Applicants

Important links:

Access the 2018 SHMRC Abstract Submission form here.

Access the 2018 SHMRC Submission guidelines here.

Key Dates:

Monday the 27th of August – Applications open

Sunday the 9th of September – Applications close

Friday the 28th of September – Successful applicants notified

Monday the 22nd of October – SHMRC 2018

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY

The Students in Health and Medical Research Conference (SHMRC) is an evening research symposium for the UWA Faculty of Health Sciences, and is the highlight of the academic year for the Western Australian Medical Students’ Society (WAMSS). This evening brings together clinicians, researchers and the WA health community for the presentation of some of the fantastic research that is being 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 12th year, SHMRC builds upon the work of previous years’ to provide an unparalleled platform for students to showcase the work that they have completed as part of their research projects.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to submit an abstract for oral presentation or a poster at SHMRC 2018:

  • The research work was done whilst enrolled as a student at the University of Western Australia in Medicine, Dentistry or Health Sciences
  • The research work is not affiliated with the doctorate degree, and if affiliated with a masters degree the number of university credits towards the research project must not exceed 24 (i.e. for a coursework masters a single full semester research project is eligible while a yearlong research project is not)

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

PRESENTATION OPTIONS

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. However, only the top ranked posters (according to abstract scores) will be judged on the night to be considered for poster prizes.

PRIZES

Awards provided by SHMRC have previously been significant monetary prizes. The monetary value of the prizes for 2018 are yet to be confirmed.

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.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Entries to present at SHMRC 2018 (poster, oral, or 3MT) will be via an online form. Access the 2018 SHMRC Abstract Submission form here. Details are to be submitted with the attached abstract in Word document.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR 2018 CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING THIS LINK.

Abstracts must be submitted by Sunday 9th of September 2018 at 11:59 PM.