2019 Abstract Submission

2019 CRANAplus 37th Conference

Embracing Diversity to Build Stronger Connections

18th – 20th September 2019 | Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

The theme of this conference is Embracing Diversity to Build Stronger Connections. The aim is to contribute to the development and maintenance of healthier rural and remote populations in general, and by collaborative engagement between health professionals, community members, and organisations specifically. There will be a focus on supporting diversity through strengths-based approaches using social networks, social media, and community led actions.

The Call for Abstracts has NOW CLOSED


Please contact the team at Conference Design for all abstract submission enquiries or assistance.


  • Communities – diverse people, places and possibilities
    • families, friends and colleagues
    • building and maintaining relationships
  • Workplace – the health centre and beyond
    • professional development
    • multicultural and interprofessional or interdisciplinary teams
  • Networks – building and maintaining connections
    • technology – social media
    • community actions or activism
  • Cultural diversity and healthcare in rural and remote Australia
    • Age/ generation
    • Sexual orientation
    • Socio-economic status
    • Religious or spiritual beliefs
    • Gender
    • Ability
  • Cultural safety – more than cultural awareness
    • Social justice model addressing health inequities
    • Systemic issues
    • Social and cultural determinants of health
  • Workforce development
    • Challenges and demands
    • Changes to practice
    • Role of education – preparation for practice and professional development
    • Skill sets
  • Programs – strengths-based approach
    • What do we do well and what could we do better?
    • Working in partnership
    • Links between diversity and productivity levels


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.

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations will be allocated 15 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 which will be provided in due course

How to Submit

The 2019 Call for Abstracts has NOW CLOSED.

Submissions are due by Thursday 9 May 2019 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 an ePoster

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.