Invitation to Submit

On behalf of the Organising Committee, we extend a warm invitation for you to submit an abstract for a 25 minute oral and/or ePoster presentation for the 11th National Allied Health Conference in Melbourne from 9-11 November 2015 at the Crown Convention Centre.

We invite you to submit an abstract summarising interesting and topical research, quality or other initiatives reflecting the conference theme(s). Abstracts must be structured providing an outline of the aims and content of the presentation, and be no more than 300 words long.

Abstracts detailing research or quality projects should include at least preliminary results. All abstracts must be submitted on-line through the Online Portal.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and meeting you in Melbourne.

NAHC 2015 Organising Committee


Presentation Portal

The submission of presentations has now closed. You can view your submitted abstracts in the Presentation Portal.

Presentation Portal

Word Templates

You can download the following templates to prepare your submission.

Abstract template



Authors are invited to submit papers for possible inclusion in the conference program. All abstracts should be no more than 300 words in length and follow standard formatting as per the provided word abstract template.

All submissions will be double blind reviewed by the NAHC 2015 Scientific Committee.

All submissions are due by June 2015. All papers are to be submitted electronically via the NAHC 2015 Presentation Portal.




Papers are encouraged in the following theme areas:

  • Extended scope of practice (science/therapy)
  • Models of Care (multidisciplinary/multi-morbidity)
  • Equity of Access (Indigenous/growth corridors)
  • Assistant Workforces
  • Interprofessional Practice
  • Marketing Allied Health
  • Professional Development / Skill Building
  • Prescribing
  • Research
  • Career Paths
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Education Issues
  • Rural Health
  • Health Economics / Financial Sustainability
  • Workforce Development
  • eHealth / Technology / Genomics
  • Student focussed / Graduate Projects


Presentation Formats

We invite you to submit papers for the following formats. 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 abstracts and papers to the program taking into account the preference of authors and the balance of the program. All submissions must include a 300 word abstract using the abstract template provided.

Oral Papers (extended 25 mins / short 15 mins)

Extended Oral Papers will be allocated 25 minutes for presentation, including questions. The Scientific Committee recommends 20 minute presentation followed by 5 minutes for questions.

Short Oral Papers will be allocated 15 minutes for presentatio, including questions. The program Scientific Committee recommends 12 minute presentation followed by 3 minutes for questions. This format is best suited to novice and student presenters and presentations of project or study results.


Electronic posters will be prepared in PowerPoint (1 slide 16:9) and displayed during the conference on large flat screen monitors in the exhibition area. The ePosters will rotate automatically and each poster will be shown for one minute. Delegates will be able to pause individual posters to view them in more detail. There will also be an index to allow delegates to find an individual poster. There will be an opportunity for presenters to discuss their work with delegates during a pre-determined catering break in the exhibition area.

ePoster authors are required to submit an abstract about their topic using the word template provided. If accepted they will be provided with the ePoster PowerPoint template and instructions for display.

Submission Procedure

1. Prepare your paper

Prepare your abstract or four page paper on the relevant Word template above.

2. Enter your contact details

Go to the NAHC 2015 Presentation Portal (above) to enter your contact details.

3. Enter your paper details

Enter the details for each paper you are submitting and upload the associated Word document.


Submission Details

For each abstract you submit you will be asked to enter the following information:

  • Presentation title
  • Preferred presentation format
  • Theme
  • Name/s of author/s
  • Affiliation/s of author/s
  • Indicate the presenter
  • Short biography of the presenter


Presentation Files

Video and audio clips should be embedded in your Power Point slides rather than linking to external files.

Presenters will take their Power Point slides to the conference on a memory stick, where an audiovisual technician will load your presentation.

All slides will be run from a central presentation computer. However, if you have a complex presentation, which includes multiple media files, we suggest you bring your own laptop as a backup in case of difficulties loading your presentation.

Presenters Registration

All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee. Presenters also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

Audiovisual Equipment

Each lecture room will be equipped for the presentation of Power Point slides and include a data projector, computer (with external speakers), lectern and microphone. Other audiovisual aids, such as Overhead Projectors, are not available



Abstract Submission

Abstract submission will open on 14 January 2015.


Abstracts are due by 30 April 2013.


Abstract Acceptance

Authors who submit abstracts and papers will be emailed in mid-June regarding the status of their presentations.

JULY 2015

Provisional Program

The provisional program will be posted on the website in late-July after the acceptance of presentations have been emailed.
AUG 2015

Presenter Registration

All presenters are required to register for the conference. Presentations cannot be included in the program unless at least one author registers to present.

Final Abstract Submission

Final versions of abstracts for accepted presentations are due by 02 October. Abstracts will be included in the conference app.