2019 Call for Abstracts

Invitation to Submit

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for 10-minute oral, 4-minute rapid fire or poster presentations for consideration by the AMS Scientific Program Committee. Abstracts may be submitted on any topic relevant to the menopause and its treatment. Previously published abstracts will not be accepted.

All abstracts submitted by AMS members and which are accepted will automatically be considered for the following awards:

  • Barbara Gross Award – presented to the best overall free communication or poster by a current AMS member. All free communications and posters presented at the Congress by a current AMS member will be entered for this award. The winner will receive a certificate of honour and AUD$1000.
  • Jean Hailes Memorial Prize – presented to the best free communication or poster presentation by a current AMS member who is still within 10 years of having completed their tertiary degree. The presenter is to indicate their eligibility for this prize when submitting their abstract. The winner will receive a certificate of honour and AUD$500.
  • Vivien Wallace Award – given to encourage delegates working in any area of medicine to submit a poster for inclusion in the 2019 Congress program. This is an annual award to the value of AUD$250.

Judges for the Congress Awards are appointed by the Chair of the AMS Education Subcommittee and there are two judges per room, with a prescribed scoring system . Judges reserve the right to not award a prize if a minimum score is not met.

The Congress Awards will be announced during the Congress Dinner on 7 September 2019.


14 June 2019

Abstract Submissions Closed!

28 June 2019

Notification of Review Results

19 July 2019

Early Bird Registration Closes


We invite you to submit abstracts in the formats below. While you will be asked to indicate your preferred presentation format when submitting your abstract, the Scientific Program Committee may accept your abstract in an alternative format.

Oral Presentation

Oral presentations will be allocated 10 minutes to present, followed by an additional 5 minutes for question time.

Rapid Fire Presentation

Rapid Fire Presentations will be 4 minute oral presentations, with 2 minutes following for questions.


Printed posters will be A0 size (84.1cm wide x 118.9cm high) in portrait orientation.


  • Abstracts must be original and unpublished.
  • You may nominate one of the following formats to present:
    • 10-minute oral presentation with 5 minutes for questions;
    • 4-minute rapid fire presentation with 2 minutes for questions; or
    • Poster presentation
  • The Scientific Program Committee reserve the right to determine which type of presentation your abstract is most suitable to.
  • You must declare potential conflict of interest of any of the study’s authors.
  • Your 200-word abstract should include the aims of your study, brief details of methods, results and key conclusions. Abstracts should be descriptive and concise.
  • Abstracts should NOT contain references, tables or figures.
  • Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged. Authors will be advised from 28 June 2019 whether their abstract[s] has been accepted.
  • Selected abstracts will appear in the Congress Handbook and App exactly as submitted.

Please use the following specifications in preparing your abstract:

  • Ensure that your abstract is grammatically correct and free of other errors.
  • Use single spacing for all text.
  • Use a short and concise title that indicates the content of the abstract.
  • Use standard abbreviations. Capitalize the first letter in trade names. When using abbreviations for compounds, spell out the name in full at the first mention. Do not use abbreviations in the title of the abstract.

AMS Scholarships

The AMS will fund two (2) scholarships for medical students, doctors in training or PhD candidates who have submitted an abstract to attend the 23rd AMS Congress in Hobart

Scholarship Includes:

Full registration to the 23rd AMS Annual Congress 2019 including:

  • Entry to all Congress sessions, including the Pre-Congress meeting
  • Name Badge
  • Satchel
  • Program Book
  • Morning and Afternoon Tea, Lunch
  • Cocktail Function (Friday)

One (1) year AMS membership with full member benefits including:

  • Full access to member’s information and resources;
  • Monthly eChanges with latest information from journals, conferences and the media;
  • Discounts to AMS education and events; and
  • Promotion of your practice on the ‘Find an AMS Doctor’ website (if appropriate)

To be eligible for the scholarship applicants must:

  • Be either a medical student, PhD candidate or a doctor in training;
  • Have submitted an abstract for Free Communications at the Congress;
  • Complete the AMS Scholarship Application Form
  • Provide a letter of support from their supervisor/referee with their application;
  • Provide a presentation to their supervisor or peer group on the highlights of the 23rd AMS Congress

Application forms are to be provided by post or email:

PO BOX 280
Healesville VIC 3777

Applications must be received by 5pm AEST Friday 31 May 2019. All applicants will be notified by email when applications are received. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by email.

Submission Procedure

1. Prepare your abstract(s).

2. Click on the ‘Submit an Abstract’ button (above) to enter your contact details.

3. Enter the details for each abstract you are submitting.

Review Process

All abstracts will undergo a review process by the Scientific Program Committee. Presenters will be notified by email to confirm acceptance and format of their presentation.

Presenters Registration

All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee. Presenters also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

Abstract Details

For each abstract you submit you will be asked to enter the following information:

Presentation title
Preferred presentation format
Name/s of author/s
Affiliation/s of author/s
Indicate the presenter
Short biography of the presenter


A descriptive presentation title of a up to fifteen words; please only capitalise the first word and proper nouns in your title.


The names, professions, organisations, suburbs, states and email addresses (optional) for each author. Indicate the presenting author in bold.


An abstract of 200 words that provides sufficient details to assess the content of your proposed presentation.

Presentation Files

Video and audio clips should be embedded in your Power Point slides rather than linking to external files.

Presenters will take their Power Point slides to the conference on a memory stick, where an audiovisual technician will load your presentation.

All slides will be run from a central presentation computer. However, if you have a complex presentation, which includes multiple media files, we suggest you bring your own laptop as a backup in case of difficulties loading your presentation.

Audiovisual Equipment

Each lecture room will be equipped for the presentation of Power Point slides and include a data projector, computer (with external speakers), lectern and microphone. Other audiovisual aids, such as Overhead Projectors, are not available