Access to the THS abstract submission form appears below the following terms and conditions:

In submitting an abstract for the THS 2015 event, I warrant that:

  1. I am the owner of the copyright in the abstract or have the right to reproduce the abstract.
  2. The abstract does not contain any material that is false, misleading or deceptive, derogatory, defamatory or obscene in nature.
  3. All necessary permissions have been obtained regarding the publication of material dealing with human subjects.
  4. Any research presented has been undertaken in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 (see: http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines/publications/e72 ).
  5. The use or reproduction of the abstract for the purpose of review in relation to the conference will not constitute an infringement or misappropriation of rights of any person.
  6. All eligible abstracts will be published in the printed and electronic version of the Annals of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine.
  7. I have read and agree to the terms and conditions below.
To be considered eligible for publication all abstracts must:
  • Be unpublished original work and not previously presented before 2015 (however, material that has been previously presented will be considered if the abstract is not identical to any that has been previously published)
    • Note: As stated in Section 5 above, work that has been previously published is not eligible for publication in the Annals of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine supplement but may still be presented at research week
  • Be submitted in English
  • Generally follow the standard format of background / aims, methods (explanation on data collection and processing), results and conclusions (discussion and major findings), where appropriate
  • Essential results must be provided in summary form (even if preliminary). Do not state, for example, "Results will be discussed."
  • Contain no references
  • Represent completed work
  • Be proofread carefully before submission

The above criteria (except for the prohibition on previous publication) must also be met for the abstract to be considered for inclusion in Research Week. Abstracts that do not meet these requirements will not be accepted.


Note: Case study presentations and literature reviews are welcome.

  Research proposals are not acceptable.

Allocation of abstracts to oral or poster sessions

  • The Research Week Committee reserves the right to specify the format via which the presentation is to be made.
  • The number of oral presentations is limited.
  • Individuals will be allowed to present a maximum of ONE oral presentation at the Symposium. Other submissions from the same first author would be allocated a poster presentation. Individuals may be named as co-authors on additional papers/posters.
  • Abstracts will be de-identified and reviewed by a panel of researchers selected by the Organising Committee. The presentation type allocated for each paper will be based on:
    • clinical relevance
    • originality
    • quality of the abstract and research
    • program constraints
  • Submitters will be notified by email if their abstracts have been accepted for presentation and the type of presentation allocated.
  • All review decisions are final. There is no appeals process or opportunity to resubmit once an abstract is rejected.
  • Oral presentations must not exceed 10 minutes. The Session Chair will facilitate the timing of each presentation to ensure that these times are strictly adhered to and that there is an opportunity for questions.
  • Mini-Oral Presentations must not exceed 3 minutes with a maximum of 3 PowerPoint slides.
  • Posters will be displayed in the Robert Douglas Foyer.
  • Posters are recommended to be size A1 (841 x 594 mm) but may be a maximum of AO (1189 x 841 mm). They may be in either portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Prizes for the best presentation in each group will be selected by a group of judges selected by the Organising Committee.
  • All abstracts will be considered for publication.  Due to the large amount of abstracts submitted, if your abstract is not chosen for publication you will be advised by the committee.

Please click here to access the THS Abstract submission form

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