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8th Health Services and Policy Research Conference

ERGO

ERGO is short for the Emerging Researchers Group and is the student/graduate chapter of the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand (HSRAANZ). It is a network of current masters and doctoral students as well as recent graduates (last 5 years) in Australia and New Zealand.

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Speed Mentoring Session – Lunchtime Tuesday 3 December

The Emerging Researchers Group is bringing an exciting new initiative to the Health Services and Policy Research Conference this December, aiming to boost the networks of our emerging researchers.

Speed mentoring is modelled on the idea of speed dating, and provides an opportunity for less experienced researchers to exchange ideas, discuss challenges, seek advice and make connections with those who have established successful research careers. Speed mentoring is a relatively recent concept, but has been taken up by a range of organisations and applied successfully at conferences and events over recent years.

Speed mentoring for emerging researchers will be a lunchtime event at this year’s conference. The event will enable participants to have a series of brief conversations within a structured one hour session with a range of established researchers with diverse experience and backgrounds. We hope that the event will spawn some fascinating conversations that can be continued throughout the conference and beyond.

Guidelines for Poster/Oral Presentation Competition for New and Emerging Researchers

Applications have closed.

Prizes for the best poster and oral presentation are sponsored by the Faculty of Health at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

HSRAANZ Poster/Oral Presentation Competition for emerging and new researchers at the upcoming 8th Health Services & Policy Research Conference.

Submission Deadline: Emerging researchers can nominate their work for inclusion in the competition up to 5:00 pm on Friday 15th November, 2013.

Description: The competition is for new and emerging researchers in Health Services Research. Poster and oral presentations that report the results of a research study completed by the applicant(s) will be judged on presentation, content, contribution to the project by the emerging researcher and originality.

There will be two prizes awarded: Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Presentation.

Eligibility:

  1. Applicant(s) must be registered attendee of the 8th Health Services & Policy Research Conference.
  2. Emerging Researches are defined as individuals who either:
    • Are currently enrolled in post-graduate study or
    • Have completed their most recent post-graduate degree within the past 5 years.
  3. Only one entry per applicant(s)
  4. Poster exhibits or oral presentations must be the original work of the applicant(s) submitting the application (i.e. the applicant must be the first-named and presenting author).
  5. Posters previously exhibited or papers presented orally at another conference in Australasia are not eligible.

NOTE: You do not have to be a member of the HSRAANZ to enter the competition.

Poster/Oral Presentation Application Review

Upon receipt of the HSRAANZ Awards and Competitions application, a number will be assigned to the entry. Oral presentations will be judged during the conference, with participants will be judged on presentation, content, contribution to the project by the emerging researcher and originality.

Posters for the 2013 conference will be judged prior to the conference. Participants in the poster competition will be required to submit their poster in electronic format to ERGO@plevin.com.au by Friday 22nd November 2013.

Awards

The competition winners will be announced at the Closing Plenary Session on WEDNESDAY, 4 December 2013.

The First Prize for the Oral Presentation will be awarded a prize of $250 and a Certificate indicating the Author(s) name, date, and title of the presentation.

The First Prize of the Poster Presentation will be awarded a prize of $100 and a Certificate indicating the Author(s) name, date, and title of the presentation.

If the winning entries were submitted as a group entry, the monetary award will be awarded to the primary author.

Resuts from 2011 Adelaide Conference

ERGO Best Presentation Award Winners at 2009 HSRAANZ Conference:

First prize for the best oral presentation for New and Emerging Researchers at the Adelaide Conference was presented to Nicole Prattt of the Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre at the University of South Australia. Her presentation was entitled The Asian Pharmacoepidemiology Network (AsPEN): Promoting Pharmacoepidemiologic Research in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Adella Campbell of Victoria University in Wellington won the award for the best poster. Her poster was entitled The Abolition of User Fees in the Jamaican Public Health System: Impact on Users’ Access to Health Care Services.

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