Call for Abstracts

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Abstract Assessment Criteria | Presenter Terms and Conditions | Student BursariesPoster Presentations | Key Dates 

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  • Systems for safer cities and stronger communities
  • Injury prevention through the arts
  • Advancing approaches to injury and violence prevention
  • Applying data in policy, planning and research
  • Understanding outcomes and experiences


  • Injury in vulnerable populations
  • Translating research into practice and policy
  • Road and transport safety
  • Falls prevention and rehabilitation
  • Burns prevention and treatment
  • Ageing/elder safety
  • Injury in a global perspective
  • Child health and safety
  • Water safety (including drowning)
  • Rural and remote injury prevention
  • Sports injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Workplace injury and safety
  • Indigenous health and injury prevention
  • Youth and substance related injury
  • Intentional injury and violence prevention
  • Alcohol and drugs related injury
  • Rehabilitation and trauma care
  • Other

Mode of Presentations

Presentations may be made in one of the following modes:

  • Oral Paper Presentation
  • Poster Presentation – including dedicated poster viewing session with author on-site

Abstract Submission Instructions 

Abstracts must be no more than 400 words and follow the below outlines:

OPTION A: Research

  • Background
  • Aims
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion and conclusions

OPTION B: Policy and Practice

  • Context
  • Objectives
  • Key messages
  • Discussion and conclusions



  • Title should be a maximum of 150 characters in length


  • Enter name/s of author/s on form
  • Check the box for those authors who are presenting
  • Each author needs to be listed separately 
  • Include professional titles (e.g. Dr, Prof) when entering the author/presenter names


  • The online form will not keep any formatting you have created from a Word document; simply enter your abstract into the content box provided
  • Abstracts should be a maximum of 400 words written in the English language 
  • Do not leave blank lines between paragraphs 
  • Use standard abbreviations only
  • Do not use abbreviations in the title
  • Please note in the comments section if you wish for your abstract to be considered for one of the four student bursaries.


  • Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee.
  • Acceptance of an abstract will be based on the below assessment criteria.
  • Preference may be given to only selecting one abstract per author for the conference program. Authors who submit multiple abstracts will need to nominate which of their abstracts should receive highest preference.
  • The Committee’s decision is final.
  • Authors will be notified of their abstract results by the end of June 2017.


The criteria for evaluating abstracts includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Contains new information 
  • Clarity of abstract
  • Relevance to practice or policy/scientific merit
  • Contribution to the theme/s of the Conference
  • Interest to the audience


  • Accepted presenters must register and pay for the conference by 22 August 2017 or their presentation will be removed from program.
  • Accepted abstracts for both oral and poster presentations will be included in a printed conference proceedings book and will be made available online.
  • Full papers are not requested or required at any stage.
  • Presentation slides are requested in advance, but not enforced – speakers can provide them on the day to the Iceberg Events' staff at the registration desk.
  • Presentation slides may be provided online after the event subject to author consent.
  • If you have any issues with submitting your abstract, please contact the Conference Organisers,​

Student bursaries

In recognition of AIPN student members, and their ongoing study and contribution to injury prevention research and practice, the AIPN will award three Student Bursaries to the value of $500. Presentation of the student prizes will be included in the conference closing ceremony. To be eligible you must: 

1. Be a full-time student. Evidence of full-time student status will be required
2. Have an abstract accepted for a full oral presentation
3. Be a financial member of the AIPN at the time of submitting your abstract
4. Indicate on your abstract submission form that you wish to be considered

Complimentary conference registration will be offered to bursary recipients at time of abstract acceptance. 


Call for abstracts opens: 14 February 2017
Call for late abstracts close: 10 October 2017
Notification of accepted abstracts: by end June 2017
Deadline for speaker confirmation and registration: 22 August 2017