Abstract Submissions

The Australasian Doctors’ Health Conference (ADHC) Scientific Committee is now calling for  abstracts for the ADHC 2022 to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre in Adelaide, South Australia from 1st – 3rd December 2022.

Submitted abstracts should represent original work that is either unpublished or only published within the last year.  The Scientific Committee will allocate abstracts to either a workshop, oral or poster presentation unless the author indicates a specific preference for poster presentation.

Oral Presentations.

15 minute 'themed' presentations

Presentations are comprised of a 12-minute presentation and 3 minutes for questions and answers, as part of the three themed conference streams.

6 minute 'plenary' presentations

Titled “6 in 6”, presenters will have a time-limit of 6 minutes with no more than 6 slides to present with impact to a much larger audience.

Poster Presentations.

Poster presentations will enable the presentation of new research, programs and projects to the conference registrants.

Posters are to be printed and brought along to the Conference by the presenter (AO size 841 mm wide x 1189 mm highly recommended as maximum space per author is 845mm wide).  Presenters should bring their own Velcro or pins to affix the posters to the poster boards provided.

Successful poster authors will be encouraged to provide a day and break time/s during the Conference when they will be available to answer questions. This will be promoted to delegates on the conference app.


Abstracts should relate to the conference theme of “The Thriving Doctor: towards harmony, productivity and longevity” and focus on the following three key areas, in order to be given preference for inclusion in the program.

These will allow the conference to explore current and future models of care and how doctors’ health can be embedded at the individual, organisational and broader health system level.


Self-care, preparation for work, ways to remain a sustainable individual, ways to thrive, the ‘interesting working week’, personal and professional support, creativity, mindfulness, physiology, broader life roles, new frontiers in self-care.


Workplaces, work practices, work environments, challenging workplaces, rural and remote doctors’ health, impact of doctors’ health on recruitment and retention, autonomy and the ideal working week, fatigue physiology and mitigation, innovative initiatives and work-models, futuristic workplaces, peer support and mentoring, new frontiers.

The System

How and where leadership has enacted change; accreditation as a doctors’ health quality improvement tool; work-models that support doctors’ health and wellbeing; innovative solutions that are making a difference; work, health and safety; role of governance in driving positive change; impact of medical board processes on doctors’ health; role of medical defence organisations; new frontiers and best practice.

Free paper category

Submissions exploring other areas of Doctors’ Health will also be considered under this category.

Submit Your Abstract Today!


Abstract Submission Opens

29th November 2021

Submission Deadline

31st May 2022

Review Outcome Email Notification

30th June 2022

Early Bird Registrations Open

1st May 2022

Review Process.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the ADHC 2022 Scientific Committee within three weeks of the closing date.  Where abstracts need to be amended, you will be invited by the Scientific Committee to re-submit these with any suggested changes.  This will enable the Scientific Committee to use the amendment process to assist authors improve the quality and value of their abstract.

To consolidate the conference program, all presenters must register for a minimum of one day of the conference by the Early Bird Registration Deadline 29th August 2022 to avoid withdrawal of the presentation from the program.

Formatting Requirements.

Abstracts should be submitted online using the abstract template provided by 31st May 2022 using the following guidelines:

Abstracts should be submitted online using the abstract template provided by 31st May 2022 using the following guidelines:

    • 250 words or less, exclusive of title, author(s) names and institutional affiliation(s)
    • All abstracts should be accompanied by a 200 word biography and high res jpeg headshot photo of presenting author
    • All submissions in Microsoft Word
    • Abstracts should fit onto a single A4 page
    • Use 11-point Arial font
    • Abstract title in BLOCK CAPITALS
    • Authors’ names on the next line
    • In the case of more than one author, name of presenting author to be underlined.
    • Do not include degrees or titles.
    • Authors’ organisations/institutions should include the suburb/city, state and country of the organisation/institution
    • Avoid using abbreviations unless these are defined in the abstract
    • Ensure use of high quality English expression and grammar
    • DO NOT include any tables, graphs or images with your abstract(s)

Abstracts should use the following layout as a guide. If unsure about the layout of your abstract, please contact the Event Manager. adhc2022@ampheat.com.au



    • This should be succinct and descriptive of the study, program or activity.


    • Give a brief reason for the study, program or activity. Provide a clear statement of the aims.

Target Audience

    • Describe the audience/group involved in the study or target audience of the program or activity.


    • Provide a detailed summary of the content of the study, program, or activity.


    • Give a short description of the study population or specimen preparation, data collection and processing.


    • Briefly describe the outcome/achievements/solutions achieved from the study, program, or acitivity.


    • Make simple statements that are supported by the evidence shown in your results.


Abstracts should be submitted online using the abstract template provided by 31st May 2022 using the following guidelines:


  • AO size 841 mm wide x 1189 mm highly recommended as maximum space per author is 845mm wide


Poster Layout Example – click here

Submitted abstracts can be edited any time prior to submission deadline.


Prizes will be awarded at the closing session.  A prize will be awarded for each of the following categories:

    • Best Oral Presentation – Scientific
    • Best Oral Presentation – Quality / Outcomes
    • Best Poster – Scientific
    • Best Poster – Quality / Outcomes

Abstract(s) Submission.

Responsibility for the accuracy of the abstracts and the agreement of co-authors with the content of the abstracts rests with the principal author.

    • The presenting authors of successful abstracts need to register and pay to attend and present at the Conference
    • All abstracts will be reviewed by members of the ADHC 2022 Scientific Committee whose decisions are final.
    • Disclosure of any conflict of interest and sources of funding for research must be made by the authors of an abstract.

Cancellation Policy.

When you submit an abstract for a presentation or a poster, you will hear from the conference organisers whether your submission has been accepted. Please only accept the offer to presenting if you are committed to participating in the conference. Cancellations impose a serious burden and negatively impact the overall quality of the conference program. If extenuating circumstances force you to cancel your participation and you are unable to find a co-author or colleague to give your presentation on your behalf, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible at adhc2022@ampheat.com.au so we can update the program accordingly.


How can I submit an abstract?

Via online form – click here

For instructions – click here

How many abstracts can I submit?

Up to five(5).

How will I know if my abstract has been submitted successfully?

You will be notified in writing by the Chair of the Scientific Committee, within 3 weeks of the closing date of submissions.

Can I make any changes to my abstract once I have submitted it?

Yes, up until abstract submission closure date, 31st May 2022.

When will I find out if my abstract has been accepted?

You will be notified in writing by the Chair of the Scientific Committee, by the 30th June 2022.



AMPHEaT – Event Manager

Cheryl Davey

Email: adhc2022@ampheat.com.au

Phone: 08 8333 5677