Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts now closed 

Topics for Submission:

The overarching AGAC 2019 Conference theme is “Upholding rights, preventing abuse and promoting autonomy.”

Abstract authors are invited to to submit their abstract under one of the following topics:

  • Elder Abuse
  • The NDIS and ramifications for adult safeguarding/substitute decision making
  • Commentary on current guardianship and administration jurisdictions in Australia and proposals for reform
  • The operation or observance of the UNCRPD in guardianship and administration
  • Supported Decision Making – the way forward
  • Planning ahead – the impact, strengths and weaknesses of Enduring instruments
  • Consent to medical treatment/ End of Life decision making for people with impaired decision making ability
  • Substitute decision making and the aged care sector
  • Future role of capacity assessment – the intersection of medicine and the law

Presentation Types:

There are four presentation formats at AGAC 2019 to choose from:

  • Oral Presentation (30 minutes) – Oral Presentations will be delivered in parallel sessions. The Organising Committee has provisionally allocated 30 minutes for each presentation. We ask presenters to speak for a maximum of 20 minutes and allow 10 minutes for questions/discussion.
  • Oral Presentation (20 minutes) – Oral Presentations will be delivered in parallel sessions. The Organising Committee has provisionally allocated 20 minutes for each presentation. We ask presenters to speak for a maximum of 15 minutes and allow 5 minutes for questions/discussion.
  • Symposia – The presentation will be delivered as part of a 90 minute session including three or four related papers.
  • Workshops – Workshops will be presented as a 90 minute session

Abstract Submission Instructions

Please read through the submission instructions listed below before preparing your abstract

Step 1: Write your abstract into a .doc file following the Abstract Format Guidelines (below). 

Step 2: Read the General Policies and Requirements (below) for the submission of abstracts. 

Step 3: Using the online abstract submission portal, eOrganiser, create an account and submit your abstract.

Abstract Format Guidelines

  • When submitting your abstract online, do not include your abstract title and author references in the Word document. You will be asked for this information separately and these will be automatically be added for you during submission. Please therefore submit a Word document with your abstract body only (max 250 words).
  • Abstracts must not exceed a 250 word limit. The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, authors and institutions or the summary.
  • Submissions will allow a title of up to 100 characters in length to be submitted.
  • Abstracts must be free of typographical and grammatical errors.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used for common terms only. Otherwise, any abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.

General Policies and Requirements

  • All abstracts must be original work and received by Wednesday 31 October 2018.
  • An abstract must contain sufficient information so that if published it will be a complete report independent of presentation. The text should not contain statements alluding to results or conclusions not presented within the text.
  • Submission acknowledges consent to publication of the abstract in the Conference proceedings publication.
  • The presenting author will be required to register for the Conference in order to ensure their abstract(s) is included in the final program. Deadline for presenting author registration is Thursday 13 December 2018.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts that may be submitted by an individual. However, splitting of a body of work into multiple abstracts is discouraged and consolidation into one abstract is preferred.
  • Review criteria will be applied to abstracts, and the Conference holds the right to accept or reject abstracts.

Notification of Acceptance  

Notifications of acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author by Wednesday 28 November 2018. 

Accepted abstracts may be published online or on the Conference App. The Conference Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.