Abstract Submission Process

The CR 2022 Abstract Submission Process nas now closed. Applicants will be notified of their outcome by COB Friday 30 September.


A maximum of two abstracts per author will be accepted from the following:

  • Colorectal Surgeons
  • Colorectal Fellows
  • General Surgery Trainees
  • Non-accredited Registrars
  • Medical Students
  • Interns/PGY2

Formatting Your Abstract


  • A maximum of two (2) abstracts will be accepted by the same author
  • Title should be brief and explicit
  • Research papers should follow the format of: 
    – Purpose
    – Methodology
    – Results
    – Conclusion
  • Excluding title, authors (full given name plus family name) and institution, your abstract must not exceed 250 words.
  • *References are not required – please do not include them
  • *Figures/tables are not required – please do not include them
  • File format must be Word, Pages or similar to assist in the reproduction of selected abstracts for publication in the Final Program.  Please do not submit PDF files.
  • Case studies will not be considered under any circumstance

*References and figures/tables will be deleted prior to submitting for review.


Presenting Your Research

Verbal Presentation

  • Successful applicants for verbal presentations will be allocated a total of TBC minutes plus one (1) minute for audience questions and answers 
  • There will be free-paper sessions allocated within the two-day program
  • Successful applicants will be randomly allocated to a date and time. Once this occurs, no changes can or will be made
  • All accepted abstracts for verbal presentation will be printed in the official Final Program
  • All successful applicants for a verbal presentation must register to attend CR 2022 – virtual is not an option

Terms and Conditions

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Sally Erickson
Events Manager & Communications Officer