Abstract Submissions

Steps to Submit
  1. To submit your abstract, click on the ‘Submit your abstract’ button that will take you to the submission portal. Abstract submissions will only be accepted via the Conference Website and in the format noted below.
  2. You will be asked to create an account for the Conference or use your login details from 2019. Please remember your password in case you need to access it again to make any changes to your submission.
  3. Once you have verified your account, please select the ‘Submit Abstract’ button on your dashboard (or click on the Submissions tab at the top and then the +Submit Abstract sub tab)
  4. Indicate your preferred presentation type for your abstract. Please note your abstract may be accepted into the program as a different presentation type to your requested presentation type.
  5. Enter your paper title in the ‘Paper Details’ section.
  6. Enter your abstract in the abstract body field.
  7. Add any additional email addresses that you would like to receive any communications (receipt of submission, acceptance, guidelines etc)
  8. List all authors and their affiliations in the correct order, ensuring you indicate yourself as the presenting author for the abstract.
  9. Select your program theme as applicable to your abstract.
  10. Click ‘Preview and Submit’. You will be able to preview your abstract and make any changes if required.
  11. While on the preview window, click ‘Submit’ to confirm your submission.
  12. The submitting author will be notified of the results of the review of abstracts by 29 April 2021.

Disclaimer
The AusPATH Conference Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.

Types of Presentations
  • Oral Presentations: 15 minute oral presentation (12 minutes + 3 minute discussion)
  • Poster presentations: Hardcopy poster presentations to be hung up at the Conference

 

Want to submit a Symposia?
A symposia session is a 40 minute session on one topic with a range of speakers from a variety of organisations and/or affiliations. The symposia session aim is to be thought-provoking and engaging for delegates as there are multiple presenters discussing the same topic from their point of review or research.

If you have an idea of a symposia topic, please send an email to the Conference Managers at auspathconference@arinex.com.au along with your plan for the session and the speakers who would be involved.

Key Dates:

Abstract Submissions Open: 28 January 2021
Abstract Submissions Close: 7 April 2021
Author Notification: 29 April 2021
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 5 May 2021

Conference Themes:

Mental Health and Wellbeing
Medical, Surgical and Allied Health
Endocrinology
Education and Training
Children and Youth
Strengthening Community
General Practice

Our abstract submission portal will format your abstract automatically. Authors are only required to add their abstract content into the abstract body field of the form (including images and any references/acknowledgements to be included). Please enter your details as per the prompts in the submission portal.

Abstract Content
The purpose of the abstract is to define the precise subject of the presentation to an audience. The abstract should state the problem being addressed, the purpose of the paper, basic procedures/methods, main findings and principle conclusions in 2 – 3 paragraphs. References should be minimally cited in the body of the abstract. Authors are welcome to include an acknowledgements section that details (e.g.) any funding support for the research.

  • Title: Write the abstract title in the field provided using sentence case letters. The abstract title should be short, informative and contain the major key words. 
  • Abstract: Add your abstract body into the abstract body field. This can be copied and pasted from Microsoft Word. Include any images/figures and references. Please note the following:
  • Abstract body content: Any standard font and size is accepted and there is a maximum 500 word limit.
    – Images: There are no limits to the number of images/figures that are included as long as it doesn’t exceed 500 word limit
    – References: References in any format are accepted. These include, but are not limited to: Harvard, APA, MLA, etc.
  • Use standard abbreviations only. Within the body of the abstract, when using abbreviations spell out the name in full at the first mention and follow with the abbreviation in parenthesis. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.

Once all fields have been entered and answered, you will be shown a final preview of your abstract. Upon submission, you will be sent a PDF copy of your submission which you should review to ensure your submissions is accurate.

Requirements for the Submission of Abstracts:

  • All abstracts must contain original work that has no prior ownership or copyright restrictions. Abstracts may be from a range of categories, including original research, case studies, and insight or review articles.
  • All abstracts must be prepared in the format specified in the guidelines (see Abstract Format Guidelines tab).
  • Submissions will be required to permit the Conference with permission during submission to use your abstract in Conference materials including the Conference website and Conference app.
  • Submissions will be required to permit the Conference with permission during submission to publish the presentation slides from the Conference on either the Conference website or hosts website.
  • Submissions will be returned to the author without review if not in the correct format and must be resubmitted immediately in the correct format to be reviewed and considered for inclusion in the program.
  • The presenter will be required to register and pay for the Conference to ensure their abstract(s) are included in the final program and the Conference Mobile App – deadline for author registration for the Conference is 5 May 2021.
  • Do not resubmit an abstract for any reason other than a notified submission error. If you do not receive a submission confirmation email stating your abstract was successfully uploaded, please contact the Conference Managers.
  • Upon submission, authors will be sent a confirmation email containing their abstract in PDF file. Authors must check the PDF file to ensure the document has been uploaded correctly.
  • Abstracts will be reviewed according to the evaluation criteria (see Evaluation Criteria) by the Program Committee (PC). The PC may reject or accept the abstract and their decision is final. The PC will allocate accepted abstracts into a particular presentation type. The PC will consider the authors’ preferences in relation to presentation type and these preferences will be balanced against number of oral presentations an individual is making, and the overall balance of content in a particular stream.

Want to submit a Symposia?
A symposia session is a 40 minute session on one topic with a range of speakers from a variety of organisations and/or affiliations. The symposia session aim is to be thought-provoking and engaging for delegates as there are multiple presenters discussing the same topic from their point of review or research.

If you have an idea of a symposia topic, please send an email to the Conference Managers at auspathconference@arinex.com.au along with your plan for the session and the speakers who would be involved.

    • Relevance to trans health & one or more Conference themes
    • Originality
    • Clarity of purpose, aims and/or hypotheses
    • For research papers, rigour of methodology, methods and data analysis OR for non-research papers, clarity and logic of proposed presentation
    • Clarity and validity of conclusions
    • Potential to impact on practice and/or theory and/or to foster professional or scientific debate
  • All abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee (PC) for consideration into the program. The decision of the PC is final. Abstracts may be allocated into the program or rejected. The allocation will take into consideration the preferred presentation type.
  • The outcome of abstract submissions will be sent to submitters by 29 April 2021.
  • All accepted papers will receive instructions for the preparation of their presentation or poster.
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