• Hospira

    Major Supporter

  • Sanofi

    Major Supporter

  • Amgen Oncology

    Congress Partner

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Congress Partner

  • Celgene

    Congress Partner

  • Janssen

    Congress Partner

  • Novartis Oncology

    Congress Partner

  • Roche Products

    Congress Partner

  • Cancer Institute NSW/ eviQ

    Workshop Supporter

  • COSA

    Workshop Supporter

  • Boehringer Ingelheim

    Breakfast Session Supporter

  • Cancer Council NSW

    Breakfast Session Supporter

  • Hospira

    Breakfast Session Supporter

  • Sanofi

    Breakfast Session Supporter

Abstract Submission

Deadline for Submission: 27 March 2013 
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOW CLOSED. If you have any questions in relation to an existing submission, please contact the Congress Managers either by phone (02 8005 1867) or by email; (cnsa@chillifoxevents.com.au)

STEP 1 - Please read and follow the guidelines below when writing your abstract.

STEP 2 - Click here to submit your abstract. 

The CNSA Winter Congress is an opportunity for cancer nurses to showcase their work.  Nurses working in all areas of cancer care are encouraged to submit abstracts featuring aspects of clinical practice, education, administration, support services and research.

Please note – when submitting your abstract, you will be asked to copy and paste the body of your abstract (excluding all author details) into a text box. Please ensure you stay within the word count as the submission will not go through if you are over 250 words.

Abstract Format Guidelines

Abstract Body Format - Must be 250 words or less, exclusive of title, author(s) names, and institutional affiliation(s).  References cited in the abstract will be included in the word count. Please do not use abbreviations unless defined in the abstract.

Content should include the following sections:

This section sets the scene and contains key points. The relevance of the subject needs to be explicit. It should contain one or two sentences to introduce the topic/ activity/ project/ area of research and the rationale. For research projects, the hypothesis could be included in this section

Provide a clear statement of the aims of the activity/ project/ research study.  The background to the work should be described, clarifying the topic. It may be appropriate to add references to cited literature here.

For abstracts describing clinical activities or projects, include information on how the project/activity was undertaken and who the participants were.

For abstracts describing a research study, measures and procedures used in the study should be described in this section.   Abstracts describing only the background/rationale and design of future projects will not be accepted.

Describe the outcome of the project/ activity or the main findings of a research study. Preliminary or final results must be included. Do not include anticipated future results. The limitations of the work should be stated and if appropriate a comparison made to the work of others.

Provide  explicit endpoints for your project/ activity/ research, and emphasise new and important aspects of the work & the conclusions that follow from them. Implications for nursing practice and/or opportunities for further research should be described.

References will be included in the word limit.  Keep references to a minimum and use an abbreviated referencing system (i.e. First author et al., no title, year of publication, abbreviated journal title, volume, pages).


Presenting Authors

Individuals may serve as a Presenting Author of more than one abstract.
Only one author will be permitted to present an oral paper.

Presenting Authors must:

  • For abstracts describing research, verify that the work described in the abstract was approved by an appropriate ethics committee or institutional review board and, if appropriate to this research, informed consent was obtained for all subjects;

  •  Verify that all co-authors (i.e. investigators) involved in the work described are noted on the abstract and are aware of the submission of the abstract to Winter Congress, the content of the abstract and support its data and findings;

  • Present the abstract if it is selected for presentation at Winter Congress (this includes being present during the scheduled time of a Poster Session);

  • Include their employing agency/institution in the author details;

  • Declare if they or co-authors are employed or sponsored by a commercial interest/body (e.g. a pharmaceutical company).  Sponsorship includes payment of conference registration and associated expenses. CNSA reserves the right to review such abstracts for appropriateness and the final decision to include in the congress proceedings is the decision of the CNSA Winter Congress Planning & Development Committee;

  • Use the same contact information and email address for each abstract if submitting more than one abstract.


When submitting your abstract you will be required to provide the following information;

  • Submitting author/presenter contact details;
  • Provide submission declarations;
  • Apply for any awards/prizes;
  • Title of your abstract and author names/affiliations;
  • Presentation preference i.e. Poster/Oral or either.

PLEASE NOTE: All abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines provided. You will be able to access and make changes/edits to your submission up until the abstract deadline (27 March 2013). After this date, no amendments will be permitted. It is the responsibility of submitting authors to verify that their submission has been received. You will be sent an automated confirmation email to confirm receipt of your submission. If you do not receive this confirmation, please contact the Congress Managers - cnsa@chillifoxevents.com.au 

Review Notification

All abstracts will go through a process of blind review by the abstract review committee within six weeks of the closing date. 

All presenters must register for a minimum of one day of the Winter Congress by the Early Bird Deadline for registration (30 May 2013) or the presentation will be withdrawn from the program. The acceptance of an abstract does not constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with attending the meeting.

Full presentation instructions for accepted presenters will be forwarded on acceptance of the abstract.

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