Call for abstracts

Delegates who would like to present their work at the conference are invited to submit an abstract for consideration.

Rules for abstracts

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, 26 August 2022, 5.00pm (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
  • Sustainability
  • Nutrition/other
  • Nurses

Key dates

  • Call for abstracts open - 20 June 2022
  • Call for abstracts close - 5 August 2022
  • Notification of abstract acceptance/decline - 16 September 2022
  • Early bird registration closes - 30 September 2022

Abstract guide

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

  • Single line spacing.
  • Arial font 11.
  • Please DO NOT include authors names or affiliations in the abstract document as they will be blind reviewed.
  • Abstract text should be left aligned.
  • Maximum word count of 300 words (does not include references).
  • The abstract should be structured as follows:
    - 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