Call for Abstracts

 

Call for Abstracts have now closed. Thank you to all those who have submitted an abstract for consideration. Please view the below information including the abstract submission process, themes and presentation types. 

Submission of Abstracts

Important information regarding abstract submission:

  • Please read through the submission instructions listed below before preparing your abstract.
  • Read the General Policies and Requirements and Evaluation Criteria for the submission of abstracts.
  • Please ensure that you are registered for the Conference prior to 10 March  2016.
  • If this is your first time submitting, please click here to create an account.

Submissions 

Academic Oral Presentation (25 mins + 5 mins Q&A) – presentation of research relevant to any aspect of home modifications, or studies which present findings or raise questions regarding policy, administration, funding and the client experience.  This stream will be independently refereed. Click here for the abstract submission template.

Policy Oral Presentation (25 mins + 5 mins Q&A) – presentations which focus on aspects of policy and administrative best practice, including how to fund services, how to assist clients to fund home modifications, challenges to assert the role of home modifications in reforms, and ways to address the growing issue of supply of suitable housing. Click here for the abstract submission template.

Practical/Skills Workshop (30 minutes)
– presentations or workshops which apply best practice to home modifications, demonstrate how home modifications can be delivered to a more diverse clientele or to a higher standard, focus on the development of skills for practitioners in the industry, or identify how services can address the challenges posed by new funding models and increasing demand. Click here for the Workshop submission template.


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS GUIDELINES
Submission Instructions for Preparing and Formatting your abstract(s):

  • Download a copy of the abstract template
  • Font type and size for the abstract text: Calibri, 11pt left justified.
  • The abstract title will requested in a separate field provided when uploading your submission, please use upper case letters. There is no need to repeat the abstract title in the body of the abstract text.
  • Use only the given space with a MAXIMUM of 250 words.
  • The abstract MUST be a SINGLE PARAGRAPH (unstructured) If format is not correct, it will be returned to the author to amend.
  • NO headings, spaces between paragraphs, references, graphics, tables, footnotes or images should be included with your abstract text.
  • Use standard abbreviations only. Within the body of the abstract, when using abbreviations spell out the name in full at the first mention and follow with the abbreviation in parenthesis. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
  • Capitalise the first letter of trade names.
  • All abstracts will be reviewed by the MOD.A Organising Committee for acceptance.

CALL FOR WORKSHOP GUIDELINES
Submission Instructions for Preparing and Formatting your abstract(s):

  • Download a copy of the workshop template
  • Please complete all questions outlined on the workshop submission template.
  • Please keep to the MAXIMUM word limits where applicable on the form.
  • Use standard abbreviations only. Within the body of the text, when using abbreviations spell out the name in full at the first mention and follow with the abbreviation in parenthesis. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
  • Capitalise the first letter of trade names.
  • All workshop submissions will be reviewed by the MOD.A Organising Committee for acceptance.

Themes 
Please select from one of the session themes below:

  • Administration innovation
  • Design innovation
  • Diverse populations and complex cases
  • Funding and Finance
  • Marketing and Social Impact
  • Material and Construction Innovation
  • Measuring and managing supply/demand
  • Person and Consumer centred practice
  • Quality assurance
  • Rural and remote issues
  • Skills, competencies and training
  • Smart homes and Assistive technology

Presentation Types
Please select from one of the presentation types below:

  • Academic Oral Presentation (25 mins + 5 mins Q&A)
  • Policy Oral Presentation (25 mins + 5 mins Q&A)
  • Practical/skills workshop (30 minutes)

If you experience any problems please contact the Conference Managers on moda2016@arinex.com.au

 

Critical Dates:

Author Registration Deadline: 10 March 2016

Call for abstracts close: 29 February 2016

Author Notification: 18 March 2016

Final Program confirmed: 1 April 2016