Call for abstracts

The 2020 ASM Call for abstracts will open on Tuesday September 24, 2019.

ANZCA strongly supports all forms of anaesthesia and pain medicine research. In the past year 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. Anaesthesia research continues to go from strength to strength in our region.

The theme of this year’s meeting is “Inform Inspire Influence”. The ASM is proud to play a role 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 oral presentation in the following prize sessions: Gilbert Brown Prize; ANZCA Trainee Academic Prize; FPM Dean’s Prize; FPM Best Free Paper.

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

The regional organising committee will also select a number of the abstracts presented at the 2020 ASM to be considered for publishing as an e-supplement to the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care journal or in the Pain Medicine journal.

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

Notification of acceptance will be sent to presenters by email in early March 2020, before close of early-bird registration.

ASM PRIZES

Gilbert Brown Prize

The Gilbert Brown Prize is a prestigious prize that is 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 a 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 presentation must be delivered by the candidate who has submitted the abstract. Applicants may submit only one abstract for consideration for presentation in the Gilbert Brown Prize session. 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 (1) year* of admission to fellowship who is judged to make the best contribution at the Trainee Academic Session held as part of the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). This prize will only be open to trainees or fellows to present material related to their research while a trainee. The prize will take the form of a medal, and be accompanied by a certificate recognising the achievement.

* Taking into account career disruption.

FPM Dean’s Prize

The FPM Dean’s Prize is awarded for original work presented in the area of pain, judged to be a significant contribution to pain medicine and/or pain research. Eligibility is limited to trainees of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, trainees of the five participating professional bodies of the FPM, or fellows of FPM within eight years* of admission to fellowship of the FPM, except that 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 awarded for original work judged to be the best contribution to the free paper session of the Faculty of Pain Medicine. The faculty free paper session 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.

A career disruption involves a prolonged interruption to an applicant’s capacity to work, due to:

  • Pregnancy.
  • Major illness/injury.
  • Carer responsibilities.

Interruptions must involve either a continuous absence from work for periods of 28 calendar days or more and/or a long-term partial return to work that has been formalised with the applicant’s employer.

EPOSTER PRIZES

The organising committee of the 2020 ASM will select two posters to be awarded a prize under the following categories:

ASM 2020 Open ePoster Prize

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

ASM 2020 ANZCA Trainee ePoster Prize

This prize of $500 AUD is to be used for a recognised educational purpose and will be awarded to the author(s) of a poster presented at the annual scientific meeting (ASM) by an ANZCA Trainee or Fellow within one (1) year of award of the Diploma of Fellowship which the Regional Organising Committee considers best of those submitted in terms of originality, scientific rigor and quality of presentation.

Important note: The submitting author of an abstract will always receive email confirmation of receipt of the abstract into the submission site. Please check your junk folder and contact the ANZCA ASM Events team should your email not have been received.

EPOSTERS

ePosters will be displayed on large screens in central locations at the 2020 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.