Call for submissions

Abstract submissions for the Wounds 2020 Conference are now open and you are invited to submit an abstract to be considered for presentation and publication at Wounds 2020.

All submissions must be received online through the submission portal, emailed submissions will not be accepted. Submissions close: Friday 20 March 2020, 1159 hours AEST.

IMPORTANT: all submissions must strictly follow the official submission guidelines and official research abstract and case study abstract templates. Submissions that do not follow these instructions will be rejected.

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Presentation Types

Submissions are open for either a research abstract or case study abstract presentation.

  • A Research abstract presentation will be for 12 minutes with an additional 2 minutes for questions
  • A Case study abstract presentation will be for 7 minutes with no time for questions
  • A Poster presentation: posters will be on display for the duration of the conference

Abstract Topics

The program committee are looking for submissions that address any of the below conference topics

  • Aging
  • Bariatric care
  • Basic wound care science
  • Bench to bedside – translation of research
  • Care by GPs/Practice Nurses
  • Care in acute settings
  • Care in residential settings
  • Care in the home and community settings
  • Diagnostic test development
  • Health policy and health economics
  • High risk foot
  • Infection/biofilm
  • Innovation & practice
  • Lower limb wounds
  • Mechanisms of wound healing
  • Models of practice
  • Pain
  • Palliative care
  • Pressure Injury
  • Psychological impact
  • Skin integrity
  • Unique/diverse patient populations
  • Wound bed preparation


All submissions must be submitted online using the official Wounds 2020 Conference templates. Please note that non-compliant abstracts will be rejected.

Abstracts must follow the below parameters:

  • Title (should adequately convey the content of the abstract)
  • Description of the project (e.g., background, methods, results and conclusions)
  • Short list of references (optional)
  • Author and affiliation details, or any other identifying information, must not appear in the uploaded submission
  • Word count does not include the submission title or references
  • Do not include images or tables
  • Proprietary product (trade) names must not be used; only generic names of products are acceptable

Research abstract submission (Oral or Poster)
Succinct descriptions of the clinical or laboratory research objective(s), study methods, results and conclusions must be presented in a clear and logical manner (see example below). Suggested headings for abstract sections are:

  • Objectives
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • References (optional)

Research Abstract template

Case study abstract submission (Oral or Poster)
Succinct descriptions of the situation(s) encountered, plan of action implemented, materials or technology used, outcomes achieved and/or lessons learned must be presented in a clear and logical manner (see example below). Suggested headings for abstract sections include:

  • Situation
  • Action(s) taken/treatment(s) provided
  • Outcome(s)
  • Lesson(s) learned

Case Study Abstract template

Wounds Australia New Investigator Award

The New Investigator Award is a biennial prize awarded by Wounds Australia for the best oral presentation of a research project at the Wounds Australia National Conference. To be eligible the presenting author must:

  • Have been engaged in changing wound practice or conducting research for less than 2 years (at the time of the conference).
  • Be original research
  • Has not have been previously published.


  • Submitting author hereby commits to the data protection and privacy policy.
  • Submitting authors must ensure that they receive written agreement from all co-authors prior to submitting the abstract online
  • All accepted presenters are required to register, pay and attend to present their material at the Wounds 2020 Conference
  • No funding is provided to presenters.
  • If the abstract submission is selected, 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 Wounds 2020 including being provided to delegates of the Wounds 2020 conference, published in the Conference Proceedings Handbook and Wounds Australia reserves the right to re-print the abstracts in its journal, Wound Practice & Research
  • Submitting authors must declare the work described in the abstract has appropriate approval under local, ethical and animal experimentation rules
  • Submitting authors must declare that their work does not conflict with any existing copyright agreements with alternate publishers
  • Submitting authors agree to be contacted for media engagement (both in the lead up period and during the Wounds 2020 Conference)

If you do not agree with the above or any of the terms and conditions, please contact the conference secretariat at [email protected].

Key Dates

Abstract submissions open 18 November 2019
Abstract submission deadline Friday 20 March 2020
Author notifications May 2020
Early bird registration deadline 31 August 2020

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Contact Us

If you have any questions about your submission or the conference as a whole, please feel free to contact us on [email protected] or +61 7 3858 5400.