Call for Abstracts

Submit your Abstract

The ARLDC21 Local Organising Committee invites prospective authors to submit titles and abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Submissions can be made via the  Abstract Submission Portal linked above.

All abstracts must follow the instructions listed below and be submitted online by 23:59 (AEST), Friday 21 May 2021. Please note that the closing date for abstract submission will not be extended.

All enquiries regarding abstracts for ARLDC21 should be emailed to

Key Dates

Abstract Submissions Open Now Open
Abstract Submission Deadline 21 May 2021
Authors Notified Results 4 June 2021
Presenting Author Registration Deadline 14 June 2021

Abstract Submission Details & Guidelines

  • Abstracts should be submitted by the presenting author
  • Only abstracts submitted in English will be reviewed
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts that an individual can submit
  • Notification will be emailed only to the presenting author
  • Abstracts must not exceed 300 words (excluding the title, authors and affiliations) and should follow the instructions within the abstract submission portal
  • There is no fee for submitting an abstract
  • The use of abbreviations and acronyms should be kept to a minimum.
  • Abstracts must be submitted by 11:59pm (AEDT), 21 May 2021 for consideration by the Local Organising Committee
  • Authors selected for oral presentation may be asked to pre-record their presentations. This will be discussed with each author individually.

Abstract Format

All abstracts should be broken down into the below subheadings;

  • Introduction
  • Aim
  • Method
  • Results
  • Innovative contribution to policy, practice and/or research

Once you have submitted your abstract, you will receive an automated submission successful email.

Poster Presentation

Posters will be on display throughout the Conference in the virtual poster gallery. The author(s) must be present online during the scheduled Poster Session in the Conference program to be able to discuss the poster with participants when requested.

The scientific program will also include rapid presentations, in which presenters will be allocated three minutes and a maximum of one slide to provide a brief overview of the take-home message of their research.

Further specifications about poster submissions will be sent to successful authors after the results date.

Terms and Conditions

Whilst every effort will be made to accept an abstract for the presentation type selected in the submission process, the Local Organising Committee reserves the right to allocate a different presentation type if it is deemed more appropriate and if program space is limited.

The submission of an abstract indicates an understanding of the following rules for participation in ARLDC21:

  • All authors approve submitting this work for presentation.
  • The author(s) agree(s) to materially confine their presentations to information in the abstract if accepted for presentation.
  • The presenting author will be available to present the abstract if selected for the program. The presenting author will immediately notify the Conference Secretariat if they are unable to present an abstract or if the presenting author changes.
  • Submission of the contact details provided are those of the presenter of the abstract. He/she will be notified about the status of the abstract and is responsible for informing the other authors about the status of the abstract.
  • Submission of the abstract constitutes consent of all authors of the abstract to publication (e.g., ARLDC21 website, programs, and other promotions).
  • All authors of the abstract warrant and represent that they either are the sole owners of, or have all necessary rights to, sublicense all the information and content in the abstract provided to ARLDC21 and its organisers, and that publication of the abstract does not infringe any rights, including but not limited to, intellectual property rights, or of any third parties.
  • ARLDC21 reserves the right to remove from any publication any abstract that does not comply with the above.


Please direct all abstract and presentation enquiries to:

ARLDC21 Secretariat