Abstract submissions


The scientific committee warmly invites you to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation.


Abstracts related to research, evidence-based clinical practice projects, education and leadership initiatives in nursing are invited and should demonstrate a correlation with the conference themes:

• Research that contributes to care
• Advanced clinical leadership and practice for best care
• Better together – establishing and building teams to care
• Teaching and learning with care at its core
• Building capacity to care – planning, policy and practice


A variety of different presentation formats are available, please click here to decide which is your preferred choice.

Abstracts can be submitted online from: 11 April 2018


Deadline for abstract submission

Abstract submission deadline has been extended to the 6 July 2018


Abstract guidelines

All authors are asked to please follow the following guidelines carefully.

• Abstracts previously presented at other conferences will be considered.
• Abstracts should be written in English.
• Use a concise title that indicates the content of the abstract.
• Decide whether you are submitting for oral or poster presentation
• Structure your abstract as follows:

   • Research based abstracts should use the headings: Background/ Objectives/ Methods/ Results/ Conclusion
   • Non-research abstracts should use headings suitable to the abstract
   • Abstracts are limited to 300 words.
   • No graphs or diagrams should be included.
   • References are not required in the abstract


For further assistance about how to write an abstract, please see this helpful guide


Notification and correspondence

Abstracts will be peer reviewed by the scientific committee and selected on the basis of merit for either oral or poster presentation.
Presenting authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by email, indicating the method of presentation (oral or poster) by 6 August 2018

All presenters of accepted abstracts must be registered as conference delegates, and are required to register by 30 November 2018 to secure their place in the scientific programme. Potential presenters are encouraged to start considering how they will fund their registration once they have submitted their abstract.


To note: all abstracts will be included in an electronic abstract booklet that will be circulated to all delegates.