The Australasian Melanoma Conference 2016

Call for Abstracts

Submission of Abstracts

Abstracts have closed for The Australasian Melanoma Conference. Thank you to all those that submitted work for consideration as an oral or poster presentation in The Australasian Melanoma Conference 2016 Program.

Abstract Deadline Dates
Abstract Submissions Closed 1 July 2016
Authors’ Notification 15 July 2016
Author Registration & Early Bird Deadline 21 July 2016


Summary of Abstract Submission Instructions

Please read through the submission instructions listed below before preparing your abstract:

Step 1: Write your abstract following the Abstract Format & Layout Guidelines (below).

Step 2: Read the General Policies and Requirements (below) for the submission of abstracts.
Step 3: Download the Abstract Template and insert/add your abstract text. Save as a .doc or .docx document to your computer. Please note: Abstracts must not exceed a 250 word limit.
Step 4: Using the online abstract submission portal, create your author account and submit your abstract. It will be necessary to attach/upload the .doc or .docx copy of your abstract. You can access the online abstract submission portal by clicking the submit now button on the right.

Abstract Format and Layout Guidelines

  • Abstract body must not exceed a 250 word limit.
  • Abstract should not include the title, authors or affiliations; only the abstract body. Titles, authors and affiliations will automatically populate on the final abstract document based on the details entered into the relevant sections in the abstract submission. Click here for abstract template.
  • Font type must be Arial Font 11pt.
  • Use single line spacing.
  • Tables or graphics may be included in the abstract body. Arial font must be used. All formatting is preserved (italics, bold, superscripting, subscripting, underlining) and symbol characters (i.e. ± , µ, ß) may be used.
  • Abstracts must be free of typographical and grammatical errors.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used for common terms only. Otherwise, any abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
  • You will be asked to provide a short biography (up to 100 words) with your submission.
  • You will be asked to nominate your preference for poster or oral presentation.
  • Do not include degrees or professional titles (e.g. Dr, Prof., etc).
  • It is the author’s responsibility to ensure the title, author and affiliation details entered in the abstract submission site are correct and exactly as they should be published on the abstract and all conference materials.

General Policies and Requirements

  • All abstracts must be original work. An abstract should not be submitted if the work is to be published/presented at a major national or international meeting prior to the Australasian Melanoma Conference 2016.
  • An abstract must contain sufficient information so that if published it will be a complete report independent of presentation. The text should not contain statements alluding to results or conclusions not presented within the text.
  • Submission acknowledges consent to publication of the abstract in the Conference proceedings publication.
  • The presenting author will be required to register for the Conference in order to ensure their abstract(s) is included in the final Program. Deadline for presenting author registration is 21 July 2016.
  • All submissions must be completed electronically via the online abstract submission portal. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the Conference Managers via email or phone +61 2 9265 0700 for further information.
  • All abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines provided. Abstracts will only be accepted and published if submitted using the supplied template.
  • An individual may not submit more than 10 abstracts. Splitting of a body of work into multiple abstracts is discouraged and consolidation into one abstract is preferred.

Abstract Template

Authors must prepare their abstract in advance using the template. You can access the template by clicking here. When submitting your abstract online, do not include your abstract title and author details in the Word document. You will be asked for this information separately and these will be automatically added for you during submission.
Authors can then upload the completed abstract via the online abstract submission portal. The abstract submission form will generate a final PDF abstract including the details entered in the system and the body of the uploaded abstract document. All abstracts will be checked and if you don’t follow the guidelines, your abstract may be declined.

Student Prize

One prize will be awarded to the best abstract submitted and presented by a registered student. The submission can be submitted under either presentation category.

Notification of Acceptance

Notifications of acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author by 15 July 2016. Abstracts submitted for oral presentations that cannot be accommodated within the program will be considered and reviewed for a place as a poster presentation.

Accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference proceedings. The Conference Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.

Abstract Submission

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Key Dates


28 – 29 October 2016 – Conference Dates