Abstract Guidelines

Abstract Guidelines

Submission Requirements

  • Abstracts must be 300 words or less, exclusive of footnoted references.
  • Abstracts should identify the author/s and their organisation - all references to the organisations and/or authors by name must be included when submitting the abstract.
  • Abstracts must evidence nursing & midwifery clinical, research, education and/or management activities related to one of the Symposium themes.
  • Abstracts should address one of the themes identified below

Symposium Themes

  1. Outside the box – extraordinary ideas

    Take this opportunity to share with us the ideas happening out there in clinical practice and in particular what is making a difference to the lives of our community as well as the nurses and midwives providing and delivering the care

  2. Two heads are better than one – extraordinary collaboration

    In line with the recent addition to the Nursing and Midwifery codes and the inclusion of the principle of teaching and supervising as a core feature of our professional relationships; we are keen to hear about the collaborative relationships that dominate and support the nursing and midwifery professions: e.g. the role of mentors, critical companions and trusted valued colleagues. These collaborations may well include the broader healthcare team and other health professionals.

  3. An ordinary day – extraordinary stories

    No two days are the same, we all know that but there are some occasions where something happens that affects us in such a way that reinforces why we do what we do. This may include an inspirational or life changing experience that makes a deep and lasting impression.  We would love to hear the stories that have influenced you. Take this opportunity to shine and share your passion us.

Review and Selection

Your work will be showcased at this Symposium with a focus on people, patients, clients, consumers of health and health professionals.

Your Abstract will be evaluated through a peer review process established by the Office of the Chief Nurse & Midwife (OCNM). Abstracts will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Presentation of Abstract: grammar, spelling, clarity
  • Content: contemporary and/or reflective of clinical, research, education and/or management activities
  • Relevance to Symposium themes and of interest to potential attendees,

Presenter Requirements

If accepted for a concurrent presentation, all Abstract presenters must:

  • Submit required forms in electronic format as directed by the deadlines given.
  • Register for the Symposium by the 2019 early bird deadline.  Unfortunately, OCNM is unable to further discount or reduce registration costs for presenters.
  • Meet all costs related to travel, accommodation, and registration.

Concurrent presenters will be required to:

  • Speak for 15 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A,  All sessions must be 20 minutes in total length, unless a special request has been received and approved by the committee.
  • Once the final version of the presentation is submitted and approved, no changes can be made.
  • Submit the final version of their slide presentation at least 2 hours before their session at the Symposium
  • Note: A full copy of the Abstracts selected will appear in the Symposium program.

General Instructions

  • Submissions must be completed using the abstract template and submitted via email to naomi@eventsphere.com.au by the submission deadline.
  • Submissions must be received by 26th October 2018, 11:59pm Eastern Time.  Only completed applications will be considered.
  • Questions about the Abstract process may be directed to Symposium Manager, Naomi Sarich on naomi@eventsphere.com.au or by phoning 0439 336 511
  • Additional information for the content of your abstract can be accessed by clicking below

Additional abstract information

We look forward to receiving your submission and seeing you on stage at the Nursing and Midwifery Symposium in Hobart on 1 March, 2019.