Call for Abstracts
Abstract submissions for the 2024 SiREN Symposium are open! Please use the abstract submission form below and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 (AWST) Monday 4th March 2024. Please ensure you follow the guidelines outlined in the abstract submission form.
We encourage submissions for all priority populations with a particular focus on community and workforce actions for the elimination of HIV, hepatitis C and congenital syphilis transmission.
We invite abstracts for presentations on the following themes:
Policy and Planning
Health promotion & community engagement
Service delivery models
Workforce capacity and development
Research, surveillance & evaluation
NOTE: Although the symposium theme has a particular focus on actions towards the elimination of HIV, hepatitis C and congenital syphilis transmission, SiREN encourages abstract submissions on other STIs/BBVs and updates relevant and applicable to the Australian STI and BBV sectors.
Presentations can take the form of oral presentations or interactive workshop style presentations. Arrangements will be made to support pre-recorded video presentations where appropriate (for oral presentations only).
General Abstract Submission Guidelines
Please use the abstract submission form provided and follow the guidelines. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Abstracts will be reviewed after the closing date and the abstract review committee will decide which abstracts will be selected for each presentation type. Please note that selected presentation types upon submission are preferences only and may be subject to change. Notification of status will come via email to the abstract submitter in March 2024.
Presentations from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, students and early career researchers are encouraged.
If you require assistance in preparing your abstract, please consult the SiREN resources on How to Prepare a Successful Conference Abstract
Abstract Review Criteria
The review criteria will be divided into four sections
Relevance to the Australian sexual health sector
Originality in content
Clarity of abstract and adherence with abstract guidelines
Potential impact on improving and informing sexual health and wellbeing within an Australian context.