Research Week call for abstracts


Research Week 4th to 8th September 2017

Abstract Guidelines

The Research Week Steering Committee, comprising representatives from SALHN, FUSA and Flinders Foundation, is keen to receive abstracts for poster and/or oral presentations for its Research Week program.

Please ensure you submit your abstract in accordance with the guidelines set out below.

The deadline for submission is 5pm on Friday 19 May 2017.


Research Week is designed to showcase research already occurring in the southern health region, enhance collaborations between researchers at Flinders University, SALHN and Flinders Foundation, and promote engagement with our broader community about our research.

Oral presentations:

  • Name and address of person submitting the abstract.
  • The abstract must detail a completed research project or where a component of the research has been completed and has provided some results (and provide evidence of the ethics approval; if within SALHN the OFR number will suffice, otherwise the ethics approval letter from the relevant ethics committee).
  • Only research abstracts that detail results and outcomes/implications will be accepted.
  • Studies that have not commenced OR have not yet produced results or trends will not be accepted.
  • Case reports/series with literature review will be accepted.
  • The abstract should be short, clear and concise.
  • Maximum 250 words or less (12 point font).


  • Posters must be no larger than 1m wide x 1m high. 
  • Posters should be typed in clear print that can be easily read from distances over one metre with the title displayed in block capitals at the top of the poster. The title should also display the names of the author(s) and the institution(s) of origin.  Cost of any printing to be met by the author.
  • Contents should contain the study objective/s, hypothesis, methods, results and conclusions.
  • All content should be simple and not overburdened with detail.
  • Illustrations should (ideally) be professionally drawn and likewise any photographs of a professional quality.

Please ensure you identify the research theme that your presentation or poster relates to and how it relates to the purpose of the overall Research Week program. The actual program will be designed to appeal to both our researchers and our broader stakeholders wherever possible. Not all presentations have to have community appeal of course however it would be helpful if you could indicate the audience that you presentation is aimed at. Please also identify if you have presented and/or published this previously (and if yes please provide details). If an oral presentation make sure you specify your intended duration and any times that you are available/ not available during the scheduled week to present (4th to 8th September).

All successful abstracts will be published in the SALHN Research Week 2017 booklet. Posters that are accepted will be displayed during Research Week and thereafter available for collection by applicants from the Office for Research. Successful poster authors will be invited to attend the poster viewing session (details to follow) to receive questions and engage in discussions regarding their research.

Abstracts are due by cob Friday 19 May 2017 and should be sent to the following address with the subject heading 'Research Week Abstract':

Confirmation to applicants will be notified by email by Friday 30 June.

Several prizes will be awarded, including for best novice and experienced research poster.


Any queries please contact Paula Davies, Assistant Director, Office for Research, on 0491 219 951 or

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