Applicants

To present their research project at SHMRC2020, applicants must submit an Abstract before 27th September 2020, 11:59pm.

Important links:

Abstract Submission Form (Template) 

Abstract Submission Upload Link

Key Dates:

31st August 2020: Abstract Submissions Opens

27th September 2020: Extended Deadline for Abstract Submission

12th October 2020: Successful applicants notified of their presentation category (8-minute, 3-minute, or Poster)

29th October 2020: SHMRC2020!

WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY

SHMRC2020 is an evening research symposium bringing together clinicians, researchers and the WA health community for the presentation of the fantastic research done by students of the faculty. Students presenting at the symposium are recognised for their achievements and have the opportunity to win some amazing cash prizes.

Now in its 14th year, SHMRC builds upon the work of previous years’ to provide an unparalleled platform for students to showcase their research work.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to submit an abstract:

  • The research work was done whilst enrolled as a student within a Western Australian university.

This includes scholarly activity and medical research projects, honours projects, vacation research projects and everything in between.

Even if you have not finished data collection, you are eligible to submit a ‘work in progress’ abstract. See the abstract submission guidelines to find out more.

HOW DOES THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORK?

To present their research at SHMRC2020, eligible applicants must fill in the Abstract Submission Form. Completed Abstracts are then submitted via the Abstract Submission Upload Link. Applicants can put preferences for their presentation category in the submission link above. This is now due on 27th September 2020 at 11:59pm.

Should you need an extension, please contact us at [email protected]

Successful applicants will then be invited to give either an 8-minute Oral presentation, 3-minute Thesis presentation, or Poster presentation.

PRESENTATION OPTIONS

8 Minute Oral Presentations: Successful applicants will be invited to give a 8-minute oral presentation, followed by a 2-minute period of questions.

3 Minute Thesis (3MT): Successful applicants will be invited to describe their research in 3 minutes using language appropriate to a non-specialist audience (Layman’s terms). One PowerPoint slide (no animation or sound) will be allowed with no other resources or props. There will be no question time for the 3MT category. (This is ideal for applicants in the early stages of their projects or with limited results, but all applicants are encouraged to participate if they wish).

Poster Presentations: Successful applicants will be invited to present a poster on the evening of the conference. All posters will be judged on the night and will be considered for poster prizes.

PRIZES

Awards provided by SHMRC have previously been significant monetary prizes. The total cash prize pool for 2020 is over $1000, with exact prizes to be announced closer to the night.

WHO AWARDS THE PRIZES?

The judges for this event are typically high calibre clinicians and/or researchers in their chosen field. They will select the award recipients based on predetermined marking criteria. Announcements about the judges and their biographies will be made periodically on Facebook page as the conference approaches.

DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR TICKETS IF I AM PRESENTING?

No, successful applicants who are presenting in either categories (8min, 3min, Poster) do not need to purchase a ticket for SHMRC2020! What a deal!