Scientific abstracts are invited from registered attendees for both poster presentations and a limited number of oral presentations.
Accepted abstracts will be available online on the NZBCS-2020 website two weeks prior to publication in: Abstracts Book of the Second New Zealand Breast Cancer Symposium, Thursday 12 - Saturday 14 November 2020, Auckland University of Technology (AUT), School of Science, Faculty of Health & Environmental Sciences, Auckland, New Zealand.
Instructions for Abstracts
1. General instructions
Abstracts should be submitted in English and contain no more than 300 words excluding Title, Authors, Affiliations and (optional) additional information, and fit on a single A4 page, i.e. with a typing area: width 18 cm, height 24.7 cm; font type, Times New Roman; font size, 12; single-spaced, page layout set at justify
Multiple abstracts are permitted from the same senior author.
Ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammar or scientific mistakes, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted. No proof reading will be done.
Abstract must describe substantial results indicating that the work has been, or is nearly completed. Abstracts stating that “results will be presented” will not be accepted. The work described must not have been published at the time of abstract submission.
If there is a change in the presenting author, please inform the conference secretariat. If the original presenting author is unable to present the abstract, it is that person's responsibility to ensure that one of the co-authors takes over the role, and to advise the NZBCS secretariat.
If an abstract is accepted for presentation at the NZBCS, the submitter agrees to allow NZBCS to publish the abstract on the conference website and the conference abstract booklet.
Accepted abstract presenters must register and pay their registration fees by the deadline date noted in the letter of acceptance. If payment is not received by the deadline date (or is received after the deadline date), the abstract(s) will be automatically withdrawn and will not appear in the congress program and abstract book.
2. Abstract format
The abstract should have four to five sections: i) the title; ii) author(s), affiliation(s) and email; iii) key words; iv) structured body of the abstract; and v) (optional) additional information. There should be a space (size 12) between each section. Abstracts should be written concisely and clearly with the following structure:
Title: Bold, sentence case, i.e. first letter in capital, the rest in lower case letters, and no full stop at the end.
Authors: Full names of all authors (with the name of the author who will present the paper underlined), no titles, no full stop at the end, no bold. Author names should be listed in this order: first name, middle name or initial with full stop, and last name.
Author affiliations: the complete address and institution of each author. No line space should appear between author(s) and affiliation(s). When there is more than one affiliation, use superscripted numbers after each author. Each affiliation must include the city and the country. After each different affiliation use a semicolon, not a full stop. If the affiliations are in the same country, the country should be mentioned only once at the end.
Email: The email address of the presenting (or corresponding) author as follows: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. No hyperlink is embedded with the email address. No fax or telephone numbers are permitted.
Key words: provide 2 - 6 key words for indexing.
Background and Hypothesis: Provide a brief summary of the background and the hypothesis being tested.
Methods: Describe the essential elements of the study design/experiments.
Results: What did you learn/invent/create?
Conclusion: Describe the implications of your findings.
Additional information (optional): information such as financial support, acknowledgements, references and comments, can be included in this section. Please note the one-page limit of the whole abstract applies here
3. Communication type
Authors should indicate their preference for presentation as a poster only, oral presentation only or no preference. The final decision on the presentation type and scheduling of the abstract will be made by the Scientific Committee.
Like NZBCS-2017, we will continue the Emerging Scientist Oral and Poster Presentation Awards at NZBCS-2020. Authors should indicate whether they want their abstract to be considered for such an award. There will be three awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) for both oral and poster presentations. Each award will receive a certificate that is signed by Prof Ian Campbell (the judge panel chair) and A/Prof Dong-Xu Liu, the Chair of the NZBCS-2020 Organising Committee. The first place awardees will also receive NZ$100.00 cash, while the other awards are honorary without any monetary values attached. However, all awardees will be eligible for a discounted registration for future events that are organised by the New Zealand Association of Breast Cancer Research (NZABC®) Incorporated.
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5. Abstracts submission
Completed abstracts should be submitted to Professor Ian Campbell, Chair of the Scientific Committee of NZBCS-2020 via email at email@example.com (with the text "NZBCS-2020 Abstract" as the subject line and the actual abstract attached as a Word document).