Academic programme

Programme at a glance

Invited international speakers

Speaker Institution / City Country Fields of expertise
Dr Fahad Alyami
(Endourological Society sponsored speaker)
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh Saudi Arabia Pediatric urology
Prof David Bayne
(Endourological Society sponsored speaker)
University of California, San Francisco USA Endoscopic surgical techniques – such as endoscopic, laparoscopic or robotic approaches
Dr Thomas Chi
(Endourological Society sponsored speaker)
University of California, San Francisco USA Urinary stone disease and minimally invasive surgery
Prof Vanessa Hayes University of Sydney Australia Human genomics & prostate cancer
Prof Sanjay Kulkarni

Kulkarni Uro-Surgery Institute, Pune India Reconstructive urology, in particular, the treatment of urethral stricture disease
Prof Rajeev Kumar
(SIU sponsored speaker)
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi India Minimally invasive (laparoscopic and robotic) urology with a focus on adrenal surgeries, percutaneous stone surgery, and microsurgery for male infertility

Prof Kurt McCammon

 

Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine USA Reconstructive urology
Prof Ian Metzler
(Endourological Society sponsored speaker)
Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon USA Endourology and stones
Prof Alicia Morgans
(SAUA sponsored speaker)
Harvard Medical School, Boston USA Prostate cancer, Familial prostate cancer, Urothelial cancer, Thyroidectomy, and Prostatectomy.
Prof James N’Dow
(EAU sponsored speaker)
European Association of Urology & University of Aberdeen Scotland Urological surgery
Prof Kymora Scotland
(Endourological Society sponsored speaker)
University of California, Los Angeles USA

Endourology and stones

 

Prof Arnulf Stenzl
(EAU sponsored speaker)

Secretary General of the European Association of Urology (EAU),

Professor, University of Tuebingen, Medical School,

Past Board Member of the European Cancer Organisation (ECO)

Germany Prostate cancer, bladder tumors, and lymph node dissection

Presentations & guidelines

The information below is applicable to urologists, registrars & urology nurses.

 

Two presentation formats:

  • Moderated poster presentation:
    Conventional poster in the exhibition hall and an oral PowerPoint presentation of 4 minutes plus 2 minutes discussion time (Maximum 6 slides).
  • Moderated video presentation
    4 minutes plus 2 minutes discussion time.

General guidelines for both presentation formats:

  • All expenses such as registration, travel and accommodation associated with the presentation of an abstract remain the responsibility of the presenter.
  • The Academic Committee will make every effort to accommodate all qualified abstracts within the programme. Each abstract will be assessed by the scientific committee of SAUA 2024 and will be judged and accepted based on scientific merit.
  • Abstracts need to be submitted regardless of the presentation format.
  • Abstracts should not exceed an A4 page and have a maximum of 400 words excluding title in MS Word Format.
  • All abstract submissions must be in English. The official language of the congress will be English. There will however be live translation from English to French and from French to English during the main sessions, if required.  For example, a presenter may have slides in English and present in French.  This arrangement will not apply during the poster presentations and moderate video presentation sessions.
  • Language: Abstracts must be written and presented in English. Careful typing and proofreading is essential. A programme like Grammarly could be helpful https://www.grammarly.com/.
    If accepted, the abstract will be published as submitted. Errors, misspellings, incorrect hyphenation, and deviations from the use of correct English will be glaringly apparent in the published abstract. Once the abstract is submitted, changes, corrections or rewording will not be possible.
  • Images, tables and graphs: Images are not permitted, as they do not reproduce well. Brief and clear tables or graphs are accepted (maximum of 1 page). If the tables/graphs submitted exceed 1 page, those exceeding the limit will be excluded from publication.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used without definition. Non standard abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and placed in parentheses after the first use of the word or phrase.
  • Papers will only be accepted on the understanding that the main author or a co-author will personally present the paper.
  • Co-authors must agree with the results stated and have consented to be included as authors.
  • All participants must disclose any significant financial interest or other relationships they may have with the manufacturers of commercial products discussed in their presentations, panel or written materials.
  • The SAUA will take it for granted that good clinical practice is observed in the conduct of all research. This applies especially to clinical studies involving patients and patient care and includes the understanding that the appropriate ethics committee approval has been secured.
  • The Congress Organisers & the SAUA accept no responsibility for copyright infringements.
  • Registrars who want to be considered for the registrar award, must clearly indicate this on their abstract submission form and the form must be accompanied by a letter from their academic Head of Department confirming that they are registrars or have qualified within the last 2 years and the research being presented was commenced during their registrar time.

Guidelines for moderated poster presentation:

  • All accepted posters will be presented during moderated poster sessions at specified times during the congress – 4 minutes oral PowerPoint presentation plus 2 minutes discussion time (maximum 6 slides).
    Posters should also be presented as a physical poster.
  • The lecture room is equipped with a data projector and laptop with PowerPoint. You can save your presentation on a USB stick.
    Please load your presentation(s) at least three hours before your presentation in the room where you will be presenting.
  • Supplemental materials are not required, but you may provide information sheets to fellow attendees.
  • The best poster for each session will be chosen by the session moderators and will be presented as a 4 minute PowerPoint presentation during the plenary session on Sunday morning.

Guidelines for the preparation of posters:

  • Click here to download a suggested poster template. It is NOT compulsory to use this template.
  • Poster template 
  • Our suggestion would be to make an A0 (9 cm x 84.1cm) poster (Portrait style). As this a standard size it is also more cost efficient when printing and laminating the poster.
  • All posters should be laminated if they need to be used after the conference again. Unlaminated posters might get damaged when being removed from the poster boards. (Do not mount abstracts on heavy board – this does not hang properly.)
  • Please bring your poster to the congress office upon registration. The organisers are responsible for pasting your poster to the poster boards. Double sided tape will be provided for each poster.
  • Posters will be displayed from the Thursday morning till the Saturday afternoon.
  • It is the responsibility of the presenter to remove his / her poster(s) after the afternoon refreshment break on Saturday, 14 September 2024.
  • Indicate the title of the presentation and its authors.
  • Use block lettering for other portions of your presentation to add emphasis and easy readability.
  • Keep illustrative material simple in using charts, graphs, drawings and pictures. Remember that illustrations must be viewed from 1 to 2 meters.
  • Make captions brief, levels few and both clear.
  • Make posters as self-explanatory as possible.
  • Do not be overly ornate or artsy (this distracts from impact of your information).
  • Do not make posters elaborate or costly, although it is necessary for posters to be made professionally.

 

Poster font sizes

  • Text on the poster must be readable from a distance of 1 to 2 meters.
  • The following font sizes work well:
  • Titles: 72+
  • Sub-titles: 54+
  • Text 30+
  • Sub-text 20+
  • The actual font used can affect the appropriate font size: keep to a standard sans-serif font such as Arial, Helvetica or Trebuchet.

Guidelines for moderated video presentation:

  • 4 Minutes plus 2 minutes discussion time.
  • Each video submission should be accompanied by an abstract.
  • The video should be uploaded online at the time of the abstract submission deadline via https://wetransfer.com/ to sauacongress@rkcommunication.co.za
  • All videos submitted must be in the final format.
  • All videos must be conducted in English. The official language of the congress will be English. There will however be live translation from English to French and from French to English during the main sessions, if required. For example, a presenter may have slides in English and present in French.  This arrangement will not apply during the poster presentations and moderate video presentation sessions.
  • Include the exact title, all authors’ names and production date. The title and authors’ names should be presented in the first 30 seconds of the video.
  • Add a constant footnote with the first author’s name and affiliation for the enitre duration of the video.
  • Videos should be self-explanatory, by voice-over, clear text and / or graphics, preferably without distracting or emotive music.
  • Videos will also be scored based on scientific merit. Therefore, videos that contain data on series and / or follow up data are preferred. These data should be included in the video presentation.
  • Videos without sound (music and voice-over) will not be accepted.

Recommended requirements for videos:

  • Format MP4
  • Resolution 1280 x720 pixels or higher
  • Frame rate higher than 25 frames per second
  • Pixel aspect 16:9
  • Bitrate higher than 6 Mbps
  • Audio stream: Stereo, 48000 Hz or better (AAC)

 

 

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