Call for abstracts for the Food Futures Conference 2022 are now open. Click here to submit your abstract!

We welcome submission of abstracts for presentations relevant to the Conference theme and sub-themes.

We encourage delegates to reflect on how their work aligns with the Conference theme of Transforming food systems for the planetary and public good. Papers that have clear public health care significance will be considered and accepted in association with the Conference theme and outcomes of the presentation. 

Priority will be given to presentations that offer critical or reflective comment rather than purely program or descriptive papers.
Presentations on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ health are particularly welcome. Presenters of research focusing on particular Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are to provide with their abstract an additional paragraph outlining whether the relevant community/ies have provided permission to publicise the research findings.’

We encourage submitters to think about the story they are trying to relay, and how they will make the virtual presentation dynamic to keep the audience engaged.

All abstracts are to be submitted electronically using the online facility on the Food Futures 2022 website. A manual abstract submission form has been provided on the conference webpage.

Select the Abstract Submission tab and follow the prompts. 

It is the submitting author’s responsibility to ensure that the abstract uploaded to the server is the correct version. 
Online abstract document loading is completed via browsing your selected computer drive. Abstracts submitted for presentation will be published exactly as received and should be checked for spelling and grammar prior to submission. Do not submit a version with ‘track changes’ active.

All presenters must register at the time of confirming their acceptance presentation offer and pay the conference registration fee


Abstract submissions now close Sunday 3 October 2021, 11:59pm AEST




The program has been designed to; provide lively and productive discussions, showcase innovations in the field, highlight opportunities for collaboration and draw attention to areas which require urgent and immediate action. 


The following conference sub-themes and key words will be used as a guide for the abstract submissions to make sure the conference program remains on topic and runs smoothly. 


Ecological Nutrition, key words include:

  • Ecology and evolution in explaining food and health relationships

  • Integrating the environmental, biological and social dimensions of nutrition science

  • Policy activities to promote healthy and sustainable diets that draw on ecological nutrition science principles


Food Systems for local and global good, key words include:
•    Think global, acting local (e.g., UN Food Systems Summit, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Decade of Action on              Nutrition, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC report))

•    Building resilience and future proofing healthy, sustainable and equitable food systems (including disasters)
•    Food system governance (government policy, legislation and regulation, transparency)


Food Sovereignty, key words include:
•    Sociocultural influences of food systems 
•    Food production, transformation and healthy, sustainable food environments 
•    Ways to collectively create, manage, and choose healthy and sustainable food systems    


Social mobilisation for planetary and public good, key words include: 
•    Challenging corporate capture of food systems
•    Digital influence and innovate methods
•    Principles for advocacy 


Food equity, key words include:
•    Determinants of healthy and sustainable diets for all 
•    Policies and levers to challenge and change food inequity
•    Innovation and approaches to transform food equity    



Oral Presentations

Long Oral Presentations

Presenters have 12 minutes to present. Abstracts submitted must have clear learning objectives and outcomes. All presenters must provide a pre-recorded presentation. Presentations will be uploaded to the virtual Conference Portal for participants to view on-demand.

Rapid Fire (short oral) Presentations 

Presenters have 6 minutes to present, using up to 6 PowerPoint slides (including title slide). All presenters must provide a pre-recorded presentation. Presentations will be uploaded to the virtual Conference Portal for participants to view on-demand. 
Whilst every effort will be made to accept an abstract for the nominated presentation format, the Scientific Advisory Committee reserves the right to allocate a different presentation type if appropriate.

There will be a dedicated time in the program for abstract presenters and delegates to connect in an informal Q&A session. 



•    All intended presentations require the submission of an abstract. All abstracts will be subject to peer review.
•    Refer to the online abstract submission form or manual abstract submission form for requirements.
•    The abstract title should be no longer than 12 words.
•    The abstract should be a maximum of 250 words in simple text paragraphs without images or tables.
•    The abstract should include sub-headings where relevant; suggested headings are below:
              o    Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions, Learning Objectives
              o    Context, Process, Analysis, Outcomes, Learning Objectives
              o    Background, Body, Summary, Learning Objectives
•    Abstract presenters must be able to provide a pre-recorded video presentation by the due date. 
•    A maximum of two (2) abstracts may be submitted per presenting author. All abstracts must be original work and submitted          in English.
•    Maximum of 2 presenters per long oral presentation. Maximum of 1 presenter for rapid fire presentation. If there is more than one author, all correspondence will be sent to the person whose name and email address is entered with the abstract.
•    Presenters must be registered to attend the virtual conference in order for their presentation to be included in the program.


Presentation offers will be advised in November 2021.

Please note: All presenters must register at the time of confirming their acceptance presentation offer and pay the conference registration fee


For further information contact  

Sarah Fraser-Chitticks, Events Officer PHAA, 
E: T: 02 6171 1309