Call For Papers

We thank all authors who have contributed. Abstract submission is now closed.


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Abstracts Timeline

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Guidelines for submission:

  1. Abstract submission is free

  2. For Video submissions, in addition to the abstract, a video should be uploaded following these guidelines:

    • The video should be in mp4 video format of at least 1020 x 720 pixel resolution

    • The video should be a maximum of 5 minutes in duration

    • The video should be labelled in the following way: <FAMILY NAME> – <ABBREVIATED TITLE> (for instance, if Dr Wong submits a video titled laparoscopic total pelvic exenteration, it might be entitled “Wong – Lap pelvic exent.mp4”

    • The final presentation should not differ significantly from the content submitted for consideration of acceptance

    • Videos submitted for selection must to contain narration

  3. For Poster submission, e-poster should be submitted together with the abstract. 

    • E-poster guidelines can be found here . 

    • Abstracts must be submitted in English, and the text limited to 250 words (excluding headings). The abstract should be structured to the following headings:

      • Introduction and Aim

      • Methodology

      • Results

      • Conclusion

  4. Word count should be included at the bottom of the submitted abstract

  5. An acknowledgement of the receipt of the abstract will be sent to the presenting author via email

  6. Accepted presentations on the day of the symposium is contingent on successful registration of the presenting author


Selection of presentations

  1. Abstracts selected for presentation will be based on the content and scientific merit of the submission

  2. Notification of acceptance will be sent to the submitting author on 31 July 2021 via email

  3. Instructions for presentation will be provided together with the notification

  4. Selections for all presentations by the committee are final



  1. If a submitting author wishes to withdraw an abstract, a written request must be made to the conference secretariat at This should be no later than 31 July 2021. 


Selected presentations will compete during the symposium and will be judged by a panel. Prizes will be awarded based on content and scientific merit. Winners will be announced at the end of the conference where prizes will be awarded

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