Call for abstracts

Anaesthesia research continues to go from strength to strength in our region. In the past few months the Australian Clinical Trial of the Year Award was won by an ANZCA-sponsored trial, and one of our research leaders was awarded the American Society of Anaesthetists Excellence in Research Award. We are proud of the part the ASM plays in promoting and disseminating important clinical research.

We invite prospective authors to submit their abstracts for presentation at the ASM in the following categories:

  • Anaesthesia.
  • Pain medicine.

Authors are required to submit their abstract in electronic format. All presentations will be in electronic poster (e-Poster) format except for those selected for the Gilbert Brown Prize session, ANZCA Trainee Academic Prize session, and the FPM Dean’s Prize and Best Free Paper session, which will be oral presentations.

Accepted ePosters will be displayed throughout the venue, on the Virtual ASM and in a new dedicated area of the healthcare exhibition.

The regional organising committee will also select a number of the abstracts presented at the 2018 ASM to be published in the journal, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care.

Notification of acceptance will be sent to presenters by email in early March 2018, before close of early-bird registration.

For full abstract submission guidelines, including eligibility guidelines for awards and prizes, please click here.

For further inquiries, please email the ASM secretariat at asm@anzca.edu.au.

Submissions close 5pm (AEDT) on Sunday January 28, 2018.

Submit your abstract here.

ASM Prizes

Gilbert Brown Prize
The Gilbert Brown Prize is a prestigious prize awarded annually at the ASM. Eligibility for the prize shall be limited to Fellows of the College and the Faculty of Pain Medicine within eight years* of admission to fellowship of ANZCA. In the case of Fellows who also hold a specialist qualification from another college or equivalent, eligibility for the prize shall be limited to Fellows within eight years* of obtaining their original specialist qualification in anaesthesia or pain medicine.

The prize takes the form of a medal and will be accompanied by a grant of $A1000 for educational purposes. The Gilbert Brown Prize winner will also receive a certificate recognising the award. Please note only one abstract per author can be entered for consideration for this prize.

* taking into account career disruption

ANZCA Trainee Academic Prize
The ANZCA Trainee Academic Prize shall be awarded to the trainee or Fellow, within one year* of admission to fellowship who is judged to make the best contribution at the Trainee Academic Session held as part of the ASM. This session will only be open to trainees or Fellows to present material related to a scholar role activity (under the 2013 curriculum) or a formal project (under the 2004 curriculum) as defined in ANZCA Professional Document TE11. The prize will take the form of a medal and will be accompanied by a certificate recognising the achievement.

* taking into account career disruption

Faculty of Pain Medicine Dean’s Prize
The Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) Dean’s Prize is awarded for original work presented in the area of pain and judged to be a significant contribution to pain medicine and/or pain research. Eligibility is limited to trainees of the Faculty; trainees of the five participating professional bodies of the Faculty, or Fellows of FPM within eight years* of admission to fellowship. Please note elected Fellows must be within eight years* of admission to their original fellowship at the date of the meeting. The prize takes the form of a certificate and a grant of $A1000 for educational or research purposes. The prize will be awarded at the FPM Annual General Meeting held during the ASM.

* taking into account career disruption

FPM Best Free Paper Award
The Best Free Paper Award is for original work judged to be the best contribution to the FPM Free Papers session and is open to all ASM registrants. The prize takes the form of a certificate and a grant of $A500 for educational or research purposes. The prize will be awarded at the FPM Annual General Meeting held during the ASM.

ePoster Prizes

The Organising Committee of the 2018 ASM will select two posters to be awarded a prize under the following categories:

ASM 2018 Open ePoster Prize
The Open Poster Prize will be awarded to the author(s) of the poster judged to be the best of those submitted in terms of originality, scientific rigour and quality of presentation. The prize of $A500 is to be used for recognised educational purposes.

ASM 2018 ANZCA Trainee ePoster Prize
This prize of $A500 is to be used for a recognised educational purpose and will be awarded to the author(s) of a poster presented by a trainee of any anaesthetic college which the regional organising committee considers best of those submitted in terms of originality, scientific rigour and quality of presentation.

Please note: If requested, the trainee must produce a letter or a form of proof from their anaesthetic college confirming their enrolment.

Important note: The submitting author of an abstract will always receive email confirmation of receipt of the abstract into the submission site. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24 hours it may mean the abstract has not been received. In this circumstance, please email the ANZCA ASM Secretariat at asm@anzca.edu.au to determine why an email confirmation has not been received.

ePosters

ePosters will be displayed on large screens in central locations at the 2018 ASM to enable interactive browsing by all delegates. Selected authors will be invited to present their work as a short slide presentation at the moderated ePoster sessions.

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