Greg Sharp.
NZAGS AWARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Submission of abstracts will open in September and close mid-January the following year. Abstracts must be submitted via the NZAGS Conference website. The applicant must research, write and present their own research. The research carried out must indicate if it was completed as part of a Higher Degree or not. Presenter must indicate if the research is clinical or science based. All NZAGS SET trainees must have received prior approval for their research topic from the NZAGS Education Committee. Applicants must register for and attend the conference to present their research.
THE DAMIEN MOSQUERA RESEARCH AWARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS