Please click here for information on the Awards for ‘Best Presentations’

All Abstracts will be considered; however we encourage you to submit your original unpublished abstract(s), which address the conference themes outlined below:

  • Biomechanics

  • Diabetes

  • Gerontology

  • Musculoskeletal

  • Paediatrics

  • Public health / health policy

  • Rheumatology

  • Sports medicine

  • Surgery

  • Other


The title should be in bold, sentence case with no full stop at the end. Avoid unnecessary use of capital letters, e.g.:

Results from experiments in this field
Results from Experiments in this field.


First name, middle initial, and surname with no full stop at the end. Underline the name of the presenting author. A comma should separate author names. Where authors are from a number of different institutions, the appropriate institution number from the affiliation list should be given as a superscript number immediately after each author's name, e.g.:

John Smith¹, Susan Jones², Bill Fisher³


Affiliations should include department, institute, city/suburb and country. Where there are multiple affiliations, each should be listed as a separate paragraph. Each institute should appear in the order used against the author names (see above paragraph) and show the appropriate superscript number, e.g.:

1 Department, University, City/Suburb, State, Post Code, Country
2 University, City/Suburb, State, Post Code, Country
3 Company, City/Suburb, State, Post Code, Country


Please ensure correct email address of the presenting author is completed on the Author and Affiliation :


  • Should not be more than 350 words

  • Please use single line spacing

  • Type the text unjustified, without hyphenating words at line breaks

  • Use hard returns only to end headings and paragraphs, not to rearrange lines

  • Greek and other special characters may be included. If you are unable to reproduce a particular special character, please type out the name of the symbol in full

  • SI units should be used throughout

  • Abbreviations should be used as sparingly as possible and should be defined when first used

  • No diagrams, tables or references are allowed


All abstracts reporting original research results should use structured abstracts, with paragraph headings typed in bold with no colon at the end. Do not use the heading ‘Abstract’. Each heading should be in a separate paragraph, e.g.:


Followed by regular text, on a new line and in the same format as shown above for main text.


Followed by regular text, on a new line and in the same format as shown above for main text.


Followed by regular text, on a new line and in the same format as shown above for main text.

Discussion and Clinical Relevance

Followed by regular text, on a new line and in the same format as shown above for main text.


All non-research abstracts (ie: abstracts involving a general overview of the literature on a particular topic, discussion papers, invited speaker summaries, etc) should use a non-structured abstract format of no more than 350 words. The format of these should be identical to that described above, but with no subheadings.

Please Note: The invitation to submit an abstract or present a paper does not constitute an offer to pay for travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the Conference. No speaker’s fee is paid to successful applicants. Presenters are required to register for the Conference.


Authors will need to bring their presentations to the Conference on a USB stick, to load up prior to the session commencing. A technician will available to assist with loading and testing presentations. Please note presentations should be in 16:9 powerpoint format. There will be a laser pointer available at the lectern for your presentation if you wish to use. Please allow 10 minutes for your presentation followed by 5 minutes for questions. Time keeping will necessarily be adhered to by session Chairs.


Authors will need to bring their posters for display within Exhibition area during the Conference. The maximum allowable size of the poster is 1 meter wide by 1.2 meters high. Posters will be displayed on numbered poster panels, velcro to stick your poster to the panel will be provided on the panel ready for you to use. Abstract submissions may indicate preference for poster or oral presentation. This will be considered by the Scientific Committee in every instance.


Workshops will be held concurrently with speaker presentations during the conference. 

Most workshop presentations will be invited, but if you wish to present a workshop please indicate when submitting through the speaker portal.

Guidelines for workshops will be provided closer to the event.


All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee to ensure quality and compatibility with the conference theme and areas of interest. 


Deadline for submission of abstracts: Monday 19 November 2018
Early Bird Registration deadline: Friday 15 March 2019