Call for Papers – Closed

30 May – 2 June 2021

Call for papers

The online abstract submission is now live, and the 2021 Conference Planning Committee (CPC) invite you to put forward oral, poster and workshops presentations.

The 2021 conference theme is Local Contexts, Global Practice.

The theme Local Contexts, Global Practice was chosen to get Australian speech pathologists thinking and talking about their local work contexts as well as the broader global practices we may engage in. This is a theme selected to consider how the profession might move towards culturally sensitive and evidence-based practices that promote multiculturalism, multilingualism, equitable service provision and communication rights locally and globally.

In your submission we ask you to consider your work, as it relates to theme, and the aspirations outlined in the Speech Pathology Australia 2030 project:

  • Communication accessible communities
  • Access for all
  • Timely services across the lifespan
  • Clients and communities driving service delivery
  • Skilled and confident families and carers
  • Collaborative professional partnerships
  • Quality services, innovation, and continual pursuit of knowledge
  • Diverse and dynamic workforce.

Speech Pathology Australia values research which is consistent with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ values and perspectives on research methodologies. If submitting a paper relevant to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, please ensure within your abstract that it demonstrates the ways in which your project incorporates the following principles:

  • Origins in / driven by community aspirations
  • Engagement in community consultation
  • Collaboration with community
  • Involvement of Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander peoples in project planning, implementation, and reporting
  • Presentation includes an Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander researcher (in person or via video)
  • Use of strengths-based language

Please highlight aspects of the conference theme – Local contexts, Global practice. Presentations which include an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander presenter will be prioritised. 

Two-step Process

There is a two-step process at the start for the online submission where you select the option of 1) an oral or poster presentation, or 2) a workshop presentation.

We request that you read the following instruction that applies to you, prior to submitting your abstract.

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Important Dates

Monday 14 December 2020 – Notification regarding the success of the submission

Submissions accepted by the Conference Planning Committee will be grouped under nominated themes for presentation at the conference. This will assist delegates to plan attendance at sessions that match their professional needs.