Online Abstract Submission CLOSED

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.

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

Presenter Information

Important Dates

  • Abstracts Open: December 2017
  • Abstracts Close: Wednesday 18 April 2018
  • Notification to Authors: Wednesday 2 May 2018
  • Author Acceptances Due: Friday 11 May 2018
  • Draft Program Available: Wednesday 16 May 2018
  • Early Bird Registration Closes: Wednesday 27 June 2018

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).  Presentations can address the following topic areas:

Conference Topics

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Maori and Pacific Islander, LGBTIQ community, Indigenous, CALD, Child and Youth
  • Rural and remote
  • The impact of addiction, alcohol and other drugs
  • Role of stigma, internal and external
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Impacts of sleep, diet and lifestyle
  • Evidence Based Research, upcoming and new research
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Impacts of workers compensation
  • Safe and supportive
  • Creating a safe workplace culture and environment
  • Early intervention, sensory modulation
  • Upskilling and continuing education
  • Evidence based programs
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar Type II disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Distress, anxiety and depression
  • Examining mental health care, solutions
  • Overcoming stigma
  • Culture, what role does it play in mental health?
  • Latest research, practice and treatments
  • Early intervention and the role of the family
  • Programs and education tools
  • Trauma
  • Updates, challenges and trends
  • Awareness, community
  • Evidence based statistics and solutions
  • Identifying and managing levels of stress and triggers
  • Social Isolation, impacts and solutions
  • Living Well in Later Life
  • Anxiety, depression, Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Cognitive impairment, decline
  • Social justice, fairness and equity
  • Carers and families and the role they play
  • Understanding the social determinants of mental health, housing, education and employment
  • Improving mental health care through access and support
  • Practical application of digital initiatives assisting wellness
  • Media and sensitivity management
  • Telehealth
  • Online services and their reach
  • Emergency Department Presentation
  • Private Healthcare access
  • Private Care vs Public Care
  • Stepped care models

Panel Presentation

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 Presentation

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.

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.