Abstracts 2023

A Call for Abstracts 2023

The Regulation of Agvet Chemicals and Technologies (RACT) 2023 Committee encourages papers that explore current and emerging opportunities and challenges associated with the regulation of agvet chemicals and technologies. Help shape the programme by contributing your work under the following themes:

Stream 1 – Process Improvement

Stream 1 includes the following topics:

  • Electronic or smart labelling
  • Spray drift
  • Data Sharing, Data Mining and Global Joint Reviews
  • Data transportability

Stream 2 – Futures

Stream 2 includes the following topics:

  • Emerging technologies and regulation of autonomous vehicles and drones/UAV
  • Lab grown proteins
  • Emerging technologies
  • Science to support growers and regulators
  • Topical RNAi Regulator
  • Emerging agricultural industries

Stream 3 – Social and Legal

Stream 3 includes the following topics:

  • Political, Social and Legal issues
  • Social licence
  • Pathways to legislation/regulation
  • Activism
  • Future Topics
  • Sustainability
  • Regulating through a Global Pandemic

Stream 4 – Biosecurity, Access and Trade

Stream 4 includes the following topics:

  • Biosecurity
  • Access and Trade
  • Impact of international regulatory policies and the effect on Australian markets
  • Science to support growers and regulators

Stream 5 – Effect of regulatory aspects on innovation, education, training, communication and perception

Stream 5 includes the following topics:

  • Intensive training programs, tertiary coursework and research training to build capacity and capability
  • Including developing countries
  • Science risk communication and perception of controversial issues: Strategies and case studies
Abstract submission

Submission Dates and Criteria

Key Dates

Please ensure that your abstract is submitted by 26th January 2023, unless previously discussed with the RACT2023 Committee.


Submission Criteria

In order for your abstract to be considered toward the conference program, your submission will need to comply with the following criteria:

  • Your abstract should address one of the relevant conference themes;
  • Your abstract should be limited to one (1) page;
  • Your abstract should clearly identify all authors and affiliations associated with the content;
  • Your abstract should clearly identify any abbreviations in full title upon first mention, followed by the relevant abbreviation in parentheses (i.e. the Regulation of Agvet Chemicals and Technologies (RACT) Conference); and
  • Your abstract should clearly list all of the relevant keywords at the conclusion of your submission.

In addition to the content of your abstract, you submission should also include:

  • A short, 100 word biography for the presenting author; and
  • Identify your presentation preference (i.e. oral and/or poster presentation).


Selection Process

  • Upon submission of your abstract, you will receive a confirmation email from our Committee in the next available working day. Our email will confirm the details of your abstract and act as a confirmation of receipt of submission. Please ensure that you retain a copy of this email details for your records.
  • You will be able to edit your submission until the call for abstract closes on 26th January 2023. If you wish to edit your submission prior to this date, please email the revised submission directly to the Committee at ract@une.edu.au
  • The Committee will review and consider all abstract submissions accordingly, where you will be notified of an outcome.
  • If your submission outcome is successful, you will be notified of the relevant presentation session allocation.

Structured Abstract

  • The limit for each abstract is one page.
  • Abbreviations – full text on the first mention followed by an abbreviation of the first parenthesis
  • Select one theme that best relates to your abstract, select your presentation preference (oral or poster)
  • Keywords are to be included after your abstract
  • Ensure all authors and affiliations are included
  • Submit a short 100-word biography for the presenting author
  • All author information should be shown on a separate first page entitled Bibliographical Information and should not be identified within the main body of the Abstract.

Submit a Structured Abstract, 250-300 words in length. A focus on conceptual approaches, practical applications, outcomes, and implications is encouraged. It should also highlight instructional goals and the proposed approach for stimulating audience participation.

Submit an A4 sized version of what you propose to display, based on a Structured Abstract.

In addition, the proposal should include:

  • Author bibliographical information (provided on the first page and separate to the Abstract page): Author full name, affiliation, address, email and telephone contact, a brief statement of interests.
  • A short description of the topic (up to 50 words). This will appear in the symposium programme to help delegates choose which presentations to attend.

Multiple proposals may be accepted, but in the interests of fairness, each proposal must have a separate registered author to present each topic.

Submission Process
Proposals should be sent via email and if accepted, participants will be invited to register as a presenter at the conference. Proposals will be reviewed for acceptance as they come, and so early submissions will receive priority.

Upon successful submission of your abstract, the submitter will receive a confirmation email containing the submitted abstract details. Please keep a record of these details. If you have any amendments or changes to your abstract post-submission, please email the revised abstract to: ract@une.edu.au.

Abstract submission