EARLY CAREER ABSTRACT MENTOR PROGRAM
The Abstract Mentor Program is being continued at the APSAD Sydney 2016 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Matthew Dunn, Deakin University Victoria
- Raimondo Bruno, University of Tasmania
- Christina Marel, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of NSW