MODA 2017

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts are open from Wednesday 1 February 2017. 

Submission of Abstracts
The Home Modifications of Australia (MOD.A) National Conference Organising Committee invites the submission of abstracts for original work. Abstracts can be submitted for consideration as an oral presentation in the MOD.A 2017 program. Presenting authors must be paid registrants at the Conference. All abstract submissions are to be emailed directly to MOD.A at with the Conference Abstract: [Theme/s] in the subject line.

Summary of Abstract Submission Instructions information regarding abstract submission:

  • Read the General Policies and Requirements for submission of abstracts. (Listed below).
  • Download the abstract template by clicking here.
  • Write your abstract in the template by following the Abstract Format and Layout Guidelines. (Listed below).
  • Email the abstract to with the Conference Abstract: [Theme/s] in the subject line.
  • Please ensure that you are registered for the Conference prior to 31 May 2017.











Call for Abstracts Open – 1 February 2017

Registration Opens – 7 March 2017

Abstract Submission Deadline – 15 May 2017

Early Bird Registration Closes – 15 May 2017

Author Registration Deadline – 31 May 2017

Conference Dates – 14 – 15 August 2017


General Policies and Requirements

  • All abstracts must be original work. An abstract should not be submitted if the work is to be published/presented at a major national or international meeting prior to the Home Modifications of Australia (MOD.A) National Conference 2017.
  • An abstract must contain sufficient information so that if published it will be a complete report independent of presentation. The text should not contain statements alluding to results or conclusions not presented within the text.
  • Submission acknowledges consent to publication of the abstract if the abstracts are printed in the Conference proceedings publication.
  • The presenting author will be required to register for the Conference in order to ensure their abstract(s) is included in the final programme. Deadline for presenting author registration is 31 May 2017.
  • All submissions must be completed electronically via email.
  • All abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines provided. Abstracts will only be accepted and published if submitted using the supplied template.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts that may be submitted by an individual. However, splitting of a body of work into multiple abstracts is discouraged and consolidation into one abstract is preferred.


Abstract Format and Layout Guidelines

  • Abstracts must not exceed a 250 word limit. The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, authors and institutions.
  • Tables or graphics may be included. Any font may be used for the abstract text, but in published form the font will be standardized for all abstracts. Formatting is preserved (italics, bold, superscripting, subscripting, underlining) and symbol characters (ie ± , µ, ß) may be used.
  • Abstracts must be free of typographical and grammatical errors.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used for common terms only. Otherwise, any abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
  • Use single line spacing.
  • The abstract must be a single paragraph (unstructured).
  • Title should be in lower case, bold and at the top of the abstract.
  • The name of the presenting author is to be indicated by underlining their name. The authors’ names should be followed by institution and city. The institution and city should be in italics.
  • Authors who wish to indicate multiple organisational affiliations should do so using superscript numbers to indicate the author’s institution followed by city and country (in this order).


Abstract Themes
Please select from one of the presentation themes below:

  • Best practice and quality assurance – Showcasing the best in our industry, and also what we as a sector, and government, are doing to improve our practice.
  • Assistive Technology and Home Modifications – Exploring the connections between technology and the home environment, and the creative combinations that facilitate autonomy and enable effective monitoring of health and wellbeing,
  • Home Modifications that address specific needs – Innovation in home modifications that address specific needs, including those of people with dementia, people with vision impairment and people with intellectual disability.
  • Improving the customer experience – Home modifications under consumer-directed care, including information and communication, co-design, evaluation and addressing diversity.
  • New and innovative products – Products which promote safety and independence, and alleviate the need for human assistance.
  • Latest research and literature in home modifications – Identifying innovation in practice and policy which is having a positive impact on the delivery of home modifications.
  • Financing home modifications  – Innovation in the way that home modifications are and can be funded, privately and through government subsidies.


Presentation Types

  • Oral Presentation


Notification of Acceptance
Notifications of acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author.

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