Abstract submission

Abstract submission for the 2018 New Zealand Melanoma Summit is now closed

Abstract submission closed 10 August 2018.

Presentation types

There are two presentation types:

  1. Oral presentation
  2. Poster presentation

Oral presentations will be delivered in either:

  • Snapshots of innovative initiatives in primary prevention: Friday 2 November
  • Innovations and Models of Best PracticeSaturday 3 November

The length of each oral presentation is dependent on the number and quality of submitted abstracts. Successful presenters will be informed on the length of their presentation when they are notified of the outcome of their submission (by 14 September 2018).

Poster presentations will be presented on the evening of 2 November 2018 and will be available to view during breaks. Those whose abstracts are not selected for an oral presentation will be offered the opportunity for a poster presentation.

Submission instructions

  1. Abstracts must be written in a Word document file.
  2. Abstracts should include a title, the name, position, phone and email address of the author and whether the abstract is being considered for oral or poster presentation.
  3. Abstracts must not exceed 150 words. The word limit relates to the body of the abstract and does not include title or author details.
  4. Abstracts should be sent to the MelNet Coordinator at melnet@melnet.org.nz using “2018 Summit Abstract” as the subject line. Submission of an abstract acknowledges consent to publish the abstract on the Summit website prior to and after the event.
  5. The presenting author will be required to register for the Summit to ensure their abstract is included in the final programme. Deadline for presenting author registration is 5 October 2018.

Questions regarding abstract submission should be sent to the MelNet Coordinator at melnet@melnet.org.nz.

 Submission requirements

  • All abstracts must be original work.
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication.
  • There is a limit of one abstract per individual.
  • All abstract authors must be members of MelNet. Registration is free of charge and only takes a few minutes. 

Abstract scoring criteria

Abstracts will be assessed on their innovation/significance and quality and scored out of a total score of 20.

Notification of acceptance

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by email to the submitting author no later than 14 September 2018.

Authors of successful oral presentations will be advised what session they will be presenting in and the length of their presentation.

Accepted abstracts may be published on the Summit webpage.