ACAH23 Abstract Submission Guidelines

ACAH23 Abstract Submission Guide


Thank you for your interest. The Abstract Submission Portal is now closed.

The Academy of Child and Adolescent Health Conference (“Gamechangers”) is for all healthcare professionals, trainees and students in the Child and Adolescent Health space. We span disciplines from medicine (paediatrics, general practice, emergency and other specialties), nursing (nurse consultants/specialists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and others), to allied health and any health profession caring for children and young people.

Do I need to be an ACAH member?

No. We welcome submissions from everyone working in Child and Adolescent Health, however, members will receive a significantly discounted registration for the conference and will have access to all the educational and training Webinars and other resources… so we hope you will consider joining!

Do I need to register for the conference if my abstract is accepted?

Yes. Only people who have registered for the ACAH Conference will be able to present if the abstract is accepted. Abstracts will be reviewed and scored to determine eligibility for oral presentation (8 minutes + questions) at the conference and eligibility for prizes.

Price Categories for abstracts accepted for oral presentations at ACAH23:

  1. ACAH23 Prize: open to all registrants
  2. ACAH23 Student prize: open to any health student (medical, nursing, allied health or equivalent)
  3. ACAH23 Trainee prize: open to anyone training to be a member of one of the child and adolescent health medical, nursing or allied health professions
  4. ACAH23 Higher degree prize: open to any PhD or Masters by research candidate currently enrolled, or awarded within 1 year of conference start date

NB: Authors may submit more than one abstract in more than one category but they must be uploaded individually and ACAH reserves the right to reallocate categories to fit the conference.

Priority Abstract Themes:

  1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  2. Refugee health
  3. Child and/or Adolescent health (considered broadly)
  4. Climate change and children
  5. Advocacy, population health
  6. Mental health


  • Submitting Author details (first name and last name in full)
  • All Author names and affiliations (brief department and institutional affiliation where applicable)
  • Contact author contact details (email + plus mobile) and idenfity who will be the presenting author
  • Structured abstract (e.g., Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions) must be limited to 350 words
  • NB: evidence for eligibility for student, trainee and Higher degree prize categories will be required if your abstract is accepted for presentation

The Academy of Child and Adolescent Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.