AADDM18 Conference: Call for Abstracts

AADDM invites you to submit your abstracts for poster presentations at the AADDM18 Conference. Conference organisers wish to provide researchers, clinicians, health service providers and others with opportunity to disseminate information about research and innovations in health care for people with developmental disability across the lifespan. Selected abstracts may be invited for inclusion in oral sessions.


The closing date for abstract submissions has been extended to June 18, 2018. Please use the online form below to submit your abstract. Presenting authors must register to attend the conference. Decision of the conference planning committee is final.


Abstracts must be:

  • in English, please check spelling and grammar
  • submitted online using headings provided
  • no longer than 200 words
  • accompanied by a short (max 50 words) plain English description
  • accompanied by disclosure of funding (included in poster)
  • include list of authors (presenting author first).
  • abstracts will be published online in AADDM.com.au



Step 1: please download the Abstract Submission template
Step 2: complete the template in accordance with submission guidelines
Step 3: copy the details into the online form below and submit
Step 4: you will be notified by July 17, 2018 if your abstract submission was successful.
Step 5: please register for the conference using the online form


We recommend that you download and fill in the Abstract Submission template first and save a copy to your computer before copying over the information onto the online form. This is to prevent the information from getting lost in case there are any issues when submitting the online form (internet dropout, browser problems, etc).



Fields marked with an * are required




Poster presentation – research report

Report of original research, normally the work of the presenter.
(200 words maximum using the four headings below)

Aim: The main aim(s) of the research.
Method: Participants, procedures, and measures.
Results: The main results of the research.
Conclusion: Contribution of the research to scientific knowledge and practice.



Poster presentation – new conceptualization or theory, or exemplary practice

Report on research, an exemplary practice, or implementation of a policy strategy.
(200 words maximum using the two headings below)

Description: A brief description.
Contribution: Contribution to scientific knowledge and practice.



Easy English

Although this part is optional, we would encourage all presenters to make their submission accessible in easy English. Please see the Abstract submission template for assistance with easy English.

Please use the headings below:

Why we did it:
How we did it:
What we found:
What it means:



By clicking on the 'submit' button, you agree to register for the conference should we accept your abstract submission.