The Congress is receiving four types of submissions for program consideration.  Abstracts from all accepted presentations will be made available online. The submission portal is in conjunction with registration, however you do not need to register in order to submit a contribution. For further information please see the submission FAQ below.

Oral submission deadline: midnight AEST Wednesday 4 April 2018

Poster submission deadline: midnight AEST Friday 22 June 2018


Research Abstracts

Research work can be submitted for consideration as an oral presentation, rapid-fire oral or poster in sessions and the global village created within the centre of the catering area. Your work should include the primary 4 sections normally requested of an abstract, ie aims, methods, results and conclusions. The submissions will be reviewed by a panel of experts. You will also be asked to select which of the pillars (science/governance/frontline/community) your work best applies to.


Ideas, Pitches, Campaigns & Policy Discussion Synopsis

Delegates can submit a synopsis of an idea, pitch or campaign related to malaria elimination. There will be a variety of positions in the program where the best of these can be presented orally. All those submissions the reviewers consider to have merit will be included in the program in one way or another, though not all will an oral presentation.


Gallery Items

Photos and videos can be submitted for use during the Congress. Sponsors are being sought for awards for the best images and presentations.


Edutainment Proposals

Getting a message across to a multi-discipline audience such as will be present for the Congress can demand creativity. Those who wish to submit a concept for ‘edutainment’ will be encouraged. The concept will need to include details of production needs, duration and format. No funds are committed to support edutainment concepts but the best will find themselves in front of an audience in a modern venue well equipped for such productions.





Means of Submission - Online

By clicking on the submission buttons above, you will be taken to a web portal, which is in conjunction with the registration system, where you can cut and paste your abstract in several simple steps. The benefits of this system are many but include:

Allowing you to preview your submission and make modifications to your satisfaction. Ensuring you know your lodgement is completed as you will receive an immediate email confirmation Ensuring accurate indexing of all authors in the conference book Ensuring consistent presentation of all submissions in the proceedings (overarching formatting is imposed)

You do not need to register in order to submit your work. Accepted submissions will be conditional on a valid registration.


  • Ensure you are using one of the following browsers: INTERNET EXPLORER (ver 11 or newer) MOZILLA FIREFOX (ver 44 or newer) SAFARI (ver 5 or newer)

  • Alert for Mac Users, if you are having trouble submitting your abstract/synopsis, try submitting from a PC. If you are still having trouble, please contact the secretariat.

  • Alert for Mozilla Users, the security policy in Mozilla often precludes the pasting from the clipboard without using the menu commands. You can still cut and paste your abstract/synopsis into the submission; you will have to use the menu command rather than ‘control v’ shortcut.

    • Is your research abstract text less than 300 words – it will not allow you to paste larger submissions. The word count does NOT include your title, authoring or cited references

    • Do you have your abstract/synopsis open and running on your own computer? – You need to be able to cut and paste it onto the submission system.


  1. Acknowledge that you understand that for your abstract to be accepted into the program you must be a registered and fully paid delegate once it has been accepted. You must also consent to your abstract being published.
  2. Select presentation type and category (only applicable to some submission types
  3. Provide some keywords to assist in categorisation of your abstract
  4. Next, you will able to cut and paste or type the title of your abstract/submission in (Please write the title of your abstract in sentence case (that is lowercase with only the first letter or the first word in capitals) and without any punctuation. A correctly formatted example follows: Title of my presentation for the conference)
  5. Input the authors, organisations and indicate the presenting author by ticking the box.
  6. Type or cut and paste your abstract/synopsis text in. Please ensure the abstract is no more than the above mentioned word limit. (Does not include title, authoring or cited references)
  7. If submitting a photo or video (gallery submission), you will be able to do so after contents has been entered
  8. Agree to releases policy
  9. Preview abstract, once satisfied, you will be able to finalise your abstract submission and return to your dashboard


As long as you haven't filled your own email address incorrectly, you will get an immediate confirmation of your abstract being submitted. Please check your email junk filter in case it has been captured there.


Should you wish to make changes to your abstract after you have submitted it, please log into your online registration dashboard. Click the button “manage” for the conference you would like to edit the abstract for. Under the abstract heading you will be able to view, edit or submit a new abstract.

**Please note you will only be able to make changes to your abstract until the submission deadline, after such time, any changes required will need to be sent to the conference secretariat Jennifa Vo


Notification of programming decisions will come from the secretariat shortly after the expiry of deadlines and the working program will be posted to the web site. The notification will include specific presentation instructions.


You will be required to print your poster and bring a hard copy to the Congress for display within the global village. Please note, the maximum size allowed is 100cm wide by 120cm high (portrait layout). Velcro will be available to fix the poster to the boards. There will be two offical poster sessions during the congress:

  • Poster Session 1 (Odds) - Monday 2 July 2018 5:45pm - 6:30pm
  • Poster Session 2 (Evens) - Tuesday 3 July 2018 5:45pm - 6:30pm

Odd poster listing - Posters can be mounted on from 12:00pm on Sunday 1 July and must be removed by end of lunch (1:30pm) Tuesday 3 July. Please ensure you take your poster down on time so the next session can begin promptly.

Even poster listing - Posters can be mounted on from afternoon tea (3:00pmp)on Tuesday 3 July and must be removed by end morning tea (10:30pm) on Thursday, any posters left on the boards after 10:30am will be discarded.