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2022 RMHC H.E.L.P. Conference Call for Abstracts Form

Location: Radisson Blu Sydney, 66 Pitt Street, Sydney
Date: 29 - 30 August 2022, 9:00 am

Ronald McDonald House Charities is proud to host to the 7th International Health, Educators, Learners, Parents (H.E.L.P.) Conference from 29th- 30th of August 2022 at Radisson Blu Sydney.

On behalf of the Conference Steering Committee, we would like to invite you to submit an abstract for an oral presentation at the 2022 H.E.L.P. Conference. The theme of the Conference is ‘Re Connect and Re Imagine’ as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.   

Speakers will have the opportunity to present their content during concurrent sessions and will be expected to speak for 20 minutes with approximately 5 minutes for question time.

This is an outstanding opportunity for you to network with your colleagues and share latest research and practices from a health, educators, learners and parent’s perspective, bridging the gap between parents, education and health for children with serious illness. 



With the overarching theme for the conference ‘Re Connect and Re Imagine’, there will be four concurrent streams to present under. Health Professionals, ‘Education and Wellbeing’, ‘Learners’ and ‘Parents’. Should your abstract be successful, your presentation will be grouped together within one of these themes.

Please read the information below (by clicking the + symbol to the right) to see which theme is most suitable for your presentation.


Key topics:

  • Health professionals working with and researching chronic health and/or mental health conditions for children and young people
  • The role of medical and allied health professional teams in improving outcomes for children and young people
  • Clinical improvements using technology
  • Policy and advocacy that bridges the gaps between health and education sectors from a medical perspective
  • Transition from paediatric hospital service to adult hospital services


Key topics:

  • Educational research projects focused on children and young people with chronic health and / or mental health conditions
  • The effects of illness on learning
  • Using technology to keep children and young people connected
  • Advancing outcomes through technology and innovation
  • Policy and advocacy that bridges the gaps between education and health sectors from an educational perspective


Key topics:

  • Negotiating the pathways and obstacles through health and/or education whilst coping with illness
  • Managing transition points in health and education
  • Strategies and initiatives that improved the hospital and education experience


Key topics:

  • Navigating the health and education maze as a parent with a seriously ill child successfully
  • Support programs/structures available for parents and families while their child is undergoing treatment
  • Strategies and initiatives that improved the hospital and education experience for you and your child


In addition to choosing a theme, abstract participants will also be asked to select one - two keywords from the list below to assist with grouping the successful abstracts together within the conference program.

  • Research Methodology
  • Integrating Care
  • Mental Health
  • Technology
  • National Health Priority Areas
  • Curriculum Areas
  • Educational Accommodation/Adjustments
  • Transition
  • Educational Impact
  • Innovation
  • Pathways
  • Policy
  • Advocacy
  • Support
  • Case Studies


All abstracts must be submitted by completing the below form before the closing date, Friday 6 May 2022 to be included in the reviewing process.


  • Call for Abstracts Opens                            7 March 2022
  • Abstracts Submission Deadline                6 May 2022
  • Notification of Abstracts to Authors       16 May 2022
  • Presenter Registration Deadline               7 July 2022

Please email should you have any questions in relation to this event. We look forward to receiving your submission soon.


Section A: Personal Details

Please complete ONE form per Abstract.

Section B: Presenter Details

Section C: Abstract Submission

Should your abstract be successful, your presentation will be grouped together with one of these suitable themes.
Please select an alternate theme should your presentation cover two areas.
Should your abstract be successful, your presentation will be grouped together with similar presentations relating to these keywords.
Describe the issue/problem and its relevance to Health and/or Education for children and young people with serious illness
What methods/strategies were used to address the issue? Please spell out acronyms in full the first time they appear.
What did you learn? What should others know?

Section D: Presentation Details

Terms and Conditions

  1. Only abstracts submitted in English will be reviewed.
  2. Abstracts will be original work and must be submitted using the template, by the presenting author and as a word file.
  3. Submissions must include a biography of the presenter of up to 150 words.
  4. A maximum of two (2) abstracts may be submitted per presenting author.
  5. All abbreviations must be spelled out on first use.
  6. Abstracts should be thoroughly checked for correct spelling and grammar.
  7. Abstracts must be submitted by Friday 6 May 2022 for consideration by the HELP 2022 Program Committee. Authors will be notified of provisional acceptance of abstracts by late May 2022.
  8. To be formally accepted, abstract authors must be registered and paid to attend the Conference by 7 July 2022.