59th VIC ASM 2017


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Convenor: Mr Douglas Stupart FRACS

Meeting Outline

The Call for Abstracts



Novotel Geelong  |  20, 21 October 2017

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Meeting Outline

Friday 20 October - Professional Development Workshops

Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators

9.00am - 5.00pm

If you  would like to attend this course, please register via the online enrolment form

Saturday 21 October - Scientific Program

Plenary, symposia and discussions, oral paper presentations and poster presentations.

The Preliminary Program is now available here

Vic ASM Dinner: G J Royal Lecture and announcement of prizes and awards

Register to attend

The Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submissions are now open - Extended until Midnight - 6 August

The Vic ASM seeks to showcase the best of Victorian reseach with a surgical interest. Abstracts are invited from Fellows, IMGs, Surgical Trainees and Medical Students.  All abstracts are assessed by a panel of surgeons, with the strongest being chosen for oral and poster presentation.  A panel of judges will assess all presentations at the conference and Victorian and Tasmanian prizes will be announced and awarded at the G J Royal Dinner and Lecture to be held on the evening of Saturday 21 October.

Publication: Successful abstracts will be printed in the final program and those presentated orally will be published online in the ANZ Journal of Surgery.

Training recognition: General Surgery Australia approve trainee abstracts for recognition for research requirements. For other specialties, please check directly with your board.

New in 2017: Poster presenters will have the opportunity to present a 2 min outline of their poster during the program.

Submissions requirements:
•    Author/s - in order of contribution, presenter in bold
•    The title
•    An Abstract of 250 words or less.  This must include:  Intro/Aim, Method, Results, Discussion/Conclusion
•    A 50 word presenter bio to facilitate the Chairperson's introduction
•    Personal details: address, mobile, institution of presenter, year level of study (where applicable)
•    Conflict of Interest Declaration
•    Prize interest

To submit your abstract please create and acocunt and sign in through the online portal here

Submissions close have been extended until Midnight - 6 August 

Authors considering submitting an abstract are encouraged to read the Vic ASM abstract guidelines.


The following prizes will be decided at the meeting

2017 D R Leslie Prize:  Best clinical registrar paper
2017 R C Bennett Prize:  Best laboratory based research paper
DCAS Scholarship:  Best presentation appropriate to academic surgery
2017 Medical Student Prize: Best presentation by a medical student
2017 Best Poster Prize: Poster judged best at the meeting.


Victorian Regional Office

e: college.asm@surgeons.org
t: +61 3 9249 1254