Instructions for workshop presentation proposals

To submit a workshop presentation proposal for consideration for inclusion in the conference program, please ensure that you read the following information, and complete each section of the online abstract submission. 

You are required to provide an anonymous abstract of 250 words plus, introduction/rationale, objectives, results or practice implications, learning outcomes and conclusion.  Please also include your target audience, prior knowledge of participants (if applicable), expected number of participants (min 80) and requested length of the workshop (but time cannot be guaranteed).

Submissions should meet the requirements listed below.

    To prepare your abstract for submission please note:
    • Select your title carefully – people choose sessions to attend based on titles
    • Do not include any information about the authors within the abstract
    • Abstract must be submitted by author/s only
    • Any references will not be included in the online or final programs
    • Handouts: It is the responsibility of the presenter to supply any handout material for their session at their own cost. These are optional.
    • Disclosure statement (financial and/or non-financial)
    • All authors are required to complete the disclosure section indicating any financial or non-financial relationship(s) related to the content of the proposed abstract. Please make sure you complete this section when submitting your abstract.
    •  Workshop presenters must register as a delegate of the conference. There are no reduced fees for workshop presenters.
    •  Online conference registration will be available on the website in February 2018
    •  Workshops are either 1.5 hours or 3 hours in length and will be determined by available space once the program is decided
    •  Workshop attendance is to be a minimum of 80 participants
    The following equipment will be provided:
    •  Data projector 
    •  Laptop including internet access
    •  Laser pointer
    •  Screen
    •  Lectern & microphone
    • *Additional equipment can be requested but cannot be guaranteed        

    Guide to using the online proforma for abstract submission

    Formatting
    • Single spacing with one line between paragraphs - do not indent paragraphs
    • Use upper and lower case typing as required
    • Do not use all upper case in the title or abstract
    • Please ensure you check the abstract for overall clarity including accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar
    • 250 words maximum
    Content
    • Presentation type (Workshop)
    • Full title of your submission
    • Abstract
    • Additional information: introduction/rationale, objectives, results or practice implications, learning outcomes and conclusions
    • Subject categories - specify one or two from list provided
    • Name/s of all author/s
    • Affiliation
    • Select who will be the presenter/s
    • Short biography of each presenter/s
    • Disclosure statement (financial and/or non-financial) for each author
    • Audio visual requirements (outside of what is offered), but cannot be guaranteed
    • Specify structure, e.g. hands-on participation, small group interaction, desk based and any special requirements such as assumed knowledge
    • Include an opening sentence or paragraph designed to foster interest in the topic. This may be used in the conference registration brochure and final program

    The review process

    • Decisions regarding acceptance of oral proposals are made by the Conference Planning Committee (CPC) after the review process.  An abstract which is not accepted for a workshop presentation may be recommended for an alternative presentation.
    Workshops are evaluated using the following criteria:
    • Application to current speech pathology practice
    • The underlying premise is based in evidence based practice or an underlying theoretical principle
    • If relevant, evidence that results/data have already been collected 
    • Level of details provided regarding the background, project and outcomes
    • Overall appeal of the workshop to Speech Pathology Australia members 
    • Innovation and originality of workshop topic and content
    • Evidence that the workshop has been well thought out and planned
    • Overall clarity including accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar
    • Relevance to conference theme

    Further Information
    • Following the review process, to assist with abstract selection, you may be required to provide additional information regarding your submission or rewrite the abstract.  

    Author/s checklist
    Before proceeding to the online submission, please use this checklist to ensure you are ready to submit your workshop abstract.

    Please now click this link to proceed to the online abstract submission