Abstract & Travel Grant Information (2020)

AACBT NOTICE – 23 March 2020

2020 is a different year, and AACBT is committed to doing things differently.

Our first thoughts are with our communities, especially those directly responding to COVD-19 by supporting various local and global activities.

Conference update
At this stage, we continue to plan for our 41st National Conference on 29-31 October 2020 in Fremantle (WA); however, a final decision will be made in July 2020. Early Bird registrations and abstract submissions were previously announced, and abstracts will remain open until 3 July 2020. But, we will hold off on any promotion at this time. If our National Conference is cancelled, we will provide a full refund on all registration fees paid. In addition, all abstracts will be rolled over into our 2021 Conference in Western Australia. If needed, abstracts can be updated in 2021.

The theme for our 2020 conference is 2020 VISION: THE FUTURE OF CBT.

AACBT has always celebrated advances in cognitive and behavioural therapies and evidence-based practice. We now find ourselves in a new era of clinical science, discipline diversity and comorbid mental health profiles. Extending the very best traditions of previous conferences, we plan to represent the cutting edge of evidence-based practice and science in both cognitive and behavioural therapies, as well as third wave approaches.

We invite you to consider presenting your work at this high profile national forum.

Conference information is available here.

Tickets are on sale now!

The link for the Abstract Submission portal is here.

Abstracts close Friday 3 July 2020 – please ignore the original dates in the documentation.

Abstract Guidelines for Oral and Poster Presentations

Individual Oral/Poster Presentation Template

Symposium Presentation Template

If you have any questions regarding your submission, please contact the conference secretariat via email on info@aacbt.org.au.



AACBT Early-Mid Career Travel Grants

AACBT Early–Mid Career Travel Grants will be available to AACBT members & student members to support travel to the AACBT National Conference following acceptance of their abstract.  AACBT will award complimentary scientific program registration, plus up to $1,000 to help cover eligible travel expenses for the successful grant applicants to attend the conference.

The application guidelines are here.

Applications for travel grants will be opening after abstracts have been confirmed.

Please Note: The link AACBT Early-Mid Career Travel Grant Application portal will be sent directly to eligible applicants by email.

If you have any questions please contact the conference secretariat at info@aacbt.org.au.

Poster Guidelines

Poster Presenters, please refer to the guidelines for preparing and presenting posters.

Rapid Poster Presentation information is included in the guidelines.

Speaker Presentation Guidelines

Speakers, please refer to the Presentation Assistance document.

Please develop your presentation as per the specified time allocated in the AACBT program (TBA).  If there is no dedicated Q&A time in your session you may want to consider factoring in Q&A time in your presentation.

Session Chair Instructions

Thank you to our session Chairs – please refer to this link for the instructions / duties.