What to consider in your abstract submission


All abstracts must include a title and should present a clear and accurate overview of the topic. Abstracts must be typed in one, single-spaced paragraph only. Abstracts are limited to the maximum length of 400 words (not including 5 references and headings). The title of the abstract is limited to 10 words.

The following five (5) headings must be used for Research Presentations

  1. Introduction
  2. Objectives
  3. Methods
  4. Results
  5. Conclusion

The following five (5) headings must be used for Non-Research Presentations

  1. Introduction/Background
  2. Purpose
  3. Approach or Action
  4. Outcomes
  5. Conclusion

If you do not use the five headings, your abstract will not be considered.

Your submission should also include a separate brief summary (50 words) that will be used to describe your presentation to conference delegates. It will be published in an on-site Conference Program.

For research papers, results can include preliminary results. For seminar/workshops, the approach to the facilitation of the interactive component of the session must be included in the conclusion section of the abstract.