Submit an abstract

Abstract submissions are now closed for the 19th AVPC. 

The theme for the conference is “Translating Science into Effective Management”. The conference will promote not only outstanding research and on-ground management successes, but also demonstrate the techniques and strategies that are employed to translate research outputs into effective and long-lasting impacts.

Important dates
Call for abstracts open Oct 2023 – 6 March 2024
Abstract submissions close Wednesday 6 March 2024
Abstracts under review Wednesday 6 March – Wednesday 20 March 2024
Authors notified of acceptance From Monday 25 March 2024
Early bird registration closes Friday 26 April 2024 (all presenters/authors required to be registered by this date)

Please note that final acceptance is conditional upon registration of presenters. The Conference committee regrets that it is unable to meet any travel or subsistence expenses.

Before submitting your abstract
  • Familiarise yourself with the conference themes and presentation types (listed below)
  • Prepare a 300-word save in an easily accessible place. Your abstract submission will be completed via a text box only, so we recommend you have your abstract content ready to ‘copy and paste’ into the portal.
  • Create an account in the abstract portal, and follow the instructions to submit your abstract. Abstracts can be saved as DRAFT, but must be finalised in order to be assessed for inclusion in the program.
  • The same account may be used to submit multiple abstract submissions.
Types Details
Oral Presentation Offered a 10–15-minute presentation, inclusive or questions.
Poster Presentation Offered a two-minute speed talk embedded in corresponding symposia session, to promote their poster

1. Putting research into effective practice, including community engagement and action

2. Predator Free New Zealand 2050

3. Managing feral cats

4. Managing wild canids

5. Managing rabbits

6. Managing feral pigs

7. Managing deer

8. Collaboration and community coordination including:
– What made your community IPM program successful?
– Understanding the pest, or the people
– Maintaining social licences and community support

9. Managing urban and peri-urban pests

10. Biotechnology and Genetic biocontrol

11. Biocontrol

12. Surveillance and incursions

13. Eradication; when can we do it?

14. Managing off target impacts

15. Zoonoses and exotic animal diseases preparedness

16. Technology and innovations including:
– Automated systems for managing pests
– Role of Artificial Intelligence in pest management

17. Open session

How to submit your abstract
  1. Prepare a 300-word abstract and save in an easily accessible place. Your abstract submission will be completed via a text box only, so we recommend you have your abstract content ready to ‘copy and paste’ into the portal. Your 300-word abstract should cover:
    • The content of the session
    • Key issues explored
    • Who should attend the session and why
  2. Click SUBMIT ABSTRACT at the top of this page and create an account in the abstract portal.
  3. Follow further instructions in the portal to complete your abstract submission
  4. You will receive a confirmation email once your abstract is submitted for review
  5. Abstracts may be saved as Draft, to be finished at a later date, but it must be finalised in order to be considered in the review
  6. You may submit more than one abstract all under the same account.
  • Online submission is the only method of abstract submission
  • Submissions can be saved as Draft in the abstract portal but must be finalised to be considered
  • Abstracts submitted for presentation will be published exactly as received and should be checked for spelling and grammar prior to submission
  • You may submit more than one abstract all under the same account
  • Abstracts will only be accepted as 300-word text format abstracts. We recommend writing your abstract in Word and saving to your desktop prior to starting the submission process, then ‘copy and paste’ the abstract content into the relevant section of the abstract
  • All presentations should be primarily in English. If English is not the first language of speakers/projects please provide details on how you will provide access for delegates (i.e., translator, subtitles…). If you need assistance with this, please contact the Technical Committee
  • We are encouraging speakers to attend in person but can accommodate virtual speakers in advance. Certain sessions are in person only and will not be available virtually (including Interactive Workshops and offsite visits)
  • It is the responsibility of the presenter/author to ensure that the abstract is submitted correctly. For assistance with submissions, contact
  • It is the responsibility of the presenter/author to ensure their abstract explains how it relates to the themes
  • Where there is more than one presenter all correspondence will be sent to the person who submitted the abstract
  • Every effort will be made to accommodate the presenter/author presentation preference however the Program Committee reserves the right to allocate the presentation to best suit the program
  • The invitation to submit an abstract does not constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the Conference. Similarly, no presenter fee is paid to successful presenters
  • If your abstract is accepted, all speakers agree to register and pay the Early Bird Registration price(closing 26 April 2024). Bursary applications will be available for submission directly to AVPC. Further information will be released shortly.
Tips for a successful proposal: 
  • You clearly state how the session will be presented, not just the content
  • The session highlights something new, innovative and thought provoking
  • The format encourages discussion and active participation amongst delegates
  • Your speakers are engaging, informative and confident.

For all queries, please contact the Conference Organiser, Conference Logistics   

For all inquiries regarding the program, please contact the Program CoordinatorTony Buckmaster 

We specifically encourage indigenous Australian, Maori and Pacific Island rangers and land managers to submit abstracts outlining their perspectives and activities related to these symposia sessions 

You are invited to present a spoken paper or poster with a speed talk. Spoken papers are offered for a 10  15 minute presentation and poster presentations will have a two minute speed talk to promote their poster embedded within the corresponding symposia 

A prize will be offered for the best student presentation. Only full time students are eligible. Proof of student status may be required.