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SRNT-O Inaugural Conference

The inaugural SRNT-Oceania Chapter conference will be held in Sydney, Australia to share and celebrate the highest quality research and practice targeting tobacco use reduction and smoking cessation in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific nations throughout Oceania and the region. 

We warmly invite Indigenous researchers to submit their work for presentation at the conference.

The conference will be held on the 24th and 25th of October at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney. Preconference workshops and the SRNT-O Annual General Meeting will be held from 3pm on Thursday 24th October and Keynote, Plenary, Oral, Rapid fire, and Poster presentations will be held on Friday 25th October. Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf has magnificent views of Sydney’s famous harbour, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.  




All the information you need for conference registration can be found here


Registration type

Price (AUD)

SRNT-O Conference Registration – Member ticket


SRNT-O Conference Registration – Non-member ticket


SRNT-O Conference Registration – Student member ticket


SRNT-O Conference Registration – Low- or Middle Income country member ticket





Preconference workshops and the SRNT-O Annual General Meeting will be held between 3:30pm and 5pm on Thursday 24th October.

  • Oceania Tobacco Control Conference 2019 and SRNT-O will be co-hosting Professor Ruth Malone, delivering her workshop "How to Get your Paper Published: An Editor’s View"
  • SRNT-O will be hosting Associate Professor Natalie Walker, who will chairing a workshop "Clinical trials: problem solving and the place of innovation"

You must register to attend these free preconference workshops here.

Keynote, Plenary, Oral, Rapid fire, and Poster presentations will be held on Friday 25th October. 

Abstract submission has now closed.

Presentation Types
  • Poster: Discussion of a poster at an open session.
  • Brief report: 4 minutes, 8 slides maximum, with group question and answer time to follow after several presentations.
  • Oral presentation: 12 minutes, with 3 minutes question and answer time to follow.


AV Requirements

There will be an opportunity to upload your presentation once your abstract has been accepted.

More information will be available once the abstract review process is complete.


Early Career Researcher Awards

If you are an early career researcher (i.e., you do not yet have a PhD or you graduated with your PhD within the last five years) and wish to be considered for the best abstract and presentation or poster awards, please tick the early career box when submitting your abstract. To be considered for the award, you must be lead authors of the abstract or poster.


Best Abstract and Presentation Award

Criteria for the abstract and presentation award are:

  • Well explained and innovative research question
  • Clear and rigorous methods
  • Thoughtfully explained results
  • Perceptive analysis of the research implications

 A scoring sheet for the award can be found here.


Best Poster Award

Criteria for the poster award are:

  • Visual impact
  • Layout and flow
  • Clear description of research gap, methods and results
  • Strong take-away message

 A scoring sheet for the award can be found here.

Affiliation with Tobacco Entities

Registrations from people who are affiliated with tobacco entities (current and/or during the past ten years) will be ineligible to attend or present at the conference. This definition includes but is not limited to people who have accepted any sponsorship, grant or any other form of support, whether by payment of money or otherwise; or entered into any association with the tobacco industry, which includes but is not limited to tobacco companies, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and tobacco industry funded research bodies such as ‘Foundation for a Smoke-Free World’.

This policy is aligned with the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, Article 5.3, which states in its guidelines: ‘There is a fundamental and irreconcilable conflict between the tobacco industry’s interest and public health policy interests.’



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