Rules for abstracts

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, 9 August 2024, 5pm NZT

Please read the information below before you submit your abstract. The NZSG intends to provide high-quality sessions focused on educational content that is free from commercial influence or bias. All conflicts of interest must be declared.

Requirements for the submission of abstracts

  • All abstracts must be submitted online
  • All abstracts must be submitted into the correct category.


Abstracts should be submitted into the relevant category:

  • Luminal
  • Hepatology
  • Endoscopy
  • Nutrition/general
  • Nurses
  • Innovations in Gastroenterology*

*This new award is for research in emerging fields of interest to the Gastroenterology community including neurogastroenterology, equity and sustainability. Submissions can also be made for new devices i.e., endoscope or new diagnostic testing.

Gastroenterologists, Surgeons, Scientists, Gastroenterological medical or surgical Registrars and Medical Students who are financial members of the NZ Society of Gastroenterology (please refer to the NZSG Website for membership criteria) may submit their abstract for the Young Investigator Awards. Preference will be given to younger investigators, particularly trainees and research fellows, to foster an active interest in research.
1 x Luminal, 1 x Hepatology, 1 x Endoscopy, 1 x Nutrition and 1 x Innovation in Gastroenterology

Key dates

  • Call for abstracts open - 20 May 2024
  • Call for abstracts close - 9 August 2024
  • Notification of abstract acceptance/decline - 30 September 2024

Abstract guide

The abstract should be in Microsoft Word in the following format:

  • Single line spacing.
  • Arial font 11.
  • Title: bold, left aligned
  • Please DO NOT include the following in your abstract document: Authors, Co-authors: Surname, Granting bodies. This information should be added into the online form during the submission process
  • Abstract text should be left aligned.
  • Maximum word count of 300 words (does not include references).
  • The abstract should be structured as follows:
    - A title that clearly refers to the nature of the abstract
    - The introduction should contain 1-2 sentences that clearly indicate the scientific question of the study and its clinical or scientific importance.
    - Methods should contain sufficient information to be able to understand the design and analysis and statistics used. Include here compliance with local ethics requirements.
    - Results should contain objective data to answer the scientific question.
    - Conclusions should only cover conclusions of the study directly supported by the results, along with implications for clinical practice. Speculation and over-generalisation are to be avoided.
  • Graphs can be included but are taken as equal to 50 words of text.
  • Words in tables or flow diagrams count towards the total word count.
  • Define abbreviations on first use.
  • Ensure the abstract does not contain spelling, grammar or scientific mistakes.
  • There will be NO late breaking abstracts.
  • Abstracts that contain >300 words will be rejected.
  • Abstracts in PDF format will not be accepted.

Have a question?

Please do not hesitate to contact:

Brooke Miller | Digital & Event Coordinator
Conference Innovators
T: +64 9 281 5587