Call for abstracts

Call for abstracts are now open for the 2018 Conference

Important dates
Online submission for abstracts open      February 2018
Registration opens   April 2018
Closing date for submission of abstracts   Monday 21 May 2018
Acceptance notification   Late June 2018
Early bird registration closes   6 July 2018


Presentation categories

Oral presentations
If your abstract is accepted as an oral presentation you will be allocated a place in the plenary programme. You will be advised of your allocated presentation time at the time of abstract acceptance notification.

PHARMAC Emerging Researcher Award oral presentations

You can submit your oral presentation under the PHARMAC Emerging Researcher Award category provided you meet the award criteria. Candidates for the PHARMAC Emerging Researcher Award will be invited to deliver succinct presentations within a dedicated plenary session.

Poster presentations
If your abstract is accepted as a poster, you will be required to produce a poster that will be displayed in the exhibition hall. The dimensions of the poster boards are 1.19m wide x 2.3m high. One poster will be allocated to each board. Please click here for full poster guidelines. Note that this year we will be reverting back to physical posters. There will also be a dedicated poster session allocated to the programme for all presenters.

Abstract format

Please click here to view abstract submission format instructions.

Other Information

Acceptance of abstracts
Authors will be advised of the outcome of abstract assessment from June 2018.

Publication of abstracts
Accepted abstracts will be posted on the conference website and published in the conference app.

All presenters must register to attend the conference and are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and registration expenses. Registration will be available from April 2018.

Presenters must be registered by Friday 6 July to guarantee a place in the programme. Presenters will be eligible for registration at the early bird rate.

For further information contact:

Charlotte Emery |Conference Manager | Conference Innovators
T: +64 3 974 1165 |




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