Abstract Guidelines

Abstract submissions are now closed for PRIDoC 2016.

Themes

Abstract submissions were required to convey ideas, action and evidence for transforming Indigenous health under the following themes:

  1. Indigenous knowledge as a vehicle for transformation
  2. Transforming medical education
  3. Transforming the health workforce
  4. Transforming health care design and delivery
  5. Transforming indigenous health outcomes
  6. Transforming ourselves

Abstracts addressing these themes can take the form of research, case studies, project/programme evaluations, quality improvement initiatives, workforce development projects, educational innovations, policy analyses, theoretical development and other forms as appropriate.

Important Dates

  • Final abstract deadline: Thursday 28 July 2016, NZST
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: Monday 15 August 2016, NZST
  • Earlybird Registration closes: Friday 23 September 2016, NZST

 Submission Types

Abstracts are invited for the following formats:

  1. Oral presentations
  2. Posters
  3. Workshops
  4. Symposia
1. Oral Presentations – 15 minutes

Oral presentations provide an opportunity to present research, practice or education work related to one or more of the conference themes. Presentation time will be 15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions and discussion; this time will be strictly observed.

Oral presentation abstracts should be structured as follows: Background, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, What this project adds.  (maximum 300 words).

Author information: For each author, please provide name, title and institution along with tribal or nation affiliation. For each presenter, please also provide a short biography (maximum 100 words).  Oral Submission Template

2. Posters – 3 minutes 

Posters are a useful method of communicating ideas about new approaches or innovations related to one or more of the conference themes. Each poster will be allocated a brief presentation time of 3 minutes + 2 minutes for questions and discussion. It is the presenting authors responsibility for printing their poster. Posters are to be portrait and A0 in size (maximum).  A0 paper size is 841 x 1189 mm or 33.1 x 46.8 in.  Panels and adhesives will be provided.

Poster abstracts should be structured as follows: Background, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, What this project adds.  (maximum 300 words).

Author information: For each author, please provide name, title and institution along with tribal or nation affiliation. For the presenter, please also provide a short biography (maximum 100 words).Download Poster Submission Template

3. Workshops – 90 minutes

Workshops encourage active involvement of participants. The workshop should be designed as an interactive session with specific objectives related to one or more of the conference themes.

Workshop abstracts should be structured as follows: Background, Objectives, Workshop format, Expected outcomes. Maximum 300 words.

Author information: For each author, please provide name, title and institution along with tribal or nation affiliation. For the presenter, please also provide a short biography (maximum 100 words).Download Workshop Submission Template

 4. Symposia – 90 minutes

Symposia provide an opportunity for a comprehensive examination of a subject of topical interest related to one or more of the conference themes. Symposium sessions are generally based on a series of short presentations on the selected topic from different perspectives. We encourage submissions that include presentations from multiple jurisdictions in the PRIDoC network. A suggested format is:

  • Brief introduction (e.g. 5 minutes)
  • Presentations (e.g. 4 presentations x 15 minutes each)
  • Questions and discussion (e.g. 25 minutes)

Symposium abstracts should be structured as follows:

  1. A brief overview of the topic of the proposed symposium (maximum 100 words).
  2. For each presentation:
    1. Background, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, What this project adds. (maximum 300 words.)
    2. Name, title and institution along with tribal or nation affiliation for each author.
    3. A short biography for each presenter (maximum 100 words).Download Symposia Submission Template

Here is a basic example of an oral submission to ensure authors details are correctly outlined in your abstract submission.
Basic Template Example

Selection Criteria

All abstracts will be considered based on the information in the submission and will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the conference themes and objectives
  • Originality of the work
  • Quality of the abstract, including a clear connection between the issue being addressed, the work undertaken, the outcomes of the work and implications for Indigenous health
  • Potential contribution to Indigenous health development

Priority will be given to submissions that present original work, link to evidence, and demonstrate innovation and critical thinking. Abstracts submitted by Indigenous doctors and students who are affiliated with PRIDoC member organisations will be prioritised.

NOTE: Abstracts promoting commercial products or services will not be accepted. Those who wish to promote a product or service are invited to contact the conference organisers for the Sponsorship Prospectus.

Process and timelines

  • All abstracts must be received by Thursday 28 July, 2016, NZST.
  • All submissions will be reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers, including at least one reviewer from the submitter’s jurisdiction (where there is formal PRIDoC membership). Final decisions about acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be made by the PRIDoC Scientific Programme Committee.
  • Presenters will be notified of the Scientific Programme Committee ’s decision (acceptance or rejection) via email by Monday 15 August 2016, NZST.
  • Detailed instructions for presenters will be provided upon notification of acceptance.
  • Presenters with accepted abstracts will be required to register for the conference by 23 September 2016, NZST .
  • Presenters are responsible for organising their own travel and accommodation.
  • Presenters should be available to present at any time from Monday 28 November to Thursday 1 December 2016.

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If you have any questions, please contact Claudia Bell:

T:  +64 9 923 9935

E: claudia.bell@auckland.ac.nz