Applicants

Important links:

Access the 2019 SHMRC Abstract Submission form here.

Access the 2019 SHMRC Submission guidelines here.

Key Dates:

Wednesday 12th of June – Applications open

Wednesday 3rd of July – Applications close

Friday 19th of July  – Successful applicants notified

Wednesday 14th of August – SHMRC 2019!

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY

The Students in Health and Medical Research Conference (SHMRC) is an evening research symposium for all student researchers within Western Australia. 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 13th 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 2019:

  • 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.

 

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. 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 2019 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.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Entries to present at SHMRC 2019 (poster, oral, or 3MT) will be via an online form. Access the 2019 SHMRC Abstract Submission form here. Details are to be submitted with the attached abstract in Word document.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR 2019 CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING THIS LINK.

Abstracts must be submitted by Wednesday, 3rd of July 2019 at 11:59 PM.