Call for Abstracts

Submissions are now closed.

Click the button above to login to the Submissions Portal to upload your video link or e-poster.

How-To Documentation

Deadline to submit videos and e-posters is 22 October 2021.

Videos should be MP4 and HD (720p)

Submission Guidelines


The overarching theme for the 9th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society Conference is ‘Live Stronger For Longer’. We aim to explore prevention, understanding and mechanisms of falls as well as the broader challenges of engaging communities and the implementation of best practice and policy.

This year, we ask that you submit into one of the following sector-specific themes:

  • Aged Residential Care
  • Community living
  • Acute and rehabilitation – hospital


Types of Presentation

  1. Oral – 12 minute pre-recorded video followed by a discussion forum
  2. 5×5 – 5 minute pre-recorded video followed by a discussion forum
  3. E-Poster – pdf document with live interaction with delegates


Abstract Categories

  1. Original Research. Abstracts should contain:
    1. Background – a description of the problem and/or study objectives or hypothesis to be tested
    2. Methods – method(s) used or approach taken
    3. Results – specific results in summary form (with statistical analysis if appropriate)
    4. Conclusions – description of the main finding and implications of the results
  2. Program Implementation / Service Delivery / Policy. Abstracts should contain:
    1. Background/issues – a short summary of the problem being addressed and context
    2. Activity – a brief description of the initiative, position taken, implementation strategies
    3. Conclusions – a brief description of the significance and future directions

Please note that your abstract may be accepted in a different presentation type to the one you select during submission.

Oral and 5×5 Presentations:

If accepted, oral and 5×5 presenters will be required to pre-record a video in MP4 format, upload to a file share programme and submit the link to the video through the submission portal.

Detailed instructions can be found here.

The oral presentations will be followed by a live discussion forum, facilitated by a chairperson, where delegates can ask questions and share their thoughts.


E-Poster Presentation:

If accepted, e-posters must be:

  • A4
  • Landscape (horizontal)
  • No larger than 15MB

Detailed instructions can be found here.

The conference programme will include a dedicated Virtual Poster Session where you’ll be able to present your topic to other delegates.

Virtual attendees review different poster presenters and when one interests them, they click into that presentation. This takes them to the poster session which is a one-way video chat where the attendees can view the presenter and their presentation materials. Attendees are able to speak with the poster presenter.


How to Submit

Each submission should adhere to the abstract template provided and the document must be a Microsoft Word format. Abstracts submitted in other formats will be declined. The template can be found on the website.

Abstract Text

All abstracts should be:

  • Arial font, 12 pt size
  • Single spaced
  • Justified alignment
  • Maximum of 300 words (including references)
  • Sub-headings may be included but they will be included in the word count. They must be bold
  • There is a maximum of 2 references. References should be listed at the bottom of the page, in sentence case, Arial font, pt size 10 and justified
  • Do not use footnotes or superscript numbers within the body of your abstract
  • Pictures, including graphs, are not allowed
  • Presenting authors MUST be the one submitting the abstract. This is the person all correspondence will be sent to, and, if accepted, this is the name that will appear in the conference programme
  • Pay careful attention to your wording and grammar as what you submit will be made available to conference delegates.


The title should be:

  • Maximum 12 words
  • Arial font, 14 pt size
  • Bold
  • Centre aligned
  • Initial capital/lower case, not all capitals


Abstract titles should be followed by authors’ first initial then surname (with presenting author in bold). These should be in:

  • Title Case
  • Arial font, 12 pt size
  • Left aligned
  • Presenting author should be listed first, with co-authors then listed alphabetically by surname

Visit the ANZFP website to submit. Submissions will open on 3 May 2021.

The number of Oral, 5×5 presentations and workshops that the ANZFP Conference can accommodate in its programme is limited. The ANZFPS Scientific Committee will endeavour to accommodate a submission’s preferred presentation type but this may not be possible if the number of delegates request Oral/5×5 presentations exceed the number of slots available.


Scoring & Awards

The criteria used to assess abstracts will include:

  • Relevance to the themes and objectives of ANZFPS 2021 Conference
  • Applicability, significance and impact in the area of falls prevention
  • Originality and interest to researchers and industry
  • Compliance to template (including word count and format requirements)

Research from NZ/Aotearoa that includes Māori participants and/or has strong relevance to Māori is particularly welcome.

Research from Australia that includes Aboriginal participants and/or has strong relevance to Aboriginal Australians is particularly welcome.

High scoring abstracts are eligible for the awards outline below. Please indicate during submission whether you wish to be considered for one or more of these awards. Judging of these awards will occur during the conference

  • Best Scientific Oral
  • Best Program Implementation / Service Delivery / Policy Oral
  • Best Student Oral
  • Best Poster
  • Best Oral Relevant to Māori
  • Best Oral Relevant to Aboriginal Australians

Keep up to date with Conference News & Alerts


3 May 2021:
Abstract Submissions Open
Registrations Open

5 July 2021:
Abstract Submission Deadline (Extended)

6 Sept 2021:
Authors Notified

1 Oct 2021:
Extended Early-Bird Deadline

22 Oct 2021:
Pre-recorded videos due
E-Posters due

27 Oct 2021:
Presenting Author Registration Deadline

29 Nov 2021:
Pre-Conference Workshops

1 December 2021
Virtual Conference Begins

3 December 2021
Virtual Conference Ends


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