The Organisers would like to invite paper submissions for the following two categories:

New Investigator Award (Oral) and/or Poster Presentation

Should your submission not be accepted for oral presentation and the New Investigator Award, it may be accepted as a poster display.

Poster presentations are invited from all registered attendees.

Submission close 11 August |  Authors notified 16 August

New Investigator Award
Oral Submissions

Oral paper submissions are invited from all attendees for the New Investigators Award at the 2024 New Zealand Meeting, who meet the eligibility criteria.  Full terms and conditions can be viewed below. Prizes are as follows:

First Prize - NZ$1,100 | Second Prize - NZ$600

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Poster Submissions
All Categories

 The Organisers welcome abstract submissions for poster presentation in any category. Please submit via the presentation portal.  Submissions will be reviewed and selected from the submitted abstracts, and accepted poster presentations will be displayed within the exhibition area.   All presenters must pay and register for the meeting, as an on-site attendee.

New Investigator Submission Terms and Conditions

  • Abstract submission must be made via the presentation portal, using the Background, Method, Results and Conclusion format.
  • The abstract text should be limited to 250 words (this applies to the main body of the abstract only and excludes the abstract title, authors, affiliations and references).
  • Oral presentations will be 15 minutes in total (including 5 minutes question time). 
  • The presenting author must check eligibility for the New Investigator Award prior to submission, and the Organising Committee may remove papers from prize consideration should authors not be eligible, without prior notice. 
  • Oral presentations will be selected from the submitted abstracts and the reviewer’s decision is final. Should your abstract submission not be selected for oral presentation for the New Investigators Award, you may be given the opportunity to present your research as a poster.
  • In the event of there being more abstracts submitted than can be presented, the best 5 will be judged for the New Investigator Award, and invited to present their research
  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance by 16 August, 2024. 
  • All presenting authors (oral or poster) must pay and register for the meeting as an on-site attendee.

NIA Eligibility Criteria

Research presented must be carried out: 

  • By a financial member of TSANZ NZ or ANZSRS. 
    • During the candidate’s first substantive research project or program within 2 years of completion of a higher degree or training.
    • The applicant will have been responsible for the major components of the work to be presented.  
  • The age of the applicant will not determine eligibility. Should an ANZSRS member be judged the winner, the applicant will need to be a member of TSANZ to claim their prize.

NIA Award Criterion for Accepting Abstracts

  • Originality of the idea and significance of the hypotheses: 30%
  • Appropriateness of methods: 30%
  • Scientific/data interpretation:30%
  • Presentation of results: 10%

NIA Award Criterion for Judging

  • Scientific merit (oral presentation): 50%
  • Standard of presentation and communication:40%
  • Responses to questions: 10%

NIA Award Judging at ASM

  • The presentation will be 15 minutes in total (including 5 minutes of question time)
  • The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate: Excellence in design, execution, analysis and critical appraisal of their research. 
  • Ability to communicate key concepts clearly to an audience who have no specialised knowledge in the field. 
  • Competence in dealing with questions.

For TSANZ Membership information, please visit the following website: www.thoracic.org.au/membership-information/new-zealand