ARMS 2020 Call for Abstracts

Opening Date

  • To be announced

Closing Dates

  • Pre-conference Workshops – To be announced
  • Theme Leader, Oral and Poster Presentations – To be announced

Notification Dates

  • Pre-conference Workshops – To be announced
  • Theme Leader, Oral and Poster Presentations – To be announced

Theme Selections and Submissions

Theme selections and information on how to submit is expected to be released in late 2019 or early 2020. Watch this space!

Presentation Information and Abstract Submission Details

When submitting the abstract make sure that you:

  • Submit your abstract online through the speaker portal website;
  • Be concise – Abstracts must not exceed 250 words and must relate to one of the identified conference themes;
  • Submit your abstract in a word document;
  • Select an interesting and engaging title – no more than twenty (20) words;
  • Identify the presenter’s name(s) – identify which presenter is nominated for contact (Note that proxy delegations for successful abstract presenters will not be permitted);
  • Identify the presenter’s contact details – including institution, address, email address and telephone number;
  • Provide an indication of preferred presentation format (theme leader, oral presenter, poster presenter or pre-conference workshop presenter). Note – inclusion in a particular presentation format is at the discretion of the ARMS 2020 Program/Review Committee;
  • Submission must be made in any one of the conference sub themes to be announced; and
  • Submissions may not be advertisements of institutions as would be more typical of vendor or institution exhibits. Abstracts must be academic and/or professional in nature.

 

Remember to articulate succinctly the key message(s) you wish to communicate to conference delegates:

  • Clearly identify the subject matter or topic of your presentation or workshop;
  • Emphasise the key idea(s) regarding the problem(s) or question(s) you wish to address;
  • Highlight your central idea regarding the question(s)/problem(s);
  • Outline no more than three key points to your argument; and
    Demonstrate the relevance to advancing the professionalism of research management and administration.

 

Incorporate ways to evoke interest so that conference participants want to hear what you have to say:

  • Select a title that is captivating and will draw conference delegates; and
  • Chose the right pitch and language, i.e. use words that are understood by both specialists and non-specialists, avoiding jargon where possible.

Presentation Types

Theme Leader Presentations

(25 minute presentation + 5 minute question time)
  • Theme leader presentations need to be an engaging and informative talk on a topic that will act as a lead into each session.
  • Abstracts should clearly outline the topic to be presented.
  • Submissions should indicate why the authors consider the topic suitable as a theme leader presentation, the experience of the presenter and how the topic fits into both the overall conference theme and the chosen theme.
  • Submissions for theme leader presentations should describe original research under one of the conference themes.
  • Up to 25 minutes will be allocated for theme leader presentations, with an additional 5 minutes for questions. At the discretion of the program committee speakers may be given more time to present.
  • The Program Committee reserves the right to adjust the presentation time in certain cases.
  • Currently four concurrent sessions are planned.
  • Papers should be presented using PowerPoint projection. Please bring your presentation PowerPoint slides on a USB/memory stick to the audio visual speaker’s preparation room on arrival at the conference so it can be loaded on to the conference lap top computers. Please also bring a back-up of your presentation on a separate USB/memory stick in case your presentation fails.
  • Standard audio-visual facilities will be available.
  • Theme leader presentations will be included within the full conference program running from Wednesday 23rd – Friday 25th September 2020.

 

Oral Presentations

(12 minute presentation + 3 minute question time)
  • Submissions for oral presentations should describe research, case studies or professional initiatives conducted by the authors under one of the conference themes. Abstracts should clearly outline the topic being covered.
  • 12 minutes will be allocated for oral presentations with an additional 3 minutes for questions. At the discretion of the program committee speakers may be given more time to present.
  • The Program Committee reserves the right to adjust the presentation time in certain cases.
  • Papers should be presented using PowerPoint projection. Please bring your presentation PowerPoint slides on a memory stick to the audio visual speaker’s preparation room on arrival at the conference so it can be loaded on to the conference lap top computers. Please also bring a back-up of your presentation on a separate USB/memory stick in case your presentation fails.
  • Standard audio-visual facilities will be available.
  • Oral presentations will be included within the full conference program running from Wednesday 23rd – Friday 25th September 2020.

 

Poster Presentations

  • Submissions for poster presentations should describe work under one of the conference themes where possible.
  • Authors must attend their posters during the allocated time to answer questions.
  • Posters should be 84cm wide and 119cm high (A0 size)
  • The poster should include author and co-authors’ names, a short title, the name of the institution where the work was carried out, an abstract and section headings such as Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions and Recommendations.
  • Posters should be succinct, easily read from a distance and engaging.
  • Each poster will be allocated a poster number closer to conference. The poster number will indicate where your poster will be positioned/displayed at the conference. Posters will be on display throughout the conference

 

Pre-conference Workshops

  • Submissions for pre-conference workshops should describe work under one of the conference themes.
  • Workshops must not have a commercial aspect.
  • Workshop presenters must be responsible for providing hardcopy or digital versions of presentation slides or other appropriate handouts.
  • Papers should be presented using PowerPoint projection. Overheads will not be permitted. Please bring your presentation PowerPoint slides on a USB/memory stick to the audio visual speaker’s preparation room on arrival at the conference so it can be loaded onto the conference laptop computers. Please also bring a back-up of your presentation on a separate USB/memory stick in case your presentation fails.
  • Pre-conference workshops will be held on Tuesday 22nd September 2020 and offered as half day workshops.

Review of Submissions

All submissions will be sent for peer review by a panel of experts. Each abstract will be reviewed and scored by reviewers. The scores will be submitted to the ARMS 2020 Program Committee, which will determine which abstracts are accepted and best suited for each presentation type.

The Program Committee reserves the right to adjust presentation times, move proposed presentations into alternative session themes and may request that proposed presentations be combined or adapted.

Authors for pre-conference workshops will be notified via email of their acceptance on TBC. Authors for all other presentation types will be notified via email on TBC.

Terms and Conditions for Submissions

  • Pre-conference workshop abstracts must be submitted online no later than 5.00pm (AEST) on the due date to be announced.
  • Theme leader presentation, oral and poster abstracts must be submitted online no later than 5.00pm (AEST) on the due date to be announced.
  • The acceptance of an abstract for the conference does not imply provision of travel, accommodation or registration for the conference, nor any other costs associated with preparation or presentation of the abstract or presenters attendance at the conference.
  • All authors presenting at the conference must register and pay to attend.
  • Authors agree to permit the conference organisers to publish the abstract in the conference handbook and other conference materials as required.
  • If the author(s) have any commercial interests or associations that might pose a conflict of interest regarding this submission, they must be declared.
  • You confirm the submission has been approved by all authors and is original work.