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Individuals and organisations are invited to submit an abstract to deliver a 30-minute oral presentation; a poster presentation; or 90-minute workshop which addresses one or more of the conference topics. The abstract should be no more than 300 words and outlines the aims, contents and conclusions of the presentation. Abstracts should not include tables, figures or references.

All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee. Presentations will be selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the conference theme. Authors will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their abstract submission.

Conference Topics

  • Managing Perpetrators of Domestic Violence
  • Preventing Violence in our Communities
  • Intervention of Domestic Violence
  • Fostering Children’s Safety and Wellbeing
  • Collaborating and Supporting Diversity and Intersectionality
  • Building Strong Legal Responses
  • Developing an improved Mental Health Response
  • Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples
  • Creating a Resilient Workforce
  • Lived Experience
  • Domestic Violence and the Media
  • Open

Important Dates

  • Abstracts open: March 2017
  • Abstracts close: Monday 14 August 2017
  • Notification to authors: Monday 28 August 2017
  • Author acceptances: Friday 8 September 2017
  • Draft program available: Monday 11 September 2017
  • Presentation amendments: Monday 2 October 2017
  • Presenter registration and payment: Monday 16 October 2017
  • Full papers for peer review: Monday 23 October 2017
  • Full paper for non-peer review: Monday 27 November 2017
  • Earlybird registrations close: Monday 23 October 2017

Note: Presenting authors for oral and poster presentations are required to register for the conference and pay. A discounted registration is offered for all presenters.  Speaker and poster registrations must be paid by Monday 16 October 2017.

Oral Presentations

4 – 5 December 2017

Oral presentations will be of 30 minutes duration (20 minute presentation and 10 minute discussion). The abstract should outline the important points of the presentation and highlight the content to be communicated. It may outline the aims, methods, relevance, results and conclusions of the work, research, project or case study. Papers not selected for oral presentation might be given the option of a poster presentation.

Panel Presentation

Panel presentations bring together the views from a group of presenters into a discussion of innovative ideas, current topics, and relevant issues.

The panel presentation is to comprise of two components:

  • Presentations from the members of the panel. Total of 60 minutes.
  • Question and answers between the delegates and panel members. Total of 30 minutes.

One combined submission with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 individual presenters must be submitted by one author on behalf of the group. Each panel will consist of a chair and panelists.

The chair is to be the main organiser of the session and main contact for the secretariat. The chair will coordinate the preparation, theme of presentations, be the timekeeper, and animate the Q&A session. Panelists will provide brief presentation on the theme of the panel. Each panelist is expected to provide a different perspective on the topic of discussion. The chair will be required to submit a title of the panel, names and affiliations of all participants, including the chair, and an abstract overview of 300 words.

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information. Posters may be on any topic relevant to the conference themes. Posters will be displayed in the catering areas and for the duration of the conference. It is expected that presenter should be available during meal breaks to discuss it with conference participants. Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance.

Poster presenters are entitled to the discounted speaker registration.


6 December 2017

Workshops will require an interactive format to facilitate active learning, such as discussion, activities, small group role plays. Workshops will be delivered for 90 minutes. The format should focus on offering participants an interactive information session. Presenters will be entirely responsible for the workshop facilitation.

Submissions should include an outline of the workshop objectives:

  • Background
  • Who should attend
  • Structure of workshop
  • Intended outcomes

Terms and Conditions

All presenting authors will be required to register and pay in order to ensure their presentation is included in the program. A discounted registration is available to all presenters. The deadline for presenting author registration is Monday 16 October 2017.

By submitting an abstract you give consent to publication of the abstract in conference material, including but not limited to the conference blog, book of abstracts, email promotion.

All abstracts must be original work. The author is responsible for the accuracy of the abstract.

All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission form. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the conference secretariat for further information.

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