Call for Abstracts

Please note: the call for abstracts submission process has now closed.  Acceptance notification will begin from Tuesday 12 June 2012.  Should you have any questions around this process please email Rachael Speedy

Important dates
Online submission for abstracts  Closed
Registration opens  Wednesday 1 February 2012
Closing date for submission of abstracts                Tuesday 24 April 2012
Acceptance notification  From Tuesday 12 June 2012
Final date for presenter registration   Wednesday 1 August 2012

Abstract Format

Size and presentation
Abstracts for presentations must be presented in the following format and are to be no longer than 250 words.

Title and author(s) surname(s) to be in capital letters, bold and the name of the presenting author should be underlined e.g. SMITH Rob and JONES Caroline, Water Products Inc, 25 High Street, Gotham City, UK.

  • Do not include titles or degrees
  • Font: Arial 12 point, single spacing, do not indent paragraphs
  • Check spelling and grammar
  • Abstracts will be published as they are submitted and should contain no errors. It is the submitting author's responsibility to thoroughly check their abstract before submitting.  Please ensure your abstract is saved in either a pdf or .doc file.  No other formats can be accepted.
  • Maximum of 250 words
  • Please indicate when submitting online whether the abstract is for:
    • Oral presentation
    • Poster presentation
    • Workshop presentation

For both oral and poster presentation, please include headings on a new line:

  • Background
  • Aims/Objectives/Purpose
  • Methods
  • Results/Outcome
  • Significance/Contribution to the field

Please present sufficient data to support conclusions – it is unsatisfactory to use statements such as 'data will be presented' or 'results will be discussed.'

Symposium or joint presentation
If you are wishing to present in symposium or joint presentation (more than one presenter), the Review Committee request that separate abstracts be submitted for each speaker to ensure they all are included in the programme.  Each author should note on their abstract submission that they wish to be part of a single organised concurrent session with the same suggested name on each abstract.

Presentation type

Oral presentation:  15 minute presentation (including Q & A)
Poster presentation: Authors will provide a poster for display at the conference.  
Each author will participate in an interactive poster session on either Wednesday 3 October or Thursday 4 October 2012.
Workshop presentation: Limited availability, additional justification may be requested. 

Conference theme
Please indicate which conference theme best fits the abstract:

  • Safety, Design and Sustainability
  • Evidence for Effective Practice and Programmes
  • Translating Research and Policy
Conference topic
Please indicate which topics best fit the abstract (list all that apply). Please click here to view the full list of conference topics.

 Abstract Writing Resources

To assist you in writing your abstract there are a number of online resources available.  A Google search will offer you plenty of suggestions.  Here are several:

The Injury Prevention Journal has published all of the Safety 2010 abstracts
How to Write An Abstract - Webinar 1 February 2012: Presented by Professor Hank Weiss
Writing an Abstract: Victoria University of Wellington
One Page Checklist and Sample: North Carolina State University
How to Write an Abstract: Prepared by Phillip Koopman, Carnegie Mellon University
How to Write an Abstract That Will Be Accepted for Presentation at a National Meeting: David J. Pierson, M.D., FAARC

 Other Information

Acceptance of abstracts
Authors will be advised of acceptance from Tuesday 12 June 2012.

Publication of abstracts
Accepted abstracts will be posted on the conference website, published in the conference handbook and distributed to delegates at the conference.

Publication of presentations
Presentations will be available on the conference website post conference.  Details of the presentation submission procedure will be advised to authors on their acceptance.

Poster formating
To assist with your poster publiction, please click here to download a poster template.

All presenters must register to attend the conference and are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and registration expenses. Registration will be available from 1 February 2012.

Presenters must be registered by 1 August 2012 to guarantee a place in the programme.


For further information please contact:

Rachel Cook
Conference Secretariat
Conference Innovators Limited
PO Box 28084, Remuera
Auckland, New Zealand

T: +64 9 525 2464
F: +64 9 525 2465




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