Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission

Abstract submissions for 9th Biennial AusACPDM Conference 2018 will open 17 May 2017 and close 5pm AEST Monday 7 August 2017. Submissions are sought for free papers, posters (electronic), workshops, breakfast sessions and PhD platform presentations on the following topics:

Conditions including

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal cord injury and disease
  • Chromosomal disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Developmental disorders

Submission Themes

We welcome submissions that study:

  • Causes of disability e.g. registry studies, case control studies
  • Discovery of casual mechanisms and testing potential prevention and regenerative medicine strategies e.g. cellular studies, animal studies
  • Prevention, neuroprotection and neuroregeneration interventions e.g. clinical trials
  • Intervention effectiveness e.g. clinical trials, cohort studies
  • Novel technologies enabling independence and accurate assessment
  • Development and refinement of new assessment tools
  • Lived experience and quality of life of children / adults / caregivers / parents / family
  • Social policy

Submit Your Application


Paper Presentation (podium presentation) is a 10-minute (including Q&A) oral presentation in English. One digital projector, laptop computer, and one large screen will be provided. If you are including a video in the presentation, an embedded video is more effective. Presenters must be prepared to discuss their paper in response to audience questions at the end of each session in a joint question time.

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Scientific Posters  display your work in a concise form, enabling conference attendees to grasp the essentials of the subject in a reasonable time frame. Scientific posters are prepared in English, and displayed in an electronic format on large flat screens in PowerPoint. In addition, delegates will receive a link to an electronic copy of all posters, and will be able to view the posters post event.

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Workshops (interactive presentations) are 90-minutes in length, providing formal but interactive instruction for continuing professional education, presenting an update on a theme/ area of clinical research and its clinical implications or presenting/ justifying/ training in a group of therapies (offering different constructs or methods). One digital projector, and one large screen will be provided, presenters are asked to provide their own laptops. Other equipment must be requested individually. An embedded video is the preferred method for showing video clips. Interactive activities are preferred by conference delegates and reflect best-available knowledge translation evidence for teaching session. Workshops are to be presented in English.

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Breakfast Sessions (instructional courses) are 45-60 minutes in length, providing formal instruction for continuing professional education, presenting an update on a theme/ area of clinical research and its clinical implications or presenting/ justifying/ training in a group of therapies (offering different constructs or methods). One digital projector, laptop computer, and one large screen will be provided. Other equipment must be requested individually. An embedded video is the preferred method for showing video clips.

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PhD Platform the opportunity to present a PhD Platform presentation will be awarded to the AusACPDM member/s considered the most meritorious PhD candidates.

To be eligible to present a PhD Platform at the 2018 AusACPDM conference, PhD candidates must:

  • Be a member of the AusACPDM
  • Submit proof of PhD completion since July 2015 or that the PhD thesis has been submitted for marking before July 2017
  • Include a full Academic CV
  • Complete the PhD Platform nomination form

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