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Greater Western Sydney Nursing & Midwifery Showcase – Call for Abstracts

  • Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus
  •  May 8, 2020   — May 8, 2020
  • 09:00 am — 05:00 pm

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY
NURSING AND MIDWIFERY SHOWCASE
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FORM

Nurses and midwives across Australia strive for excellence in practice. This one day conference aims to inspire delegates to lead innovation and change in nursing and midwifery practice and education.

Highly respected national and international leaders will challenge us to think about how we see ourselves as leaders. They will address the following topics:

  • Key elements of leadership that result in clinical excellence
  • Characteristics of leaders:  recognising, developing and using your leadership qualities and skills
  • Curiosity in practice and education: asking ‘what if?’ to inspire change in practice and education
  • Pushing the boundaries of practice to meet challenging health service demands
  • Building and leading effective clinical and academic partnerships in practice, education and research
  • Increasing the uptake of evidence in practice
  • Preparing nursing and midwifery leaders for practice in 2025 and beyond

The South Western Sydney LHD, Western Sydney University, Western Sydney LHD and the Nepean Blue Mountains LHD invite attendees to submit an abstract for inclusion as:

  1. 15-minute Oral Presentation
  2. 5-minute Rapid-Fire Oral Presentation
  3. Poster Presentation, or
  4. Multimedia Presentation

Abstracts must be relevant to Nursing and Midwifery and to at least one of the themes listed below. If your presentation is relevant to more than one theme, you can nominate a secondary theme for consideration.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS CLOSE COB MONDAY 20 JANAURY 2020

Abstract Themes

All presentations must have at least one of the following themes identified as the focus of the abstract.

please ensure you read the following tabs for helpful information

Innovation is achieved by being creative, curious, and brave to explore possibilities, with the ultimate aim of turning an idea into a solution.

True passion is inspirational and drives people to empower themselves and others to achieve excellence.

‘A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.’ – John C. Maxwell

Leadership requires a clear vision where staff are motivated and inspired to strive for excellence. 

 

Important Information for Authors

  • Abstracts should link with the conference theme: “2020: Celebrating Innovation, Passion and Leadership in Nursing and Midwifery
  • The presenter must nominate which type of presentation they are choosing: 15-minute Oral, 5-minute Rapid-Fire Oral , Poster or Multimedia Presentation
  • The presenter should identify a primary theme that relates to their presentation and a secondary theme, if applicable
  • The abstract will have a maximum of 350 words and be formatted in Microsoft Word using the template provided (single space, Calibri (Body) 11 point)
  • Authors must prepare their abstracts using the template provided, then upload the completed abstract using the online form located below
  • An Abstract Review Panel will select the abstracts to be presented at the Showcase using the following evenly weighted criteria:
    • The abstract is of direct relevance to the Showcase theme and concurrent sub-theme
    • The abstract is well written and clearly presents the case for this work
    • The abstract presents innovative, new and important knowledge about midwifery practice
    • The authors present robust outcomes to support the findings of this work
  • Notifications regarding acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author in February 2020. Abstract authors may be contacted to suggest a different format from that originally submitted, for example, a 15 minute oral presentation may be more appropriate as a 5 minute presentation or as a keynote presentation. The approval of abstract authors will be required before changing the nominated presentation type
  • Abstracts must be original work
  • The presenting author will be required to submit a brief biography (100 words) that will be provided to the Chair of the session to introduce the abstract if successful
  • The presenting author will be required to submit a brief description of  the presentation (100 words) which will be included in the program booklet/app if successful to assist attendees  choosing their preferred concurrent session to attend

Speaker Guidelines

Please read these guidelines prior to preparing your presentation for the Greater Western Sydney Nursing & Midwifery Showcase. These guidelines have been written to stimulate your thinking about the shape and content of your presentation. Please note the deadline for submitting abstracts is Monday 20th January 2020.

Purpose
Highly respected national and international leaders will challenge us to think about how we see ourselves as leaders. They will address the following topics:

  • Key elements of leadership that result in clinical excellence
  • Characteristics of leaders:  recognising, developing and using your leadership qualities and skills
  • Curiosity in practice and education: asking ‘what if?’ to inspire change in practice and education
  • Pushing the boundaries of practice to meet challenging health service demands
  • Building and leading effective clinical and academic partnerships in practice, education and research
  • Increasing the uptake of evidence in practice
  • Preparing nursing and midwifery leaders for practice in 2025 and beyond


The Greater Western Sydney Nursing and Midwifery Showcase has a general theme of “2020: Celebrating Innovation, Passion and Leadership in Nursing and Midwifery”

Guidelines for Speakers
When producing your presentation, please take into consideration the following:

Relevance to the conference
– How well does your presentation address and support the purpose of the Showcase?
– How well does your presentation align with your selected theme?

Approach and methodology
– Clarity of purpose/objectives of the improvement/study is clear
– Appropriate methodology and data analysis has been discussed, including any relevant literature and tools/methods used
– Discussion/implications/applications are pitched to the target audience

Outcomes/lessons learned/conclusion/take home message
– Outcomes and lessons learned are clear and concise, and contribute to shared learning for the target audience
– Applicability: idea/research/improvement can be translated/implemented

PowerPoint presentation
– Please note that we accept only computer based presentations that can be run by Microsoft PowerPoint. Slide projectors/overhead projectors will NOT be available
– All computers used to run the presentation are PCs operating under Windows
– Make sure slides are legible. Use a font style that is simple (for example, Arial, Calibri or Verdana) and large enough (Size 24 point or larger) to be seen by those at the back of the room
– Ensure that the size of the fonts used (for headings, body text, etc.) is consistent throughout the presentation
– We recommend using minimal text and more images for you to discuss throughout the presentation
– If using videos during your presentation, please ensure you test beforehand to ensure that they will work correctly on the day. It is recommended that videos are embedded into your presentation and saved separately as backup.

Audience
Audience members will consist of a variety of staff across NSW Health Local Health Districts, including from both metro and rural locations. Staff includes executives, directors and clinical and non-clinical staff.

Chair
A chair will be appointed for each session. Your biography (that you provided with your abstract) will be provided to the Chair who will use this to introduce you at your session.

Keep within session times
All session times will have a strict time limit. It is important that each presenter presents only as much material as can reasonably fit into the time period allotted.

Oral presentation
An oral presentation will include a 10-12 minute oral presentation, with an extra 3-5 minutes for questions (in total 15 minutes). As a guide, it is anticipated that no more than 10 slides would be used for a presentation of this duration. Oral presenters will be given a 5 and 2 minute warning before their allotted 15 minutes for their presentation is up.

Rapid Fire Presentation
This presentation is to be conducted by one presenting author, who will have a total of 5 minutes to provide a presentation as part of a ‘Rapid Fire Oral Presentation’. The presentation will be a short and sharp presentation with a maximum of 5 slides per speaker. There will be no time for questions, but audience members will be encouraged to follow up with speakers during the breaks if they want to seek further information.

Poster Presentations
Poster presentations will be available for the duration of the one-day event, providing opportunities for attendees to speak with the authors during the catering breaks.

Audio-visuals
All conference rooms will be supplied with a laptop computer (PC), projection screen, lectern and microphone. Presentations will be uploaded by the Showcase organisers before each session commences.
If you require additional AV equipment for your presentation, please ensure you contact:
Isabella Mee, Events Manager, Alignment Event Solutions 02 4267 2225, 0420 636 757 or  Isabella@alignmentevents.com.au

Room setup
For oral and rapid fire presentations the room will be set up theatre style.

Submitting your presentation
The deadline for all presentation slides (oral, rapid fire, poster and multimedia presentations) to be emailed to isabella@alignmentevents.com.au no later than: 5pm Friday 1st May 2020. No changes will be allowed after this date. MS PowerPoint presentations will be uploaded before each session by the Symposium’s organisers.

Key contacts
If you have any further questions, or require any form of additional support, please feel free to contact:
Isabella Mee, Events Manager, Alignment Event Solutions 02 4267 2225, 0420 636 757 or  Isabella@alignmentevents.com.au

How to Write a Good Abstract

Advice on how to compose a good abstract is available here.

How to Submit

Please click on the button to the right to download the abstract template. Once the template is completed please ensure the document is uploaded using the online form below. For any enquiries, please contact:

Isabella Mee
Showcase & Events Manager
Alignment Event Solutions
P 02 4267 2225
M 0420 636 757
Isabella@alignmentevents.com.au

Click on the Template Below to Download

Please click on the button below to download the Abstract Template.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM

Greater Western Sydney Nursing & Midwifery Showcase – Call for Abstracts






SECTION A: Personal Details

Please complete ONE form per abstract

















SECTION B: Abstract Details




Should you feel your abstract could relate to a second theme/stream, please select second preference here
Preference of the time slot/format allocated in the conference program:
Please upload the completed Abstract template here (word version only)


Drop a file here or click to upload
Choose File

Maximum upload size: 8.39MB

Should your abstract be successful, this paragraph will be used in the Conference Program Booklet/App for delegates to choose their preferred concurrent session. Maximum 100 words.

Should your abstract be successful, your biography will be used by the Chair of your session to introduce you to the room. Maximum 100 words.
Would you like your abstract to be considered for an Oral presentation, Poster or either:


(1 = not confident, 5 = average, 10 = very confident)


Equipment Requirements


Do you agree to the Terms and Conditions stated below:

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. First presenter provided upon submission will be the main and only contact for the organising committee
  2. The organising committee reserve the right to accept, or refuse any abstract, feedback can be provided to the author(s)/presenter(s) on their abstract outcome if requested
  3. The organising committee reserve the right to allocate the presentation time, format (oral/poster etc.) and theme, ensuring approval is received from the presenting author(s) upon abstract acceptance
  4. Presenters commit to presenting the content as per the abstract on the allocated date and time, by PowerPoint Template provided by the organising committee if their abstract is accepted
  5. Presentations must be provided in their final format ready for presenting one week prior (Friday 1st May 2020), ensuring approval is received from the organising committee to proceed
  6. Successful author(s)/presenter(s) must arrange for an alternative staff member to be available to present on the day if unable to do so
  7. Successful author(s)/presenter(s) are required to be available to attend a ‘Dry Run’ if requested
  8. Successful author(s)/presenter(s) provide consent for photographs to be taken during their presentation at the Showcase
  9. If the abstract is successful, the organising committee reserve the right to display and distribute the successful PowerPoint presentation post conference as a PDF document. Alternate arrangements can be made if providing sensitive information, an opportunity will be provided to inform the organising committee upon acceptance

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