The call for abstracts for the 2018 LGBTIQ Women’s Health Conference is now open!

This years conference theme is Research, Resilience, Respect.

Submissions close midnight 8 April, 2018. 

To submit an abstract please click: SUBMIT ABSTRACT

The LGBTIQ Women’s Health Conference is looking to receive a wide range of abstracts and submissions from Australia and Internationally and is committed to diversity in conference programming. We encourage submissions that are innovative not only in content, but also in the style or format of knowledge sharing that best fits you and your community. We want to hear from diverse voices from all over Australia, including urban, rural and remote Australia and from the broad range of cultural and gender diverse voices within our communities.

We will have sliding scale scholarships for those that would be unable to attend the conference due to financial and geographical limitations, to encourage attendees from around Australia. Read about them here.

Abstracts and Submissions form

We have provided a drop-down menu for the types of presentations we often have at conferences: 30 min presentation or a 90 minute workshop.

The description of your presentation or workshop should be no more than 350 words.

There is also a section where you can upload additional support material.

Ready to submit? Go to our abstracts and submissions form: SUBMIT

If you or someone you know has an abstract or submission idea but does not have access to a computer or would prefer to have a conversation or meet in person about the idea, please get in touch with us on 03 9865 6700 or women@vac.org.au.

All abstracts and submissions are reviewed by a selection committee and the final program curation will be managed by VAC and ACON.

Submissions close midnight 8 April, 2018.

Submission Inspiration

Take a look at the kinds of programming from the 2017 conference, or take a look at this list of topics and phrases that might help unlock a great submission idea!

  • Aboriginal health and healing / Sistergirls / Stories from LBQ women Elders
  • Activism / Feminism
  • Accessibility / Discrimination / Financial barriers
  • Ageing  / LBQ histories
  • Alcohol & other drugs / Drug use / Tobacco
  • Art / Films / Creativity in health promotion
  • BDSM / Kink
  • Breast cancer & breast health
  • Cervical cancer & HPV
  • Changemaking / Leadership / Politics of health
  • Club culture / FOMO / Party scene
  • Collaborating / Discussion groups / Knowledge sharing
  • Body politics / Culture and identity
  • Depression & anxiety / Mental health
  • Diversity
  • Domestic & Family Violence
  • Gender diversity and gender expression
  • GPs / Clinicians / Nurses / Medication
  • HIV & sexual health / Living positive
  • Innovations / Policy / Research
  • Intersex experience
  • Lesbian / Bisexual / Queer experience
  • Lived experience
  • Living with disabilities
  • Marriage Equality
  • Movement & dance / Performance-based workshops
  • Online dating and hookups
  • Parenting / Pregnancy / Rainbow Families
  • Polyamory
  • Remote & regional communities
  • Refugee / Migrant experience
  • Safe Schools / Young women
  • Sex work
  • Social media / Digital engagement
  • Torres Strait Islander stories and knowledge
  • Trans experience

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