The call for abstracts is now closed.  The review process is underway and authors will be notified of their acceptances in early June.

Please contact with any enquiries.

Invitation to Submit

On behalf of the Australian and New Zealand Burns Association, we invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the ANZBA 41st ASM 2017.

This international forum will connect up to 300 burn care leaders and practitioners and provide a setting to meet, learn, share knowledge and experience, and recognise accomplishments in improving burn care.

We encourage you to make this significant event part of your professional development for 2017 and look forward to welcoming you to the ANZBA ASM in Adelaide this October.


The following prizes will be awarded during the ASM:

Best Oral Presentation in the following streams:

  • Medical
  • Scientific
  • Allied Health
  • Nursing
  • Multidisciplinary

Best Poster Presentations on the following streams:

  • Care
  • Prevention
  • Research

You will be asked to identify the prize that your presentation is eligible for during the submission process.

Presentation Formats

We invite you to submit abstracts of 250 words in the formats below. While you will be asked to indicate your preferred presentation format when submitting your abstract, the Committee may request an alternative format be considered. The Committee will allocate the format of presentations, taking into account the preference of authors and the balance of the program.

Oral Presentations

It is anticipated that oral presentations will be allocated 8 minutes plus 2 minutes for questions. These are available for the ASM and forums.

Impact Presentations

It is anticipated that impact presentations will be allocated 2 minutes to provide a summary of their work, along with an ePoster.


To reduce the impact on the environment and cost to presenters, electronic posters will be displayed in the main area of the venue on large flat screens on a 1 minute rotation. Delegates will be able to pause ePosters and skip to others using the index page.  ePosters will be displayed for the duration of the meeting.

Posters will be a single PowerPoint slide and can include video and audio. We can also include a PDF version of your poster in the ASM App. Information regarding access of this app will be provided as the ASM draws closer.

Please note that the best paper from each of the forums will be presented orally ( up to 10 mins total time including Q&A) in the Program on the final day of the ASM

Paper Templates

Abstracts are to be no more than 250 words and are to be entered in a plain text format in the Presentation Portal.

Abstracts should be referenced using the Harvard style.  Click here for more information.

Initial ePoster submissions require a written abstract, once accepted you can then design your slide using the ePoster Template.

Review Process

All abstracts will undergo a review process by the program committee. The program committee will allocate abstracts to the program taking into account the quality of each abstract and the balance of the program.

Presenters will be notified by email to confirm acceptance and format of their presentation.

Submission Procedure

  • Prepare your abstract
    Prepare your abstract which is to be no more than 250 words.  Your abstract will be entered directly into the Presentation Portal in a plain text format.
  • Enter your contact details
    Go to the Presentation Portal (above) to enter your contact details.
  • Enter your abstract details
    Enter the details for each abstract you are submitting.

Abstract Details

For each abstract you submit you will be asked to enter the following information:

  • Presentation title
  • Preferred presentation format
  • Preferred theme
  • Name/s of author/s
  • Affiliation/s of author/s
  • Indicate the presenter(s)
  • Short biography of the presenter(s)

A descriptive presentation title of a up to fifteen words; please only capitalise the first word and proper nouns in your title.


The names, professions, organisations, suburbs, states and email addresses (optional) for each author need to be entered into the Presentation portal.


An abstract of 250 words that provides sufficient details to assess the content of your proposed presentation. If your abstract is accepted you will have the opportunity to re-submit an updated abstract.

Presentation Files

Video and audio clips should be embedded in your Power Point slides rather than linking to external files.

Presenters will take their Power Point slides to the conference on a memory stick, where an audiovisual technician will load your presentation.

All slides will be run from a central presentation computer. However, if you have a complex presentation, which includes multiple media files, we suggest you bring your own laptop as a backup in case of difficulties loading your presentation.

Presenters Registration

All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee. Presenters also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

Audiovisual Equipment

Each lecture room will be equipped for the presentation of Power Point slides and include a data projector, computer (with external speakers), lectern and microphone. Other audiovisual aids, such as Overhead Projectors, are not available


ANZBA is a not for profit organisation and the peak body for health professionals responsible for the care of the burn injured in Australia and New Zealand. ANZBA encourages higher standards of care through education, performance monitoring and research.

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