Call for Abstracts – World Conference Surfing Medicine

The SMI calls for research abstracts to be submitted for consideration as poster presentations at the upcoming 7th Annual Surfing Medicine Conference in Torqua, Victoria in Australia from 10th to 13th April 2019.

The SMI is in a continuous search for evidence based medicine in the area of Surfing Medicine. Our association encourages projects/studies that introduce new insights and results into this field. Should your abstract be accepted you will be invited to present your poster at the conference and share your knowledge.

Abstracts can be submitted at

Winners of the price for best abstract/research in Surfing Medicine in 2017: Hanna & Iwo vom Poland just won a brand new surfboard & surf ponchos

Abstract submission details

How to submit an abstract for poster presentation

  1. Title: a concise title that captures the essence of the project
  2. Authors and affiliations
  3. Main Abstract

a. The abstract should follow the format of: ’Introduction’, Methods’, Results’, Discussion’ and ‘Conclusion’

  • Introduction: Outlining the question, review the problem, purpose of the study
  • Methods: Research design; setting; patients enrolled and selection procedure/inclusion-/exclusion criteria; specific methods of data collection, description of the intervention, outcome variables and explanation how these variables are measured, explanation of (statistical) analysis, statistical methods
  • Results: Report of the findings of the study based upon the methodology,
  • Discussion: state major findings, explanation of results, references to previous research, study limitations, suggestions further research perspectives,
  • Conclusion

b. The abstract may not exceed 400 words (excluding title, authors and affilitations)

Poster presentation

Selected authors will be informed about the lay-out/content of the poster presentation by email.

Poster specs

  • Posters should A2 format size paper
  • Posters should be designed and presented vertically
  • The poster should contain the following items:
    • Authors and co-authors with their affiliations
    • Title, Aim and main outcome of the study should be clearly stated
  • Your poster can be set up from Wednesday 10th of April from 14:00
  • Your poster has to be removed Saturday 13th of April, before 18:00. If your poster is not removed, we will discard of it for you.

Best poster will win a prize!


March 20th 2019. Abstracts can be submitted at

World Conference 2019

The “World Conference in Surfing Medicine” 2019 will take place in Torqua, Victoria, Australia from 10th – 13th April 2019, This is a state-of-the-art medical conference delivered premium academic content in an innovative and engaging format. It provided a scientific platform for surfing healthcare professionals, scientists, lifeguards, and other key players across the global surf community. The annual surfing medicine conference has run since 2012 and has seen speakers and participants from all around the globe.


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