APSAD 2018
Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs

ABSTRACT MENTOR PROGRAM

The goal of the APSAD Auckland 2018 Abstract Mentor Program is to provide an opportunity for First Peoples (Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori), Community Groups, Consumers and Early Career Researchers to have their draft abstracts mentored by more experienced authors before submitting their abstract to the conference.

Abstracts submitted by authors that have volunteered to be a mentor in the program will not automatically be accepted. The same applies for abstracts submitted by authors that were mentored by the program.

For more information please check the relevant Abstract Mentor Program pages.

 

FIRST PEOPLES ABSTRACT MENTOR PROGRAM

The Abstract Mentor Program is being continued at the APSAD Auckland 2018 Conference, with the objective of helping First Peoples (Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori) working in the AOD field to improve their abstracts before submitting them, thus increasing the chance of their work being represented at conferences.

The program is especially targeted at First Peoples from resource-limited settings who lack access to opportunities for rigorous mentoring in research and writing. The aim of the Abstract Mentor Program is to increase the motivation of First Peoples as well as the number of abstract submissions received from First Peoples working in the area that may not be able to submit an abstract on their own or have the confidence to present at the conference.

The program is completely independent of the abstract review and selection process.

Abstract Mentor Program – Practical Steps

  • Have a think about what information you want to share
  • Contact a mentor from the list below to discuss how to put together your abstract or have a go putting together one and then contact a mentor to go over it.

General Rules

  • Each delegate can submit up to 2 abstracts to the program for mentoring:
    •  One abstract may be submitted for review and re-submitted after revision based on mentor feedback
      OR
    • Two separate abstracts may each be submitted once for mentor feedback
  • Mentors will help abstract submitters answer questions around formal requirements for abstracts, research methods and analysis, as well as how to select appropriate tracks and categories.
  • Mentors will not make any edits/changes in submitted abstracts.
  • Mentors cannot indicate if s/he thinks the abstract is likely to be selected or not.

 Abstract Mentors:

 

EARLY CAREER ABSTRACT MENTOR PROGRAM

The Abstract Mentor Program is being continued at the APSAD Auckland 2018 Conference, with the objective of assisting Early Career Researchers working, or studying in the AOD field to improve their abstracts before submitting them, thus increasing the chance of their work being represented at conferences.

The program is especially targeted at Early Career Researchers from resource-limited settings who may lack access to opportunities for rigorous mentoring in research and writing.

The program is completely independent of the abstract review and selection process.

Abstract Mentor Program – Practical Steps

  • Prepare a draft abstract in accordance with the conference abstract submission guidelines.
  • Check spelling and grammar (e.g. Word spelling and grammar function).
  • Submit your draft abstract for mentoring feedback by contacting a mentor from the list below.

General Rules

  • Each delegate can submit up to 2 abstracts to the program for mentoring:
    • One abstract may be submitted for review and re-submitted after revision based on mentor feedback
      OR
    • Two separate abstracts may each be submitted once for mentor feedback
  • Mentors will help abstract submitters answer questions around formal requirements for abstracts, research methods and analysis, as well as how to select appropriate tracks and categories.
  • Mentors will not make any edits/changes in submitted abstracts.
  • Mentors cannot indicate if s/he thinks the abstract is likely to be selected or not.

Abstract Mentors:

 

COMMUNITY GROUPS & CONSUMERS ABSTRACT MENTOR PROGRAM

The Abstract Mentor Program is being expanded at the APSAD Auckland 2018 Conference, with the objective of helping community organisations, peer support workers, consumer representatives working in the AOD field, and consumers to improve their abstracts before submitting them, thus increasing the chance of their work being represented at conferences.

The program is targeted at community organisations, peer support workers, and consumer representatives from resource-limited settings who lack access to opportunities for rigorous mentoring in research and writing. The aim of the Abstract Mentor Program is to increase the motivation of community workers as well as the number of abstract submissions received from community workers, peer support workers, consumer representatives working in the area and consumers that may not be able to submit an abstract on their own or have the confidence to present at the conference.

The program is completely independent of the abstract review and selection process.

Abstract Mentor Program – Practical Steps

  • have a think about what information you want to share
  • Contact a mentor from the list below to discuss how to put together your abstract or have a go putting together one and then contact a mentor to go over it.

General Rules

  • Each delegate can submit up to 2 abstracts to the program for mentoring:
    • One abstract may be submitted for review and re-submitted after revision based on mentor feedback
      OR
    • Two separate abstracts may each be submitted once for mentor feedback
  • Mentors will help abstract submitters answer questions around formal requirements for abstracts, research methods and analysis, as well as how to select appropriate tracks and categories.
  • Mentors will not make any edits/changes in submitted abstracts.
  • Mentors cannot indicate if s/he thinks the abstract is likely to be selected or not.

APSAD Abstract Mentors: