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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. Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf has magnificent views of Sydney’s famous harbour, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.  

 

 

Registration

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

 

Registration type

Price (AUD)

SRNT-O Conference Registration – Member ticket

$270

SRNT-O Conference Registration – Non-member ticket

$375

SRNT-O Conference Registration – Student member ticket

$55

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

$55


 

 

Call for Abstracts 

The SRNT-O Conference Committee is delighted to invite researchers from academic, community and advocacy groups to submit abstracts for the inaugural SRNT-O conference, to be held 24-25 October 2019, following the Oceania Tobacco Control Conference.

We are very pleased to advise that we will be presenting awards for the best oral presentation and best poster presented by early career researchers.

Abstract submission will close Friday the 31st of May 2019. We look forward to receiving a range of innovative, high quality abstracts.

To submit an abstract, please follow the process outlined in the box below. Please contact Aaron if you are having any difficulties completing your abstract submission - aaron.drovandi@jcu.edu.au.

 

 

Abstract submission process


  • Step 1: Register to submit an abstract using this link or by copying and pasting this URL into your web browser - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/srnt-o-18885822787
  • Step 2: Approximately 15 minutes after registering you will receive an email from SRNT-O with a link to the abstract submission portal. Click this link. PLEASE NOTE: The first email you receive with details of your order will not give you access to the abstract submission portal.
  • Step 3: Use your login details from the Step 1 and click the “Login with Eventbrite” button.
  • Step 4: You will be asked to “Allow eOrganiser by eOrganiser Suite to access your Eventbrite account?” Click “Allow”
  • Step 5: Enter your profile details
  • Step 6: Enter information about your title, abstract, biography, and co-authors.
  • Step 7: Preview and submit

 
Presentation Format

We welcome original abstracts outlining research that has not previously been presented or is currently under review.

Abstracts should use the following headings

  • Background and objectives: Describe the research gap, and the research questions addressed or hypotheses tested.
  • Methods: Provide details of the sample, procedure, instrument and analyses.
  • Results: Outline the main findings from the study.
  • Discussion and conclusion: Address the ‘so what’ question. Outline implications for policy, research or practice.

Please do not submit abstracts that duplicate material you wish to present at Oceania Tobacco Control Conference.

 

Presentation Type
  • 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.

 

Word Limits

Title: maximum 120 characters

Abstract word limit: 300 words

Presenting author bio: 100 words

 

Review and Evaluation Process

Abstracts will be reviewed and evaluated based on three criteria. The reviewer will provide a score out of 9 for each criterion. Equal weighting will be applied for each criterion.

General criteria for all presentations or reports:

  • Conceptual quality (How clear is the research gap identified; what is the likely impact of the study findings?)
  • Methodological adequacy (How appropriate is the study design and how rigorous are the methods?)
  • Scientific significance (What is the likely impact of the study on policy, practice and future research?)

 

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

 

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

 

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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