Abstract Submission


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Key Dates

Abstract Submissions are now closed. 

Author Notification: 30 April 
Author Registration Deadline: 31 May

GPTEC 2019 Themes and Sub-themes

At GPTEC 2019, authors are encouraged to submit abstracts on one of the following two themes:

Theme 1: Reflect – Where we are now and how we got here?

  • Sub-theme options: Readiness, Relevance, Review

Theme 2: Redefine – Where do we want/need to be and how to get there?

  • Sub-themes options: Revitalise, Reinvent, Reignite

All submitted work for the GPTEC 2019 conference needs to have a focus on one of the following concepts:
Respect, Reconciliation, Research or Resources as part of their abstract framework.


Abstract Submission Instructions

Please read through the submission instructions listed below before preparing your abstract:
Step 1: Write your abstract following the Abstract Format & Layout Guidelines (below).
Step 2: Read the General Policies and Requirements (below) for the submission of abstracts. 
Step 3: Using the online abstract submission portal, create your author account and submit your abstract. You can access the online abstract submission portal by clicking the “submit now” button on the right-hand side of this page.
Step 4: When in the portal, click on “Submit Abstract” and answer the questions.

Abstract Format and Layout Guidelines
  • Abstract must not exceed 315 words overall and needs to include learning objectives, primary method of delivery and session summary.
  • Do not write any author information in the body of the abstract. 
  • Tables and/or graphics may be included in the abstract body.
  • Abstracts must be free of typographical and grammatical errors.
  • Abbreviations may be used and should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word/phrase. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the definition is outlined in the body of the abstract.
  • Do not include the authors in the body of your abstract. You will be asked to add them in separately.
General Policies and Requirements
  • This data will only be available to the Conference Managers and Organising Committee
  • All abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines above.
  • You will be required to provide learning objectives for each submission.
  • The submitted abstract cannot have been presented at previous GPTEC or GPME Conferences.
  • You will be asked to provide a short biography (up to 150 words) with your submission.
  • You will be asked for your consent to approve or disapprove allowing your work to be published in print and electronic conference materials.
  • You will be asked to nominate a theme and up to three (3) sub-themes.
  • You will be asked to nominate up to one (1) primary stream and up to two (2) secondary streams. Streams refer to the audience your abstract is addressed to.
  • You will be asked to nominate your preferred presentation format:
    – Oral presentation (15 mins), (eg paper presentation)
    – Workshop presentation (60 minutes, 90 minutes or 3 hours) (eg lecture only, small group work, facilitated discussion, case       based discussion / practical tasks / other)
    – Poster (GPTEC 2019 will also consider posters as mini orals, please register your interest when prompted)
  • The presenting author will be required to register for the Conference to ensure his/her abstract(s) is included in the final Program. Deadline for presenting author registration is 31 May 2019.
  • All submissions must be completed electronically via the online abstract submission portal. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the Conference Managers via email gptec2019@arinex.com.au or phone +61 3 8888 9500.
  • Splitting of a body of work into multiple abstracts is discouraged and consolidation into one abstract is preferred.
  • Abstracts will be available online and in the Conference app.
GPTEC 2019 Mentors

GPTEC 2019 Program Committee encourages novice presenters to submit their work for inclusion in the 2019 Program.

The Program Committee is willing to provide guidance and assistance to novice presenters when preparing their presentation. If you are interested, please answer “yes” to the question “Would you like to be put in contact with a mentor?” when submitting your abstract. If your abstract is accepted, a member of the Program Committee will reach out to you.

GPTEC 2019 Discussion Groups

The Program Committee would like to offer authors the opportunity to network and discuss their abstract with authors within the same theme and stream prior to GPTEC 2019. If this is of interest to you, please tick “yes” when prompted on the portal.  By ticking “yes” you give us permission to have your email only forwarded.

GPTEC 2019 Active Learning Module (ALM) Workshops

Suitable sessions will be identified to participants as part of a CPD points opportunity over the course of the conference.  The college requirements for ALM will be the responsibility of the committee, in liaison with authors.