Abstract submission guidelines
We invite you to submit an abstract summarising interesting and topical research, quality or other initiatives reflecting the conference theme or subthemes. Abstracts must be structured providing an outline of the aims and content of the presentation, and be no more than 250 words long.
All conference abstracts must be submitted online via
The deadline for abstract submission is Monday 10 December 2012. (***Please note that abstracts sent by mail, fax or email will not be accepted).
Guideline for Submission of Abstracts
- All abstract submissions and presentations must be written in standard, grammatical English.
- The abstracts should be no longer than 250 words.
- The abstract title should be brief and reflect the content of the abstract.
- The deadline for abstract submission is Monday 10 December 2012.
- Submitted abstracts cannot be withdrawn or changed.
- When submitting the finalised version of your abstract, please complete all required fields in the online system.
- Scientific Committee members will review and select submitted abstracts, and ensure the scientific quality and relevance of the selected abstracts.
- Contact author will automatically receive an email confirming the acceptance of their abstract before Monday 4 March 2013. Therefore the contact author must also be the presenting author.
- All accepted abstracts will be published in the program.
- In order for your abstract to be included in the Final Program, the presenting author must register and pay the registration fee by Friday 15 March 2013.
- For technical assistance or questions during abstract submission, please contact Jodi Morgan by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or see the support section of the online system.
All abstracts will undergo a peer-review process by the program committee. The Program Committee will allocate abstracts to the program taking into account the quality of each abstract and the balance of the program.
Specific Instructions for Concurrent Presentations
- The presentations must be in English.
- Presentations are limited to 15 minutes followed by 5 minutes for discussion, (20 minutes in total).
Each lecture room will be equipped for the presentation of Power Point slides and include a data projector, computer (with external speakers), lectern and microphone. Multimedia clips should be embedded in your slides. Whiteboards or flip charts will be provided for workshop presentations. Other audiovisual aids, such as Overhead Projectors, are not available.
Presenters will take their Power Point slides and associated media files to the conference on a memory stick, where an audiovisual technician will load your presentation. 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.
All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee by 30th April 2013 in order to confirm their place in the program. Presenters also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.
We look forward to receiving your submissions and meeting you in Melbourne.
Professor Megan-Jane Johnstone Local Conference Chair and
Dr Ann Gallagher International Conference Chair
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