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Call for Abstracts

The Scientific Committee for the 12th Australasian Lymphology Association Conference invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the Conference, to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 17 - 19 May 2018.

Abstracts must be 200 words in length. Abstracts must be prepared using the ALA 2018 abstract template with the appropriate headings depending on whether your abstract describes a research study or a clinical practice/case study.

The abstract is a short paper summarising your presentation (oral or poster). No acknowledgements, figures or references should be included. It will be published in the Conference digital proceedings and given to all Conference attendees.

All enquiries regarding abstracts should be emailed to the Conference Secretariat


The Scientific Committee invites abstracts in one of the five key themes:

  1. Assessment and diagnosis
  2. Treatment/Management
  3. Clinical case study
  4. Quality improvement
  5. Quality of life

Please select the one key theme that best describes your abstract. The Scientific Committee will use these themes in developing the scientific program.

Presentation Format

Abstracts may be submitted for the following presentation types:

  • Oral presentation
  • Poster display

Decisions on the type of presentation you will be offered will rest with the Scientific Committee and their decision is final.

Submitting an Abstract

All abstracts must be submitted online by 5.00pm AEST Friday 10 November 2017. Please plan your timetable for preparation and submission carefully.

Abstracts are to be submitted as Microsoft Word documents only, using the ALA 2018 abstract template below. Abstracts must not exceed 200 words.


We recommend that you use this template and save your abstract before uploading. Submissions that do not adhere to the requested format may be returned to the authors for re-submission.

How to Submit an Abstract

To be selected to present you are required to submit an abstract via the website. All abstracts must be submitted electronically.

Prepare your abstract according to the submission guidelines and click the Submit Abstract button below.

  1. Create an account
  2. Complete the online submission form
  3. Upload your abstract
  4. Save your submission as a draft for further editing or submit for review

How will I know that I have successfully uploaded my abstract?

Submitting an abstract involves two steps. Completion of the submission form and the submission of the abstract. Advice that your submission and file upload have been successful, will appear on your edit abstract screen as "submitted". You will also receive a confirmation email.

All enquiries regarding abstracts should be emailed to the Conference Secretariat

Dates and Deadlines

Abstract submission deadline Friday 10 November 2017
Abstract notifications distributed Monday 11 December 2017
Presenter registration deadline Friday 2 February 2018

Terms and Conditions

It is a condition of acceptance of the abstract that at least the presenting author must register to attend the Conference and present the paper either orally or participate within the dedicated poster sessions. Abstracts submitted before payment of registration are eligible for an offer of acceptance but final acceptance (and publication as a Conference abstract) requires registration and payment by the deadline of 2 February 2018. All presenting authors must attend at least the full day of their presentation. Submission of abstracts implies the author's agreement to publish the abstract in all Conference publications including the website.

Acceptance of abstracts does not imply any payment from the Conference Committee. Authors must arrange and pay their own accommodation, travel etc. to attend the Conference. Acceptance or otherwise is at the discretion of the Conference Scientific Committee whose decision is final.

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Key Dates

  • Call for Abstracts opens1 June 2017
  • Closing Date for Receipt of Abstracts10 November 2017
  • Registration opens20 November 2017
  • Notification of acceptance of abstract11 December 2017
  • Early bird Registration Closes2 February 2018
  • Accommodation booking deadline2 April 2018
  • Pre-Conference Workshops16 May 2018
  • 12th ALA Conference17-19 May 2018
  • Post-Conference Workshops20 May 2018