Call for Abstracts - Closed

We invite abstract submissions for workshops, oral and poster presentations at the Farmsafe Conference 2018 being held from Wednesday 3 to Friday 5 October 2018 at the Ville Resort, Townsville QLD.

Farmsafe Conference 2018 is being held by Farmsafe Australia in collaboration with James Cook University. The 2018 Conference will offer a continued opportunity for farmers, farm agencies, policy makers, researchers and safety practitioners (with a particular focus on rural and farming communities), to network, present current research and showcase contemporary and practical Work Health and Safety (WHS) intervention programs.  It will provide a conduit to strengthen the agricultural component of the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-22. 

The theme for the 2018 Farmsafe Conference is ‘Innovative, Safe and Healthy’ and will bring people from across Australia and some international visitors to explore how we can and are making farming safer in Australia.  
This conference aims to bring people from across Australia and the world together to discuss policy, practice and research which is helping to improve safety in agriculture.  This years theme of ‘Innovative, Safe and Healthy’ address the wider challenges and opportunities we are seeing in farm health and safety and the great innovation which is helping improve and shape farming. 


To download a copy of the abstract flyer please click here. 


Call for Abstracts closed 11:59pm AEST, Sunday 24 June 2018


If you are interested in presenting an abstract and would like to submit one for consideration please complete the Manual Abstract Submission Form and return it to  


We welcome submission of abstracts for presentations relevant to the conference themes.

Priority will be given to presentations that offer critical or reflective comment rather than purely program or descriptive papers. Papers will be considered and accepted in association with the Conference theme and outcomes of the presentation. 

Papers will be accepted and considered in three domains:

  • Research - e.g. research programs

  • Program - e.g. delivery services, innovation of farm practices/activities, example of work

  • Policy - e.g. advocacy, policy development, changing rules


All abstracts are to be submitted electronically using the online facility on the Farmsafe Conference 2018 website.  Alternatively, they can be submitted using the manual submission form by clicking here. 

Select the Abstract Submission tab and follow the prompts. 

Abstract are to be submitted online using the online abstract portal.

It is the submitting author’s responsibility to ensure that the abstract uploaded to the server is the correct version.

Abstracts submitted for presentation will be published exactly as received and should be checked for spelling and grammar prior to submission. 

All presenters must register at the time of confirming their presentation offer and pay the conference 
registration fee. 


Sub themes for the conference include:


  • Child safety

  • Quad bike safety

  • Mental Health

  • One Health (with a focus on Zoonotic Diseases)

  • Hearing Health

  • Beef Cattle Safety

  • Safety in Horticulture

  • Chemical Safety

  • Electrical Safety

  • Older Workers

  • New and young workers

  • Drowning Prevention

  • Poisoning

  • Inductions

  • Vulnerable populations 

  • First aid

  • Drones

  • Supply chain safety

  • Ag vehicles


A 90 minute workshop session that provides participants with the opportunity to develop new skills and discuss important issues. This may take the form of a combination of practical and/or instructional presentations combined with activities, interactive group or individual work. Presenters should identify a minimum of 3 learning objectives in their abstract.

Oral Presentation
Presenters will have a total of 15 minutes, 10 minutes to present and 5 minutes for questions. There will be 6 speakers per session. The session will have a nominated chair.

Poster Presentations 

Designated periods will be allocated in the program when presenters will attend their posters to take questions and discuss their work.


All intended presentations require the submission of an abstract. All abstracts will be subject to peer review.


  • Refer to the online abstract submission form or manual abstract submission form for requirements

  • The abstract title should be no longer than 24 words

  • The abstract should be a maximum of 300 words in simple text paragraphs without images or tables

  • The abstract should include sub-headings (if applicable) in relation to the chosen domain, suggested headings are: Research: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion, Learning Outcomes, Program or Policy: Context, Process, Analysis, Outcomes, Learning Outcomes

  • If there is more than one presenter, all correspondence will be sent to the person whose name and email address is entered with the abstract. 

Call for Abstracts closed 11:59pm AEST, Sunday 24 June 2018

Presentation offers will be advised in late July 2018.

Please note: All presenters must register at the time of confirming their acceptance presentation offer and pay the conference registration fee


For further information contact the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) Events & Capacity Building Manager, Nicole Rutter, on:

T: 02 6171 1308

Contact Us: T: 02 6171 1308 or email

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