Invitation to Submit

On behalf of the Australasian Society of Diagnostic Genomics, we invite you to join us in Adelaide for the 2019 2nd Interim Scientific Meeting. ASDG is proud to be a special interest group of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA).

The theme for the meeting is 'Banding & Beyond; Taking a Bigger Byte of the Genome'.

We encourage and welcome abstract submission from all areas of cytogenetics and molecular genetics, encompassing a broad range of topics to maximise benefits for all delegates.

The receipt of all abstracts will be confirmed by an acknowledging email. All applicants, successful or otherwise, will be notified within an appropriate time frame to allow registration before Early Bird Registration.

Please note that the space available for presentations is limited and preference will be given to papers of the highest quality as judged by the Local Organising Committee.


Ed Krumins Award
ASDG would like to invite eligible authors to submit their oral presentation for consideration for the Ed Krumins Award.  The updated eligibility for this award is listed below.

  1. Financial member of ASDG (no waiting periods apply, therefore you can sign up today – click here).  To become a member of ASDG you first need to be a member of HGSA
  2. 10 years or less postgraduate experience in a relevant science field
  3. Not be principal or senior assistant
  4. Oral presentation to be original work and not be a case study
  5. Not be a previous recipient of the award

New oral presentations from eligible authors may be considered for the 2019 program even if not currently accepted.

If you are eligible and would like to be considered please indicate online with your abstract submission.


Presentation Formats

While you will be asked to indicate your preferred presentation format, the program committee may request an alternative format be considered. The committee will allocate presentations to the program taking into account the preference of authors and the balance of the program.

We anticipate that authors will be the principal presenter for at most one featured presentation, but may be the principal presenter for more than one impact presentation and display poster.

Oral Presentation

It is anticipated oral presentations will be allocated 15 minutes for presentation, including 2 minutes for question time.

Ed Krumins Award Oral Presentation

It is anticipated oral presentations will be allocated 15 minutes for presentation, including 2 minutes for question time.  Please check www.asdgconference.com.au/awards/ to confirm your eligibility for this award.

Variant Interpretation Workshop

Delegates are invited to submit problems or relevant questions through the abstract submission portal. A representative variety of submitted problems/ questions will be selected for presentation. Successful submitting delegates will be asked to present their problem/ question (3 PowerPoint slides max). A panel, including invited speaker Anne O'Donnell-Luria, and other senior scientists will be chosen from registered delegates, who will give advice, and feedback will be taken from the audience.  

Display Poster

An A0 portrait size poster that will be displayed for the duration of the Conference.

The abstract and a PDF of each accepted poster will be included in the conference website for delegates to view and download.  Abstracts will also be printed in the delegate handbook.

Presenters will also be asked to attend their poster during a specified viewing session to discuss the work with other delegates.

ASDG Poster Prize – Display Poster

Candidates will be expected to give a short 2-minute explanation of their poster and/or be available to answer any questions arising from it. Please check www.asdgconference.com/awards to confirm your eligibility for this award.

AO Poster Measurements

841 mm wide x 1189 mm high
33.1 inches wide x 46.8 inches high

Full guidelines for preparing your AO poster (after abstract is accepted) can be found be clicking here.


How to Submit

Submissions are due by Friday 8th February 2019 and can be submitted via the ABSTRACT SUBMISSION link on this page.

Abstracts should be prepared using the online template and should not exceed 300 words.

Authors will be notified of the status of their abstracts by Friday 22nd February 2019.

Review Process

The Scientific Committee will review all submitted abstracts.

As there are limited places for oral presentations some abstracts submitted for oral presentation may be offered posters. Authors in these cases will be advised and asked to confirm whether they wish to present a poster.

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.