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Wounds Australia 2022 Conference

Wounds Australia 2022 ConferenceTime to Heal, Time to Unite, Time to Innovate14-17 September 2022 | ICC, Sydney

Abstract Submission


The committee are pleased to announce they are able to re-open the abstract submission to allow for late breaking abstracts.

The submission will be re-opened until Friday 10 June 2022 at midnight.

Please read the instructions below and use the appropriate links to include your late breaking abstract.


  • 31 January 2022 - Abstract Submission Opens
  • 28 March 2022 - Abstract Submission Closes
  • 3 May 2022 - Notificiation to Authors
  • 24 May 2022 - Author Acceptance Deadline
  • 10 June - Close of Late Breaking submissions
  • 29 July 2022 - Author Registration Deadline
  • 4 August 2022 - Early Bird Registration Deadine

The Wounds Australia 2022 conference is committed to presenting the latest scientific research and evidenced based case studies across all areas of wound care and management. We are currently seeking presentation submissions to be considered by the Conference Committee for inclusion in the Conference program. 

Please review the guidelines carefully.

Oral presentation:  

  • Oral presentations will be for 12 minutes with an additional 2 minutes for questions.

Poster presentation:

  • Posters will be placed on display at the beginning of the conference and remain on display until the conference closes;
  • Presenters will ‘present’ their posters during their allocated presentation time, you will be notified of your ‘presentation time’ which may occur during a meal break.

 Authors of high-quality abstracts that are not selected for oral presentation may be invited to present a poster.

Further information regarding session dates, times, poster locations and presentation times, etc., will be outlined in the abstract/case study/poster acceptance notification.

Please note that accepted abstracts will be printed in the Conference Handbook, which may be entirely electronic.  Wounds Australia also reserves the right to reprint the abstracts in its journal, Wound Practice & Research; authors who do not agree to this must tick the relevant box under Presentation type in the abstract portal.

Abstract Themes
Abstract will be accepted for any of the following themes for both Case Study and Research categories:

  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • Acute and surgical wounds
  • Alternative therapies, new or future technologies
  • Basic wound care science
  • Bench to bedside - translation of research
  • COVID related changes and issues in wound care
  • Dermatology or atypical wounds (HS, PG, Lupus, Mycobacterium Ulcerans)
  • Diagnostic or Theragnostic test developement
  • Epidemiology
  • Genomics
  • Health policy and health economics
  • High risk foot
  • Implementation of research or change practice
  • Infection / biofilm
  • Lower limb wounds (venous, arterial, mixed)
  • Lymphoedema
  • Palliative care wounds
  • Mechanisms of wound healing
  • Models of care
  • Pain
  • Pressure injury
  • Pyscholigical impact
  • Self care
  • Skin integrity
  • Skin tears
  • Telehealth
  • Unique / diverse patient population (obese, non-english speaking, cultural diversity, aged or paediatiric)
  • Wound assessment
  • Wound bed preparation / Wound hygiene / Biofilm base wound care
  • Wound management in acute or residential settings
  • Wound management in community (GP / Practice nurse or home and outpatient setting)


Abstract format

General instructions
Abstracts are to be submitted using the following headings:

Abstract title
The title should adequately convey the content of the abstract. 

Research abstract body:
Succinct descriptions of the clinical or laboratory research objective(s), study methods, results and conclusions must be presented in a clear and logical manner (see illustrative example below).  Suggested headings for abstract sections are:

  • Objectives
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • References (optional)

Please use this template as a guide for creating your abstract:

Research Abstract Template

Research Abstract Submission Portal:

Research Abstract Portal 

Case Study abstract body:
Succinct descriptions of the situation encountered, plan(s) of action implemented, materials or technology used, outcome(s) achieved and/or lessons learned must be presented in a clear and logical manner (see illustrative example below).  Suggested headings for abstract sections include:


  • Situation
  • Action(s) taken/treatment(s) provided
  • Outcome(s)
  • Lesson(s) learned

A short list of key references may be included.

Please use this template as a guide for creating your abstract:

  Case Study Abstract Template

Case Study Abstract Portal:

Case Study Abstract Portal


Please note: author and affiliation details, or any other identifying information, must not appear in the abstract (these details will be supplied separately in the online submission process, see below).  

Abstracts are limited to 250 words (excluding the title and any references). Use Arial 11 font. Do not include images or tables. Please bold any section headings (as above) in the body of the abstract. Proprietary (trade) product names must not be used; only generic names of products are acceptable.

Titles are limited to 15 words.  Capitalise only the first letter of all major words in the title, as well as any prepositions, articles and conjunctions of four letters or more.

The primary author should ensure she/he receives written agreement from all co-authors prior to submitting the abstract online. In the online submission process the name (first, middle initials [optional] and last name) and institutional affiliation of all authors must be listed in the same order as they are to appear in the Conference Handbook. 

NB: non-compliant abstracts will not be reviewed or accepted  

Review Process

A blind review process will be undertaken by a panel of experts and assessed against a set of standardised criteria.  The decision of the committee is final.

Notification of outcome of submission
The primary author will be notified of acceptance or rejection of the abstract via email by 3rd May, 2022.

Presenting authors are expected to register to attend the conference if their abstract is accepted for oral or poster presentation. Failure to register will result in the abstract being withdrawn from the program.