Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions for the ACSA WA State Conference closed on Friday 19 November 2021. 

Thank you to all authors who submitted abstracts for the ACSA WA State Conference 2022. The submissions are currently under review and the Organising Committee will notify authors on the status of their submission by 20 December 2021.

Call for Abstracts

Do you want to share a project, research findings or learnings to industry colleagues?

Is your organisation engaged in an innovative and collaborative project aimed to build the capacity of the aged care workforce?

ACSA will be seeking contributions from sector professionals experienced in residential care, home and community and retirement living.

Abstract Submission Instructions

Please read through the submission instructions listed below before preparing your abstract:

Step 1: Read the General Policies and Requirements for the submission of abstracts.
Step 2: Write your abstract following the Abstract Format & Layout Guidelines.
Step 3: Abstracts must not exceed a 300-word limit. The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, authors and institutions.
Step 4: Click on the button below to complete the Abstract Submission Form.

  • The presenting author will be required to register for the Conference in order to ensure their abstract(s) is included in the final program. 
  • All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission form. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the Conference Managers at or phone: +61 8 9486 2000 for further information.
  • All abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines provided. Abstracts will only be accepted if submitted within the format and layout guidelines.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts that may be submitted by an individual. However, splitting of a body of work into multiple abstracts is discouraged and consolidation into one abstract is preferred. In addition, a maximum of one oral presentation may be allocated to an accepted author.
  • Authors are required to acknowledge that by submitting an abstract, permission is automatically given for the abstract (if approved) to be made available on the website and via the app, and possibly published more broadly.
  • Abstracts must not exceed a 300-word limit. The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, authors and institutions.
  • Use single line spacing.
  • No tables, figures or images are allowed.
  • Abstracts must be free of typographical and grammatical errors.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used for common terms only. Otherwise, any abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
  • You will be asked to provide a short biography (up to 150 words) with your submission.
  • You will be asked to nominate your preference for oral, mini oral, hardcopy or digital poster presentation.
  • Please include degrees or professional titles (e.g. Dr, Prof., etc).
  • It is the author’s responsibility to ensure the title, author and affiliation details entered in the paper submission site are correct and exactly as they should be published on the abstract and all Conference materials.

Workforce and culture

  • Attraction & Retention
  • Connecting workforce – graduate development
  • Engaging volunteers
  • Leadership Capability Framework
  • Connecting with overseas and migrant workforce
  • Employers of choice
  • Leading a team through reform.

Service Delivery

  • Remote service delivery models
  • Cross agency collaboration: working together to provide the better services communities
  • CALD and inclusive service delivery
  • Models of Care / Care practice.

Innovate for Financial Sustainability

  • Funding model
  • Investment into digital healthcare

Improve mental health outcomes – Older adult and aged care staff

  • Older Adult Mental Health i.e. Dementia, Personality Disorders
  • Innovative ways of assisting older people to get out in the community and make connections of value
  • Hoarding & Squalor
  • Culture & Workforce mental health topic
  • Non-monetary rewards for your team.

if you have a topic not mentioned above but fits in with the theme of Make the connection: building the capacity of the aged care workforce please submit your topic for consideration when abstracts open on 28 September 2021.

The following presentation types will be available for selection upon submission of an abstract:

  • Oral presentation
  • Poster presentation

If you are required to edit or modify your existing abstract, please log in to the portal using the same username and password. Ensure you modify your abstract before the submission deadline of Friday 19 November 2021.
Should you have any technical difficulties, please contact the Conference Managers by emailing along with an explanation of your issue.

The ACSA WA State Conference Program Committee will review all submitted abstracts and asses them in relation to quality and relevance to the Conference themes. Notifications of acceptance will be sent via email to the submitting author on Wednesday 1 December 2021. Abstracts submitted for oral presentations that cannot be accommodated within the program will be considered and reviewed for an alternative presentation type.

The Conference Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.