Abstract Submission

Abstracts OPEN


Abstracts OPEN

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23 July 2021

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27 August 2021





Invitation to Submit

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The 2021 ANZBA Meeting Organising Committee invites authors to submit abstracts for Oral Presentations and posters.

The ANZBA board and local organising committees have met and have made the decision to move our ASM away from the Westin and to an on-line virtual meeting (with a smaller face-to-face option elsewhere in Perth for our WA delegates, and other delegates that do feel able to travel to Perth.)

Submit your abstracts and join us from October 13-15 2021 for plenaries, free paper sessions and posters covering the full spectrum of multi-disciplinary burn care.  Specifically, we will have plenary and free paper sessions on:

  • Human Factors & Patient Safety
  • Burn care in rural & remote Australasia
  • Burn care in low and middle income countries
  • Technological advances in burns
  • Burns surgery – what will be the next big thing?
  • Scar management

In 2019 we posed the question ‘What’s your vision for burncare in 2020?’  So much has happened since then….we have witnessed the unfolding of a global pandemic, millions of people have lost their lives to Coronavirus, and we have all experienced enormous changes to our lives.  Moreover, there have been enormous challenges and changes across healthcare during this time – including our own specialty of Burns.

Changing the Focus will allow us to reflect, present and discuss clinical burn care, burns research, education, and prevention in these changing times.

I personally look forward to welcoming you virtually (and face to face) to our meeting in October.

Jeremy Rawlins & Sharon Rowe
2021 ANZBA Co-Convenors

During submission, you will be asked to choose a theme that best suits the topic of your abstract from the list below.  The choice of theme assists the program committee in assigning suitable reviewers and also for programming with other similar abstracts if your submission is successful. If you feel none meet your abstract topic sufficiently, please select ‘Other’.


Human Factors & Patient Safety Burn care in rural & remote Australasia
Burn care in low and middle income countries Technological advances in burns
Burns surgery – what will be the next big thing? Scar management

The following awards will be awarded during the ASM:

Best Oral Presentation in the following streams:

  • Care
  • Research
  • Prevention
  • Education

Best Poster Presentations on the following streams:

  • Care
  • Research
  • Prevention
  • Education

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

During submission, you must choose your presentation type from the list below.  The program committee will take this choice as your first preference, however, they may offer you an alternate option if program space and balance requires it.  All presenters of successful abstracts MUST register and pay the required registration fee to attend the ASM.

Oral Presentations

  • It is anticipated that oral presentations will be allocated 8 minutes plus 2 minutes for questions.


  • ePosters will be displayed for the duration of the meeting in the online portal. Posters will be a single PowerPoint slide and can include video and audio.


  • 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.
  • Enter the Presentation Portal (above) and begin by entering your contact details.  You will be the contact for this submission unless you advise Conference Design otherwise
  • Enter your abstract details.  You can enter multiple abstracts with different details through this same record


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

  • Presentation title
  • Preferred presentation format
  • Theme
  • Select the prize that your presentation is eligible for
  • Name/s of authors/s
  • Affiliation/s of author/s
  • Indicate presenting author/s
  • Short 50-100 word biography of the presenter/s

The successful abstract and presenter biography will also be included on the meeting website and the online platform.


The Program Committee will review all submitted abstracts. As there are limited places for oral presentations some abstracts submitted for oral presentation may be offered ePosters. Authors in these cases will be advised and asked to confirm whether they wish to present an ePoster.


All presenters will be required to register at the relevant rate for the meeting. Presenters will also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs if attending onsite.


Publication of Presentations

Availability of presentations
Presentations will be made available to registered delegates for viewing in the ANZBA Online Portal. Any additional files authors choose to share, as well as any live Q & A/panel discussions will also be available to view during and after the presentation. Access to the Portal will be password protected and limited to ANZBA registrants.

If presentations are to be used or published in any other format or forum, your specific consent will be requested. Please ensure you have permission to use any images, music or content within your presentation. If you do not have copyright permission, your presentation will not be able to be used or published. Do not include any images copied from the internet. Getty Images and other image agencies crawl the internet looking for images that have been copied without the appropriate licences.

Copyright ownership
Consenting to have your presentation available in the portal or used in an alternative publication will not affect your ownership rights. The ASM committee, ANZBA or Conference Design will not acquire the ownership rights of your presentation should you agree for it to be included or used.

Will people be able to record or download my presentation?
During the registration process, delegates must acknowledge and agree to the ASM Terms & Conditions, which include strict rules around unauthorised photography and recording of meeting material. While these measures can be taken, we cannot enforce this rule in an online environment. The assumption should be made that participants may indeed take unauthorised photographs, screenshots, audio, or video recordings, therefore you may wish to adjust the content of your presentation accordingly.

Presentations in the portal are available only to view and cannot be downloaded.


You will not need to download specific software to participate in the event.

We’ll send you a web-link prior to the commencement of the event which gives you access to our online conference system called OnAIR, which is where you’ll watch and participate in the meeting


  • Works most effectively when using the Google Chrome internet browser.
  • Provides full online support before and during the event for attendees, speakers, session chairs and exhibitors.

It is recommended for optimal use of the platform to access the OnAIR portal on a desktop computer or laptop and in Google Chrome.

Click the below image to install Chrome.

Please ensure your connection speed is 2 Mbps upload, 4 Mbps download or better.

You can test your Internet connection speed at SpeedTest.net.

If you have any technical questions prior to your session, please contact mail@conferencedesign.com.au.

Our policy stipulates that at least one (1) presenter for each accepted abstract must be registered as a delegate for the meeting.

If presenters remain unregistered, the presentation may be removed from the program.

If multiple co-authors are planning to attend the ASM, each co-author must register individually. For any panel presentations, all panellists are required to register.

If you have submitted an abstract and wish to withdraw your submission, please contact mail@conferencedesign.com.au.

During the Meeting

You will need to use a laptop or desktop computer to present online, DO NOT use a mobile device or tablet.

Your presentation must end within your allotted time. If you run overtime, your presentation will automatically end, and your audio will be muted. All sessions will be moderated and you will be warned that your time is almost up and then the sessions will be stopped at the end time.

For those submitting a pre-recorded session, video duration must be no longer than the time specified in the submission process. You will be asked to submit an edited video to suit the prescribed time if what you have supplied is too long.

We strongly encourage you to test your camera and microphone settings prior to the start date of the meeting. You can reset/review your internet browser permissions for your camera and microphone. For example, in Chrome, you can click on the small lock icon to the right of the URL to check on these settings. Make sure you know where to find these settings before the first day of the symposium.

When you share your screen during your presentation, attendees will see exactly what you see. This means you will not be able to use the presenter view setting in PowerPoint unless you have multiple monitors and can manage the screen sharing settings easily. For ease, we recommend you have your notes printed or a separate device.

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