Invitation to Submit – CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 2018


International Conference for Rural & Remote Nurses & Midwives

(Leading Primary health care in a challenging world)

Nurses & Midwives as the largest , most accessible and widely distributed health workforce are engaged  in the development, delivery & assessment of health services across the world,  in diverse ways and through different models

Alongside other health professionals/workers. Clients/consumers

The uniting factor with variations in degrees & contexts is

  • Meeting/addressing Community need
  • Social justice & equity
  • Working with & advocating for marginalised groups
  • Workforce shortages
  • Models of care delivery
  • Research informing practice

We encourage all who work in or have interest in Remote, Rural, International health

Be you

  • Nurses & Midwives
  • All health professionals /workers
  • Health Service Providers /mangers
  • Consumers
  • First nations?/( ATSI)
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Researchers and education providers
  • Professional bodies and associations
  • State, Territory and Local Governments

Tells us your Stories of models of care Patient/clients experiences, research, Innovation

Themes for Abstracts

  • Remote Practice ( PHC)
  • Rural Nursing
  • International
  • Isolated practice (Defence Justice International Aid)

How to Submit

Submissions are due by DATE TBC and can be submitted via the presentation portal on this website. Abstracts received after this date will not be accepted.

Presentation/poster abstracts should include:

  • The purpose of the presentation
  • The nature and scope of the topic
  • The issue or problem under consideration
  • The outcome or the conclusion reached
  • References

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words.

Review Process

The Program Committee will review all submitted abstracts.

As there are limited places for oral presentations some abstracts submitted for oral presentation may be offered posters. Authors in these cases will be advised and asked to confirm whether they wish to present a poster.

Presenters Registration

All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee. Presenters also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

Presentation Formats

While you will be asked to indicate your preferred presentation format, the program committee may request an alternative format be considered. The committee will allocate presentations to the program taking into account the preference of authors and the balance of the program.

We anticipate that authors will be the principal presenter for at most one featured presentation, but may be the principal presenter for more than one impact presentation and display poster.

Oral Presentation (20 Minutes)

Oral presentations will be allocated 20 minutes, including time for questions.

Hot Spots (5 Minutes)

Hot Spot Presentations will be allocated 5 minutes, including time for questions.

ePoster Presentations

Electronic posters will be prepared in PowerPoint (1 slide 16:9) and displayed during the conference on large flat screen monitors in the exhibition & poster display areas and on the Delegate App.

The ePosters will rotate automatically and each will be shown for one minute. Delegates will be able to pause posters to view them in more detail. There will also be an index to allow delegates to find an individual poster. In addition ePoster will be featured on the Delegate App along with the submitted abstract document and author bio.

At least one author listed on the ePoster abstract must be registered for at least one day of the conference (Friday/Saturday) for the ePoster to be confirmed.

Accepted ePoster authors must submit their ePoster slide using the correct template via the link provided below.

At the time of the Conference


  • Session Chair Guidelines
  • Presenter Guidelines

Audiovisual Equipment

Each session room will be equipped for the presentation of PowerPoint slides and include a data projector, computer with external speakers, lectern and microphone.

If you have any specific audio visual requirements, please indicate these at the time of abstract submission.

Presentation Files

Presenters will take their Power Point slides to the meeting on a memory stick, where an audiovisual technician will load your presentation.

Video and audio clips should be embedded in your Power Point slides rather than linking to external files.

All slides will be run from a central presentation computer. However, if you have a complex presentation, which includes multiple media files, we suggest you bring your own laptop as a backup in case of difficulties loading your presentation.