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The Australian Institute of Health and Safety (Qld Branch) is very proud to announce its
28th consecutive annual Occupational Health and Safety Conference to be on the Gold Coast
from Wednesday 2nd – Friday 4th September 2020.

The Visions Organising Committee is pleased to invite papers from interested OHS professionals
and practitioners, academics, researchers, in the field of health and safety for inclusion in the conference program.

  • Paper abstracts are invited on topics relevant to the field of Occupational Health and Safety and all associated disciplines, and particularly this year, papers addressing “what works”!
  • Presentations should focus on practical takeaways for Professionals and practitioners
    We welcome the sharing of strategies and initiatives as a means of drawing from the lessons learnt to consider application and progressing of the standards of health and safety (locally and industry wide)

VISIONS 2020 AIMS TO FEATURE high level and intriguing speakers in WHS areas of application including Compliance & Regulation, Incident Investigations, Safety Culture, Health & Wellbeing, etc. across all Industry sectors.


Abstract Guidelines

Expressions of interest should be submitted in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • Acceptance of proposals will be based on the submission of an abstract, to be reviewed and accepted by the AIHS QLD conference Committee
  • Paper presentations are limited to 45 minutes, inclusive of question time
  • Hot topic presentations are limited to 10 minutes.

Abstracts will be reviewed in accordance with the following criteria:

  • Presentation of the subject matter at a level appropriate to a professional OHS practitioner, demonstrating a well developed understanding and coherent description of the concepts;
  • Evidence of insightful and critical analysis of the issues;
  • Quality of and use of supporting literature and references including use of peer reviewed and other recognised contemporary information sources or publications, in an integrated manner that substantiates the discussion/perspective of the paper;
  • A coherent discussion should be presented of current and future implications for occupational health and safety;
  • Papers of an overt product advertisement or marketing nature will not be accepted.


Conference registration expenses for speakers are included (however travel and accommodation costs are not).


Paper presentations and attendance at this year’s conference counts towards members Continuing Professional Development (CPD), which are a requirement for maintaining professional grades of membership of the AIHS.

Call for papers is now closed

Abstracts should be submitted in MS Word
format (maximum 250 words) and be
accompanied by a brief biography of the
presenter(s) or a link to their LinkedIn profile.

Call for papers now closed

Individuals whose papers are accepted into the Conference program will be notified in writing. Abstracts of accepted papers will be published on the Visions website, along with biographies of presenters. Full papers and presentations will be provided to delegates (in electronic format) and published on the Visions website post conference.