Invitation to Submit

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for possible inclusion in the 2020 International Conference for Emergency Nurses program. The conference theme ‘Between The Flags’ aims to share the current knowledge, ideas and developments in emergency care.

The 18th International Conference for Emergency Nurses 2020 subthemes include:

  • Simulation
  • Informatics and technology in emergency care
  • Innovation in clinical practice
  • Leadership & Management
  • Patient Safety
  • End of life Care
  • Paediatric Care
  • Pre-hospital Care
  • Rural and Remote Care
  • Care of the older person
  • Mental Health Care
  • Staff Wellness
  • Disaster and mass gathering
  • Consumer Engagement
  • Evidence-based ED Research
  • Advanced practice nurses in the ED
  • New / innovative models of care

29th Jan 2020

Call for Abstracts Open

19th June 2020

Abstracts due midnight AEST

End of July 2020

Notification of results released

August 2020

Presenter registration due

September 2020

Early Bird registration ends

Presentation Portal


To submit a presentation you will be asked to enter your email address and create a password.

Once you have created an account you can submit abstracts. You can log back in to submit more abstracts and to register for the conference.

Submissions must include a 300-word abstract. The abstracts will be assessed by the conference scientific committee for quality and applicability to the above themes. Submissions are due by 19th June 2020.

All abstracts are to be submitted electronically as plain text via the Presentation Portal.  You do not need to prepare a word document abstract for upload.  The receipt of submissions will be confirmed by an acknowledgement email. All applicants, successful or otherwise, will be notified by end of July 2020, within an appropriate time frame to allow registration during the Early Bird Registration phase.

Presentation Formats

We invite you to submit abstracts for the following formats. While you will be asked to indicate your preferred presentation format, the program committee may request an alternative format be considered. The committee will allocate abstracts and papers to the program taking into account the preference of authors and the balance of the program.

All submissions are required to submit an abstract as plain text in the Presentation Portal.  A word document is not required for upload.

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations will be allocated a total of 20 minutes (15 minutes presentation; 5 minutes question time) followed by a 5 minute room change.

Oral presentations will be scheduled during the concurrent sessions in the conference  program within the stream that they are best suited to.

Presentation slides should be designed to fit wide screen format (PPT 16:9 Ratio).

Rapid Fire

Rapid Fire oral presentations will be allocated a total of 5 minutes with a maximum of 5 slides (followed by 2 mins questions and a 1 minute changeover).


Electronic posters will be prepared as a portrait orientation 16:9 ratio PowerPoint slide and displayed for the duration of the conference on touchscreen monitors in the exhibition and catering area. The posters will rotate automatically and each poster will be shown for one minute.  Succesful authors will be asked to submit their completed ePoster slide to teh secretariat one month prior to the conference.

Narration should focus on Problem, Aim, Key Findings, Conclusion. Delegates will be able to pause individual posters to view them in more detail. ePosters will also be available to view in the conference app and on the conference website.

Conference Awards

A number of awards will be awarded for submissions presented at the conference.  These awards will be presented in the closing session on the afternoon of Friday 16th October.

Best Presentation

Voted for by the program committee.  This award will be presented for the best presentation by a delegate in the Oral or Rapid Fire presentation type categories.

Best Novice Presentation

Voted for by the program committee.  This will be awarded for the best presentation by a Novice or Early Career delegate in the Oral or Rapid Fire presentation type categories.

Best Poster 

Voted for by the program committee.  This will be awarded for the best ePoster display by a delegate.

NSW Emergency Care Institute Research Award

A ‘best evidence into practice’ award will be provided by the NSW Emergency Care Institute. This award is for oral presentations only.  The criteria to be eligible for this award are

  • Is the paper related to closing an important gap between the best available evidence and current clinical practice?
  • Does the paper mention results of the practice change and how these were achieved or not?
  • Does the paper mention barriers or enablers in implementing the practice change?
  • Was implementation theory applied in the change process?

If you believe your submission meets these criteria please indicate this during the submission process.

Abstract Submission Procedure

  1. Prepare your abstract
    Prepare your 300 word abstract text. This applies for Oral, Rapid Fire and ePoster submissions
  2. Enter your contact details
    Go to the Presentation Portal (above) to enter your contact details.
  3. Enter Presenter and Author details
    Enter names and affiliations of the presenter and authors.  Also enter brief biography of the presenter(s), 100 words is sufficient.
  4. Enter your abstract details
    ‘Cut and Paste’ the abstract text 300 words and into the relevant field in the Presentation Portal.

Abstract Document Details

For each abstract you submit you will be asked to enter the following information:

  • Presentation title
  • Preferred presentation format
  • Theme
  • Name/s of author/s
  • Affiliation/s of author/s
  • Indicate the presenter
  • Short (100 word) biography of the presenter(s)

Presenters Registration

All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee. Presenters also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

Click here for more information on registration.

At the time of the Conference


Visit the Guidelines for Oral Presenters page – coming soon.

Audiovisual Equipment

Each lecture room will be equipped for the presentation of Power Point slides and include a data projector, computer (with external speakers), lectern and microphone. Other audiovisual aids, such as Overhead Projectors, are not available

Presentation Files

Video and audio clips should be embedded in your Power Point slides rather than linking to external files.

Presenters will take their Power Point slides to the conference on a memory stick, where an audiovisual technician will load your presentation.

All slides will be run from a central presentation computer. However, if you have a complex presentation, which includes multiple media files, we suggest you bring your own laptop as a backup in case of difficulties loading your presentation.