Call for Abstracts

LATE ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: Please email to with the preferred Presentation Type and Theme.

Enter the Online Portal to access your record where you can:

  • View your submission(s)
  • Replace/edit an accepted abstract
  • Register for the conference (if you are already registered this option will not be available)


Online Portal

Click here to enter the Online Portal where you can:

  • View the status of your submitted abstracts
  • Replace or delete a previous abstract
  • Register for the conference


Click here to download the abstract template


Presentation Formats

The Program Committee invites you to submit abstracts for consideration as a Bioethics/Bio-Law Bites, Ethics Cafés, Workshops and/or Displayed Posters for AABHL 2013. All abstracts will undergo a peer review process by the program committee. The Program Committee will allocate abstracts to the program taking into account the quality of each abstract and the balance of the program.

Bioethics/Bio-Law Bite

Bioethics/Bio-Law Bites will be allocated 20 minutes presentation time. Presenters are advised to include sufficient time within the 20 minutes for questions and discussion from the audience.

Bioethics/Health Law Café

The “Ethics Café” has been adopted from the Philosophy Cafe concept but directed at a health-law and ethics audience.  Cafes aim to be both sociable and serious and provide an opportunity for beginning and experienced clinicians, health lawyers and ethicists to discuss with true collegiality some of the most challenging clinical cases that we treat.  They should be organised around a specific case/theme/policy/legislative development and will be allocated 90 minutes.

Conference workshops will be allocated 90 minutes. Workshops are working sessions with defined objectives, such as defining the scope and nature of an issue, developing a plan of action, solving a problem, or demonstration of innovations with hands-on experience

Displayed Posters (Poster Dimensions = AO (1189 x 841 mm))
Posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference. Authors will also be invited to stand by their poster for 30 minutes during the conference program to participate in a Q and A session to allow delegates the opportunity to ask questions of the authors about their work.


Guidelines for Submission:

  • All abstracts are to be submitted via the on-line submission process on this website. Submission by email, fax or post will not be accepted.
  • Abstracts must be no more than 300 words in length
  • Do NOT include symbols, tables, pictures or diagrams within the abstract.
  • Any abbreviations must be spelt out on first use.

The receipt of all abstracts will be confirmed by an acknowledging email. All applications will be considered by the AABHL 2013 Program Committee. All applicants will be notified of the success or otherwise of their application within plenty of time to register within the Early Bird Registration phase.

Please note that the space available for presentations is limited and preference will be given to papers of the highest quality as judged by the Program Committee. The AABHL conference attracts a large numbers of submissions and the Program Committee will look favourably on high quality abstracts.

Prepare your abstract

Prepare your abstract in a Microsoft Word document using the abstract template above.

To be considered for presentation your abstract must include:

  • A descriptive presentation title of a up to fifteen words. Use upper and lower case in the title, not only upper case.
  • The names, organisations, suburbs, states and email addresses (optional) for each author. Indicate the presenting author in bold.
  • The presentation abstract of 300 words.
    Register your abstract

Go to the Presenters Zone to register your contact details and the abstract title. You can enter multiple presentations.

Upload your abstract

At the end of the registration process you will be asked to upload your Microsoft Word document

Audiovisual Equipment

Each lecture room will be equipped for the presentation of Power Point slides and include a data projector, computer (with external speakers), lectern and microphone. Multimedia clips should be embedded in your slides. Whiteboards or flip charts will be provided for workshop presentations on request. Other audiovisual aids, such as Overhead Projectors, are not available.

Presenters will take their Power Point slides and associated media files to the conference on a memory stick, where an audiovisual technician will load your presentation. All slides will be run from a central presentation computer. However, if you have a complex presentation, which includes multiple media files, we suggest you bring your own laptop as a backup in case of difficulties loading your presentation.


Presenter Registration

All presenters will be required to register for the conference by Monday 23 April 2013 and pay the appropriate registration fee. Presenters also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.


Important Dates

Abstracts Due 22 April
Abstract Notifications 26 April
Presenter Registration 10 May
Student Essays Due 3 May
Early-Bird Closes 21 May
Conference 11 July

Organising Committee

Ian Kerridge, (Co-convenor) Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, Sydney Medical School
Bill Madden, Slater & Gordon
Kristin Savell, Centre for Health Governance, Law and Ethics, Sydney Law School
Roger Magnusson, Centre for Health Governance, Law and Ethics, Sydney Law School
Belinda Bennett, Centre for Health Governance, Law and Ethics, Sydney Law School
Cameron Stewart, (Co-convenor) Centre for Health Governance, Law and Ethics, Sydney Law School
Wendy Rogers, Macquarie University
Julie Letts, Ministry of Health

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