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GSA 2018 Victorian Trainees' Weekend


To register to attend the 2018 Victorian Trainees' Weekend please click here.


Abstract submissions are now open for the GSA 2018 Victorian Trainees' Weekend to be held from Friday 30 November to Sunday 2 December 2018 at RACV Torquay.

Guidelines for Abstracts

  • Scientific papers must have relevance to the broad discipline of general surgery and its related subspecialties (Colorectal, Oesophago-gastric, Vascular and Transplant)
  • The abstract must not exceed 200 words
  • All abstracts must be typed, single spaced with a clear typeface
  • Titles should be in capitals and underlined, and placed at the top of the abstract
  • All authors names should be included and typed in capitals, with the name of the presenter indicated by an asterisk (*). Degrees and positions in departments should not be included, but the origin of the work should be stated
  • All abstracts should include the institution(s) where the research activity was conducted
  • The abstract should be organised as follows:
  1. Purpose of study
  2. Brief statement of methods
  3. Summary of the results adequate to support conclusions
  4. Conclusions
  • The abstract must be clear and brief. Statements should, in general, be impersonal and the first person “I” and “We” avoided
  • The percentage of personal contribution should be listed for concept/planning, data collection and analysis
  • Research arising from full time research activity will not be eligible
  • Case reports will not be accepted
  • The abstracts will be presented at the meeting as a PowerPoint presentation
  • Presentations should be no longer than 10 minutes with 3 minutes allowed for questions
  • A maximum of four abstracts will be accepted
  • Only SET trainees and IMGs can submit abstracts

Key Dates

  • Friday 31 August 2018 - Closing date for abstracts
  • Friday 28 September 2018 - Notification of acceptance
  • Friday 26 October 2018 - Presentation sent to the GSA Victorian office

Submission Details

  • Final presentations will need to be submitted to the GSA Victorian office by Friday 26 October 2018
  • PC projection (Microsoft PowerPoint XP) will be available - No individual laptops will be permitted on the day
  • If you have video clips inserted into your presentation, please ensure that you supply the video file as well as the PowerPoint file, as movies are not embedded within the PowerPoint file


Please contact Freya Logan for all enquiries regarding abstract submission and registration to the event:
T +61 3 9276 7472

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Abstract Submission Deadline

31 August 2018