Journal article

Predictive factors for publication of abstracts at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress

Cristian Udovicich, Bryan Soh, Sam Law, Venetia Hoe, Dion Lanfranco, Kalpa Perera, Cuong Duong, Steven Chan

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A key metric of the research quality of medical conferences is the publication rate of abstracts. The study objective was to determine the publication rate of abstracts presented at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress (RACS ASC) and to examine for any predictive factors associated with publication. METHODS: Abstracts presented at the RACS ASC from 2011 to 2013 were analysed. Abstract characteristics such as presentation format, study type, study design, study site, cohort size and author origin were recorded. Abstracts published were identified by a PubMed search using a strict algorithm. Univariate and multivariable logistic regressions were use..

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