Purpose

The purpose of this congress is to bring together rural clinicians, researchers, managers, health educators, consumers, students and community members to share experiences, ideas and innovations towards improving the health and wellbeing of rural people and communities.

Considerations for all Submissions

Relevance Does your abstract address and support the purpose of the Congress? Are the results and implications of your work relevant and targeted to this diverse rural audience?

Quality – Is it clear what you were aiming to do, how you did it, how success was measured and the outcomes / results.

Readability – Abstract reviewers may not be experts in your field of interest. Abstracts must contain all information required for them to understand what has been done and how resulting insights are important, relevant and interesting to a broad audience.

Workshop Abstract Submissions

Workshops will be 60 minutes in length and must contain interactive elements.
Please consider:

  • Which stream and keywords are relevant to your proposed workshop?
  • What is the likely target audience? How many people would you be able to accommodate?
  • How will you incorporate interactive activities in the Workshop?
  • How many facilitators will be involved in running the workshop?

Discussion/ Brainstorming sessions

Guided discussion groups and brainstorming sessions are a new element to the Rural Health and Research Congress program in 2019.

We invite submissions from presenters who would like to take the opportunity to lead a discussion group, call on the views of others about a 'wicked' problem, or present an idea for deliberation and debate in a small group of delegates.

Submit your Abstract

Presentation type

Option One: Oral Presentation, 15 minutes (+ 5-minute Q & A)
Option Two: Workshop, 60 minutes (must be interactive)
Option Three: Discussion group / Brainstorming Session, 45 minutes

Oral / Poster Presentation

Abstracts must include the following headings and be no longer than 350 words in length

Concurrent Stream:

Choose the most relevant from I) to VI) here

Keywords:

Choose one or two from the list of keywords

Abstract Title:

No more than a short sentence required

Authors / Presenters:

Authors' first and last name with presenting author in bold. Primary position title (one only) and organisation including city, state, and country. Do not include degrees or professional titles (e.g. Dr, Prof, etc).

Background:

Describe the identified issue/problem and its relevance to rural health in your setting. Spell out acronyms in full the first time they appear (e.g. Health Education and Training Institute (HETI))

Approach:

What methods / strategies were used to address the problem?

Outcomes / Results:

Provide evidence of the impact of your project / research. What was achieved? If research, what were the results?

Take Home Message:

How will your project contribute to excellence in rural health services and research? What did you learn? What should others know?

Workshop / Discussion Group

Abstracts must include the following headings and be no longer than 350 words in length

Concurrent Stream:

Choose the most relevant from I) to VI) here

Keywords:

Choose one or two from the list of keywords

Abstract Title:

No more than a short sentence required

Facilitators / Presenters:

Authors' first and last names with presenting author in bold. Primary position title (one only) and organisation including city, state, and country. How many facilitators will be involved?

Background:

Describe the identified issue/problem and its relevance to rural health in your setting. What is the topic area you will be addressing?

Structure:

How will you structure the session? What interactive elements will be included? How many participants will you be able to accommodate?

Outcomes:

What do you hope to achieve in your workshop or discussion session? How will you assess if these objectives have been achieved?

Take Home Message:

How do you hope your session will contribute to excellence in rural health services and research? What is the take home message for participants?        

The Abstract Review Panel recommends reviewing the Primary Health Care Research and Information Service website, which contains some good information and helpful tips on writing abstracts. This information is available here.

Key Contacts

If you have any further questions, or require any form of additional support, please feel free to contact:

Isabella Mee
Congress & Events Manager
Alignment Event Solutions
02 4267 2225 or 0420 636 757
Isabella@alignmentevents.com.au