Call for Abstracts

Themes | Mode of Presentations | Submission Instructions & Guidelines | Assessment Process |
Assessment Criteria | Presenter Terms & Conditions | Important Dates | Submit Abstract


The late breaking abstracts portal is now closed.

The Scientific Committee of the AIPN 2019 Conference, to be held from 25-27 November 2019 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, is pleased to invite abstracts for proposed oral and poster presentations.


  • 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 
  • Consumer product safety
  • Indigenous health and injury prevention 
  • Intentional injury and violence prevention 
  • Alcohol and drugs related injury 
  • Trauma care across health care continuum (emergency response to rehabilitation)
  • Digital applications and innovations in injury prevention
  • Injury surveillance methods
  • Other

mode of presentations

Presentations may be made in one of the following modes:

  • Oral Paper Presentation – 15mins plus 5mins for questions
  • Rapid Fire Presentation – 5mins, 3 slides only
  • Poster Presentation – including dedicated poster viewing session with author on-site


abstract submission instructions and guidelines

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

OPTION A: Research

  • Background
  • Aims
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion and conclusions
  • How research pushes the boundaries

OPTION B: Policy and Practice

  • Context
  • Objectives
  • Key messages
  • Discussion and conclusions
  • How policy/practice pushes the boundaries

abstract assessment process

  • 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 October 2019.

abstract assessment criteria

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, in particular how well it addresses the theme of pushing the boundaries 
  • Interest to the audience 


  • Accepted presenters must register and pay for the conference by the end of October 2019 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.


  • Call for abstracts opens: 18 February 2019
  • Call for abstracts close: 13 May 2019
  • Notification of accepted abstracts: early July 2019
  • Deadline for speaker confirmation and registration: 23 August 2019
  • Early bird registration closes: 27 September 2019
  • Late Breaking Abstracts opens: 2 September 2019
  • Late Breaking Abstracts close: 10 October 2019
  • Author notifications of late breaking abstracts: end of October 2019


The late breaking abstracts is now closed.

Click the button below to create an author account and submit your abstract. 

  • Please list the details of the PRESENTING AUTHOR as all correspondence will be sent to the person listed.
  • Please advise if you wish for your abstract to be considered for one of the four student bursaries.