Late Breaker Abstract Submission

Deadline: 11:59pm AEST, Monday 29 July 2024

If you missed the chance to submit an abstract in the first round due to incomplete data, or you have exciting new research, this is your last chance to be included in what is shaping up to be a fantastic program filled with international and local distinguished speakers, innovative research, policy, and clinical practice. 

 The Late Breaking sessions are informative fast-paced 5-minute presentations. The sessions are dedicated to new information or important findings not fully available before the general abstract deadline. Presentations are five minutes and should have no more than five slides. 

Late Breaking presentations are held during plenary sessions, and provides an opportunity to present to all conference delegates and is one of the most popular sessions with delegates at the conference.

Late Breaking abstracts are not an extension of the general abstract submission deadline.

In order to standardise the abstract layout, we kindly ask you to read the abstract submission guidelines carefully and use the appropriate abstract template provided.

Notification regarding late breaking abstract's status will be sent to the presenting author of the abstract the week commencing  2 September 2024.

Abstracts will be accepted for oral and poster Late Breaking presentations.

Late Breaker Presentation Prize - see awards & prizes page for details.

Abstract Guidelines

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

View Abstract Guidelines Document
View Themes and Sub-Themes

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:

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


Research Abstract: 

5 minutes
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. 

Please use the Research Based Abstract Template.

Practice Based /Service Delivery Abstract: 

5 minutes
Abstracts analysing issues and solutions to problems in clinical practice, policy, community engagement, education, and health promotion. 
Presentations should be well structured, rigorous and demonstrate a novel contribution to knowledge.

This option allows you to report on projects that are not research-driven but are critical reflections on policy and practice, including clinical practice, community engagement, education, health promotion, and service delivery. In all cases we are looking for analyses and projects that are completed and have concrete results to report. 

The practice-based abstract template asks delegates to describe the analysis and arguments used, and then specify outcomes, results and implications for policy and practice. We encourage our community, nursing, policy, health promotion and other colleagues to try the template and submit abstracts.

Please use the Practice Based Abstract Template.



Permanently displayed during the conference. Presenters must stand with their posters during the dedicated Poster Sessions. 

Posters are a key component of the APSAD Conference offering an interactive platform for delegates to view and discuss achievements, ideas, and developments face-to-face.

Posters are ideal for data that works better visually, projects and research being proposed or currently in progress, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, case studies, divisional projects, or clinical topics.

All posters will be available on the conference website and in the app.

Please use either the Research or Practice Based Abstract Template. 


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