Student researchers and early career researchers engaging in clinical or laboratory/basic science research across Metro South Health and affiliated research institutes are invited to submit abstracts for the Research Presentation Awards.
Abstracts are to be structured in the following sections and be maximum 250 words, with no bullet points.
When submitting your abstract, please follow the instructions and adhere to the template provided on the abstract portal.
Abstracts are to be submitted for consideration under one of four possible categories, determined by the following 'researcher' and 'research' sub-categories.
Abstracts will be considered for an oral presentation or poster presentation.
Three oral presentation finalists will be selected from each of the four 'researcher' and 'research' categories and allocated a three-minute 'lightning talk' at the Research Presentation Awards oral finalist session.
If you are not selected as an oral finalist and wish to be considered for a poster, please ensure you tick both options on the abstract submission form.
Three poster presentation finalists will be selected from each of the four 'researcher' and 'research' categories with eligible lead authors invited to present a one-minute 'elevator pitch' to judges at the poster session on-site for the four poster presentation awards.
All posters will be displayed during the symposium and eligible lead authors of the posters will need to be available on-site to present their posters and answer questions from the attendees to be eligible for the People's Choice Poster Award.
A lightning talk is a very short presentation lasting a total of only four minutes (three minutes of presentation plus one minute of questions). Lightning talks are an entertaining and focussed method of sharing information. The goal of the lightning talk is to articulate the topic in an efficient, insightful and clear manner.
An elevator pitch is a concise presentation about the research/project that creates a memorable and positive impression and opens the door to further interest and conversation.