Call for abstracts

Members are invited to submit an abstract for admission into the 2024 ASM program. All accepted abstracts will be presented in poster format. Posters will be on display throughout the duration of the ASM.

In addition to a poster, your abstract may be selected as an oral presentation in the program. Up to three abstracts will be chosen with a chance to win the Best of Posters Award. The final decision on abstracts for oral presentations will be made by the ASM Executive Organising Committee.

You will have the option to indicate if you would like to be considered for an oral presentation during the abstract submission process.

Important Dates

  • Submissions close: Monday 12 August 2024, 9:00am AEST (No changes can be made to the submitted abstracts after this date)
  • Notification of successful abstracts from: Monday 16 September 2024

Submit an Abstract

Abstract Guidelines

  • Abstracts must be submitted via the abstract portal.
  • You will be asked to identify the presenting author.
  • You need to ensure that all authors are included in the order you would like the names to appear.
  • The abstract title is no longer than 30 words.
  • Encore abstracts are allowed (please specify where it has previously been presented).
  • You are able to cut and paste your abstract from a Word document into the abstract portal.
  • The abstract body is no longer than 350 words.
  • Images and tables are not accepted.
  • Accepted abstracts will be published on the ASM website for 12 months following the meeting. Please check your abstract details carefully prior to submission. If you prefer not to have your abstract published on the website, you can indicate your preference via the abstract portal.

You will receive an acknowledgement email once your abstract is submitted. If you do not receive this email, please:

  • check in your spam folder, or
  • contact our ASM Secretariat

If you encounter any difficulties at any stage or wish to make changes to your abstract after you have submitted it, please contact our ASM Secretariat at or on 02 9419 4889.

Acceptance Criteria

Abstracts will be accepted if they meet the following criteria:

  • Scientific merit
  • Relevance to AGITG research and/or strategic priorities

Please note:

  • The abstract presenter must be a registered and fully paid delegate. You can complete the registration after receiving the notification of acceptance.
  • Industry studies need to be presented by an AGITG member and have had significant involvement of the AGITG member.

Judging Criteria for the Best of Posters Award

The presentations will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Quality of presentation (fluency & clarity)
  • Audience engagement
  • Use of allocated presentation time
  • Confidence in handling questions & quality of answers provided (during Q&A)
  • Topic is aligned to the theme: Thinking Outside the Box

Notification of Acceptance

  • Programming decisions will be notified by the ASM Secretariat in September and the working program will be posted on the website.

Poster Presentation Guidelines

  • The maximum size allowed is 1200mm wide by 1000mm high (landscape).
  • Velcro for fixing your poster will be available at the ASM Registration Desk.

Detailed presentation instructions will be included in the notification of acceptance.