Review Category : Event

Tour Hosts supporting the Heart Foundation in more ways than one

As part of Tour Hosts’ commitment to CSR, last week, Tricia Tate, Business and Operations Manager of Tour Hosts’ Queensland Office, was proud to present a cheque for money raised by Tour Hosts staff to Cameron Prout, Chief Executive Officer, Heart Foundation (Queensland Office), during the Heart Foundation Conference 2009

Each year, Tour Hosts selects a charity campaign and activities are held throughout the year to raise money. 2008/2009’s charity is the Heart Foundation. Funds will be put towards vital improvements and advances for prevention and research of cardiovascular diseases, the number 1 factor of death in men and women that the Heart Foundation supports.

Tour Hosts was the Professional Conference Organiser for the Heart Foundation Conference 2009 held at the Brisbane Convention Centre. The Conference was held alongside a successful exhibition.

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Call for Abstracts

Deadline Dates

Abstract Submission 15 July 2004
Author Notification 15 July 2004
Author Registration 15 July 2004

Themes/ Topics

  • Acoustic and facial nerve lesions
  • Anatomy
  • Anterior cranial base approaches
  • Auditory brain stem implantation
  • Craniofacial and nasopharyngeal lesions
  • Facial Nerve
  • Lower cranial nerve pathology
  • Middle cranial fossa approaches
  • Minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques
  • Meningioma of the skull base
  • Navigational methods in skull base surgery
  • Orbital Appex
  • Paediatric skull base
  • Pituitary and parasellar lesions
  • Posterior fossa and craniocervical junction
  • Petrous apex, petroclival and clival lesions
  • Principals of skull base surgery
  • Skull base radiology & interventions
  • Stereotactic radiotherapy
  • Temporal bone and lateral skull base approaches
  • Trauma and reconstruction
  • Vascular lesions and malformations

General Policies and Requirement for the Submission of Abstracts

    • All abstracts must contain original work
    • The presenting author must submit the abstract


  • The presenting author will be required to register for the Congress in order to ensure their abstract(s) is/are included in the final program. Deadline for author registration is 15 July 2004.

All abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines provided. Incomplete or incorrect submissions will be returned to the author and must be resubmitted immediately in the correct format to be considered for inclusion in the program.

Abstract Submission Procedure / Instructions

Please read through the submission instructions listed below.

To submit your abstract please proceed by pressing the “Submit Abstract” button below.

Before proceeding to submit your abstract please ensure you have downloaded the Abstract Template from the website and entered your abstract text into the template.


Abstracts must be submitted via the abstract submission form on the Congress website in Microsoft Word format.

Authors will be required to use the abstract template for development of their abstract. This template can be downloaded from the Congress website. Full submission instructions are outlined on the website.

All fields on the online abstract submission form including preferred presentation type must be completed. Please print a copy of the abstract submission form for your records prior to clicking the submit button.

Preferred Presentation Type – Presenting authors have the option of choosing their presentation preference from the following options:
· Oral presentation within the scientific program
· Poster presentation within a schedule poster session

Do not resubmit your abstract for any reason other than a notified submission error. If you do not receive a confirmation email with a receipt number that your abstract was successfully uploaded, please contact the Congress Managers via the below email address.

Abstracts will be published exactly as they are submitted, there will be no opportunity for amendments.

The Congress Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by Internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.

It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure that the abstract is submitted correctly. After an author has submitted their abstract, they must check their submission which will be converted to a pdf file to ensure the document has been uploaded correctly. Authors are able to check their submission using their access key to re-enter the site then by a form or request that a pdf file of the submission be emailed to them. Detailed instructions for abstract submission and checking are available on the Congress website.

If you are unable to submit via the website please contact the Congress Managers.

Tel: + 61 2 9248 0800
Fax: + 61 2 9248 0894

Failure to Present

Once an abstract is accepted for inclusion in the Congress Program, it is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure that the abstract submitted is presented.

If for some unforeseen reason the presenting author is unable to present the abstract they must notify the Congress Managers of their situation. It is preferable that the abstract be presented by one of the listed co-authors.

Abstract Content

The purpose of the abstract is to define the precise subject of the presentation to an audience. Sufficient details of the study must be included in the abstract, so that others can confirm the research.

The abstract should be in ‘Mini Paper Format’ and includes such details as the objectives of the research, methodology employed, accomplishments, results, conclusions and references.

Abstract Format

Abstracts must be submitted using the Microsoft Word template supplied below. The abstract must be submitted as a word document. Please refer to the Instructions below.

The Abstract cannot be longer than 250 words written in the English language. Abstracts exceeding the page limit will be returned for resubmission.

The formatting given below is contained in the abstract template.

Page Set Up (A4)
Width 21 cm (8.27 inch)
Height 29.7 cm (11.69 inch)

Page Margins
Top 3.17 cm
Bottom 3.17cm
Left & Right 2.54cm

Title: The abstract title should be in Title Case (upper and lower case) in the centre of the page in Times New Roman font size 14 point.

Insert a one-line space between the abstract title and authors.

Authors: Author(s) name(s) should be typed in Title Case, Times New Roman size 10 font. All authors are to be listed by their last name, followed by their initials (e.g. Smith, B.)

Underline the name of the presenting author.

The affiliations should be typed under the list of authors’ names. Each author should indicate department, hospital, city and country. Do not include degrees or professional titles (e.g. Dr, Prof., etc). Authors on several abstracts must ensure that their name and affiliations are consistent between the different submissions.

For example;

Smith, B
St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia
If the authors come from more than one affiliation, superscript numbers should be used to indicate the correct affiliation. For example;
Smith, B1, Jones, D1, Andrews, R1,2
1St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Australia
2University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Insert one line between the list of affiliations and the abstract body.

Abstract text: Abstract content must be in Times New Roman size 12 font, single-spaced and justified. Leave a line between sections but do not indent.
Use standard abbreviations only. Within the body of the abstract, when using abbreviations spell out the name in full at the first mention and follow with the abbreviation in parenthesis. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.

Capitalise the first letter of trade names.

Ensure that any tables/figures/graphs are within the printable area of the page. The conversion of your Word file to a pdf file can result in omission of images if they are not within the printable area of the page.

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