Call for Abstracts

Conference Theme - 2020 Vision for Learning Cultures

Although we have not stipulated subthemes the Scientific Committee will group presentations on similar topics into sessions and this will be reflected in the final program.

Call for Abstracts - CLOSED

The Call for Abstracts for the annual ANZAHPE Conference, to be held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia from the 12-15 July 2020, is now open. The Melbourne theme is 2020 Vision for Learning Cultures, and we invite health professional educators, clinical educators, educational researchers, health education providers, health professional students and anyone involved in innovative health profession educational practice to consider submitting an abstract. If you have never considered a submission, we urge you to take this opportunity to be an active part of the conference by sharing your experiences and visions for the future with fellow delegates. You will find it a most professionally rewarding and stimulating experience.

Presentation formats are 15 minute oral presentation (10 min + 5 minutes for questions), poster including a 3 minute presentation, Personally Arranged Learning Session (PeArL) (45 minutes), symposium (90 minutes), 3 minute lightning talk, and pre-conference workshop (90 minutes). Please note only a small number of pre-conference workshops can be accepted.

To learn more about the different types of presentations, see the ANZAHPE Conference Presentation Style Guide and the abstract templates below.

To align with our commitment to reduce the environmental impact of ANZAHPE 2020 and continuing the theme of ANZAHPE Hobart 2018, we also welcome abstracts that address environmental sustainability in health professions’ education.

All abstracts must be submitted online via the ANZAHPE 2020 website by midnight Australian Eastern Standard Time, Friday 6 December 2019.

Review Process

Abstracts will be assessed by two reviewers for quality and also fit with the conference theme. The scientific committee reserves the right to limit acceptance for a standard oral, symposium, or PeArL to one abstract per presenting author or team, to support a varied and balanced programme. The abstract assessment criteria are:

  • The purpose/ aim is aligned with the chosen presentation format (e.g. PeArLs).
  • All components of the abstract template are addressed.
  • The abstract presents a new idea, defined gap, or need.
  • The findings, discussion, questions or activities are likely to contribute to the development of HPE.

Abstract Templates and ANZAHPE Conference Presentation Style Guide

Download Oral (including Lightning Talks) and Poster Presentation template. Use this template if presenting about new learning, teaching or assessment practices or other innovations, or educational challenges relevant to others.

Download Oral and Poster Research/Evaluation Presentation template. If you have research project methods and results to present use this template.

Download PeArLS Presentation template.

Download Symposium Presentation template.

Download Pre-Conference Workshop Presentation template.

Download ANZAHPE Style Guide.

Submitting an abstract

Abstracts are to be submitted as Microsoft Word documents using the template format below specific to the presentation type for which you are submitting.

Formatting Guidelines

  • Paper Title: Sentence case, Arial, font size 14 Bold.
  • Authors: Authors’ names should be supplied in the surname-last format and should be in lower case, Arial, font size 12. Underline the presenting author.
  • Affiliation: Institutional affiliations should be indicated with superscript numbers following the author name. All affiliations should contain institution, city and country and be in sentence case, Arial font size 10.
  • Descriptive text: Sentence case, Arial font size 10. Single spacing.
  • Do NOT include references.
  • Subheadings must be in Arial 10-point font, lower case and bold. One line space must be left between the end of each section and the next heading.
  • Overall word count, excluding the scientific title, authors and affiliations must not exceed 250 words (oral, poster and PeArLs), or 400 words (symposium, pre-conference workshop)..
  • DO NOT include dot points, tables, diagrams or graphs in your submission.

If submitting more than one abstract, information requested in the abstract submission form must be completed and submitted with each abstract.

Acceptance or otherwise is at the discretion of the Conference Program Committee. The contact author will be advised in writing of the Committee’s decision in March 2020.

Creating an author account and uploading an abstract.

Prepare your abstract according to the submission guidelines and click the Submit Abstract button below.

  1. Create an author account
  2. Complete the online submission form
  3. Upload your abstract

You will be requested to complete an online form and upload your abstract as a MS Word .doc or .docx file.

Terms and Conditions

Submissions are accepted on the basis that all presenting authors must register and pay the appropriate conference fee. Co-presenters are allowed, but must register for the day of their presentation (as a minimum) if they wish to present. Where there are multiple presenters it is important the presentation time is strictly adhered to so enough time is available for questions. Speakers need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

Full paper publication

We encourage all presenters to submit their full papers for consideration for publication in to the ANZAHPE journal – Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multidisciplinary Journal (FoHPE). FoHPE is a peer reviewed publication.

Grants And Prizes

ANZAHPE invites nominations for awards and grants, which are presented and announced at the Conference. Please refer to the ANZAHPE website for further information.

Information for paper reviewers and those submitting abstracts

The 2020 ANZAHPE conference will use a double review process that meets requirements for peer review of publications.

Key Dates

  • Call for Abstracts
    • 6 December 2019 – call for submissions close
    • March 2020 – author notification
  • Call for Submissions for the Ways of Seeing in Healthcare exhibition
    • 1 November 2019 – call for submissions open
    • 6 December 2019 – call for submissions close
    • February 2020 – author notification
  • Registration
    • October 2020 - Early bird registration open
    • April 2020 - Author registration deadline
    • June 2020 - Standard registration close

ANZAHPE 2020 Vision for Learning cultures
Ways of Seeing in Healthcare

Submissions now invited

We are delighted to announce the inaugural Ways of Seeing in Healthcare exhibition which will be held as part of ANZAHPE 2020. The exhibition will showcase the creative talents of our health professions education community, including educators, researchers, clinicians and students.

We invite submissions on the integration and/or intersection art making plays in your professional work with a focus on the culture of health care.

Submission close extended until Friday 31 January 2020. Refer to instructions on how to submit an proposal here.