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, 27th August 2021, 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. To view the criteria click here


Abstracts should be submitted into the relevant category:

  • Luminal
  • Hepatology
  • Endoscopy
  • Nurses presentation
  • Nutrition/other

Presenation types

Oral paper presentation

If your abstract is accepted as an oral presentation, you will be given a 15 minute slot in the programme, which will include three minutes discussion time. Further detailed instructions will be sent to authors of the accepted abstracts.


Posters must be presented within the size of the poster boards, which are 2.3 metres high by 1.2 metres wide. Posters should be AO Portrait (1189mm deep x 841mm high). Please ensure the text is of sufficient size for easy reading at a distance of one metre.

Abstract guide

Size and preparation

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 to the online form during the submission process
  • Abstract text:
    • left aligned
    • Maximum word count of 300 words.
  • 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.

Scoring of abstracts

Presentation at the conference is a competitive process. Each abstract will be scored in a blinded fashion by the Scientific Committee.

The judges' decision to accept a presentation is final.

The majority of abstracts will be considered for poster presentations. Please indicate if you do NOT want to be considered for an ORAL presentation.

Acceptance / rejection date

All submitting authors will be advised by 4th October 2021 if their abstract has been accepted or declined.


A condition of acceptance is that at least one author or nominated presenter registers for the Conference.

Presenters are responsible for their own accommodation and registration expenses.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the submission of your abstract, please contact Brooke or call 03 09 281 5587 during business hours.