Annual Meeting 2008 - Adelaide

  PROGRAM   provisional program (new)
  Annual Scientific Meeting program outline.
17th April
18 th April 
19 st April
20 nd April
Registration (from 6.00 pm)
Scientific sessions (pm)
Scientific sessions (all day)
Scientific sessions (am)

Detailed conference information (including online registration)

Registration form and brochure

Conference organizer TayloredImages




The online abstract submission centre is now closed.

Submissions for both Scientific abstractsand for the
Spinal research awardare invited. Submission will be by online submission only.
online abstract centre is NOW CLOSED
Deadline for submission: 1500 hrs Fri 11 Jan 2008
Authors acceptance: 12 Feb 2008

Anyone considering submitting an abstract is encouraged to read at 'How to write a better abstract'



Symposium - The Osteoporotic Spine

Allan Dwyer Medal
Presented for a lifetime achievement in spinal research








Hilton Hotel

233 Victoria Square
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Tel: 61-8-82172000 Fax: 61-8-82172001
Phone : +61 (3) 6235 4535
Facsimile : +61 (3) 6223 8175

The Hilton Adelaide hotel is near the city centre, adjacent to the Adelaide attractions like the Central Market.

If youare coming from afar and want to make the most of your trip, 3- 5 day post conference tour packages can be organized by the conference convenor. Suggested packages include - Ayres Rock Outback trip and Great Barrier Reef trip.

For more information contact the conference organizer at Taylored Images



Companies wishing to conduct a trade exhibit are welcome. Contact conference organizerfor further details.
Abstract Guidelines   Presentation Length
Papers selected should be suitable for a 10 minute  presentation with an additional allocation of
5 minutes for questions & answers. Abstracts submitted for oral and poster presentation maybe accepted as a full length oral presentation or as a short oral presentation in the poster session of the program. This will be a 5 minute oral presentation using no more then 8 slides including the title slide.

General Guidelines
The abstract should provide sufficient information to allow the reader to assess fully the aims, methods,
results and implications of the work undertaken. Each submission must be original work that has not been published previously. The abstract should include the following sections:

INTRODUCTION – the purpose of the study and a brief overview of relevant literature/current state of research in the field
METHODS – a short explanation of data collection and processing
RESULTS – presented in the form of text only. Important statistical results (small p values or correlation coefficients) should be included.
DISCUSSION – major findings and conclusions from the work including implications for further research. It is important that methods and results are clearly defined in the abstract; therefore, general statements such as “results will be presented” are not acceptable. When a procedure or method is stated to have “advantages,” those advantages should be defined. Abstracts that simply summarise results without defining objectives and methods are equally undesirable.

Abstracts will be limited to no more than 550 words


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