Driving Change – pregnancy, parenting, alcohol and other drugs conference

Call for abstracts to present at the inaugural St John of God Raphael Services pregnancy and parenting, alcohol and other drugs conference in June 2018.

Alcohol and other drugs St John of God Social Outreach About the conference

St John of God Raphael Services WA is hosting a free one-day conference for health providers working in alcohol and other drugs (AoD) and perinatal infant mental health (PIMH).

The conference is the first of its kind in WA to explore research, practices and developments in the field of AoD during pregnancy and parenting. It will provide health professionals working with families during these critical life stages the opportunity to learn from each other, work together and drive change in order to improve pregnancy and early parenting outcomes.

Event information

Date: Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Location: Bendat Community Centre in Wembley
Registration: Registration will open in April
Cost: This is a free event.

Call for abstracts

The organising committee is pleased to invite authors to submit an abstract for consideration for inclusion in the conference program.

There are no costs to submit or present an abstract.

Please read the following guidelines carefully before preparing your abstract, and ensure all contact information is accurate while completing the submission process.

Submission guidelines

  • Abstracts must be submitted by midnight on Sunday, 25 March 2018
  • The abstract word limit is 250 words not including abstract title, authors or organisation
  • Authors are allowed to submit and present one abstract only
  • Each abstract will be allocated 10 minutes only. No extensions to presentation time will be provided
  • Abstract notifications will be sent out by Friday, 30 March 2018
  • The conference and all speakers will be filmed and recorded on the day. If you are presenting an abstract you must consent to audio and visual recording
  • Only one person can present the abstract.

Abstract themes

  • Alcohol and other drugs in the perinatal period – working with parents and the potential impact substance use on pregnancy and early parenting
  • Domestic violence in the perinatal period
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Abstracts types

Abstracts for any of the following types of presentations can be submitted:

  • Research
  • Innovative practice/programs
  • Resources.

Terms and conditions

The people that are nominated as the authors of an abstract retain all propriety rights. The authors retain the right to use all or part of their abstracts in future works of their own. The presenting author is responsible for obtaining copyright clearance and authority for all material included in their presentation.

By submitting your abstract you agree that we can publish it in any of our productions and that your presentation can be recorded, distributed and made available online. If you need to adjust your abstract before publishing, or if you do not agree, please let us know.

If your abstract is successful, you must register for the conference by 30 April 2018. If you have not registered by this date, your presentation may be removed from the program.

Contact us

If you have any questions please contact us:
Tel: (08) 9429 3218

Submit an abstract

Complete the form below to submit your abstract for consideration.

This activity is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the PHN Program.