Call for Abstracts

The theme of the ANZPMEF 2017 forum is ‘Singing from the Same Songsheet: Teamwork’ and draws its inspiration from the team work required in orchestras, bands and choirs.  Not only is teamwork essential to effective clinical practice, it is essential to effective medical education.  

The Scientific Program Committee invites the submission of abstracts of original work for consideration which have a focus on research, program development, showcasing something done well in the industry or can present a dilemma for group discussion. The Scientific Program will include abstracts as one of the following presentation types.

Presentation Types

Please note that time limits for speakers will be strictly enforced so that there is adequate time for discussion and for other speakers in the session to have their full allocated time.

  • Workshops – half or full day
  • Colloquium / Case Discussion and Solutions – 30 or 60 minutes
  • Abstract Oral Presentations (Research, Program Development or Innovation)  – 15 minutes 
  • Rapid 5 Minute Orals – 5 minutes
  • Electronic Poster Presentation


Abstract Submission Key Dates

  • Abstract submissions open – 16 May 2017
  • Abstract submissions close – 4 July 2017
  • Author notification – 9 August 2017


Themes for Submission

Authors must select one of the following themes that your abstract relates to:

  • Learning
  • Team Work, with sub-themes:
    • Theory
    • Practice
    • Application
  • Innovations and Technology, with sub-themes:
    • eLearning
    • ePortal
    • Apps
    • Online Modules
  • Professionalism, with sub-themes:
    • Guided feedback
    • Transition from student to team leader
    • Difficult conversations
    • Connect
    • Communicate
    • Training and supervision feedback
    • Patient feedback
  • Health and wellbeing

If your abstract does not fit under a specified theme above, but you believe it would be relevant for the Forum program please let us know by emailing


Summary of Abstract Submission Instructions

Step 1: Read the Abstract Submission Guidelines for the submission of abstracts to ensure you understand the abstract submission process and requirements.

Step 2: Download the relevant Abstract Template document from the list below and insert/add your abstract text. Save as a .doc or .docx document to your computer.

Step 3: Write your abstract submission using the instructions on how to prepare and format your submission. Abstracts must not exceed the 300 word limit.

Step 4: Follow the step-by-step instructions on submitting your abstract via the eOrganiser submission portal. Click the Submit Now button below to access the submission portal:


Abstract Template

Authors must prepare their abstract in advance using the below templates, authors are to select the template which corresponds to the selected presentation type. Authors can then upload the completed abstract via eOrganiser. The submission portal will generate a PDF of your abstract which includes the details entered into the system and the body of the uploaded abstract template document. If guidelines are not followed, your abstract may be declined.

Colloquium Template
Oral Presentation – Research Template
Oral Presentation – Program Development Template
Oral Presentation – Innovations Template
Rapid 5 Minute Orals Template
Poster Presentation


Notification of Acceptance

Notification of acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author by Wednesday 9 August 2017. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference proceedings. The Forum Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.


All abstracts must be submitted by 11.59pm AEST 4 July 2017


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Key Dates

Call for Abstracts: Now Open!
Registrations: Now Open!
Call for Abstracts Close: 4 July 2017
Author Notification: 9 August 2017
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 12 September 2017
Forum Dates: 12 – 15 November 2017

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