Abstract Submission 

Deadline: 11:59pm ACST 7 April 2024 - CLOSED

NEW Abstract Types

Storytelling Sessions

As part of this year's conference, we are running Storytelling Sessions to offer opportunities for those in attendance to share about their work / programs which align with this year’s conference theme: Let’s unite to harness the strength of community, honour and celebrate our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce and forge partnerships for change. 

The presentations will be a maximum of 5-minutes in length. The presentations will be very informal by nature, and you will not need to develop any materials (PowerPoint etc.). Priority will be given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and community voices, however all are welcome to submit an expression of interest.

How to submit
To submit an expression of interest for a storytelling session, please download the template and return the completed form, or send an email with the required information, before the abstract submission deadline. There is no need to complete the formal abstract submission process.

Tabletop Presentations

A 7 minute presentation of an activity or idea that has been implemented or tested in your health centre, community etc.

Each presenter shares their story/idea/learning with 10 people at their table. The group discusses the idea and shares other experiences/ideas around the topic for a further 7 minutes. When the time is up, the presenter moves to the next table to present.

A facilitator at each table will help facilitate the discussion and be the note taker.

The aim of the tabletop presentations is to generate idea, experiences and possible solutions to problems shared.

Abstract Guidelines

Abstract guidelines and templates are provided. You must ensure you follow the guidelines and use the correct template in order for your abstract to be submitted for review.

Research based abstract template 

Abstracts on original research findings, case studies, completed projects and theoretical analyses.  Presentations should be well structured, rigorous and demonstrate a novel contribution to knowledge.

Models of Care and Programs / Multimedia abstract template 

Abstracts analysing issues and solutions to problems in clinical practice; including case studies and quality improvement activities community engagement, education, health promotion and policy. Presentations should be well structured, rigorous and demonstrate a novel contribution to knowledge

Abstract resources 

Conference resources have been developed by ASHM Conference & Events Division to assist you with your abstract submission and delivery of your presentation. The resources available are:

ASHM encourages the use of person centred language throughout the conference. Please refer to the language guides before submitting your abstract.

Conference Collaborators

We acknowledge that the conference is being held on the traditional lands of the Larrakia people. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' continuing connection to land, water, and community and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. ASHM acknowledges Sovereignty in this country has never been ceded. It always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.