Call for abstracts

 Abstract submissions have now closed

The National Centre for Farmer Health invites submissions of abstracts oral presentations and posters for the ‘Sowing the seeds of farmer health’ conference to be held at the Hamilton Performing Arts Centre, Hamilton, Victoria, from Monday September 17th to Wednesday September 19th, 2012.
The theme ‘Sowing the seeds of farmer health’ was chosen to build on the success of the inaugural 2010 conference  ‘Opening the gates on farmer health’. The conference aims to develop knowledge and engage farmers, health and agri-professionals and policy makers alike to raise awareness and develop strategies to improve farmer health, wellbeing and safety.
Themes include:

  • Mental health – Wagging the black dog’s tail
  • Chronic disease and healthy lifestyles – Feast or famine
  • Agricultural hazards and safety – Reducing harm on the farm
  • Agriculture in a changing climate – It’s not always fair weather farming
  • The business of farming – Being productive in a digital landscape
  • Human and animal health – All creatures great and small
  • Ageing in place on farm – Duty of care versus dignity of risk
  • Lucky dip – Tell us your specialty!

Oral presentations: 

  • Abstracts for papers and posters have a 300 word limit
  • Presentations are allocated 15 minutes.

Poster guidelines:

  • Poster size should be A0 in size or 841mm by 1189 mm and vertical
  • Adhesive velcro dots or blu-tack can be used to attach posters. Push pins are not allowed.
  • Font size 24 pt minimum.

Abstracts will be accepted via the website, email or fax (03) 5551 8267. Please check below:
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Submission progress


Call for abstracts begins

November 2011

Abstracts close

Sunday, 1st April, 2012

Successful notification

Monday, 15th May, 2012

Abstract revisions

Friday, 1st June, 2012

Fully refereed papers sent back

Friday, 15th June, 2012

Final papers submitted

Monday, 30th July, 2012

Download Download abstract guidelines [PDF 390kb]

Abstract registration does not register you as a delegate

  • Registering your details in the abstract submission system does NOT register you as a conference delegate.
  • An abstract submission is not a conference registration.
  • Conference registration is available online – Register now!