The ability to write an abstract is an essential skill for not only researchers, but those working in community who are looking to showcase new programs and services. Now is your chance to participate in an ASHM conference. Start planning your abstract for submission and bring your research to the forefront of a national discussion.

ASHM has consistently received high caliber submissions, reflecting our talented and active sector. The 2019 Joint Australasian Sexual Health and HIV&AIDS Conferences received 371 submissions and the 2019 2nd Australasian Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference received 148 submissions.

This year, ASHM is dedicated to assisting those wanting to submit abstracts, ensuring applicants are best placed to excel in their submissions.  


ASHM is here to help  

An abstract is a researcher's or service provider's first chance to unveil their work to their peers. Conference attendees will look to the program or the research project and determine if it is relevant for their learning. Abstracts will be favoured at review if they incorporate:

  • Completed, rather than future work
  • Original data of high quality
  • An analysis that extends existing knowledge
  • Clarity of methodology, analysis and presentation of results
  • Specific rather than general findings

Most importantly, your submission should follow the abstract guidelines as closely as possible to ensure you have the best chance of success. For those who are new to abstract writing, ASHM will be running training to help you build your skills.

On 19 March, ASHM will be hosting a webinar on How to write an abstract, presented by Dr Loren Brener, Senior Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer at UNSW. The webinar will focus on academic research, and detail how to structure an abstract including introduction, method, results, discussion and limitations. ASHM will be launching another webinar session on How to write an abstract for program or service-type abstracts in collaboration with community-based organisations.



Joint Australasian HIV&AIDS and Sexual Health Conferences  

Abstract submissions: Now open! 

Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 May 2020  

Conference themes for presentation: 

  • Discovery and Translational Science 

  • Clinical Management and Therapeutics  

  • Prevention, Epidemiology and Health Promotion 

  • Social, Political and Cultural Aspects 

Click here to submit your application.  


12th Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference

Abstract submissions: Now open! 

Abstract Submission Deadline: 5 April 2020  

Conference themes for presentation: 

  • Biomedical Science and Clinical Care 

  • Epidemiology, Public Health and Prevention 

  • Community and Social Research

  • Other

Click here to submit your application.  


ASHM encourages the use of person-centred language throughout the conference and request you refer to ASHM’s official language guide before submitting your abstract.