Authors are invited to submit abstract(s) using the submission form on this page Abstracts should contain sufficient detail on the techniques used and the results, which will be shown.You will receive a confirmation when the abstract has been received. Please contact the conference secretariat if you did not receive confirmation within 5 working days. Submission implies the intent of at least one author to register, attend the symposium and present the paper (either 12+3 minutes orally or in poster format). Contributions will only be finally accepted after registration and payment of the conference fee. The abstract will be reviewed, and you will be notified of acceptance before 5th April, 2020. Abstract submission will be closed on 27th March, 2020. After which the abstract submission page will be closed
For Submitting your Abstract you can upload it using the submission form below or alternatively by sending it to
Instructions for Abstract Submission
- The entire body of the abstract, excluding tables, must not exceed 500 Words. Spaces are not included in this number. Title, authors’ names, affiliations, figures, and tables are not included in the character count.
- The abstract may be structured (i.e., abstracts divided into sections using terms such as Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions, etc.) or unstructured.
- Do not use bold type or underline formatting. Italic type is acceptable.
- Text may be in multiple paragraphs.
- Any references should be noted as citations within the text and not as footnotes at the end.
Instructions for Oral/Poster Presenters
If using a PowerPoint presentation (or any other PC based application), please note you need to bring it on USB Memory stick or CD/DVD and load it on one of the conference computers in the Speaker's Ready Room at least 1 hour before the start of the session. Please note that the conference computers in the session halls are being supplied with Office 2010 (at least). If combining video films with PowerPoint, please make sure to check it in the session hall where your lecture is taking place during a coffee or lunch break prior to your session, at least 30 minutes before the start of the session - even after checking it in the Speaker's Ready Room. Alternatively, you may supply your own laptop computer. In such a case please confirm that it has a VGA socket for external signal and come to check it first in the Speaker's Ready Room as soon as you arrive and later on in the session hall where your lecture is taking place during the coffee or lunch break prior to your session, at least 30 minutes before the start of the session.
Important Note for MAC Users
In order to use MAC presentations on a PC compatible computer please note that you need to prepare it according to the instructions below, before bringing it to the Speakers' Ready Room: Use a common font, such as Arial, Times New Roman, Verdana etc. (special fonts might be changed to a default font on a PowerPoint based PC). Insert pictures as JPG files (and not TIF, PNG or PICT - these images will not be visible on a PowerPoint based PC). Alternatively, you may use your own Macintosh laptop computer. In such a case please confirm you provide it with a VGA adaptor for external signal, advise the operators in the Speaker's Ready Room about it as soon as you arrive and later on test it in the session hall where your lecture is taking place during the coffee or lunch break prior to your session, at least 30 minutes before the start of the session.
Instructions for Poster Presenters
The poster should be A0 International Size of 1189 mm X 841 mm (46.8" High by 33.1" Wide). Bring your own pushpins or Velcro to affix your poster to this space. Annual Summit on Surgery and Anesthesia - 2019 will not be providing supplies.
Please note: Due to fire regulations, we will be unable to place any tables or chairs in front of the poster boards. In addition, electrical hook-ups will not be allowed.
Title and Author
The title of your poster presentation and your name should be made in very LARGE type so that viewers can easily see the subject matter of the poster and its author from a distance (at least 1" lettering, or 36 points font). The title, author's name, and author's affiliation are usually placed at the top and in the centre of the poster board.
Posters usually have a similar structure to a research paper or journal article: an abstract, introduction (i.e., brief rationale or review of relevant research), method section, results section, and a conclusion or summary. You might also want to list key references. If your poster is more clinically oriented, you may decide to use a different format, but breaking things down into clear sections with headings will help your colleagues understand your poster easily and quickly. In the busy and crowded environment of a poster session, most people do not have the ability to read and process long sections of text. Therefore, keep text to the bare essentials and stick to the most important ideas. You can convey details via discussion when you are standing by your poster.
Use bullet points to simplify sections like the introduction and conclusions. Use large types, such as the 36-point type for section headings, and 24-point type for text. Never use type smaller than 18 points for any reason. This is 18 Point Type. Make use of underlines and boldface. Use graphs and figures whenever possible. Make your poster visually pleasing and attractive programs like MS PowerPoint can be helpful in creating your poster