Abstract Submission

The Call for Abstracts is Now Closed 

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Student essay are being reviewed and results will be distributed prior to 20 August 2021.

Abstracts OPEN

Late April 2021

Abstracts OPEN

Abstracts CLOSE

23 June 2021

Abstracts CLOSE

Results ADVISED

Early August

Authors ADVISED

Early Rates FINISH

15 Sept 2021

Early Rates FINISH 

On behalf of the Program Committee, we invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law Conference which will be held for the first time ONLINE in 2021.

This conference will provide a forum for discussion on a wide variety of topics in bioethics and health law in the context of clinical practice, research and public health.  We welcome submissions from all disciplinary backgrounds and encourage submissions from students. 

Although priority will be given to abstracts that broadly fit within the conference theme, all high quality abstracts will be considered.  All abstracts will go through a peer review process undertaken by the conference committee. The committee will allocate abstracts to the program taking into account the quality of each abstract and the balance of the program.

On behalf of the Program Committee, we invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law Conference which will be held for the first time ONLINE in 2021.

This conference will provide a forum for discussion on a wide variety of topics in bioethics and health law in the context of clinical practice, research and public health.  We welcome submissions from all disciplinary backgrounds and encourage submissions from students. 

Although priority will be given to abstracts that broadly fit within the conference theme, all high quality abstracts will be considered.  All abstracts will go through a peer review process undertaken by the conference committee. The committee will allocate abstracts to the program taking into account the quality of each abstract and the balance of the program.

Abstracts Submission– Due 23rd June 2021 – EXTENDED

PROGRAM STREAMS

To assist with programming, during the submission process you will be asked to identify the conference stream that best suits your presentation.  Where you feel your submission does not fit one of the streams below you can select ‘Other’.

Clinical Ethics Public Health Ethics
Health Law Teaching Ethics
Research Ethics Empirical Ethics
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.

The below presentation types have been included to guide you with your submission however, we welcome all ideas and presentation types. If you have an idea that does not fit in one of the boxes below, we would still like to hear from you! Please submit your abstract through the presentation portal with an additional explanation regarding your submission and how, if accepted, you see your submission being presented. We will be in contact following the close of abstracts to discuss further if your abstracts has been accepted.

PERSPECTIVES SESSIONS

You are invited to submit a proposal for an ‘Perspectives’ session.  Each Perspectives Session will be dedicated to a particular theme and consist of a collection of 3-5 minute pre-recorded presentations chosen to reflect different perspectives on an issue. This will be followed by a panel-like Q&A session between the presenters and the session chair.  Questions will be submitted by the audience through a live Q&A chat feed. 

Perspective sessions have been allocated 45 minutes each (including Q&A) with a minimum of 4 perspectives per session.

Your submission must be aimed towards one of the below Perspectives topics:

  1. Connecting bioethics to communities empirically: Methodologies and exemplars
  2. Choosing your own adventure in academia for students and early career academics
  3. Implementing public health policy: Advice, ethical frameworks and the law
  4. Health law and policy at and beyond the end of life
  5. Emerging health technology and surveillance medicine
  6. Caring for research participants: Diversity, vulnerability and risk thresholds
  7. Reshaping research ethics practice
  • Submission requires a 250 word abstract overview of the presentation.
  • If accepted the presenter(s) must submit a 3-5 minute pre-recorded presentation in MP4 format by the required deadline.
  • A recording of the presentation and Q&A session on the scheduled day will be available to delegates through the online platform for 4 months post conference.
  • All presenters participating in the session must register and pay the required fee to attend the conference.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS 

This format is closest to the traditional AABHL oral presentation. Oral presentations will be a 15 minute pre-recorded presentation that will be stored in the Resource Gallery of the online platform and will be available to delegates to view on-demand. During the conference you will present a 1 minute summary of your presentation followed by a live Q&A session with the session chair and 3-4 other presenters. 

  • Submission requires a 250 word abstract overview of the presentation.
  • If accepted the presenter(s) must submit a 15 minute pre-recorded presentation in MP4 format by the required deadline.
  • If accepted the presenter(s) summary presentation will be scheduled in an appropriate concurrent session with other oral presenters in the same stream followed by a live group Q&A and discussion between the presenter(s) and chair.
  • The presentation and Q&A session on the scheduled day will be available to delegates through the online platform for 4 months post conference.
  • All presenters participating in the presentation must register and pay the required fee to attend the conference.

RAPID FIRE ORALS 

These are shorter 3-5 minute pre-recorded oral presentations that will be scheduled in an appropriate session and followed by a brief live Q&A between the presenters and chair.  They are particularly suited to student presenters and novice conference presenters.

  • Submission requires a 250 word abstract overview of the presentation.
  • If accepted the presenter(s) must submit a 3-5 minute pre-recorded presentation in MP4 format by the required deadline.
  • Presentation will be scheduled in an appropriate concurrent session with other quick bites followed by a minimum 5 minute Q&A and discussion between the presenter(s) and chair.
  • A recording of the presentation and Q&A session on the scheduled day will be available to delegates through the online platform for 4 months post conference.
  • All presenters participating in the presentation must register and pay the required fee to attend the conference.

ON-DEMAND ORALS 

This format is similar to the above oral presentation formats but without the scheduled Live Q&A component.  These pre-recorded orals will be stored in the Resource Gallery of the online platform and will be available to delegates to view on-demand.  This is a good option for those presenters who do not wish to be scheduled in a session but still want to make their presentation available to delegates.  

  • Submission requires a 250 word abstract overview of the presentation.
  • If accepted the presenter(s) must submit a 5-10 minute pre-recorded presentation in MP4 format by the required deadline.
  • Presentation will be made available to registered delegates to watch ‘on-demand’ through the Resource Gallery on the Online Conference Platform from one week prior and 4 months post conference.
  • Lead/submitting presenter must register and pay the required fee to have their presentation included.

Submissions are due by 23 June 2021

Abstracts received after this date will not be accepted. Submit via the presentation portal on this website (see box above).

ORAL and PERSPECTIVES 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

Abstracts should not exceed 250 words.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION PROCEEDURE

  1. Prepare your abstract
    Prepare your 250 word abstract text. This applies for oral and workshop submissions
  2. Enter your contact details
    Go to the Submission Portal to enter your contact details.
  3. Identify Format and Stream
    Select the preferred presentation format and most applicable stream from the options provided
  4. Enter Presenter and Author details
    Enter names and affiliations of the presenter and authors.  Also enter brief biography of the presenter(s), 100 words is sufficient.
  5. Enter your abstract details
    ‘Cut and Paste’ the abstract text 250 words and into the relevant field in the Presentation Portal.
  6. Agree & Submit
    Agree to the Terms and Conditions and Submit your abstract.

ABSTRACT REVIEW PROCESS

All abstracts received will be reviewed and selected by the scientific committee. They will determine if abstracts are accepted as oral, on-demand oral or workshop presentation format with consideration given to the author preference and program balance.

Authors (or the person submitting on behalf of the author) will be notified via email on a rolling basis regarding the status of their abstract.

PRESENTER REGISTRATION

It is mandatory for all presenters to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee.

Student Essay Prize Submissions – Due 23rd June 2021 – EXTENDED

The following prizes are available to full time students attending and presenting at the AABHL conference.  Students are required to submit a full essay not exceeding 5000 words to be considered for the prizes.

STUDENT PRIZES

These prizes are available to students currently enrolled in a university degree, who are attending and presenting at the AABHL conference. Students are required to submit a full essay not exceeding 5000 words to be considered for the prizes.

Essays must be submitted through the Student Prize Portal by COB 23rd June 2021 to be considered.

John McPhee (Law) Prize Max Charlesworth (Bioethics) Prize
Paper Eligibility: Health law and ethics: a topic related to health, law and ethics

Paper Eligibility: Bioethics: ethical issues arising in relation to medicine, the health sciences or health care in general from any of the disciplines that offer a perspective on such issues, including philosophy, bioethics, law, social theory, sociology, anthropology, psychology, feminism, linguistics, cultural studies, history, literary theory and literature

LENGTH

Not exceed 5000 words.  References not included in word count.

SUBMISSION OR CONFIRMITY REQUIREMENTS ON THE PAPER OR ESSAY

Essay should conform to the requirements for submission to the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry and submitted as a word document through the Student Essay Portal on this page by 23rd June 2021.

DATE OF SUBMISSION

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 (by COB).

SELECTION PANEL

Two persons nominated by the AABHL committee and two members of the editorial board of the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

CRITERIA FOR ASSESSMENT

Criteria for assessment for both the John McPhee and the Max Charlesworth Prize include;

  • Evidence of academic scholarship
  • Familiarity with the chosen area
  • Rigour in presentation
  • Originality

Submissions are due by 23 June 2021

PRIZE

The winner[s] will be invited to present their paper at this year’s conference and will be offered a complimentary registration to attend. The prize will also provide one year’s subscription to AABHL membership. The winner[s] are strongly encouraged to submit their essays to the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry for consideration for publication through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.editorialmanager.com/jbin/default.asp. They will be reviewed via the journal’s standard review process. Mention should be made in the covering letter that the paper has been awarded the John McPhee or Max Charlesworth award, which ever applies.

SUBMIT HERE

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