Abstract Submissions now open

Abstracts Submission Deadline, 31 August 2018, 5pm, NZT

Abstract submissions are now open for those who wish to submit abstracts for the Gastro2018 Conference and also submissions for the Capsule Endoscopy Symposium which is being held on Tuesday 20th NovemberYou can submit your abstract on-line through the portal at the bottom of this page.

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

Please click here to view the Abstract Criteria.

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
  • Authors: Surname, initials (presenting author to be bold), Organisation. All co-authors to be acknowledged. Granting bodies to be acknowledged.
  • 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 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.


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 28th September 2018 if their papers have 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.


Oral Paper Presentation

If your abstract is accepted as an oral presentation, you will be given a 12-20 minute slot in the programme, which will include 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 high x 841mm wide).  Please ensure the Text is of sufficient size for easy reading at a distance of one metre.




If you have any questions regarding the submission of your abstract, please contact me.

Claire Bark
Conference Innovators
Conference Manager
027 414 8714



Conference Innovators
Claire Bark
P: +64 9 972 2034
E: claire@conference.nz