Become a Symposium Presenter

Share your case studies, research and ideas in our 2020 program


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.

There are 5 options for presentations:

Oral presentation

Workshop presentation

Panel presentation

Table top presentation

Poster presentation

All successful authors and organisations are required to accept or decline their position and purchase their registration (discounted presenter rate available).

Please see below for more information.

Important Dates

Abstract SubmissionsFriday 5 June 2020

Notification to authors Friday 26 June 2020

Author acceptancesThursday 2 July 2020

Program launchWednesday 8 July 2020

SymposiumMonday 26 October – Wednesday 28 2020

Presentation Types

Oral, workshop, panel, table top and poster

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.

Table top sessions act as a pathway for networking and sharing of information directly with delegates in an interactive setting. Tabletops involve multiple presenters, with each presenter at a round table of up-to 9 participants. Presenters change tables every 14 minutes to present to a new round of participants.

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

Submit a presentation in one of these areas to be considered

  • Benefits and barriers of using technology and applications of it in a clinical practice
  • Innovative approaches
  • Customisation and adaptation of online health services
  • Tele-health
  • Role and adoption of artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality
  • Virtual care and models
  • Digital peer to peer support
  • Evaluation, selection and utilisation of digital mental health programs
  • Recognition of digital services as an adjunct to face-to-face services
  • Support of mental health carers
  • Cultural considerations
  • Role of communities and support network
  • Training and development
  • Building a peer workforce
  • Role and application of mental health first aid
  • Consumer & carer participation in solutions
  • Strategies and support for industry workers
  • Tools and resources to prevent burn-out
  • Stress management
  • Supervision and workplace support
  • Prevention and treatment of vicarious trauma
  • Harassment, bullying and discrimination within the workplace
  • Prevention and care of trauma related consequences of workplace environments
  • Challenges affecting job satisfaction amongst rural mental health professionals
  • Proactive communication
  • Community-based groups’ challenges and solutions
  • Overcoming stigma in rural communities
  • The role community plays to promote mental health and wellbeing
  • Education and awareness programs to the community
  • Volunteer network improving mental wellbeing
  • Building resilience & empowering communities
  • Nurses’ role, challenges and shortage (dealing with acute mental health)
  • Training an Indigenous workforce
  • The role of primary care in mental health & suicide prevention
  • Ongoing education and training
  • Opportunities to further education
  • Effective strategies for reaching and treating mental health challenges in rural children
  • Understanding the needs of young people in rural areas
  • Holistic approach to support young people accessing help
  • Early childhood trauma (identification and understanding) and neural development
  • Parental role in recovery
  • Overcoming anxiety
  • Cyber-bullying and other effects from exposure to online platforms
  • Climate change and link to mental health
  • Drought response
  • Disaster preparedness and response
  • Community resilience
  • Training an Indigenous workforce
  • Services and support for Indigenous communities
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health
  • Drug and alcohol addictions
  • Role of family and support networks
  • Suicide prevention
  • Optimising service delivery for Indigenous populations in rural and remote locations
  • Racism
  • Challenges and solutions for young Indigenous people
  • Connecting & designing meaningful solutions with Indigenous people
  • Understanding needs of Indigenous people

2 Day Early Bird Presenter Registration

$749 + GST

3 Day Early Bird Presenter Registration

$799 + GST