Research ethics and governance


National HREC Conference


5th National HREC Conference 2024 – Call for abstracts

5th National HREC Conference 2024 – Call for abstracts

The National HREC conference will again be free and held virtually across three full days, on 27, 28 and 29 November 2024.

On behalf of the National HREC Conference Committee, you are invited to submit an abstract for presentations in the following areas of interest relating to research ethics and what HRECs should be looking for when they review these types of applications:

  • use of data/secondary use of data
  • practical strategies for HRECs
  • new horizons (e.g. artificial intelligence and ethics)
  • clinical trials (e.g. adaptive platform trials and whether they need new applications as they are modified)
  • consumer engagement
  • engagement of lived experience people in research design and conduct
  • social science
  • consent processes.

Key dates:

  • Call for abstracts open: 31 May 2024
  • Call for abstracts closes: 1 August 2024
  • Applicants notified of the outcome: Mid September 2024


To assist the Committee in deciding if your abstract submission is selected for the final conference program, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Submissions should be no longer than 400 words (excluding the title and other contact details).
  • Abstracts should indicate the person presenting.
  • All abstracts must be submitted in English.

Notifications of acceptance

People who have submitted an abstract will be notified of acceptance or otherwise via email by mid September.

Important Information

  • Please immediately notify the Committee if you are unable to present or if there is a change in the presenting author.
  • The author is responsible for the accuracy of the abstract.
  • Do not include references in your abstract.
  • All abstracts are reviewed by members of the Committee. The Committee's decision is final.
  • By submitting your abstract, you agree to have your abstract (if accepted) published in the conference program which will be uploaded to the conference website.
  • By submitting your abstract, you agree to have your presentation recorded and uploaded as a resource to the HTQ website and YouTube channel. If you do not agree to this please inform the Committee in writing.
  • If you have any commercial interests or associations that might pose a conflict of interest regarding the submission, they must be declared. If accepted for presentation, the commercial interest or association must be declared on the title slide or the slide immediately following the title slide.

Submitting an abstract

  • Abstracts must be submitted by email in a Word document to research@healthtranslationqld.org.au by 1 August 2024.
  • Please indicate which theme(s), from above, best fit your submission.

Terms and conditions

  • I declare that the submissions are the original works of at least one author/presenter.
  • If third party material is used in the submission, I promise it does not and will not breach any existing Intellectual Property or a third party's Intellectual Property or Moral Rights.
  • I give permission on behalf of all presenters and affiliations associated with the abstract submission, for the abstract to appear in the program booklet uploaded to the HTQ website and subsequently the recorded presentation again on the HTQ website and YouTube channel.
  • By submitting an abstract I am agreeing to the terms and conditions.

Withdrawing an abstract

If you would like to withdraw your abstract please email research@healthtranslationqld.org.au.

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