Abstract submissions are now closed.  Authors have been notified the outcome of the abstract consideration process.

Please note the following Submission Guidelines and Terms & Conditions:

1. Abstracts should not exceed 275 words (excluding the title, author(s) and presenter’s name). Any references must be included in this allowance. If you exceed this limit, the excess text may not appear in the final program.
2. Include author(s) and indicate presenting author.
3. Include details of main institution.
4. Research papers should follow the format: Purpose, Methodology, Results and Conclusion.
5. Tables, diagrams, graphs and the like cannot be accepted in the abstract.
6. Conflicts of interest must be declared at the time of the abstract submission.
7. A 50 word Curriculum Vitae is required from each presenter to facilitate their introduction by the Chair.
8. All successful abstracts will be published in the final program.
9. Authors must be registrants at the meeting to present, and for their abstract to appear in the final program and on the meeting website.
10. Amendments to abstracts after submission is not guaranteed.
11. The timing (presentation and discussion) of all papers is at the discretion of the organising committee.

Peter Leech Memorial Prize 

Applicants for the Peter Leech Memorial Prize must be trainees registered in the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Surgical Education and Training (SET) Program in Neurosurgery. The research presented may be of a clinical or scientific basis. It is expected the research presented will have been wholly or substantially undertaken by the applicant, although it is accepted that clinical research will necessarily involve surgical procedural work performed by neurosurgeons or by the applicant whilst under supervision.  All applicants who nominate for entry to the Prize and satisfy the eligibility requirements will be scored using pre-determined criteria. The top three applicants will be shortlisted as finalists to present at the NSA Annual Scientific Meeting. A panel of three neurosurgeons will be appointed to score the finalist presentations. 

The Prize will be for $5,000 with the winner announced during the Annual Scientific Meeting. 

Andrew Kaye Poster Prize 

Applicants for the Andrew Kaye Poster Prize must be registrars, residents, medical students, SET trainees, allied health professionals or equivalent. Consultant neurosurgeons are not eligible to apply for the Prize. Applicants for the Prize must have submitted an abstract for the Annual Scientific Meeting. The Research Committee will consider the abstracts submitted and select the top six ranked applicants to present a poster for the Prize. If two or more applicants are ranked equally, the number of finalists will be increased to accommodate the equally ranked applicants. The poster must be displayed in the designated display area and must remain on display for the duration of the Annual Scientific Meeting. The author of the poster must be personally present at the Annual Scientific Meeting. A panel will be appointed to score the poster presentations. Each applicant selected for a poster will be allocated a judging time slot for their poster. During the allocated judging time slot, the applicant must remain beside their poster and will be required to provide a maximum three-minute poster side presentation and then answer any questions from the panel.

The Prize will be for $1,000 with the winner announced during the Annual Scientific Meeting.