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The Call for Abstracts and Working papers is now closed.

For those who have submitted an Abstract or Working paper please review the dates below for information regarding notification.

Important Dates

Late-Breaking Call for Abstracts for Oral/Paper Poster/Digital Poster
CFA Released/Open 29-Mar-19
Abstract Submission Deadline 22-Apr-19
Notification Date 17-May-19
RSVP Date 31-May-19
Working Papers
Working Paper Submission Deadline 22-Feb-19
Notification of Accepted Papers 08-Apr-19
Final Paper Deadline (Edits) 29-Apr-19

This will inform you of many vital application details including submission and presentation format, how to submit, and conditions of participation.

Please also see here for more detail on topic areas of consideration.]

When you are ready to submit your abstract please do so here:

Initial Abstract and Working Paper Applications

The initial call for abstracts and working papers has now closed. To review details regarding this process please see the Call for Abstracts.

Workshops and Special Session

For details on workshops and special sessions please see the attached documents below

Alcohol and Drugs in Fatal Incidents

E-Survey of Road Users’ Attitudes (ESRA)

Low and Middle-Income Counties (LMICs)

Young Scientists

Working Papers

Authors of accepted abstracts are strongly encouraged to submit a working paper for publication. Once your abstract is accepted, you have additional time to prepare your paper. ONLY working papers and not abstracts will be published in the online conference proceedings.

Working Papers Submission Guidelines

Detailed guidelines regarding working papers will be sent to those abstract presenters that have been accepted to present at the conference. Please keep the following in mind when preparing for your working paper.

  • Submissions are accepted in English only

  • Maximum of 2000 words single-spaced (excluding references)

Your working paper should describe either original research or provide an overview of a government/industry/community initiative. Although it is expected to be an extension of the abstract, it can also contain new research results and information not presented in the abstract. The working papers are designed to document developments in research, policy and practice for the benefit of conference attendees, as well as the broader alcohol, drugs and traffic safety field.

The working papers will undergo a full peer review. However, the preparation of the working paper is not intended to preclude the opportunity for a more detailed version to be later submitted to a journal for publication.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Abstracts must be submitted electronically using the official online submission form. There is no fee to submit abstract(s)
  2. Abstracts must identify the presenting author along with email address and phone number
  3. Avoid the use of abbreviations, symbols and bullets. First use of acronyms are to be spelled out
  4. Errors, misspellings and incorrect abbreviations will not be corrected
  5. Minimize the use of charts as this detail is not used to evaluate the merit of your abstract
  6. An individual or organization may submit more than one abstract
  7. Edits to submitted abstracts may be made up to the submission deadline. Instructions for making edits can be found on the online abstract submission form
  8. The conference program committee may propose an alternative presentation format, based on the available times in the conference program
  9. Abstract submissions and presentations must be in English only
  10. Abstracts may not exceed 300 words (excluding the abstract heading and references)

Conditions of Participation

  1. If an abstract is accepted, the presenter(s) agree(s) to register for the Conference and pay the appropriate conference registration fee
  2. The conference is not responsible for any expenses incurred by the abstract presenter including but not limited to the development of the accepted poster, shipping, travel, registration or accommodation
  3. Basic Audio-Visual equipment will be available for oral presentations, including a laptop (PC), data projector, screen, slide advancer, and microphone
  1. Authors of accepted abstracts are strongly encouraged to submit a working paper for publication. Once your abstract is accepted, you will have additional time to prepare your paper. See the “Working Papers” section of this Call for Abstracts for more information

Copyright Permission

By submitting abstracts to the Conference, submitters authorize, upon acceptance, the permission to reproduce their abstract in the Conference syllabus and on the Conference website and may be photographed, tweeted, etc.

For More Information

Conference Secretariat
BUKSA Strategic Conference Services
Suite 307, 10328 – 81 Ave
Edmonton, AB T6E 1X2
Tel: 780.436.0983 ext. 226
Fax: 780.437.5984