CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
EXTENDED to Tuesday 31 May, 2005
The conference is aimed at
workforce implementation of health innovations, particularly in
remote settings. There will
be a combination of both interactive workshops and poster and
paper presentations from a range of remote health professionals.
We also have attracted keynote speaker Dr Nikki Katalanos,
Program Director of the Physician Assistant Program at the University of New Mexico.
Our first conference,
held in 2002, was a great success and attracted more than 120
participants across numerous remote locations throughout Australia. In 2005 we are expecting somewhere between 150 and 200
Participants will have a
range of backgrounds but with a common interest in the development
of rural and remote health innovations and their implementation
within Australia. This
will include health professionals, academics and representatives
of remote health organisations and community groups.
Abstracts should deal with
innovations in one or more of the following themes:
remote health workforce;
the health of remote and Indigenous communities;
communities in health education and research;
service delivery in remote communities; and
health policy and strategic planning.
Abstracts for contributed
papers will be accepted until Friday 29 April 2005.
Emailed abstracts must be received by the same date. If
you have questions or are having difficulty submitting your abstract
on-line, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT?
ALL health professionals, including:
Allied health and health
Aboriginal health workers;
Health Graduates of other
relevant disciplines with an interest in remote community health
Members of self help groups
and community organisations.
Oral presentations will be
allocated a total of 15 minutes – this includes 10
minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions.
Workshops will be held during
the conference on a range of topics. Individual submitting an abstract of relevance to
workshop topics may be invited by the conference working group
to participate in the delivery of a workshop.
Those abstracts not accepted
for oral presentations may be considered for display posters.
Display posters will be exhibited in the area where lunch and
morning and afternoon teas will be served. Authors will be encouraged
to stand next to their posters in allocated refreshment breaks
to answer questions. Abstracts for all posters will be included
in the Forum proceedings.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Abstracts should be no longer
that 300 words (excluding author details), typed in Arial 11 point, double-spaced and left justified.
The “Abstract Submission Form”
must accompany all submissions.
Content of the abstract:
The title should be brief and clearly state the
nature of the presentation;
Abstracts must contain sufficient information to
allow a delegate to establish what can be gained by attendance
at the presentation; and
As a guide the abstract should be arranged under
the following headings:
§ Aim and Objectives (what
the study was aiming to do)
§ Methods (how the study was done)
Principal findings (what
the study found)
§ Discussion (what the results actually mean)
§ Lessons learnt (if there was a next time, what would you do the same, and what would