29 October – 1 November 2017
SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand


The deadline for abstract submission has now passed.
Successful authors will be advised of acceptance by Monday 10 July 2017. Please refer below for further information.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Organising Committee and will be selected using criteria such as:

  • clarity and appropriateness of the design and methods
  • relevance and appropriateness of the results and analysis
  • originality and relevance of the discussion
  • overall quality of the abstract

All papers should be presented by the person named in the program, except in the case of illness or other extenuating circumstances (approved by the Organising Committee).

Only one author per abstract can be nominated as the ‘presenting author’. Please note that all presenters (Free Communication and Poster presentations) must register for the meeting and pay the appropriate registration fee by the early bird deadline Friday 11 August 2017. It will be assumed any presenter not registered by this date has withdrawn their abstract from the program.

Key Dates

Sunday 11 June 2017

Deadline for receipt of abstract

Friday 11 August 2017

Deadline for presenting authors  to register

Monday 10 July 2017

Authors notified whether abstract has been accepted

Friday 11 August 2017

Early bird registration closes

Monday 31 July 2017

Authors to confirm participation

29 October – 1 November 2017


Presentation Formats

Authors will be required to indicate the preferred presentation format when submitting an abstract.

Free Communication

If you wish for your abstract to be considered for Free Communication Oral presentation only.


If you wish for your abstract to be considered for Poster presentation only.

Free Communication or Poster

If you wish for your abstract to be considered firstly for Free Communication Oral presentation and secondly for Poster presentation (if abstract not accepted for Free Communication Oral presentation).

Presentation Types

Free Communication Oral Presentations

Free Communications will be allocated 12 minutes – 10 minutes for presentation and 2 minutes for discussion. Abstracts not selected for Free Communication may be eligible for Poster presentation. Please note that following acceptance of an abstract for Free Communication Oral presentation, the abstract shall not be presented to any other scientific body before the RANZCOG 2017 ASM.

Poster Presentations

The top 20 Poster presentations will be prominently displayed in the meeting venue; all other posters will be in electronic format available for viewing by delegates on the Meeting App. Full instructions of the format and display of Posters will be detailed within acceptance notifications sent to nominated presenting authors.

Presentation Themes

Abstract may be submitted in the following areas of interest:

  • Termination of Pregnancy Care
  • Contraception
  • Current Influences on Women’s Health
  • Fertility and Reproductive Health
  • Fetal Medicine
  • General Gynaecology
  • Global Women’s Health
  • Gynaecological Endoscopy and Robotic Surgery
  • Gynaecological Oncology and Colposcopy
  • Labour and Obstetric Complications
  • Medical Education
  • Menopause
  • Obstetric Medicine
  • Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology
  • Psychosomatic Issues in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Surgical Simulation
  • Urogynaecology

Acceptance Notification

Notification of the outcome of your submission will be communicated to the presenting author on Monday 10 July 2017

Please note the contact details provided at the time of abstract submission should be for the nominated main contact for your abstract. All correspondence relating to the submission will be directed to this person, and they should in turn distribute to all co-presenters as applicable.

Abstract Presenter Registration

The invitation to submit an abstract does not constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the Meeting. Similarly, no presenter fee will be paid to successful participants.

All presenters must register and pay for the Meeting by the Abstract Presenter deadline of Friday 11 August 2017 in order for the presentation to be included in the program and all relevant publications.

Publication in ANZJOG

Abstracts accepted for Free Communication, Poster and e-Poster presentations may be put forward for publication in ANZJOG (Supplement) following the conclusion of the RANZCOG 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting; consent or otherwise should be indicated for each submitted abstract during the abstract submission process.

Further Enquiries

For any enquiries regarding abstract submission please contact the RANZCOG 2017 ASM Secretariat:


Maria Alexander
Program Coordinator

119 Buckhurst Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205 Australia
T +61 3 9645 6311
F +61 3 9645 6322