Presentation PowerPoint Recommendation

Please use 16:9 aspect ratio for your PowerPoint presentation slides. Please click here to view the Staging Connections Widescreen Guide, for your reference.

Please click on the links below to download the presenter guidelines for:

- Mini-oral presenters
- Prize oral presenters
- Seminar presenters
- Plenary presenters

The Presentation Portal for ANZSN ASM 2015 is now closed.

Invitation to Submit

The Program Committee invites the submission of abstracts for original work for consideration as an oral, mini-oral or poster presentation in the ANZSN 2015 ASM program. The 2015 ASM is being held in Canberra from 7 to 9 September.

The closing date for abstract submission is 24 APRIL 2015.

Themes for Submission

  • Developmental Biology
  • Experimental Immunology
  • Experimental Tubolointerstitial Disease
  • General Nephrology - Acute kidney injury
  • General Nephrology - Epidemiology and Public Health
  • General Nephrology - Health Services Research
  • General Nephrology - Glomerulonephritis
  • General Nephrology - Cardiovascular/Hypertension
  • General Nephrology - Other
  • General Nephrology - Pregnancy associated
  • Haemodialysis - CKD-MBD/Anaemia/Adequacy
  • Haemodialysis - Other
  • Haemodialysis - Vascular Access
  • Paediatrics
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Transplantation


Mini-Oral Presentation*
Time allocated per mini oral presentation will be 5 minutes plus 2 minutes question and answer time.

Prize-Oral Presentation
Select this presentation type if you wish this abstract to be considered for one or more of the ANZSN ASM Awards & Prizes. Click here for more information and criteria for eligibility. Time allocated per prize oral presentation will be 10 minutes plus 5 minutes question and answer time.

Static Poster Presentations*
A formal graphic presentation of a topic. Sessions times will be organised for presenters to be at their posters to discuss their work and receive feedback. Posters should be no larger than A0 size (84.1cm x 118.9cm) (2.759ft x 3.900ft).

*Alternatively you may select the presentation type 'Mini-Oral or Static Poster' if you would be happy to present in either format.

Submission Procedure

  1. Prepare your abstract
    Prepare your abstract using the Word template above. Abstracts must not exceed 275 words, excluding the title, authors and affiliations. See formatting guidelines below. Prepare your abstract 'print-ready' for publication as if accepted this is how they will be forwarded on to Wiley for editing and inclusion in the Nephrology Journal - Nephrology (NEP).
    Ensure you save your abstract to your computer before beginning the online submission process.
  2. Enter the contact details of the presenting author
    Go to the Presentation Portal (above) to enter the contact details for the presenting author. All submissions must be submitted electronically and a valid email address is required. No hard copy submissions will be accepted.
  3. Enter your abstract details
    Enter the details for each abstract you are submitting and upload the associated Word document using the template provided. Ensure you select your preferred presentation type and theme for each submission. Themes are used as guidance for programming and will not necessarily determine where abstracts are placed in the program. There is no limit to the number of abstracts an author can submit
  4. All submission are due by Friday 24th April 2015

Notification of Acceptance

Authors will be advised of the status of their abstracts by 12 June 2015.

Nephrology Journal

Accepted abstracts will be published in the Nephrology Journal as received at the time of submission. Authors will not have an opportunity to revise their abstracts.

Awards & Prizes

To be eligible for the following awards a signed declaration must be emailed to the ANZSN ASM Secretariat at the time of abstract submission.

For more information including a description of the award eligibility criteria and the declaration, please click here.

Abstract Format and Layout Guidelines

Please ensure your abstract is submitted online through the submission portal and complies with the following criteria:

Fonts and Formatting
  • Title in CAPITAL CASE - Arial, bold, font size 12
  • Authors in CAPITAL CASE - Arial, font size 12
  • Affiliations in Sentence case - Arial, italicised, font size 10
  • Content in Sentence case - Arial, font size 10
  • Sub-headings in Sentence case - Arial, bold, font size 10
  • Use single line spacing


Abstract Structure
  • Include the sub-headings for: Aim, Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions
  • Include the following subheadings for case studies: Background, Case Report, Conclusions
  • Abstracts must not exceed 275 words, excluding the title, authors and affiliations
  • Abstracts exceeding 275 words will not be accepted
  • You MUST include results or data in your abstract.
  • Abstracts that describe plans for a study or state “results will be presented” will not be accepted
  • Abbreviations - include the full text on the first mention followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis
  • Do not include figures and tables. Any abstracts with figures and tables will be rejected
  • Do not include references
  • Do not submit abstracts where the material has been published prior to the abstract submission deadline
  • Do not submit abstracts with typographical or grammatical errors


Listing the Authors
  • Include initials and family name
  • Underline the name of the presenting author
  • Do not include degrees or professional titles (Dr, Prof., etc)
  • The authors’ names should be followed by institution, city and state (or country if international)
  • Authors who wish to indicate multiple organisational affiliations should do so using superscript numbers to indicate the author’s institution followed by city and state or country (in this order).

B Smith1, MR Pattermore1,2, L Ward2
1 University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales
2 University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland

General Requirements

  • Abstracts must contain original work that has not previously been reported
  • Abstracts may be original research, case studies, or insight and review articles
  • Submissions will be returned without review if not in the correct format
  • Only the presenting author must submit the abstract
  • Abstracts will be blind reviewed by the appointed abstract reviewers
  • Faxed or mailed hard-copy abstracts will not be accepted
  • Should co-authors require a confirmation letter regarding their paper being presented, they can request a letter from the Conference Secretariat
  • No full papers are required
  • All oral and poster presentations must be in English
  • The Scientific Committee reserves the right to accept or refuse any abstract
  • The Scientific Committee reserves the right to allocate a session time or a presentation type


Selection Process

  • The abstracts will be blind reviewed by a panel made up of members from the ASM Scientific Committee
  • The Committee retains the right to accept the abstract in a different type of presentation (for example, paper submitted for an oral type presentation can be accepted for a poster)
  • Acceptance of an abstract will be based on relative merit and the degree to which the abstract meets the aims of the program
  • The criteria for evaluating abstracts includes, but is not limited to, the following: scientific validity, originality, subject relevance, quality of the methodology and statistical analysis, and the degree to which the results are a new and useful addition to current knowledge.
  • The acceptance of the abstract does not imply funding by the Conference Secretariat or the Committee. Presenting authors must attend the conference to deliver the presentation (oral/poster); otherwise the paper/poster will be withdrawn. Presenting authors are required to register and pay to attend the conference.


Conflict of Interests

The aim of the ANZSN is to ensure that scientific independence and objectivity is maintained in all presentations at the ASM.

During the submission process please disclose any current or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have direct bearing on the material presented in your abstract.

This includes relationships (grant or financial support, consultant positions, share holdings) with the pharmaceutical industry or biomedical device manufacturers.

The corresponding author is responsible for documenting conflicts on behalf of all authors.

Presenters Registration

All presenters will be required to register for the ASM and pay the appropriate registration fee. Presenters need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

Audiovisual Equipment

Each lecture room will be equipped for the presentation of Power Point slides and include a data projector, computer (with external speakers), lectern and microphone.

Presentation Files

Video and audio clips should be embedded in your Power Point slides rather than linking to external files.

Presenters will take their Power Point slides to the conference on a memory stick, where an audiovisual technician will load your presentation.

All slides will be run from a central presentation computer. However, if you have a complex presentation, which includes multiple media files, we suggest you bring your own laptop as a backup in case of difficulties loading your presentation.