Call for Abstracts

The conference will showcase the latest research outcomes, program implementation, training, and policy and planning innovations in falls prevention in Australia, New Zealand and internationally. The conference will be complemented with practical pre-conference workshops to support skill development and implementation of key aspects of falls prevention.

Call for Pre Conference Workshop Submissions now open (Deadline Friday 4th May 2018)

We are calling for proposals to facilitate a three hour, hands-on, pre conference workshop. These workshops will run during the afternoon on Sunday 18th November, and are designed to complement the conference program with a focus on applied knowledge and skills. These workshops should actively engage participants to explore issues in depth in an area of clinical practice, education, management, research or policy.

The pre conference workshops are an additional cost to the conference registration fee. The number of pre conference workshops is limited, as they complement other sessions across the conference program.

Key Dates

Pre Conference Workshop Submission Deadline - Friday 4th May
Notification of Pre Conference Workshop Outcomes - Friday 18th May
Abstract Submission Deadline - Friday 22nd June
Notification to abstract authors - Friday 13th July
Deadline for Presenters to Register -Friday 14th September
Earlybird Registration Deadline - Friday 14th September
Deadline for Accommodation Bookings - Friday 12th October

How to submit a Pre Conference Workshop proposal

Please download the Guidelines for Pre Conference Workshop Submissions and email your proposal to by Friday 4th May 2018.

Please note that Pre Conference Workshop submissions need to be emailed, not submitted via the “Submit Abstract” button below.

Abstract Submissions for oral and poster presentations are now open (Deadline Friday 22nd June 2018)

The Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society invites you to participate in this exciting conference, as a delegate or presenter. The conference expects to attract over 300 participants from a broad multidisciplinary range of backgrounds, from all over Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere overseas. The program will address key issues in successful falls prevention activities in the community, hospital and aged care settings, from policy and planning, to implementation issues as well as presenting the latest research results.

Conference Topics:

  • Understanding (mechanisms and aetiology of falls)
  • Understanding (mechanisms and aetiology of falls)
  • Preventing (development and evaluation of interventions)
  • Engaging (involvement and engagement of people)
  • Implementing (policy and practice)


Abstract submission

Click on the "Submit Abstract" button below, and follow the steps outlined in the Author Instructions.
Submit Abstract

Abstract submission

Please note that abstract submission is only available online. Abstracts need to be submitted by the primary presenting author of the paper.

If you are interested in submitting an abstract for consideration, please complete the following steps:


  1. Read the General Policies and Requirements for Submission of Abstracts.
  2. Download and read the Author Instructions. Please print these instructions and have them nearby when you are ready to submit your abstract.
  3. Save the Abstract Template to your computer, and use this to prepare your abstract.
  4. Write your abstract using the Microsoft Word template, adhering to the formatting guidelines outlined in the Author Instructions. Save your abstract on your computer, in an easy to find location. Please note that abstract titles should be a maximum of 12 words, and abstract text should be a maximum of 300 words.
  5. Ensure you have a short biography (max 50 words) for yourself, and every co-presenter listed on the abstract.
  6. Click on the “Submit Abstract” button, and follow the steps outlined in the Author Instructions.

Any Questions?

If you experience any difficulties with the abstract submission process, or have any questions, please contact Jayne Hindle at East Coast Conferences by emailing or by calling 02 6650 9800 or 0423 497 038.