2018 – Abstract Submission

 36th CRANAplus Conference

in conjunction with

International Conference for Rural & Remote
Nurses & Midwives

Think Global Act Local
Leading Primary health care in a challenging world

20th – 22nd September 2018 | Pullman Cairns International Hotel

The challenges and triumphs of providing essential healthcare to people who live, work, travel or play in rural, remote and isolated areas are similar the world over.

CRANAplus has built resources and driven reform in the Australian remote health sector for over 35 years, and believe its time to share stories and learn from others across the globe.

Therefore the 2018 CRANA conference will be inclusive of a focus on International Rural & Remote Nurses and Midwives in the beautiful far north Queensland city of Cairns. The gate way to the wet tropics, Great Barrier Reef and remote Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities of Queensland

Nurses and Midwives are consistently the most evenly distributed healthcare providers, working collaboratively with others, to provide healthcare to challenging parts of the planet:

  • Meeting the needs of their communities
  • Improving Social justice & building equality or is it equity
  • Working with & advocating for marginalised groups
  • Addressing current and future workforce shortages
  • Exploring new and innovative models of care
  • Undertaking and learning from research to inform practice

This conference is for:

  • Nurses, Midwives, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Practitioners/Workers, Medical Officers and Allied & Oral Health Professionals who work in remote and isolated locations
  • Rural Nurses & Midwives across Australia and the globe
  • Mangers of remote and rural health services
  • First nations health providers
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Researchers and education providers
  • Professional bodies and associations
  • All levels of Government

Themes for Abstracts

  1. Multi-disciplinary primary healthcare practice in remote and very remote Australia
  2. Nursing and Midwifery in rural Australia, meeting the needs of our agricultural areas and small country towns rural communites large and small
  3. Experiences and stories from Rural & Remote Nurses & Midwives from across the world
  4. Unique challenges of providing Healthcare in Isolated locations, i.e. the defense force, prison health, mining, tourism, at sea, International Aid

Presentation Formats

While you will be asked to indicate your preferred presentation format, the program committee may request an alternative format be considered. The committee will allocate presentations to the program taking into account the preference of authors and the balance of the program.

We anticipate that authors will be the principal presenter for at most one featured presentation, but may be the principal presenter for more than one impact presentation and display poster.

Oral Presentation (20 Minutes)

Oral presentations will be allocated 20 minutes, including time for questions.

Hot Spots (5 Minutes)

Hot Spot Presentations will be allocated 5 minutes, including time for questions.

ePoster Presentations

Electronic posters will be prepared in PowerPoint (1 slide 16:9) and displayed during the conference on large flat screen monitors in the exhibition & poster display areas.

The ePosters will rotate automatically and each will be shown for one minute. Delegates will be able to pause posters to view them in more detail. There will also be an index to allow delegates to find an individual poster.

At least one author listed on the ePoster abstract must be registered for at least one day of the conference (Friday/Saturday) for the ePoster to be confirmed.

Accepted ePoster authors must submit their ePoster slide using the correct template via the link provided below.

How to Submit

Submissions are due by Monday 30 April 2018 and can be submitted via the presentation portal on this website. Abstracts received after this date will not be accepted.

Presentation/poster abstracts should include:

  • The purpose of the presentation
  • The nature and scope of the topic
  • The issue or problem under consideration
  • The outcome or the conclusion reached
  • References

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words.

Review Process

The Program Committee will review all submitted abstracts.

As there are limited places for oral presentations some abstracts submitted for oral presentation may be offered posters. Authors in these cases will be advised and asked to confirm whether they wish to present a poster.

Presenters Registration

All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee. Presenters also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.