Become a Symposium Presenter

Share your case studies, research and ideas in our 2021 program

Presenter Applications Are Now Closed.

Become a Presenter


Authors or organisations are invited to submit a presentation of no more than 300 words. All presentations are reviewed by the program committee. Successful presentations will be selected based on their relevance to the symposium topics and suitability to the symposium program.

All successful authors and organisations are required to accept or decline their position and purchase their registration at a discounted presenter rate of $799 + GST (3 day).

Important Dates


Presentation submissions close: 9am Monday 7 June
Notification to authors: Friday 18 June 2021
Author acceptance and registration due: Friday 25 June 2021
Program available: Wednesday 30 June 2021
Early bird pricing ends:
Friday 24 September 2021
Symposium dates: Wednesday 03 – Friday 05 November 2021

Presentation Styles

Oral presentations run for 20 minutes, including 5 minutes Q&A time with the audience.
When submitting a presentation to become an oral presenter, outline the aims, methods, relevance, results and conclusions of the work, research, project or case study you’re presenting. Submissions not selected for oral presentation may be given the option of a table top, oral poster or poster presentation.

Workshop presentations run for 90 minutes and are designed in an interactive format to facilitate active learning.

Workshop presentations run for 90 minutes and are designed in an interactive format to facilitate active learning, such as discussion, activities, small group role plays. Presenters will be entirely responsible for the workshop facilitation – this is your time to shine!

Panel presentations bring together views from a group of presenters into a discussion of innovative ideas, current topics, and relevant issues.

The panel presentation is comprised 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. Each panel will consist of a chair and at least 3 panellists. The chair is to be the main organiser of the session and main contact for the secretariat. The chair will coordinate the preparation, theme of presentations, be the timekeeper, and animate the Q&A session. Panellists will provide brief presentation on the theme of the panel. Each panellist is expected to provide a different perspective on the topic of discussion. 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. 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.

20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. Each presenter has approx. 7 minutes to present, with 20 accompanying imagery slides that automatically progress.

Poster presentations combine text and graphics highlighting one or more of the symposium topics and will be displayed in catering areas for the duration of the symposium.

This gives you the opportunity to connect and network with attendees, while delving deeper into your poster topic and how you are making an active contribution. Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance.

Symposium Topics

  • Crises preparedness and response including drought, fire, flood, and health pandemics
  • Lessons and disruptors from COVID-19
  • Climate change, mental health, and surrounding impacts
  • Culturally aware services and support for Indigenous and CALD communities
  • Diverse and inclusive practices
  • Successful well-being initiatives in prevention of mental ill health
  • Strategies for infants, children and young people’s mental health
  • Suicide prevention programs and research in high risk rural industries
  • Community-based group challenges and solutions
  • Overcoming stigma in rural communities
  • Role of family and support networks during treatment and recovery
  • Support for mental health carers
  • Consumer & carer participation in solution-based discussions and practices
  • Training and development opportunities and results
  • Role and application of mental health first aid
  • Social inclusion, diversity and stigma
  • Innovative approaches in service delivery
  • Building a peer workforce
  • Self-care and burn-out prevention
  • Customisation and adaptation of online health services
  • Benefits and barriers of using technology and applications in a clinical practice
  • Positive results driven by First Nations workforce
  • Optimising service delivery for Indigenous populations in rural and remote locations
  • Telehealth and online support – integrating across the rural-city divide
  • Connecting & designing meaningful services with Indigenous people
  • Implementing and review of place-based models
  • Mental health and primary care, including General Practitioners & Mental Health Nurses
  • Holistic care – physical health and mental illness
  • Optimising service delivery for Indigenous populations in rural and remote locations
  • Multi-disciplinary and multi-agency models
  • The role of a non-traditional workforce in coordinating care

Apply to Present in 3 Easy Steps

Select Your Style

Choose which style of presentation best suits you

Select Your Topic

Make your choice from one of the above topics

Submit Your Application

Your application must also include a 100 word biography, overview of your presentation and top 3 key learning points