Abstract Submission Form

Abstract submission deadline: Monday, 3 April 2017
Abstract notification: Friday, 26 May 2017

Abstracts must be submitted via the NSA website www.nsa.org.au Other forms of submission will not be accepted.

Please note the following submission guidelines:
  1. Abstracts should not exceed 275 words (excluding the title, author(s) and presenter's name). Any references must be included in this allowance. If you exceed this limit, the excess text may not appear in the final program.
  2. Include author(s) and indicate presenting author.
  3. Include details of main institution.
  4. Research papers should follow the format: Purpose, Methodology, Results and Conclusion.
  5. Tables, diagrams, graphs and the like cannot be accepted in the abstract.
  6. Conflicts of interest must be declared at the time of the abstract submission.
  7. A 50 word Curriculum Vitae is required from each presenter to facilitate their introduction by the Chair.
  8. All successful abstracts will be published in the final program.
  9. Authors must be registrants at the meeting to present, and for their abstract to appear in the final program and on the meeting website.
  10. Amendments to abstracts after submission is not guaranteed.
  11. The timing (presentation and discussion) of all papers is at the discretion of the organising committee.
  12. Type your submission on a text document (eg. MS Word®) and copy and paste it into the abstract text field. Ensure you have proof-read and spell-checked your abstract thoroughly and verify your text has copied correctly. You may type your abstract directly into the text field however note that being internet based, each page on the submission site can only be open for 15 minutes before automatically closing therefore it is recommended abstracts are pasted from a text document.
  13. The submitting author of an abstract will ALWAYS receive an email confirmation of receipt of the abstract into the submission site. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours it may mean the abstract has not been received. In this circumstance, please email nsa.asm@surgeons.org to determine why a confirmation email has not been received.
  14. If you meet the eligibility criteria, please ensure that you indicate on the abstract submission site whether you wish to be considered for the Peter Leech Memorial Prize and/or Andrew Kaye Poster Prize.
Peter Leech Memorial Prize
  • Applicants for the Peter Leech Memorial Prize must be trainees registered in the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Surgical Education and Training Program in Neurosurgery. The research presented may be of a clinical or scientific basis. It is expected the research presented will have been wholly or substantially undertaken by the applicant, although it is accepted that clinical research will necessarily involve surgical procedural work performed by neurosurgeons or by the applicant whilst under supervision. All applicants who nominate for entry to the Prize and satisfy the eligibility requirements will be scored using pre-determined criteria. The top three applicants will be shortlisted as finalists to present at the NSA Annual Scientific Meeting. A panel of three neurosurgeons will be appointed to score the finalist presentations.
  • The Prize will be for $5,000 with the winner announced during the Annual Scientific Meeting.
Andrew Kaye Poster Prize
  • Applicants for the Andrew Kaye Poster Prize must be registrars, residents, medical students, SET trainees, allied health professionals or equivalent. Consultant neurosurgeons are not eligible to apply for the Prize. Applicants for the Prize must have submitted an abstract for the Annual Scientific Meeting. The abstract must be selected by the Research Committee for a poster. The poster must be displayed in the designated display area, and must remain on display for the duration of the Annual Scientific Meeting. The author of the poster must be personally present at the Annual Scientific Meeting. A panel will be appointed to score the poster presentations. Each applicant selected for a poster will be allocated a judging time slot for their poster. During the allocated judging time slot the applicant must remain beside their poster and will be required to provide a maximum two-minute presentation and then answer any questions from the panel.
  • The Prize will be for $1,000 with the winner announced during the Annual Scientific Meeting.
Step 1 of 6: Please identify yourself


Your email address will be used to help recognise you if you return to submit additional abstracts.

If you do not have an email address of your own, please organise one now. This can be done by any of the following means.
  • Email address provided by your internet service provider, e.g. Bigpond, IINET
  • Free email services e.g. GMail, Yahoo! or Hotmail
  • Email address provided by your institution, e.g hospital, university
Please avoid using someone else's email address, as the organisers may need to contact you regarding your submission, or subsequently your presentation, should your abstract be accepted.


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