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Reproductive Rights and Abortion Conference
About The Conference50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner| Call For Abstracts | Abstract Guidelines | Sponsorship  

Reproductive rights and abortion conference

 We are excited to announce that the 2022 Reproductive Rights and Abortion Conference will be opened by Melissa Kang.

Over two days (August 4 & 5) the 2022 conference will explore the theme: Towards Universal Access, and offer delegates breakout sessions organised around the streams of Access, Innovation, Justice, Clinical and Storytelling. 

As professionals, clinicians, advocates and consumers we all want to live in a world where access to healthcare is universal. In the context of a disrupted environment, the Reproductive Rights and Abortion Conference is your gateway to collaboration and knowledge sharing to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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Call for abstracts now open

 

We invite abstracts from all people including researchers, academics, health practitioners, professionals, persons with lived experience, artists and activists.

Abstracts must be submitted by 5pm on 28 February 2022 and successful abstract presenters will receive an offer to present by 21 March 2022. Abstracts should align with the conference theme: Towards Universal Access and address at least one of the conference streams listed below.

Access
Innovation
Justice
Clinical
Storytelling

 

All abstracts will be assessed by a committee and in balancing the program the committee may require authors to present their work in an alternate format to their preferred preference.

Abstract guidelines and submission details

Abstracts must be submitted via this form by February 28, 2022. Click here

General Guidelines 
  • Abstracts must be submitted by the presenting author who should complete all fields on the online submission form.  

  • The presenting author should be the main contact for your abstract. All correspondence relating to the submission will be directed to this person, and they should in turn distribute to any other co-presenters. 

  • Abstracts must contain original work that has no prior ownership or copyright restrictions. 

  • Abstracts that do not contain sufficient information will not be accepted. 

  • If the abstract is accepted, consent is provided for the presentation slides (for oral presenters); video; audio recording and photos taken during the oral presentation/poster presentation to be used and published by Children by Choice. 

  • Submission of your abstract/s implies you have read, understood and comply with these guidelines. 

  • If you are submitting more than one abstract, a separate submission must be made for each one. 

  • Presenting authors must register to attend the conference for a minimum of one full day of the conference on which they are presenting. 

  • All presentations must align with Children by Choice’s pro-choice framework.  

Conference Streams – What conference stream is your proposed presentation best aligned with? 
  • Access: This stream promotes sharing resources and learnings to improve access to contraception and abortion. Presentations addressing topics such as pathways and practice since law reform, public provision of ToP, access to and uptake of LARC, rural and remote access, are welcomed in this stream. 

  • Innovation: This stream is dedicated to celebrating innovative approaches to delivering pregnancy options and abortion care in Australia and beyond. Presentations in this stream will explore evolving models of care, collaborations, innovations in training and education, and self-managed abortion. 

  • Justice: Decriminalisation of abortion is necessary but not sufficient for the achievement of reproductive justice. This stream will advance the conversation about safe, high quality pregnancy options and abortion care in the context of diversity. Presentations in this stream will explore Indigenous perspectives, cultural and linguistic considerations, gender diversity, inclusivity, stigma and taboos. 

  • Clinical: This stream will create space for LARC and ToP providers to exchange knowledge and experiences. Presentations will focus on emerging topics related to MToP, telehealth, ToP in the second trimester and others. 

  • Storytelling: Presentations in this stream will explore real life experiences through creative means: narrative, storytelling, poetry, spoken word, performance, visual art forms such as photography, short film, artworks or installations, or other interactive modes. We welcome presentations that use creative arts to explore lived experiences of considering pregnancy options, abortion and contraception, from individual perspectives, including both service user and healthcare professional perspectives. 

Oral Presentation 
  • Each presenter will have 20 minutes for their presentation, which must include at least 5 minutes question and answer time. Presenters can choose to speak for less than 15 minutes if they wish to allow for further discussion. 

  • Papers should be well structured, rigorous and demonstrate a novel contribution to knowledge. 

  • Presentation slides, video clips and props are encouraged but not compulsory. Where they are to be used, presenters must submit these by 9am, August 1 2022.  

  • Presentations will be made available online to conference attendees after the conference. 

  • Rooms are equipped with a computer and multimedia projector. If additional equipment or internet access is needed, it must be previously requested and is subject to availability.  

  • Abstracts not selected for Oral Presentation may be offered a Poster presentation. 

Spark 
  • Each presenter will have strictly 5 minutes for their presentation. 

  • Spark presentations should communicate a brief overview of new or updated clinical intervention, research or clinical trial in process or emerging issues.  

  • A maximum of THREE presentation slides is permitted but not essential. Where presentation slides are used, they must be set to automatically advance. Presenters must submit these by slides by 9am, August 1 2022.  

  • Presentations will be made available online to conference attendees after the conference. 

  • Rooms are equipped with a computer and multimedia projector. No additional equipment is available for Spark presentations. 

  • Presenters of Spark presentation may also submit the same/related abstract as a poster, in order to continue the conversation with conference delegates.  

Circle 
  • Circle presenters/facilitators may choose to provide either a 30 minute, 60 minute or 120 minute interactive circle.  

  • Presenters must provide an outline of the structure/plan for the session, indicating clearly how they will incorporate and maximise audience interaction. 

  • Circle presentations are ideal to explore upskilling and practical application. These presentations can also include medical/psychotherapeutic, therapeutic interventions including counselling practice, consumer-led engagement and reflective practice. 

  • Presentation slides, video clips and props are encouraged but not compulsory. Where they are to be used, presenters must submit these by 9am, August 1 2022.  

  • Rooms are equipped with a computer and multimedia projector. If additional equipment or internet access is needed, it must be previously requested and is subject to availability.  

Posters 
  • All Posters will be prominently displayed at the Conference venue and a designated poster viewing session is incorporated in the conference program.  

  • Full instructions on the format and display of Poster will be detailed within acceptance notifications and sent to the nominated presenting authors. Presenting authors must be present with their poster during this session to engage with conference attendees, and are encouraged to also be present with their poster during at least some conference breaks. 

 

Abstracts must be submitted via this form by February 28, 2022. Click here

 

SPONSORSHIP


A variety of sponsorship packages have been designed to suit all objectives and budgets. If you are interested in sponsoring this event please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION DINNER


The 2022 Reproductive Rights and Abortion Conference also coincides with Children by Choice's 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner on the evening of Thursday August 4. Tickets to the dinner are strictly limited and available to all Children by Choice supporters, not just those attending the Conference.Secure your ticket early, to join us for a night of revelry and celebration, at Queensland Parliament House, as we mark 50 years of activism and advocacy on reproductive rights! 

Purchase tickets here

 

 

 

 

Last modified on: 18 November 2021
Reproductive Rights and Abortion Conference
18 November 2021

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