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Abstract Submission

"Harbouring holistic hearing health", Audiology Australia's National Conference and Workshops 2018 provides researchers and clinicians in instructional courses, symposia, round tables, free papers and posters representing the breadth of current audiological science and practice.

Audiology Australia's National Conference 2018 Committee is now inviting submission of abstracts for inclusion in either the pre-conference workshops and instructional course program or in the conference scientific program. The workshops and instructional courses allow participants to gain a much deeper understanding of a topical area, as well as having the opportunity for hand-on tutorial training to ensure skill and knowledge acquisition.

Presenters have the opportunity to work with a small group of delegates, ensuring high quality outcomes and knowledge translation. These sessions provide the perfect lead-in to the conference scientific program featuring invited keynote addresses, round table presentations on current topical themes in audiology and special symposiums on current topical issues.

A very special feature of the conference scientific program is the Denis Byrne Memorial Lecture, delivered by one of Australia's foremost researchers or clinicians.

The conference scientific program includes the opportunity to present research and clinical work on arrange of themes, covering all aspects of audiology, including basic science, clinical practice and rehabilitation, technology and professional issues and practice.

Details of the submission for these different sections of the conference program are explained below.


Conference Scientific Program Details

Submission Information for Free Papers, Short Communications and Poster Presentations sessions
Abstracts are invited for inclusion in the free paper, short communications and poster presentation sessions of the Audiology Australia National Conference 2018.

Authors may submit abstracts for inclusion as free papers, short communications or poster presentations. All submissions must be made on-line at this website. Authors submitting abstracts are asked to carefully read and follow the instructions for submitting their work. It is a requirement that all presenters must register and pay to attend the conference.

Authors submitting abstracts are asked to carefully read and follow the instructions for presenting their work.

Closing date for abstract submissions for inclusion in the scientific program - Monday 6 November 2017.

All submissions will be carefully reviewed and authors will be notified of acceptance/ non acceptance - mid December 2017

Accepted authors to advise if they withdraw from the program - January 2018

Submission of abstracts for inclusion in the conference scientific program is invited in the following thematic areas and presentation categories:

Each submission must include:

Note - inclusion in a particular presentation format is at the discretion of the conference committee.

If submitting a case study, please identify this in the title (ie “a case study of….”maximum of 250 words)

Please attach a copy of your submission on the upload paper page (Word format only).

Categories of Presentation include:


Abstracts for inclusion in this part of the program should describe original scientific or clinical studies conducted by the authors. As noted, abstracts should clearly outline the studies aims, methodology, results and conclusions.

In general, twelve (12) minutes will be allocated for oral presentations (the organising committee reserve the right to allocate a longer presentation time in certain cases).


For the 2018 Conference, the National Conference Committee is providing the opportunity for presentation of shorter studies or comment on issues (in 2016, this style of presentation was called an ORAL POSTER).

Submissions for short communications should describe original research or clinical/case studies conducted by the authors. Short communications will be a maximum of five (5) minutes.

Short communications presenters, in addition to making an oral presentation, may also submit a poster for display during the conference, but this is optional and not mandatory. If you would like to submit an accompanying poster for your Short Communication, please note this in your submission.


Submissions for poster presentations should describe original research, clinical studies or other professional or hearing healthcare issues. Authors must attend their posters during the allocated time to answer questions and interact with delegates. The poster should include author and co-authors names, a short title, the name of the institution where the work was carried out and the following sections: abstract; introduction; methods; results; conclusions and recommendations.

Note: Posters must conform to the following dimensions for display - 84cm wide and 119cm high

You will be allocated a poster number closer to the conference so that you know on which board your poster will be displayed.


Audiology Australia is pleased and excited to announce the Laurie Upfold Award for 2018. The award has been made available by the generous donation from Laurie Upfold to encourage new and young presenters at our conferences. Laurie has had a long and rewarding career in audiology and is keen to engender enthusiasm, questioning and thoughtfulness in our up and coming clinicians.

If you are a member of Audiology Australia and a first time presenter at an Audiology Australia
National conference, and if you have either:

(a) graduated from an audiology program in the two years prior to the conference, or
(b) are 30 years or under at the time of the conference,

then please submit a paper and be in the running for the award - $1,000 (AUD).

When submitting a paper in the presentation portal, please select "Laurie Upfold Award" as the theme to be considered for the award.

Audiology Australia would like to express its heartfelt thanks to Laurie for making this award available.

Important Dates

Please note: In submitting an abstract, you confirm that you are the author of the materials or have used third party materials with acknowledgement of the source and/or permission. You indemnify the Audiology Australia National Conference 2018, Audiology Australia and Consec - Conference and Event Management in respect of any claim made by a third party arising out of a breach of copyright by any of the materials presented by you.

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International Convention Centre Sydney - 20-23 May 2018

Platinum Sponsors

Sonova Australia - Phonak

Starkey Hearing Technologies

Gold Sponsors



Silver Sponsors


Otometrics Division of Natus

Bronze Sponsors

Cochlear Limited

Name Badges / Lanyards Sponsor


Consumer Agency Forum Sponsor

The Hearing CRC

Digital Passport Sponsor


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