Session 7: Chairman’s Choice

Session 3A: Free Communications Presentations

Session 3B: Free Communications Presentations

Catering Breaks: Digital Communications

Electronic Posters - Not accompanied by oral presentation.


AGES invites abstracts for oral, video and digital free communications at the AGES XXIX Annual Scientific Meeting The Free Communications sessions will be held during the meeting, between the 7th – 9th March 2018.




  1. The abstract submission deadline is MONDAY, DECEMBER 10TH 2018 - CLOSED
  2. All abstracts must be submitted online using the registration link. Faxed, posted, and abstracts submitted via any other email address will NOT be considered
  3. Abstracts must be in English language only
  4. Maximum 400 words/3050 characters with NO pictures, graphs, tables or images
  5. References are excluded from the word limit but must be restricted to THREE ONLY
  6. The decisions of the selection committee are final
  7. All oral/video presentations will be 7 minutes in duration and 3 minutes question time, with no exceptions
  8. Successful applicants for the Free Communications program will be notified
  9. Presenters of accepted abstracts are required to pay for registration to AGES ASM 2019
  10. All presentations at the Conference will be via the Conference laptops. No personal laptops will be used for presentations. All presentations will need to be uploaded at the Speaker’s Prep area. Details will be forwarded to you with acceptance of your abstract
  11. Any conflict of interest/sponsorship must be declared at the commencement of any presentation
  12. Failure to follow the instructions for submission of abstracts may result in rejection of your document
  13. By submitting an abstract you agree that Copyright of the abstract(s) is assigned to AGES only for the purpose of publication in the Conference Abstract Book and (if applicable) media releases/reports
  14. NO changes to any abstracts will be accepted after close of abstracts
  15. Any questions should be directed to the secretariat at

 Please note that when you proceed through the submission process that you must click save, before moving on to the next step. Up until the close of abstract submission, you can log into your profile to continue your submission where you left it or make any changes. If you have any concerns please contact the secretariat office on +61 7 3368 2422 or by email to


Best Free Communication Presentation
Sponsored by Medtronic

 Outstanding New Presenter
Sponsored by Ethicon

 Outstanding Video Presentation
Sponsored by Device Technologies 

Best Digital Communications Presentation
Sponsored by AGES

Outstanding Trainee Presentation The Platinum Laparoscope Award
Sponsored by Stryker & AGES

 Best Digital Communications Presentation
Sponsored by AGES

 AGES Travelling Fellowship 2019
Sponsored by Medtronic

 AGES-AAGL Exchange Lecture
Sponsored by AGES