Call for Abstracts

E-poster abstracts are invited for SMACC SYDNEY 2019 being held from the 25-29 March 2019 at the International Convention Centre Sydney, Australia. Abstracts must be submitted and completed online by Friday 30 November 2018.


Abstracts are invited for the following sessions to be covered in the program:

  • Learning and Culture: Teaching, communicating team work, learning
  • Bedside Practice: Evidence based clinical updates
  • Science and Innovation: New horizons
  • People and Planet: The big issues facing health care providers


Abstracts will be accepted in the below two formats:

  1. Research-Based Abstract:
    • Background: Study objectives, hypotheses tested, research questions or description of problem
    • Methods: Methods used or approach taken (e.g. study population, data collection methods, statistical analyses and/or theoretical approach)
    • Results: Must include data (e.g. statistics or qualitative data) but do not include tables, graphs or pictures. include results/outcomes and results of statistical tests such as p values, odds or hazards ratios and confidence intervals.
    • Conclusion: Describe the main outcomes and implications of the study. Highlight the novelty of findings and how they contribute to evidence-based practice.
  1. Practice-Based Abstract:
    • Background/Approach: Outline objectives or description of problem and approach taken
    • Analysis/Argument: Outline the main arguments and analysis.
    • Outcomes/Results: Include concrete observations and findings, based on completed work
    • Conclusion/Applications: Describe the main outcomes and applications to practice. Highlight the novelty of the analysis and how it contributes to evidence-based practice.


Abstracts will be reviewed by Committee and submitters will receive a notification regarding the outcome of their submission by January 2019.

Submission Guidelines

  • Whilst you can come back to your submission/s at any time (before the submission deadline ends), once you are finished with entering all details, please ensure you proceed all the way to the end to COMPLETE your submission. Otherwise your abstract will not be reviewed.
  • Amendments can be made to your abstract until the submission deadline. Simply log into your Currinda profile, select the abstract to amend and navigate through the top tabs to the sections you wish to change.
  • An automatic acknowledgement email will be sent once your abstract submission is complete.
  • Please note that the title must not be written in all caps, but in sentence case only.
  • Abstracts must:
    • Be typed straight into the text field in Currinda. It is recommended that authors have this text ready to copy and paste (ensuring that no formatting carries across)
    • Not exceed 250 words, excluding the title, authors and institutions
    • Show one presenting author only by ticking the appropriate box
    • Include the first name, surname and affiliation (institution) of all authors separately
    • Include superscript numbers for any references listed
    • Have a title that is less than 20 words


Please note that the submitting author (if different to the presenting author!) will be the one linked to the abstract and will receive all relevant information via email. It is the submitting author’s exclusive responsibility to ensure that all emails to do with the abstract are passed on to the presenting author, and any other relevant parties.

Further guidelines on the presentation of e-posters will be provided with the abstract acceptance notifications.

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