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Conference Themes

The following represents the broad themes of the conference:

Lived Experiences and

Voices of People and Communities

Preventive Health, Public Health

and Health Promotion

System Navigation,

Access and Digital Health

Data and Research

(Social and Health/Medical)

Social Care

and Community Services

CALD Practitioners in the Care

and Support Workforce

Inclusive and Culturally

Safe Service Delivery

Structural, Systemic Racism

and Health Justice

Health Communications

and Language Services

Regional and

Rural Health 

If your topic focuses on, for example, improving perinatal mental health services for women of CALD backgrounds,

the broad themes may be ‘System Navigation, Access and digital health’ and ‘Inclusive and Culturally Safe Service Delivery’.


You may choose up to two themes from the list above that most accurately describe your presentation abstract topic.

Presentation Type



As the main content of the conference program, oral presentations will be grouped by themes where each presenter will be allocated 15 minutes for presentation and questions.

Presentation-Specific Guidelines

Abstracts will be reviewed according to one of the following categories to ensure diversity of perspectives across the conference themes:

  • Research: Report on original research, including reviews of original research (e.g., systematic reviews, scoping reviews). Presentations within this category should include conventional elements such as background, aim, methods, results, conclusions, and implications.

  • Policy and Practice: Report on innovations in policy and practice that also challenge or inform novel ideas and approaches.

  • Lived Experience: Report on perspectives from community members to discuss topics that need to be addressed with respect to multicultural health and wellbeing, and provide new perspectives to inform practice, policy and research.




The symposia will allow a group of speakers from diverse research and practice groups to engage in a set of related presentation topics relevant to the conference themes. Each symposium will be allocated 45 to 60 minutes. 

Each speaker of every symposium will need to submit their own individual abstract (please refer to the abstract guidelines at the bottom of the document for more details). Symposia submissions may nominate a final speaker to summarise the presentations and highlight common themes and future directions arising from the session. 

Presentation-Specific Guidelines

A speaker from each group will need to submit an outline which would include:

  • Background

  • Purpose or aim

  • Brief overview of each presentation

  • Implications and expected learning outcomes



Posters will provide a visual display of innovative ideas, novel discoveries in research, practice, and policy. Posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference.

Presentation-Specific Guidelines

Please refer to the general abstract submission guidelines below.

General Abstract Submission Guidelines​

  • Abstracts will be reviewed after the closing date and the Abstract Review Committee will decide which abstracts will be selected for each presentation type. Please note that selected presentation types upon submission are preferences only and may be subject to change.

  • For original research and other submissions that involve case studies or evidence, abstracts must contain information addressing these areas:

    • Background

    • Methods

    • Results

    • Conclusion

    • Implications

  • The above structure may not be strictly adhered to if a submission is non-scientific/research abstract. In this case provide:

    • Overview of the problem

    • Why it’s a problem?

    • Main discussion topics

    • Implications

  • The word limit for each abstract submitted is 300 words.

  • Do not add any references to abstracts.

Abstract Review Criteria

The review criteria will be divided into four sections:

  • Relevance to multicultural communities

  • Originality in content

  • Clarity of abstract and adherence with abstract guidelines

  • Potential impact on improving and informing multicultural health and wellbeing to address health inequities

Terms & Conditions

  • Oral, poster and symposium submissions will be reviewed without details on author names or affiliations to ensure fairness.

  • Incomplete or incorrect submissions will be disregarded and not considered for this conference.

  • If there are multiple people/authors involved in the submitted abstract study/research, all co-authors should be aware of the content of the abstract prior to submission.

  • Abstracts must be received by the advertised closing date.

  • Abstracts may be considered for formats that are not the preferred format of the submitter.

  • All presenters must be registered to attend the conference.

  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts submitted. A maximum of 2 presentations can be accepted for any submitter (e.g., oral and poster presentation).

  • Abstracts of presentations that have been previously presented at a conference will not be accepted.

  • All presentations at the conference may be recorded.

  • Abstract submissions cannot be edited after 19 July 2023.


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