Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts are now closed.

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We encourage submissions from a wide range of organisations or individuals who are researching, practising or developing resources regarding wound management. In particular, we welcome submissions that may take us to the very edge of our imaginations as shown in the conference theme ‘Advancing Healing Horizons – towards the cutting edge in wound care’.

Things we never thought possible, but in fact with bright enquiring minds – almost anything is possible. This is your opportunity to showcase the latest innovations, knowledge and skills.

Your abstract must address one or more of the following themes:

  • Infection/Biofilm
  • Pain
  • Ageing
  • Pressure Injury/Ulcer
  • Health Economics
  • Models of Practice
  • Skin Integrity
  • Diverse Populations
  • Natural Therapies
  • Bariatric Care
  • International Stream
  • Lower Leg wounds
  • Innovations in Would Care
  • Psychological Impact
  • Wound Bed Preparation
  • Paliative Care

In 2018 Wound Australia are introducing a new presentation option; the Speed Talk. This is a 3min presentation during a concurrent session that enable participants to deliver a succinct message to the audience. PhD students may use it to practice for a three minute thesis presentation, others may use it to ‘put their toe in the conference waters’, whilst others may wish to use the opportunity to set minds racing that will stimulate follow up discussions and collaborations. We look forward to seeing the topics that live here.

Formats used for previous conferences including the 13 minute concurrent paper presentation or a poster will still be available

Abstract format

Abstracts are to be submitted with a title and description of the project only. Author and affiliate information should not appear on the abstract. This information is entered at the time of submission.

Abstracts should have a 250 word count; this does not include the title. Use Arial 11 font. Please bold the headings used in the body.

Product trade names should not be included in the title or body of the abstract. Generic names or category of product should be used instead. Do not include images or tables in your submission. No identifying information is to appear in the title or text body.

Abstract title

The title should adequately convey the content of the abstract and must not contain product trade names. Abstracts without titles or titles that identify presenting institutions, authors or geographic area will be disqualified. Do NOT capitalise all letters in the title of the abstract. Capitalise the first letter of all major words in the title as well as prepositions, articles and conjunctions of four letters or more.

Author and Affiliation information
During the abstract submission process, list the complete name including first, middle initials (optional), last name and institutional affiliation, as it should be listed in the conference publication if selected for presentation.

Do not identify any of the authors or affiliations in the abstract (see above).

Abstract body
A clear communication of the clinical or laboratory research objective(s), study methods and findings must be presented in the abstract. A case series or complex case study abstract should include pertinent details of the situations encountered, materials or technology used, response to treatment and outcomes achieved and / or lessons learned. An information / educational report should communicate the purpose of the project in a clear and logical manner to allow the reader to understand usage of the potential application or concern that has been revealed.

Suggested headings are:


References are encouraged but should be limited to the ten most pertinent citations.

Review process
Each abstract will be blind-reviewed by a panel of expert judges. There are objective scoring measures.

Notification of outcome of submission
The primary contact will be notified of acceptance or rejection via email by mid May 2018.

All presenters are expected to register and pay to attend the conference in order to present their accepted abstracts. Failure to register by the required date may result in your abstract being withdrawn from the program.


Your abstract must be submitted on the template.

If you require assistance please contact Conference Logistics on 02 6281 6624 or email