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Abstract Submissions for SHMRC 2022 are now OPEN! Applications will close at 11:59pm on the 10th of July.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via email.

Important Links & Documents:

Link to the Application Form:

Submission Guidelines/Abstract template:

Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions.

Key Dates:

6th June 2022: Abstract submissions open.

July 10th 2022: Abstract submissions close @11.59pm.

Mid August (exact date TBD): Applicants are notified by email of the outcome of their application. Successful applicants will be notified via email of their allocated presentation type and guidelines. Please ensure you confirm acceptance by email as soon as possible!

27th October 2022: SHMRC 2022!


The Students in Health and Medical Research Conference (SHMRC) is an evening research symposium brought to you by the Western Australian Medical Students’ Society (WAMSS) in conjunction with representatives from University of Western Australia, The University of Notre Dame and Curtin University. The evening event brings together clinicians, researchers, and the WA health community for presentation of some of the fantastic research that is being conducted by Western Australian students. SHMRC 2022 will showcase research projects from health & medical students from every university in Western Australia. We encourage all students with health & medical research-related projects to apply. Students at the symposium build valuable skills in presenting their research and can win some amazing cash prizes!


Criteria to submit an abstract for consideration include:
1) The applicant must have conducted the research while enrolled as a student in a degree level up to and including a master’s degree (PhD students are not eligible to apply).
2) The applicant personally participated in the research work (e.g., conception and design, analysis and interpretation of data etc), and in drafting the abstract.
3) The research must be related to a health or medicine discipline (including allied health).
4) The research was not undertaken as part of paid employment.
5) The research was not presented at a prior SHMRC conference.
6) The abstract may include incomplete research projects, which will be marked using different guidelines.


To present their research at SHMRC2022, eligible applicants must complete the following…

1) Download the SHMRC Abstract Template
2) Copy your Abstract onto the Abstract Template
3) Complete the Google Form, and attach your Abstract as a Word document

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


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

3-Minute Thesis: 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 snapshot presentation 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 (A0 size). All posters will be judged on the night and will be considered for poster prizes.


Awards will be allocated and presented on the night for the highest ranked abstracts and the highest ranked presentations (oral and poster), as assessed by the academic judges at the conference.

For the first time this year, we will also have an Audience Selected Award for oral and poster presentations!

Further information about the prize amounts will be provided to applicants closer to the conference.


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.


No, successful applicants who are presenting in either categories (8min, 3min, Poster) do not need to purchase a ticket for SHMRC2022! What a deal!