Aboriginal Health Conference – Call for abstracts

Event Details
Aboriginal Health / Chronic Disease / Mental Health
29 Jan 2024
16 Apr 2024
Aboriginal Health Practitioner/Worker / Allied Health and 7 more

Kaya! Call for Abstracts – now open!

Rural Health West is seeking abstracts for the Aboriginal Health Conference to be held at the Esplanade Hotel by Rydges in Walyalup, Fremantle on the 10 and 11 August 2024.

The Aboriginal Health Conference 2024 will provide an opportunity to come together and learn from each other.

Themes and Topics

We are now calling for abstracts for oral presentations and poster presentations under the following streams:

  • Chronic disease
  • Sexual health
  • Culturally safe practice
  • Social and emotional wellbeing
  • Health across the life course

While these themes are provided for guidance, abstracts may be applicable across multiple streams and all innovative projects, programs, research and initiatives are encouraged to submit.

Important dates to remember
Call for abstracts open29 January 2024
Call for abstracts close16 April 2024
Notification of selection process06 May 2024
Written acceptance of offer to present20 May 2024
Deadline for presenter registration27 May 2024
Deadline for abstract summary and e-poster artwork10 June 2024
Aboriginal Health Conference 202310-11 August 2024

Abstract submission guidlines

1.    All abstracts must be:

a. structured providing an outline of the aim/s and content of the presentation.

b. no more than 300 words long.

c. completed in full, including a biography of each presenting author(s)

d. submitted electronically via the abstract portal

e. submitted by 5pm Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) on 16 April 2024. Abstracts received after this date will NOT be accepted.

f. presented by the specified presenting author(s) except in an emergency, such as illness, where an alternative speaker can be nominated. The first author (as given on the abstract submission form) will be the main contact for any correspondence.

2.    Accepted oral presentations will be 20 minutes (including questions).

3.    Accepted e-poster presentations will be displayed during the conference.

4.    The Conference Committee reserves the right to accept or refuse any paper.

5.    The acceptance of an abstract does not imply funding by Rural Health West.

6.    Successful applicants will be notified by 06 May 2024 and will have until 20 May 2024 to provide written acceptance of offer and 27 May 2024 to register for the conference.

Abstract enquiries

Abstracts are submitted via the online submission portal here.

If you have any questions regarding your submission, please refer to our Abstract Submission Guidelines. For all abstract enquiries or if you have not received notification of your abstract results by 07 May 2024, please contact the Events team.

If you would like to discuss potential travel support to the conference please contact the Events team on [email protected] or 08 6389 4500.



The Aboriginal Health Conference 2024 will take place on Whadjuk country. We acknowledge the Whadjuk Nyoongar people as the Traditional Owners of the Perth region and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to Whadjuk elders past and present and their cultures. We are committed to a positive future for the Aboriginal community.