Applicants

Abstract Submissions for SHMRC 2021 are now closed! Applications closed 11:59pm on Sunday the 5th of September.

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

Important Links & Documents:

Link to the Application Form: Applications are no longer available

Submission Guidelines: http://www.shmrc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/SHMRC-2021-Submission-Guidelines.pdf

Abstract Template http://www.shmrc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Abstract-template.docx

Key Dates:

17th August 2021: Abstract Submissions Open

Sunday 5 September 2021: Applications for Abstract Submission close.

Early October: Applicants notified of the outcome of their application via email. Successful applicants are notified of their abstract presentation category (Feature Presentation, 3-Minute Thesis or Poster Presentation)

2nd November 2021: SHMRC 2021!

WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY

SHMRC2021 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 for the first time, it is open for attendance and application by students outside of the University of Western Australia.

Now in its 15th 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 SHMRC2021, 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 due on 5th September 2021 at 11:59pm.

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

PRESENTATION OPTIONS

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. 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 SHMRC 2020 was over $1000, with exact prizes to be announced closer to the night. In 2021 you can expect more!

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 SHMRC2021! What a deal!