2021 New Zealand Melanoma Summit > Abstracts

Abstract submission for the 2021 New Zealand Melanoma Summit is now open

MelNet members are invited to submit abstracts on innovative initiatives, research projects and models of best practice for melanoma prevention, diagnosis, treatment or care in New Zealand.

Submissions close 5.00 pm Wednesday 30 June 2021

Presentation types

There are two presentation types to choose from:

1 – Oral presentation

Oral presentations will be delivered as part of breakout session 4D “Upcoming research and innovations” (1.30 – 2.45 pm Friday 10 September 2021).

The length of each oral presentation will depend 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.

2 – Poster presentation

Poster presentations will be presented between 5.30 and 7.30pm on the evening of 10 September 2021 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 an abstract title, the name, position and contact details (phone and email) of the author and whether the abstract is being considered for oral or poster presentation.
  3. Abstracts must not exceed 200 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 admin@melnet.org.nz using “2021 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. Abstracts must be received by 5.00 pm 30 June 2021
  6. The presenting author will be required to register for the Summit to ensure their abstract is included in the final programme. The deadline for presenting author registration is 8 August 2021.

Questions regarding abstract submission should be sent to the MelNet Coordinator at admin@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.

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 18 July 2021.

Accepted abstracts may be published on the Summit webpage.