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Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions for the 2024 SiREN Symposium are open! Please use the abstract submission form below and submit to by 11:59 (AWST) Monday 18th March 2024. Please ensure you follow the guidelines outlined in the abstract submission form.


Symposium themes:

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. 

Presentation Type

Presentations can take the form of oral presentations (up to 15 minutes) or interactive workshop style presentations (up to 90 minutes). 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. 

Please submit your completed abstract submission form via email to no later than 11:59 (AWST) Monday 18th March 2024. 

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