Abstracts are now invited for the 11th Health Services and Policy Research Conference. The deadline for abstract submission is Monday 8 July 2019. If you wish to submit an abstract for consideration, please follow the submission form links below. Potential presenters should note all costs to attend the conference must be met from their own resources. The 2019 Conference theme is Addressing Health Service Inequities to Address Health System Performance.

Presentation Formats

You will requested to nominate one of four presentation platforms at the time of submission.

  • Oral (15 minute presentation)
  • 3 Minute Thesis Competition– for current students/recent graduates to present their thesis in 3 minutes as part of a competition
  • Oral Poster (Open to everyone; Present 1 slide and speak to it 3-5 minutes)
  • Standard Poster

While authors may indicate their preferred presentation format, the final decision is made by the Scientific Program Committee. While every attempt will be made to program abstracts according to the requests of authors, requests cannot be guaranteed. Poster presentations carry the same status as oral presentations and will be subject to the same selection process by the Scientific Committee.

Keywords Describing Your Research

To assist in allocating abstracts to reviewers and to conference sessions, you will be asked to select a category which best describes your presentation from each of the three lists below.

Acute Care Benchmarking Access to care
Admission prevention services Big Data Built environment
Community Based Care Consumer engagement Consumer centred care
Emergency Care Cost effectiveness/health economics Efficiency and patient flow
Forensic services Evidence synthesis Ethics and justice
Indigenous health Implementation science/knowledge translation Funding models/incentives
Informal Care Policy Analysis Health technology
Integrated Care Quality Improvement Health workforce
Occupational health Qualitative research methods Leadership and governance
Pharmacy and prescribing Quantitative research methods Low value care/disinvestment
Population/environmental health Kaupapa Maori / indigenous research approaches
Pre‐clinical research Mixed-methods Outside of business hours care
Primary Care Patient-Report Outcome Measures/Patient-Reported Experience Measures Patient Safety
Refugee Health System redesign
Rehabilitation Transparency/public reporting
Rural & remote Health

Special Conference Issue of JHOM

HSRAANZ are planning to publish a peer reviewed conference special issue in the Journal of Health Organisation and Management. This special issue will include a selection of research presented at the conference. The conference academic committee will shortlist from conference abstracts and invite authors to submit a full paper for review. All full papers will need to be submitted by end of March 2020 for consideration in the special issue. More information on the journal and the previous special issue can be found at

You will be asked to indicate at the time of submission if would you like your abstract to be considered for preparation as a full paper for the JHOM special issue.

Indigenous and ECR Researchers

You will be asked to indicate at the time of submission if you identify as an Indigenous* researcher or Early Career Researcher**.

*The Indigenous preconference Hui will only be for people who identify as Indigenous Researchers..

**Early Career Researchers (ECR) are defined as researchers who have not published more than 15 papers as first author and do not hold an academic appointment at Associate Professor level or above. For those who have been awarded a doctorate (PhD) this needs to have been within five years of the conference date (longer periods will be considered on application for those claiming career disruption.


  1. Abstracts must be structured with the following headings: Objective – Methods - Lessons Learned - Implications
  2. Abstracts are limited to 250 words [excluding title, authors and institutional affiliations] and must be submitted in MS Word.doc format.
  3. All margins are to be 2.5 cm.
  4. One line space must be left between the abstract title, authors name(s) and affiliation(s).
  5. The abstract title should be left justified on the page in bold and lower case in Arial 12-point font. No abbreviations are to be used in the title.
  6. Authors names to be left justified under the title in the following format: First name, last (family) name e.g. Chris Smith (not Dr Chris Smith). The name of the presenting author(s) must be underlined. Authors names must be in Arial 10-point font and not bolded
  7. Affiliated institution(s) are to be left justified. Institutional affiliations should be indicated with superscript numbers following the author name. Do not include state and country. Affiliations must be in Arial 10-point font and not bolded.
  8. The abstract text must be in Arial 10-point font. Do not justify text.
  9. Headings. Objective, Methods, Lessons Learned, Implications, must be in Arial 10-point font, lower case and bold. One line space must be left between the end of each section and the next heading.

Download formatting instructions and sample abstract

Submitting an abstract

Abstracts are to be submitted as Microsoft Word documents using the template format below. If submitting more than one abstract, information requested in the abstract submission form must be completed and submitted with each abstract.

Acceptance or otherwise is at the discretion of the Conference Program Committee.

Creating an author account and uploading an abstract

Prepare your abstract according to the submission guidelines and click the Submit Abstract button below.

  1. Create an author account with EasyAbstracts
  2. Complete the online submission form
  3. Upload your abstract

If you submitted content to HSRAANZ 2015 you will already have an author account and password. Logon using your email adddress and password.

You will be requested to complete an online form and upload your abstract as a MS Word .doc or .docx file.

EasyAbstracts, will automatically append an ID number to your file name for identification.

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How will I know that I have successfully uploaded my abstract?

Submitting an abstract involves two steps. Completion of the submission form and the upload of the abstract. Advice that your submission and file upload have been successful, will appear on your screen as "Your submission was saved successfully" and "The file was successfully uploaded". You can also check under the "My Submissions" tab where your abstract will appear with an ID number.

Terms and Conditions

Submissions are accepted on the basis that all presenting authors must register and pay the appropriate conference fee by Monday 31 October 2019. Co-presenters are allowed, but must register for the day of their presentation (as a minimum) if they wish to present. Where there are multiple presenters it is important the presentation time is strictly adhered to so enough time is available for questions. Speakers need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

Key Dates

  • Call for abstracts
    • Friday 19 July 2019 - Call for abstracts close
    • Author notification: mid-September 2019
  • Registration
    • May 2019 - Early bird registration opens
    • October 2019 - Author registration deadline
    • October 2019 - Early bird registration close

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