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The AIHS and the Visions Organising Committee invites OHS professionals and practitioners, academics and researchers in the field of Health & Safety to submit an Expression of Interest to present at the 2020 AIHS Visions Conference to be held at Sharks Southport – Mantra @ Sharks on the 2-4 September 2020.

The Conference Committee invites applicants to submit:

  • Keynote presentations, or
  • 10 Minute ‘Hot Topic’ Talks which explore significant trends, research or innovations which impact the practice of Health & Safety now and in the future.

All submissions must address how the concept can be translated from theory into the real-life work of Health & Safety Practitioners and Professionals.  

  • Presentations which strongly focus on practical takeaways for practitioners and Professionals will be highly regarded.

We welcome the sharing of strategies and initiatives as a means of drawing from the ‘lessons learnt’ – both positive and negative – to consider broader application and to enhance the standards of health and safety.

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.

Ready To Submit Papers?

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.

More information about call for speakers will be available soon.

Call for papers is 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.