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NHMRC Research Translation Long Weekend 2022
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10th NHMRC Research Translation Symposium

Call For Abstracts

Call For Abstracts

The call for abstracts for the 10th NHMRC Research Translation Symposium is open. The deadline for submission is Monday 5th September 2022 (5.00pm AEST). Please be aware that it will not be possible to extend this deadline.

The theme this year is “Embracing Diversity”, and the intention is to encourage the translation of research that improves equity and respects the health and health care decision making needs of people of different cultures, ethnic groups, socio-economic groups, abilities or ages. It includes (but is not limited to) the implementation of research relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people who live in rural and remote areas, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and people living with a disability.

All accepted abstracts will be offered an e-Poster presentation, with an option to include a short (3-5 minute) video.

Abstracts are invited on any topic relevant to research translation and the theme of Embracing Diversity. Authors submitting an abstract should nominate one of the following sub-themes:

  • Knowledge mobilisation: making information usable and accessible
  • Knowledge know-how: the skills and expertise needed to translate knowledge effectively
  • Impact evaluation: assessing the change that could be attributed to a particular intervention, project, program or policy
  • Implementation science: the methods used to promote the uptake of research findings.

Key dates

Abstract submissions open Monday 18th July 2022
Abstract submissions close Monday 5th September 2022 (5.00pm AEST)
Notification of abstract acceptance Friday 7th October 2022
Deadline for presenters to upload their presentation Monday 7th November 2022

How to submit an abstract

Online submission through the conference platform is the only way to submit an abstract.

To submit an abstract, you will need to create an account on the symposium platform. Once you have an account, you will be able to access the online submission form (link at the bottom of this page).


Abstract authors are expected to comply with Good Practice for Conference Abstracts and Presentations, including:

  • Authorship / contributorship requirements
  • Inclusion of registration numbers (where applicable)
  • Sources of funding
  • Author COI
  • ORCID identifiers.


Abstract rules:

  • Abstracts must be submitted by 5.00 pm AEST on Monday 5th September 2022.
  • Abstracts should be no longer than 350 words, use SI units, and include no references.
  • Abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and, if used, should be written out in full the first time they are used.
  • Only abstracts submitted in English will be considered.
  • The abstract should follow the structure: Background, Objectives, Methods, Findings, Conclusions. If your abstract does not fit into this format, please choose alternative headings that are appropriate.
  • The abstract title should not be more than 20 words.
  • Where relevant, keep in mind the relevant reporting guidelines for the study design you are reporting on. To find reporting guidelines see

Abstract contents



Include in word count


It should be possible to tell from the title what the abstract is about. Include the type of study being reported (if applicable).



Provide information about context.



State the objective or hypothesis or problem being addressed.



Describe important features of the research design, participants, data, and analysis. Include details of ethical approval and consent.



Describe the key findings (results).



Interpretation, implications or conclusion

General interpretation of the findings. Address strengths and limitations. Describe how the results connect to policy and practice, and provide suggestions for follow-up, future studies, or further analysis.


Names and affiliations of authors

Include the full name, email address, company name (or institution name) and ORCID identifier (in the Professional bio field) for each author. All authors must be added using the "Add Author" button.



Provide a statement outlining who contributed what to the body of work being reported in the abstract.

You may also choose to acknowledge contributors who are not authors. See for definitions of authors and contributors.


Conflicts of interest

Declare any COI for all authors. If there are conflicts of interest respond "yes" to ARE THERE ANY CONFLICTS OF INTEREST and enter the details.



Funding source(s) and Grant ID(s)



If the study was registered record the registration number(s) and the name of the register


Word count

Number of words in the abstract


Additional materials

Include link to web site where additional materials may be available. This information is optional.


All information in the above table must be entered into the text box provided for the abstract, except author details and conflict of interest information, which should be entered into the specific fields provided.

Acknowledgement of receipt of abstract

Once you have submitted your abstract you will receive an email confirming that your abstract has been received. If you don’t receive an email within one hour of submission please email

Abstract evaluation

All submitted abstracts will be assessed independently by at least two reviewers, assigned at random. The name and institution of authors will not be revealed to reviewers. The main focus of the review process will be to assess the extent to which submissions meet the criteria.

Abstracts will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

  1. Importance of the topic or problem: original, important, relevant to the symposium themes
  2. The approach (design / methods): clearly described, appropriate to the objectives, acceptable quality
  3. The findings (results): clearly described, trustworthy
  4. Consequences (significance / practical importance): importance of the findings, are the conclusions justified, what is the potential impact
  5. Organisation and clarity

Reviewers will rate each criterion from 1 (poor) to 7 (exceptional).










Very good







Notification of acceptance

Acceptance or otherwise will be at the discretion of the Program Committee. Notification will be sent to the presenting author by Friday 7th October 2022. Full instructions on formatting and other requirements will be forwarded to the corresponding author at the time they are notified of the acceptance of their abstract.

All abstract presentations (ePosters with or without a self-recorded video) will be made available on the conference platform for registrants to view on demand from Monday 7th November. The Program Committee reserve the right to withdraw abstracts if presenters have not uploaded their e-Poster by Monday 7th November.

The presenting author for each accepted abstract must register for the conference. Registration for the 2022 Symposium will be free of charge.

Editing your abstract

To edit or make changes to your abstract:

  • Login to the platform with your account details
  • Select your initials in the top right-hand corner
  • Select ‘My Dashboard’ from the dropdown menu
  • In the blue tool bar on the left, select ‘My Talks’
  • A list of submitted abstracts will appear. To edit your submission, select the blue ‘edit’ pencil button to the far right of the abstract title.
  • Make your changes as required, and please ensure you select ‘submit’ at the bottom of the page to save.