QPASTT is delighted with the extremely positive response to the Call for Abstracts which exceeded expectations.  The deadline for submissions has now passed and the abstract submission portal is closed.

Submitted abstracts will undergo a rigorous review process. The review panel comprises representatives from each of The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma’s eight specialist rehabilitation agencies.

Key Dates

Acceptance Notification: Authors presenting posters, oral presentations and workshops will be notified of acceptance by mid September 2018.   

Acceptance Confirmation:   Authors will be asked to confirm acceptance of their offer to present either a poster, oral presentation or workshop by 24 September 2018.


  • Socio Political Context eg:
    • Control of whole populations – the economy of torture
    • Global conditions that create and enable the acceptance of torture
    • The policy mindset of post conflict regimes
  • Human Rights, Ethics & Morality eg:
    • Philosophical insights that contribute to understanding causes, impacts, responsibilities and solutions
    • Should we differentiate between torture and other abuse
    • How do we fight against torture
    • Challenges to principled sustainability
    • Advocacy in the broader community
    • Human rights frameworks that enable work in this area
  • Community Perspectives eg:
    • Refugee voices and comments
    • Effective community engagement
    • Community based recovery
    • The role of community in recovery
  • Practice Wisdom & Progression eg:
    • Barriers and solutions to service access
    • Professional innovations:
      • Community work
      • Clinical work
      • Work with particular populations such as:
        • young people
        • children
        • asylum seekers
        • women, men, families
        • people with a disability
    • Developments in practice frameworks – what lessons have we learned
    • Community perspectives on practice development
  • Service Development eg:
    • Cross cultural workforces
    • Supportive workplaces
    • Community perspectives on service development
    • The place of supervision to combat burn-out