Call for Abstracts – 2020 SA State Population Conference

Submissions Close – Sunday 18th October 2020 ** Deadline Extended

The SA State Population Health Conference is the premier developmental opportunity for emerging public health researchers and practitioners to present their work to a local audience. 

In 2020, public health has been in the spotlight on both a global and local level. Events including the summer bushfires and the Coronavirus pandemic have highlighted the importance, and improved understanding, of public health within communities, the state, and on national and international levels.

The 2020 SA State Population Conference will be held in a virtual format this year. By focusing on developing links between research, advocacy, practice and policy, we aim to learn from others in our field and support the work we all do to contribute to improved public health in South Australia and across Australia more broadly.

We invite abstract submissions on any topic in public health, from anyone involved in supporting health. You don’t have to be a researcher to submit. 

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Why should you submit your work to the State Population Health Conference? 

  • It’s a friendly and supportive environment to share your project or research 
  • We welcome abstracts for projects or research regardless of the stage of the project or thesis 
  • Your abstracts are peer-reviewed 
  • You can let us know your preference for
    (a) an oral presentation
    (b) a poster with rapid-fire presentation
    (c) a poster without rapid-fire presentation
  • Prizes are awarded for presentations

Things to know about the abstract submission process 

You can submit abstracts for either oral or poster (with or without rapid fire presentation) format, but the peer reviewers may offer you an alternate choice, depending on the number of abstracts received and the places available on the program. 

Presenters must register for the conference once they are notified of their abstract being accepted. For more details relating to the 2020 SA State Population Conference, visit the Conference Web Page.

How to submit an abstract 

  • Choose the abstract template best suited to your work, either Academic or Practitioner 
  • Complete the template using the standard headings, with a maximum of 300 words 
  • Font should be Ariel Narrow 12pt, with single spacing 
  • All text should be aligned to the left-hand margin 
  • Choose your preferred presentation method, either oral or poster (with or without rapid-fire presentation)
  • Email your completed template as a Microsoft Word document to

Abstract closing date will be the 18th October 2020 at 11.59PM (ACDST)

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PHAA SA Branch – Danielle Borroughs

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