Call for Abstracts
If you are interested in submitting an abstract for presentation at the Conference please click below to download the pdf version of the Call for Abstracts.
Download and read the Author Instructions. Please print these instructions and have them nearby when you are ready to submit your abstract.
Save the Abstract Template to your computer and use this to prepare your abstract.
Click on the “Submit Abstract” button below, and follow the steps outlined in the Author Instructions.
Call for Abstracts
The theme of the Conference is “The new normal: Responding to emerging and resurging mosquito risks”. The program will showcase some of the innovative and strategic responses to mosquito threats locally and their implications for managing global vector-borne disease threats. The conference aims to include a thorough examination of the recent detections of Japanese encephalitis virus in Australia, examine State and Territory responses to this new and emerging risk.
1. 15 Minute Oral Presentation: 12 minute presentation + 3 minute question time
2. Rapid Fire Presentation: 5 minute speedtalks, no question time
Oral presentations are a 12 minutes presentation and up to 3 minutes of questions.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- invasive mosquito surveillance,
- operational challenges in mosquito management,
- vector competence studies,
- citizen science and community engagement,
- lifestyle and one health,
- emerging technologies in mosquito surveillance and control, and
- environmental studies in mosquito biology and management
There will be one day devoted to presentations pertaining to the 2022 Japanese encephalitis outbreak in Australia.
Rapid fire presentations
Rapid fire presentations with be 5 minute (no question time allocated). This is a good opportunity for students to present preliminary work. Presentations do not necessarily need to be of a highly scientific nature. The Conference committee invite presentations including mosquito control and/or surveillance operational notes, unusual field observations of mosquitoes and/or their habitats, innovations in mosquito control or surveillance equipment, novel laboratory techniques or community engagement events to promote mosquito and mosquito-borne disease awareness.
The MCAA’s ‘Dr E. N. Marks Award’ for the best student presentation is awarded at each symposium. All current students, or those within 12 months of completion, presenting work carried out during their studies, are eligible for consideration. A runner-up award will also be provided to one additional student.
Local Government Award
The Local Government award for the best abstract submitted for presentation by local government staff. The winner is to be announced once abstracts have been assessed, and funding will be provided by the MCAA to support the applicants in attending the conference. This award is sponsored by the MCAA and will cover the costs of domestic air travel, conference registration and hotel accommodation for the duration of the symposium.
Award nominations will be assessed by an anonymous panel and the awards announced at the conclusion to the symposium. Please indicate whether you would like to be considered for any of these awards in the general comments on the submitted abstract.
Please note that abstract submission is only available online.
If you are interested in submitting an abstract for consideration, please complete the following steps:
3. Write your abstract using the Microsoft Word template, adhering to the formatting guidelines outlined in the Author Instructions. Save your abstract on your computer, in an easy to find location. Please note that abstract titles should be a maximum of 12 words, and abstract text should be a maximum of 300 words.
4. Ensure you have a short biography (max 50 words) for yourself.
5. Click on the “Submit Abstract” button below, and follow the steps outlined in the Author Instructions.
If you experience any difficulties with the abstract submission process, or have any questions, please contact Amy McIntosh at East Coast Conferences by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 02 6650 9800 or 0408 220 188
Please note that abstracts need to be submitted by the main presenting author of the paper.
If accepted, all presenting authors will need to register and pay to attend the conference, at least for the day of the presentation. The deadline for presenters to register is Friday 7th July 2023.
The deadline for abstract submissions is Wednesday 22 March 2023
Student and Local Government Award Deadline is Friday 3rd March 2023
Authors will be notified of abstract status by Friday 28th April 2023
Presenter Registration by Friday 7th July 2023