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ABSTRACT FORMATS & REQUIREMENTS

Abstract formats & requirements

Abstract formats & requirements

Oral presentations 


Oral presentations are brief, impactful sessions that provide an opportunity for presenters to share meaningful and cutting-edge research or project evaluation.  These presentations are 20 minutes in duration and may include a short Q&A session. 
If a presenter wants to collaborate with others on the same topic/theme, please consider whether this is more suited for one submission under ‘Workshop’. 

  • Subheadings for Oral presentations:
    • Background 
    • Aim (or goal of work)
    • Methods (including design, method or approach taken, setting, data collection, and analysis/evaluation approach as applicable) 
    • Results / Findings (conclusions, lessons learnt)

Rapid-fire presentations 


Rapid Fire presentations are 10 minutes in duration and aim to cover the topic rapidly and clearly catering to a broad audience who may not have specific content expertise. They are designed to briefly introduce the topic to the audience, clearly present supporting data in a brief/summary format, and present thought-provoking insights. 

  • Subheadings for Rapid-fire presentations:
    • Background 
    • Aim (or goal of work)
    • Methods (including design, method or approach taken, setting, data collection, and analysis/evaluation approach as applicable) 
    • Results / Findings (conclusions, lessons learnt)

Workshop presentations


  • Subheadings for workshop presentations:
    • Introduction
    • Background
    • Aims/objectives
    • Key learnings or learning points
  • Also include:
    • A proposed methodology of how you will run the workshop in an online medium, in particular how you will make this presentation interactive, and what new knowledge and/or skills participants will gain from the workshop
    • The number of facilitators (maximum of three facilitators for three-hour workshops, and one facilitator for a one-hour workshop), expected duration, range (minimum and maximum) number of participants which this workshop can cater for
    • The types of workshop ‘aids’ you may require for the virtual workshop
    • Nominate your preference for either a 60-minute ‘how-to’ workshop or a three-hour workshop.

Palliative Care story 


  • Include:
    • Provide detail about whose experience the story is about (patient, family, or community)
    • How does the story relate to the conference theme?
    • Has this story previously been told elsewhere? If so, where?
    • What learning or insights does the story provide and for whom?
    • Provide evidence you have permission to share this story?
    • How do you plan to tell this story? (e.g. photos, videos, audio)
Please indicate the type of audio/visual material that you may intend to use.


Poster presentation


  • Subheadings for poster presentation: 
    • Background 
    • Aim (or goal of work)
    • Methods (including design, method or approach taken, setting, data collection, and analysis/evaluation approach as applicable) 
    • Results/Findings (conclusions, lessons learnt)
  • Points to consider:
    • Types of visuals (e.g. graphs, photos, infographics) 
    • When using standard abbreviations, spell out the name in full in the first mention, and follow with the abbreviation in parenthesis. Abbreviations can be used in the title, given the name in full is outlined in the abstract body.
    • Medication names should use generic names only.
    • The abstract text should not include information about the institutions or presenters involved to facilitate blind review of the abstracts.
    • Abstracts reporting on the early stages of the research or project without results will not be accepted.
    • Please check spelling and grammar carefully.
    • Social media summary (encouraged but optional): please include a 280-character potential tweet that could be used by the conference marketing team prior to or during the conference to advertise or promote your presentation. If you have presented this presentation or paper to another audience or the results of in a publication, please indicate where and when you made the presentation or published the paper.
    • References are not required, and if provided are included within the word count.
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  • Abstracts must be submitted electronically via the online submission portal by 7 April 2021.
  • Authors may submit abstracts for more than one presentation, however, submitting one or more abstract is not a guarantee of a place on the conference program.
  • Previously published work may not be accepted, however, submitted work - under review can be submitted for consideration.
  • Assistance with the preparation of an abstract is available, particularly to first-time presenters. Please contact info@oceanicpallcare.com
  • Emailed submissions will not be accepted. Submissions received after the due date will not be considered.

#Oceanic Palliative Care Conference 2021
7 - 10 September 2021
#Oceanic Palliative Care Conference 2021
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