2023 call for abstracts

The Abstract Portal is now open

Submissions close Wednesday 19 April 2023, 5pm aest 

Acceptance notifications will be sent the week commencing Monday 15 May 2023. Confirmation of your acceptance/decline is required no later than Friday 26 May 2023.  

Presentation guidelines/ abstract template document

Abstract Submission Process

  • Please ensure you complete the mandatory questions as part of the submission process 
  1. Have you presented at a National or International conference previously. Either Oral or Poster and either virtually or in person
  2. Are you working towards a postgraduate degree or within three (3) years of completing a postgraduate degree
  • Please ensure your have downloaded and read the presentation guidelines/ abstract template document

  • Please follow the instructions for (i) selecting the most appropriate abstract template for your work, and (ii) naming the file for uploading the word document 

Abstracts accepted for:

  • Case studies
  • Clinical practice or QI activities
  • Quantitative research (e.g., clinical & bench research; systematic reviews)
  • Qualitative research (e.g., interviews, scoping reviews, literature reviews)

Conference Streams include

  • Clinical practice initiatives
  • Education
  • Leadership
  • Nutrition & Feeding
  • Neonatal skin
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner 
  • Neurodevelopmental care
  • Research

Need assistance? Contact our conference organiser: Abercrombie Management
acnn@abercrombiemanagement.com.au or call: 02 4905 0632

For tips on writing abstracts please read the following guide: Guide-to-writing-a-good-abstract.pdf

In summary - abstracts MUST comprise the following elements:

  1. Title: 15 words or less. NOT in all capitals - capitalised as appropriate 

  2. Authors: Authors' names should be supplied in the family name - first name initial format. Not All Capitals. Please underline the presenting author.

  3. Affiliation: Institutional affiliations should be indicated with superscript numbers following the authors initial. All affiliations should contain institution, city and State.

           Example: New, K1,2 & Ng, L2

           1 Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, Brisbane; 2The University of Queensland, Brisbane

       4. Abstract text:

  • Must be written in English. Please check for spelling and grammar errors.
  • An official abstract template must be used. 
  • The body of the abstract must not exceed 250 words.
  • Use of printing enhancements such as different fonts, underlining, italics (except for foreign words or               scientific names where necessary) are not to be used. 
  • Pictures/diagrams/figures: Abstracts cannot include pictures/diagrams/figures.

    If you need assistance with writing or submitting your abstract please the professionalofficer@acnn.org.au

    Updated24 January 2023