2018 Call for Abstracts

Call for abstracts for the 2018 conference will open early 2018.

For enquires p lease contact the conference committee at conference@acnn.org.au or  acnn@abercrombiemanagement.com.au

Key Dates:

Submissions of abstracts
All abstracts are subject to peer review. Although authors must indicate their preferred form of communication (oral or poster), the type of presentation offered and the day of presentation will be the decision of the organising committee. It is a condition of submission that the presenting author of the abstract must register for the conference and pay the registration fee by the early registration deadline.

Abstracts MUST adhere to the following;
  • Length - up to a maximum of 250 words

    Scientific presentations (RCT, case control study etc) are to be structured using the following headings and will be judged on the inclusion and clarity of: background (may include aim), methods, results and conclusion.

  • Research studies MUST have results.

  • Other presentations (case studies/qualitative research etc) will be judged on the inclusion and clarity of the following: evidence of a literature review, substantiation of evidence based practice, discussion and conclusion.


Each year ACNN presents up to three awards of $500 each in the following categories:

  • a new presenter award (oral or poster)

  • best oral award

  • best poster award

The awards are to be used to attend future ACNN conferences

Eligibility for presenter’s awards:

  • A financial member of ACNN at the time of abstract submission and at close of early bird registration

  • The paper or poster must be presented in person
  • New presenters must not have presented at a national or international conference previously

  • Person who is working towards a post-graduate degree or within three years of completing a post-graduate degree


Poster requirements

  • Portrait style
  • Preferred size: A1 (594mm x 841mm) but B1 (707mm x 1000mm) and AO (841mm x 1189mm) accepted

Poster presentations may involve a 3 minute oral presentation with 1 slide in addition to having poster on display during the conference. Presenters will be asked to stand beside their posters for a period of time to answer questions.

Guide to writing a good abstract Guide-to-writing-a-good-abstract.pdf (52.7 KB)

For information regarding writing or submitting your abstract please contact the ACNN Professional Officer, Dr Linda Ng at theprofessionalofficer@acnn.org.au

Updated 25 October 2017