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Child Health Symposium


November 6, 2018 @ 7:30 am
November 9, 2018 @ 9:00 pm


Perth Children’s Hospital, PCH Auditorium, Level 5
15 Hospital Avenue
Nedlands, 6009 Australia

Proudly supported by the PCH Foundation

Abstract submissions are now open for the 2018 Child Health Symposium, to be held 6-9 November 2018 at PCH.


Presented by: Perth Children’s Hospital and Telethon Kids Institute

All are welcome to attend and there is no need to register for the event.

Further details about the event and a finalised program to be released, draft program outline attached

Additional information

The abstract submission deadline for the 2018 Child Health Symposium is 5pm Monday 10 September 2018. You will be notified of the final decision regarding your submission by Thursday 20 September.

Please follow the instructions below and in the Abstract Submission form below when completing the application.

Abstract submission information

Symposium themes

To assist with scheduling you will be asked to nominate the theme to which your abstract most relates:

  • Improving outcomes for Aboriginal children and children from other vulnerable populations
  • Working with and learning from consumers
  • Development, disability and mental health
  • Children as predictors of adult diseases
  • Reducing the burden of childhood diseases
  • Big data and precision medicine

Presentation type

The following presentation options will be exhibited at the Symposium:

  • Oral presentation: the presentation will be 10 minutes, plus 5 minutes question time.
  • Poster: a poster display on a free standing board. Posters should be a minimum size of A3 up to a maximum size of A0. Laminating is optional. Colour is desirable.
  • Note: Only one poster from each primary author/presenter can be accommodated in the poster display area.
  • Lightning talk: a short, 3 minute presentation of your research project, there will be a short opportunity for questions following all presentations in each session.

Abstract requirements

Requirements for abstract submission include:

  • Abstracts should be thoroughly checked for spelling and grammar before submission.
  • Abstracts are to be submitted in the form below. If you are copying and pasting it from a Word document, please remember to format it to the font size and format requirements.
  • Calibri font style in 10 point is to be used.
  • The abstract must have a title, in bold (maximum of 75 characters, which is approximately 10-12 words.)
  • The author/s must be listed below the title, including affiliations, in the following format with the lead author in bold (i.e. Jones AB1,2, Smith AC3, Brown CD1).
  • Up to 3 key words must be provided that will assist in searching for the abstract and grouping of topic themes.
  • The abstract must not exceed 250 words (excluding title, author and key words).
  • References are not required.

Abstract format

The abstract text should be formatted with the following subtitles:

  • Background and Aim
  • Research Method
  • Results
  • Conclusion