40th Australasian Dermatopathology Society Annual Scientific Meeting

Rydges Hotel Brisbane, 6-8 September 2019

ADS 2019 abstract submission is now closed



Submission Categories

The Organising Committee of the 40th Australasian Dermatopathology Society Annual Scientific Meeting invites the submission of abstracts of original work under the catergories of Brenan Prize or Clinicopathological Gems.

1) Brenan Prize

Accredited registrars in Dermatology or Pathology are encouraged to present a paper related to dermatopathology at the ADS 2019 Meeting. The only persons who are eligible to enter and win the Brenan Prize are trainees in Dermatology or Pathology who are accredited for their training as specialist dermatologists or pathologists in Australia or New Zealand.

  • Presentations will be up to 10 minutes depending on the number of entrants. The timing for presentations will be advised well before the presentation.

The paper judged to be the most meritorious and/or best presented will receive a prize of AU$1,000. To be eligible for the prize the registrar must present in person.

2)  Clinicopathological Gems

All registrants are invited to participate in this popular segment, giving a short presentation on an illustrative case or cases they have encountered.

  • Presentations will be up to 5 minutes depending on the number of entrants.

The paper judged to be the most meritorious and/or best presented will receive a prize of AU$500.  

All submissions will be reviewed by an abstract submission panel and author notifications are scheduled for mid-June 2019.

Please note if your submission is not successful, you maybe contacted with the opportunity to present your abstract as a hard-copy poster presentation.



  • All abstracts must contain original work of the presenting author(s).

  • Abstracts must be submitted to the Meeting Managers via eOrganiser by Friday 10 May 2019.

  • Abstracts will not be accepted via fax, email, mail or USB/CD.

  • All fields on the online abstract submission form must be completed.

  • Acceptance of abstracts for presentation at the Meeting will be on the basis of committee selection.

  • Authors are welcome to submit more than one abstract but only one will be accepted.

  • All presenting authors will be required to register and pay for the Conference by the author registration deadline of Thursday 11 July 2019 to ensure that their abstract(s) are included in the final program.

  • It is the responsibility of the submitting author to ensure that the abstract is submitted correctly.

  • After an author has submitted their abstract, they must check their submission to ensure the document has been uploaded correctly. Authors can check their submission by clicking on the viewing option in the submission form. Authors are able to log back into their accounts to amend abstract submission up until the closing date of Friday 10 May 2019.

  • The Meeting Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by Internet services outages or other unforeseen events.



Abstract submission is a two-step process. Please follow the instructions carefully to ensure your submission is uploaded into the portal correctly.

STEP 1: Create an author account

Firstly, you must create an account to upload an abstract. To begin, please click here to access the eOrganiser submission portal.

Click the “Create an Author Account” button and enter your contact details. These details are required to create the account. Once you have verified your account, you will be able to login in and upload your submission.

STEP 2: Submit your abstract

Once you have logged into the abstract submission portal, please complete all author information fields. Then, click the ‘Submit’ button to access the submission page. You will be required to provide the following details prior to uploading the abstract file:

  • Indicate your preferred presentation type.

  • Enter your paper title in the ‘Paper Title’.

  • Upload the body of your abstract in DOC or DOCX format. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words.

  • DO NOT repeat the abstract title or author/s details in your abstract document. This information will automatically pull from the system to your final abstract document.

  • Add any additional emails to the email correspondence box (any email addresses entered here will be included in the correspondence emails that are sent to you).

  • Enter the name and organisation of all Co-Presenters and Co-Authors.

  • Ensure you indicate the presenting author(s) for the abstract and include a brief biography for presenting author. The biography should be no more than 100 words.

  • Complete the other required fields and submit your abstract. You will be able to view a preview of your full abstract before submitting.

  • It is the responsibility of the submitting author to ensure that the submission has been approved by all authors.

  • The Meeting Managers will not be responsible for any errors published.

Please contact the Meeting Managers on ads@arinex.com.au if you have any questions.