Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions have closed

  • Abstracts can be submitted for oral presentations only; there will be no poster presentations or workshops during this conference. Please contact the conference organizers if you wish to propose a conference symposium.
  • All abstracts must be submitted online directly through our Online Conference Manager. You will need to create an account with this system where you will be able to return and make changes to your abstract if necessary, prior to submitting it.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • Abstracts must not exceed 250 words, and each abstract must only be submitted once.
  • Abstracts should be text only; photos, tables or other images will not be accepted
  • Abstracts for quantitative and qualitative research must be structured, i.e. divided into sections: Introduction/Aims, Methods/Approach, Results/Findings, and Discussion/Conclusion/Recommendations. Please refer to Example 1.
  • Non-research related abstracts for presentations that discuss policy or present conceptual frameworks or review new programs and interventions etc. must also be structured. Please refer to Example 2.
  • For proposals for symposia please contact the conference organisers. Proposals for symposia should include a brief (250 word max.) outline of the topic and objective(s) of a symposium as well as give an overview of speakers and presentation titles. Abstracts of the presentations (see instructions above) should be included in the proposal.
  • The abstract will be reproduced directly from the typescript. Corrections cannot be made once the abstract has been submitted. Please proofread carefully before submission.
  • Include all authors' names, email addresses and the name of each institution represented by the authors on your abstract.
  • Deadlines:
  • The deadline for abstract submission is Monday 16 November 2015.
  • The system will automatically close for submissions after this date.
  • Abstract submissions will be peer reviewed. The Conference Organising Committee will have the final decision on which abstracts are accepted. Authors will be notified of their abstract acceptance status from Monday 7 December 2015.
  • Accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference Abstract Book and distributed to delegates of the conference

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