The Call for Abstracts for presentation at the 27th International Clean Air and Environment Conference (Clean Air Conference), open on 31 January 2024.

The 2024 conference will take place at the Grand Chancellor in Hobart, Tasmania, overlooking the historic Port of Hobart waterfront.

CASANZ is seeking abstracts that reflect the 2024 conference theme of:

Healthy air for all? Responding to a changing environment.

The theme reflects the challenges of the 21st century that are upon us. Climate change is destabilising weather patterns, creating extreme weather events and shifts in climate norms that are impacting our exposure to air pollution and pathogens, and the resilience of our infrastructure and our day-to-day lives.

Our understanding of air quality effects through changes in measurement and software technology is increasing, and the associated awareness that for many contaminants there are no safe thresholds and synergistic effects are greater than previously understood.

The multi-faceted nature of our challenges is forcing us to break down traditional silos and work across disciplines. In this changing environment, can we really achieve our aim of “Healthy air for all” and, if so, what are we doing to confront the challenge?

We invite you to come and face these challenges head-on, share new work and innovations, learn from each other, and celebrate each other’s successes.

Abstract submissions are now closed.

New for 2024 – Following feedback from past presenters, CASANZ is pleased to advise that the 2024 program has been expanded, allowing 20 minutes (including Q&A) for presentations.

The program caters for some virtual presentations however, those indicating their preference to present in person will be given priority.

Together, we look forward to presenting a conference program that will be of interest to everyone involved in the air quality industry.

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts submitted are fully peer-reviewed, supporting the scientific nature of the conference.  Authors of accepted abstracts are required to submit a full paper or an extended abstract in line with published timelines, with full papers being given priority to appear on the program.

All abstracts submitted for consideration for presentation at the 2024 Clean Air Conference are critically reviewed by the Conference Scientific Committee as to their eligibility and suitability. They are rated based on the quality of the presentation content, the educational value and the quality of the written abstract. Applications may be offered a presentation format different to that applied for and not all applications will be accepted.  All abstract presentations are to be made in person.

Abstracts must be written in English and provide an accurate summary of the contents of the presentation.

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words.  The Scientific Committee will evaluate all abstracts for inclusion in the program.  When submitting your abstracts you will be asked to include the following:

  • Name and contact details
  • Presenting author biography
  • Presentation type (oral presentation, poster presentation or either)
  • Paper title
  • Paper abstract
  • Author/s and co/authors (if applicable)
  • Applicable Theme/Sub-theme
  • Keywords

Presentation Information

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations will be allocated 20 minutes, which includes time for questions and answers to be held at the conclusion of each presentation.  All oral presentations are to be made in person.

Poster Presentations

Participants wishing to submit an abstract for a poster display will need to ensure that their actual poster display does not exceed A0 Portrait size (1189mm high x 841mm wide). These will be mounted on a display panel, with relevant Poster Defence time allocated in the program.