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6th Pacific Rim Conference (INS/ASSBI/CCN)

18th NR-SIG-WFNR Conference


The 18th Conference will be a fully Hybrid Conference and will be held at the Mantra in Lorne, Victoria, Australia, Live via Zoom and recorded
on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th July 2021

We are looking into offering a bus from the City to Lorne on Sunday 4th July for delegates attending this conference and/or the 6th Pacific Rim Conference in Melbourne which concludes on 3rd July. More information will be available late 2020 early 2021. The call for abstracts will open on 16th October 2020

Click here to submit an abstract

Click here to download the Call for Abstracts

Prizes will be awarded for DataBlitz and poster presentations.

Mantra Lorne

is situated 2 hours from the City of Melbourne at the start of the Great Ocean Road. The surrounding surf and shipwreck coasts offer some of the most spectacular coastline scenery in the world.

Mantra Lorne offers a range of accommodation options from premium hotel rooms to spacious apartments. All rooms offer 4.5 star facilities and four room styles on offer.

Onsite activities include

  • bocce
  • croquet
  • lawn bowls
  • tennis
  • putting green
  • outdoor cinema
  • indoor swimming pool
  • gym
  • steam room and sauna
  • endota day spa

Local attractions include

  • Great Ocean Road
  • Orway National Park
  • Erskine Falls
  • Boutique wineries
  • Teddy's lookout
  • Otway Fly Tree Top Walk
  • Twelve Apostles
  • Split Point Lighthouse

DataBlitz's will be adjudicated 5 minute presentation only according to the following criteria: (i) Clarity of the research question / theory / service description /clinical formulation;

(ii) Appropriateness of methodology in relation to the aims; and

(iii) how well the quality/content of the presentation encourages listeners to go and view the poster.

Posters will be adjudicated according to the following criteria:

i) Quality & clarity of theoretical framework/model (Quality and clarity of methods and analysis if it is an empirical study);

(ii) Quality of visual presentation; and

(iii) Clarity of key messages