The oral program for the conference is now full.

Poster submissions are still being considered until midnight Tuesday 31st October.  Authors are not required to attend the conference to have a poster included.  Please submit your poster abstract for consideration through the Presentation Portal.

Invitation to Submit

On behalf of the Program Committee, we invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the National Histology Conference.

The organising committee encourages submissions on topics related to disgnostic or research Histology/Histopathology.

How to Submit

Submissions are due by a three tier deadline, those submitted by the earliest deadline will have a better chance of being included in the program.  Submissions by the second deadline will still be considered by would be less likely to be accepted as the program would already be partially filled.

  • Abstract Submission Deadline Tier 1: 30th January 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline Tier 2: 30th April 2017

All abstracts must be submitted through the online presentation portal on this page.   Abstracts should be prepared using the template provide (*.doc) and should be between 250-500 words.  Save your file to your computer with the last and first name of the submitting author for the file name (Lastname-Firstname) prior to uploading in the Presentation Portal.

  • Tier 1 Submission Decisions Announced: 28th February 2017
  • Tier 2 Submission Decisions Announced: 30th May 2017

Review Process

The Program Committee will review all submitted abstracts.

As there are limited places for oral presentations. The committee will allocate abstracts and papers to the program taking into account the preference of authors and the balance of the program.

Presenters Registration

All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee. This may be discounted at the Program Committee’s discretion.  Presenters will need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

2nd September 2016

Call for Abstracts Opens

30th January 2017

Abstract Submission Tier 1 Closes

28th February 2017

Tier 1 Decisions Announced

30th April 2017

Abstract Submission Tier 2 Closes

Poster abstracts still being accepted.

30th May 2017

Tier 2 Decisions Announced

Presentation Portal

To submit a presentation you will be asked to enter your email address and create a password.

Once you have created an account you can submit abstracts. You can log back in to submit more abstracts and to register for the conference.

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 Presentations

  • 15 minute Oral Presentation
  • 30 minute Oral Presentation
  • 45 minute Oral Presentation
  • 60 minute Oral Presentation

It is expected that each oral presentation formats will include question time.


  • 2.5 – 3 hour Wet Workshop (facilities include laboratory with microscopes)
  • 2.5 – 3 hour Dry Workshop (lecture theatre)

Display Posters

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 app for delegates to view on their smart devices.

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

AO Poster Measurements

841 mm wide x 1189 mm high

33.1 inches wide x 46.8 inches high

Full guidelines for poster submissions can be found be clicking here.

At the time of the Conference


  • Session Chair Guidelines
  • Presenter Guidelines

…coming soon

Audiovisual Equipment

Each session room will be equipped for the presentation of PowerPoint slides and include a data projector, computer with external speakers, lectern and microphone.

‘Wet Workshop’ rooms will be laboratories equipped with microscopes.

Presentation Files

Presenters will take their Power Point slides to the meeting on a memory stick, where an audiovisual technician will load your presentation.

Video and audio clips should be embedded in your Power Point slides rather than linking to external files.

All slides will be run from a central presentation computer. However, if you have a complex presentation, which includes multiple media files, we suggest you bring your own laptop as a backup in case of difficulties loading your presentation.

About the National Conference

The National Histology Conference in Australia commenced in 2003. Talks between the Victorian and New South Wales histology groups primarily led to the inaugural conference in Sydney. Since that first conference, the states with organised histology groups notionally agreed to hold the conference every two years rotating through those states.

2003 Sydney, NSW
2005 Melbourne, VIC
2006 Gold Coast, QLD
2009 Adelaide, SA
2011 Sydney, NSW
2013 Melbourne, VIC
2015 Brisbane, QLD

The event has grown in stature and professionalism with the venues, presenters and social engagements continuing to drive the conference to new levels of sophistication and probity.

This conference explores the potential for the histology groups to venture to states currently without organised histology groups. This provides one further step in the evolution of histology meetings by broadening to yet to be explored states and territories on a national level.

The Histology Group of Victoria will be the host of the conference, but unlike other National Histology Conferences will be joined by all states to create a more national approach to the first neutral location.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.