Invitation to Submit

The Dialysis Advisory Committee invites the submission of abstracts for original work for consideration as an Oral or Poster in the HDC 2020 program. The 2020 Meeting is being held in Canberra from the 26th – 28th February.

Abstract submission has been extending to midnight 15th September 2019.  

All submissions must be made via the online Presentation Portal.  Abstract content will be cut and pasted into free text fields, no abstract document is required.  The body of the abstract should not exceed 250 words.  Incorrectly formatted abstracts and those over 250 words will be automatically rejected.  

Accepted abstracts with presenting author biographies will be featured on the conference website linked to the program.

1st March 2019

Call for Abstracts Opens

1st September 2019

Call for Abstracts… extended to 15th September

22nd October 2019

Abstract Notification

4th November 2019

Presenter Registration due

Early November 2019

Full Program Live

Presentation Formats

While you will be asked to indicate your preferred presentation format, the program committee may request an alternative format be considered. The committee will allocate presentations to the program taking into account the preference of authors and the balance of the program.

Oral presentations will be allocated 20 minutes including question time.  They will be divided by a 1 minute room change.

Oral presentations will be scheduled during the concurrent sessions in the conference program within the topic that they are best suited to.

An ePoster that will be displayed for the duration of the ASM.  The abstract and the ePoster will be included in the conference app for delegates to view on their smart devices.  Visit the Preparing Your ePoster page for further information.

*This format does not include an opportunity to orally present.  One author listed on the poster abstract must be registered for at least one day of the ASM.

ePoster Specifications 

Portrait orientation

Saved as a PowerPoint file (must have the .ppt or .pptx suffix).

Your ePoster should be less than 20MB.


During the submission process you will be asked to identify the topic that your submission best fits from the list below.

  • Home dialysis research
  • Motivational interviewing to breakdown psychological barriers to home dialysis
  • Disaster planning in dialysis
  • Ethical issues in home dialysis
  • Innovative models of care to increase uptake
  • New technologies in home dialysis
  • Government policy
  • Managing conflicts of interest
  • Greener dialysis
  • Other.

Abstract Details

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

  • Presentation title
  • Preferred presentation format (oral or poster)
  • Topic
  • Name/s of author/s
  • Affiliation/s of author/s
  • Indicate the presenter
  • Short (100 word) biography of the presenter(s)
  • Abstract Word Document (no author or affiliation details)

Submission Procedure

  1. Prepare your abstract
    Prepare your 250 word abstract text. This applies for oral and poster submissions.  Abstract text should be structured as; Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusion.
  2. Enter your contact details
    Go to the Presentation Portal (right) to enter your contact details.
  3. Enter Presenter and Author details
    Enter names and affiliations of the presenter and authors.  Also enter brief biography of the presenter(s), 100 words is sufficient.
  4. Enter your abstract details
    ‘Cut and Paste’ the abstract text 250 words and into the relevant field in the Presentation Portal.  No graphs, tables or images are required.

General Requirements

  • Abstracts must contain original work that has not previously been reported
  • Abstracts may be original research, case studies, or insight and review articles
  • Submissions will not be reviewed if not in the correct format
  • Only the presenting author must submit the abstract
  • Abstracts will be blind reviewed by the appointed abstract reviewers
  • Faxed or mailed hard-copy abstracts will not be accepted
  • Should co-authors require a confirmation letter regarding their paper being presented, they can request a letter from the Conference Secretariat
  • No full papers are required
  • All oral and poster presentations must be in English
  • The Dialysis Advisory Committee reserves the right to accept or refuse any abstract
  • The Dialysis Advisory Committee reserves the right to allocate a session time or a presentation type

Selection Process

  • The abstracts will be blind reviewed by a panel made up of members from the Dialysis Advisory Committee (DAC)
  • The Committee retains the right to accept the abstract in a different type of presentation (for example, paper submitted for an oral type presentation can be accepted for a poster)
  • Acceptance of an abstract will be based on relative merit and the degree to which the abstract meets the aims of the program
  • The criteria for evaluating abstracts includes, but is not limited to, the following: scientific validity, originality, subject relevance, quality of the methodology and statistical analysis, and the degree to which the results are a new and useful addition to current knowledge.
  • The acceptance of the abstract does not imply funding by the Conference Secretariat or the Committee. Presenting authors must attend the conference to deliver the presentation (oral/poster); otherwise the paper/poster will be withdrawn. Presenting authors are required to register and pay to attend the conference.

At the time of the Conference


  • Session Chair Guidelines – to come
  • Presenter Guidelines – to come

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

Presentation Files

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

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

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.


The ASM is hosted by Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology.

The aims of the Society are to promote and support the study of the kidney and urinary tract in health and disease, and to ensure the highest professional standards for the practice of nephrology in Australia and New Zealand.

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