The Global Fragility Fracture Network calls for submissions for oral or poster presentation at the Congress in Melbourne, from Thursday 20 – Saturday, 22 October 2022.

Abstracts need to address at least one of the key areas of the patient care journey as described in the Fragility Fracture Network Call to Action that has been endorsed by over 80 international organisations.¹

The key areas of the journey of care in people with fragility fractures (hip, clinical vertebral or other major fracture following a fall from standing height or less) are:

  • Acute multidisciplinary care for people who suffer hip, clinical vertebral and other major fragility fractures
  • Rehabilitation and ongoing post-acute care of people whose ability to function is impaired by hip and other major fragility fractures
  • Rapid secondary prevention after first occurrence of all fragility fractures, including those in younger people as well as those in older persons, to prevent future fractures
  • Formation of national alliances between relevant professional associations to persuade politicians and promote best practice among colleagues

In addressing a key area, you may choose a particular part of that key area of the patient care journey such as delirium management. Another example may be follow-up after initial fracture prevention intervention.

The key area of care that you wish to address in your proposed abstract should be informed through one or more of the following:

  • Evidence published or presented in a peer-reviewed format – journal or conference
  • A quality improvement activity that has been determined to be used in other contexts other than your own local situation – other countries could utilize your activity with minor adjustments
  • The outcomes of a jurisdictional implementation process e.g., a state or national change in practice that has produced positive outcomes for patients and health systems.

Please register to create an account to upload your submission via the link.

If you have any questions regarding the abstract submission process, please visit the website or contact the Program Coordinator on Email: ffncongress2022@arinex.com.au or Ph: +61 2 9625 0700

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline:
8 July 2022

Notification Deadline:

End of July 2022

Guidelines and Review Criteria


When composing your abstract submission for Oral or Poster Presentation, please adhere to the following:

  • Abstracts must adhere to the Abstract Template (downloadable from the Congress website or within the Abstract Submission Portal). Failure to use the template will result in the abstract being rejected.
  • The maximum word count is 250 words (excluding title, authors and affiliations).
  • Include bolded structured headings as follows: Aims, Methods, Results and Conclusions. Some submissions may not lend themselves to this structure. Leave a blank line space in between each section. Subheadings should be followed by the text on the same line.
  • Macros must not be used within your abstract.
  • Please do not include figures, tables or references within the submission.
  • Abbreviations must only be used if defined immediately after the full word or if the phrase is used for the first time.
  • Please ensure that the title of abstract file does not contain identifiable author information as the abstract will be blind reviewed.


  • The FFN Scientific Committee will judge all abstracts blind to author’s names and affiliations.
  • It is very important that numerical data and statistical analysis (as appropriate) are presented in the abstract. Statements such as “findings will be discussed” or “data will be presented” are not appropriate and will result in rejection of the abstract.
  • Multiple abstracts from the same overall study are welcome but they need to be sufficiently different to justify multiple presentations.
  • The highest-ranking abstracts will be selected for oral presentations (unless otherwise requested), the rest will be offered poster presentations unless judged not to be suitable for acceptance.
  • Abstracts will be judged on the following criteria:
    • Novelty
    • Scientific validity
    • General interest
    • Quality of abstract presentation
Types of Abstracts


Authors may submit an abstract for presentation in one of the following formats:

  1. Oral Presentation

All submitted abstracts will be assumed to be eligible for oral presentation unless the author submitting the abstract indicates that it is for poster presentation only.  Oral presentations will be allocated approximately 12 minutes each in a concurrent session.  All oral presentations will be delivered in-person at MCEC, Melbourne.

  1. Poster Presentation

Printed posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference with an allocated time for presenting authors to be available in the display area to respond to queries, including during the Congress Welcome Reception. There will also be a digital poster display available for virtual attendees to view online and for any virtual poster presenters, you will have the opportunity to participate in online poster sessions.


General Information

Other information for authors:

  • All presenters of proposed abstracts accepted for presentation at the Fragility Fracture Network 10th Congress in Melbourne 2022 are expected to register for the Congress, present their session or poster material, and be available to delegates for further discussions during the Congress.
  • Registration, travel and accommodation costs will be the responsibility of the presenters. Unfortunately, these costs cannot be met by the Fragility Fracture Network.

The Fragility Fracture Network Scientific Committee’s decision on proposed abstracts accepted for inclusion in the 10th Congress of the Fragility Fracture Network will be final.

Program at a Glance