ANZFP 2021: Submissions

Abstract submissions are now open. Deadline for submission is tba.

 

Submit Your Abstract

 

Download Abstract Template

Download Submission Guidelines

 

Please note: All abstract submissions must use the template provided and be submitted in Microsoft Word format.

Themes

The overarching theme for the 9th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society Conference is ‘Live Stronger For Longer’. We aim to explore prevention, understanding and mechanisms of falls as well as the broader challenges of engaging communities and the implementation of best practice and policy.

This year, we ask that you submit into one of the following sector-specific themes:

  • Aged Residential Care
  • Community living
  • Acute and rehabilitation – hospital

 

Types of Presentation

  1. Oral – 12 minute oral presentation plus 3 minute question time
  2. 5×5 – 5 minute oral presentation timeslot to show 5 slides
  3. Poster – A0, portrait, hard copy poster format
  4. Workshop – full or half day, pre-conference (Sunday, 28 November 2021)

 

Abstract Categories

  1. Original Research. Abstracts should contain:
    1. Background – a description of the problem and/or study objectives or hypothesis to be tested
    2. Methods – method(s) used or approach taken
    3. Results – specific results in summary form (with statistical analysis if appropriate)
    4. Conclusions – description of the main finding and implications of the results
  2. Program Implementation / Service Delivery / Policy. Abstracts should contain:
    1. Background/issues – a short summary of the problem being addressed and context
    2. Activity – a brief description of the initiative, position taken, implementation strategies
    3. Conclusions – a brief description of the significance and future directions

Please note that your abstract may be accepted in a different presentation type to the one you select during submission.

Oral and 5×5 Presentations:

Session chairs will keep strictly to time. Presentations running over will be cut short.

All rooms have PCs with up-to-date Microsoft Office and data projectors. Presentations should be set to 16:9 screen ratio and must use PowerPoint files. There will be no time to allow the setup of their own laptops. Speakers are responsible for ensuring that their presentations display correctly, including any videos or embedded files.

Presenters should ensure that they bring their presentation on a USB flash drive.

All presenters should make sure to go to their room prior to the session to upload and test their presentation.

 

Poster Presentation:

Posters must be A0 sized and in portrait orientation.

Posters will be on display throughout the ANZFPS 2021 Conference. All poster presenters should have their posters in the allocated exhibition area by 8.45am on the first day, 29 November. Velcro dots can be collected from the registration desk.

There will be a dedicated poster session to allow focus on poster findings. Poster presenters are expected to be present during this time.

 

Workshops:

Your abstract should also include a brief description of the content of the workshop, what learning outcomes you expect and ideal format/ room set up.

All rooms have PCs with up-to-date Microsoft Office and data projectors. Presentations should be set to 16:9 screen ratio and must use PowerPoint files. There will be no time to allow the setup of their own laptops. Speakers are responsible for ensuring that their presentations display correctly, including any videos or embedded files.

Presenters should ensure that they bring their presentation on a USB flash drive.

All presenters should make sure to go to their room prior to the session to upload and test their presentation.

 

 

 

How to Submit

Each submission should adhere to the abstract template provided and the document must be a Microsoft Word format. Abstracts submitted in other formats will be declined. The template can be downloaded by clicking the button at the top of this page.

Abstract Text

All abstracts should be:

  • Arial font, 12 pt size
  • Single spaced
  • Justified alignment
  • Maximum of 300 words (including references)
  • Sub-headings may be included but they will be included in the word count. They must be bold
  • There is a maximum of 2 references. References should be listed at the bottom of the page, in sentence case, Arial font, pt size 10 and justified
  • Do not use footnotes or superscript numbers within the body of your abstract
  • Pictures, including graphs, are not allowed
  • Presenting authors MUST be the one submitting the abstract. This is the person all correspondence will be sent to, and, if accepted, this is the name that will appear in the conference programme
  • Pay careful attention to your wording and grammar as what you submit will be made available to conference delegates.

Title

The title should be:

  • Maximum 12 words
  • Arial font, 14 pt size
  • Bold
  • Centre aligned
  • Initial capital/lower case, not all capitals

Authors

Abstract titles should be followed by authors’ first initial then surname (with presenting author in bold). These should be in:

  • Title Case
  • Arial font, 12 pt size
  • Left aligned
  • Presenting author should be listed first, with co-authors then listed alphabetically by surname

When submissions are open, there will be a button at the top of this page that will take you to the submission portal. Submissions will open on 27 February 2020.

The number of Oral, 5×5 presentations and workshops that the ANZFP Conference can accommodate in its programme is limited. The ANZFPS Scientific Committee will endeavour to accommodate a submission’s preferred presentation type but this may not be possible if the number of delegates request Oral/5×5 presentations exceed the number of slots available.

 

Scoring & Awards

The criteria used to assess abstracts will include:

  • Relevance to the themes and objectives of ANZFPS 2021 Conference
  • Applicability, significance and impact in the area of falls prevention
  • Originality and interest to researchers and industry
  • Compliance to template (including word count and format requirements)

Research from NZ/Aotearoa that includes Māori participants and/or has strong relevance to Māori is particularly welcome.

Research from Australia that includes Aboriginal participants and/or has strong relevance to Aboriginal Australians is particularly welcome.

High scoring abstracts are eligible for the awards outline below. Please indicate during submission whether you wish to be considered for one or more of these awards. Judging of these awards will occur during the conference

  • Best Scientific Oral
  • Best Program Implementation / Service Delivery / Policy Oral
  • Best Student Oral
  • Best Poster
  • Best Oral Relevant to Māori
  • Best Oral Relevant to Aboriginal Australians

 

 

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