Authors or organisations were invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words.  All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee. Presentations will be selected that provide a program offering a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the conference topics.

There are 3 options for presentations which you can select in the online submission form:

  1. 30-minute oral presentation
  2. Panel presentation
  3. Poster presentation

Please see below for more information.

Oral Presentations

The presentation should outline the important points of the presentation and highlight the content to be communicated. It may outline the aims, methods, relevance, results and conclusions of the work, research, project or case study. Abstracts should not include tables, figures or references.

Papers not selected for oral presentation might be given the option of poster presentation.

30 Minute Oral Presentation

Oral presentations will be of 30 minutes duration (20 minute presentations and 10 minute discussion).

Panel Presentations

Panel presentations bring together the views from a group of presenters into a discussion of innovative ideas, current topics, and relevant issues.  The panel presentation is to comprise of two components:
◦ Presentations from the members of the panel. Total of 60 minutes.
◦ Question and answers between the delegates and panel members. Total of 30 minutes.

One combined submission with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 individual presenters must be submitted by one author on behalf of the group.

Each panel will consist of a chair and panelists. The chair is to be the main organiser of the session and main contact for the session. The chair will coordinate the preparation, theme of presentations, be the timekeeper, and facilitate the Q&A session. Panelists will provide brief presentation on the theme of the panel. Each panelist is expected to provide a different perspective on the topic of discussion.

The chair will be required to submit a title of the panel, names and affiliations of all participants, including the chair, and an abstract overview of 300 words.

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information. Posters may be on any topic relevant to the Conference themes.

Posters will be displayed in the exhibitor space or venue foyer and for the duration of the Conference. It is expected that presenter should be available during meal breaks to discuss it with participants. Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance.

Important Dates

  • Abstracts Open: November 2018
  • Abstracts Close: Monday 15 April 2019
  • Notification to Authors: Tuesday 30 April 2019
  • Author Acceptances Due: Friday 3 May 2019
  • Draft Program Available: Tuesday 7 May 2019
  • Early Bird Registration Closes: Wednesday 19 June 2019

Conference Topics

  • Early intervention (pre-birth)
  • The role of parenting within the first 1000 days
  • Youth Mental Health (12-25)
  • Preventing mental illness from childhood
  • Living well in later life, approach of Aged care (Royal Commission)
  • Suicidal patients, programs and research
  • Clinical/professional intervention and whole of population approaches
  • International approaches that are working well
  • Person centred, integrated care
  • Recovery oriented care
  • Innovative models of care and support
  • Clinical and psychosocial care to best support wellness
  • Low intensity services within the stepped care model
  • Impact of technology on mental health
  • Potential benefits of technology in supporting mental health as part of
  • treatment
  • Future care, successful apps
  • Diagnosis, investigation, treatment for patients and caregivers
  • Primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention
  • Systems of care issues
  • Wellbeing initiatives, self care
  • Impacts of diet and lifestyle
  • Holistic mental health care
  • Sleep, importance
  • Examples of safe and supportive environments
  • Impacts of workers compensation
  • Strategies and support for wellness of mental health workers
  • Vicarious trauma
  • Open topics

Speakers accepted to present will be required to register for the conference and pay.

Terms and Conditions

All presenters will be required to register and pay in order to ensure their abstract is included in the final program. A discounted registration is available to all presenters.

By submitting an abstract you give consent to publication of the abstract in Conference material, including but not limited to, the Conference Blog, Association Journal and Social Media.

The presenter is responsible for the accuracy of the content. All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission form. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the Conference Secretariat for further options.