WONCA RHC 2022

 

Theme: “Improving Health, Empowering Communities”

Abstract submissions have now closed for the WONCA WRHC 2022, and the peer review process has begun.

 

Conference Subthemes (7):

  1. Needs, challenges and opportunities for the rural health sector (including climate change).

  2. Strengthening community systems and effecting change

  3. Community engaged health professional education and innovations in medical education.

  4. Indigenous, migrant and refugee healthcare needs and social accountability.

  5. Roles of educational institutes in community health and empowerment.

  6. Emergency and pre-hospital care.

  7. Practice and community nursing.

We invite abstracts containing practical, empirical, theoretical, or descriptive studies around the area of rural healthcare and, relevant to the conference theme of “Improving Health, Empowering Communities”. Presenters can opt for ‘oral presentation’ or ‘moderated poster presentation’.

It is possible to submit abstracts for the conference from projects that are still underway at present (but will be complete by June 2022).

Unfortunately, these submissions cannot be changed prior to publication in the conference abstract book (if the authorship team desire to publish the work in the Rural and Remote Health Journal)

We also invite submissions from those seeking to run workshops or lead RED-talks (short, powerful talks about an idea) or record a short video presentation relevant to the conference theme/ sub-themes.  All submissions must be in English.

Presentation Types (5)

1 - Oral presentations

Oral Presentations will be allocated a 15-minute timeslot within a 60- or 90-minute presentation session which will run in parallel with other similar sessions.

  • 10 minutes presentation time

  • 5 minutes for questions/discussion

Oral presentations are selected from the highest scoring abstracts, submissions will be considered for moderated poster sessions if the submission is not allocated an oral presentation slot.

Submissions should be in the 5-section abstract format: Title, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion. Maximum word count: 250 not including title. Authors must align their submitted topic to one of the conference sub-themes.

Awards will be given to the best overall presentation, and the best student presentation, as determined by the Scientific Committee. Please indicate if you wish to be considered for such a prize. A student refers to an undergraduate student or those within graduate entry programs to become a health professional.

 

2 - Moderated Poster Sessions

The moderated poster presentations will be a short, sharp session (3 minutes per speaker), within a 60–90-minute presentation slot, which will run in parallel with other similar sessions.

  • 3 minutes presentation time

1.5 minutes for brief questions/queries (Ultimately, presenters can direct those interested in further discussing the work, to move after the session, to the designated poster stand).

Submitted oral presentations will also be considered for the moderated poster session if the submission does not secure an oral presentation slot.

Submissions should be in the 5-section abstract format: Title, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion. Maximum word count: 250 not including title. Authors must align their submitted topic to one of the conference sub-themes.

The ‘Overall Best Poster Award’ winner will receive a prize.

The ‘Overall Best Student Poster winner will also receive a prize.

There will be some judges special awards also (x 5)

3 - Workshops (Pre-conference and Conference)

Workshops offer a 120-minute slot to bring people together with similar interests to explore a topic, develop a skill, or conceive a consensus etc. Pre-conference workshops may be up to 3 hours long. We would expect 30-40 participants typically at a workshop.

Potential workshops should align themselves with one of the conference sub-themes.

The scientific committee welcomes submissions based on innovative topics and formats for workshops. Please indicate if your proposed workshops is best placed as a pre-conference (max. 3 hours) or peri-conference workshop (max.2 hours).

Please describe your workshop using the following 7 headings:

  • Title

  • Aim

  • Format (how this will run?)

  • Content (what will you discuss, explore, teach?)

  • Intended audience (maximum number of participants? and academic backgrounds required to participate?)

  • What do you hope to achieve as an outcome after the workshop ends?

  • Room type preference, equipment required, and indication of how facilities will need to be used (be specific on your needs).

 

Authors (tips for success):

  • The session should accomplish a specific learning objective/outcome.

  • Your workshop must be interactive with lots of time for discussion.

  • Avoid using presentations as the key feature-this must be an experience for participants.

  • Keep slides-to a maximum of 10 mins.

  • Preparatory work by attendees may not be possible.

  • If teaching a skill- how can this be applied to participants settings (rural/primary care).

 

Maximum word count: 500 including title.

 

4 - RED-Talk

 

Rural Theme, Engaging Delivery, Daring Humans to Dream

 

The floor is yours- to talk about your passion, idea, project, or thought.

In this unique format, participants give short, powerful talks (5 minutes) that share projects, policies, collaborations, or initiatives in which health, education, or other sectors contribute to a healthier rural community.

You can be at any stage of the development of this (Contemplative, in action- or finishing)

The microphone is yours-a maximum of 3 slides (or none)

  • 5 minutes talk time on your ideas

  • 5 minutes for questions/discussion

 

Share your ideas with the world. Seek like-minded individuals to meet or work with. Dream.

 

Please describe your RED-talk using the following 5 headings:

  • Title

  • In a few lines, please share a brief biography of how the speaker’s life ties to the topic to be discussed.

  • In a few lines, please explain why this talk is novel/unique/special.

  • Please describe what this talk is about (what is the core idea?)

  • In one sentence- what is the takeaway message you would like the audience to have when the talk is completed.

Maximum word count: 300 including title.

This sessions prize will be decided by the audience on the day.

5 - Conference Short Video (let the world know who you are)

In this unique format, participants are asked to submit a short, powerful video clip (3 minutes) that tells us about you, your work, your area or your ways to have fun, and the unique challenges you experience.

We intend to show these short videos at specific times at the conference (before plenaries or at meeting points).

The video should include:

  • A brief biography of who you are, and where you live, and work.

  • The core element (The powerful thing you wish to say, highlight the work your team does, or how we have fun with my team etc).

  • In one sentence- please end with a takeaway message for the audience.

There will be a prize also for best short video presentation.

 

Abstract Review Process

1 & 2 - Oral and Moderated Poster process

Abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Review Committee. The following minimum criteria will be used:

  • Relevance to the conference theme and goals

(5 excellent allignment,4 very-good alignment ,3 good alignment (more aligned than not), 2.5 some allignment,1 not a satisfactory alignment).

  • Potential for engaging attendees in meaningful discussion

(5 excellent potential ,4 very good potential ,3 good potential ,2 reasonable potential ,1 no real potential)

  • Clarity of writing

(5 excellent,4 very good,3 good,2.6 satisfactory,1 not satisfactory)

  • Scientific merit/methods/process

(5 excellent,4 very good ,3 good ,2.5 reasonable,1 poor)

 

Scores will be attained out of 20 marks.

3 - Workshop Review Process

Submissions will be reviewed by members of the Review Committee. The following minimum criteria will be used:

  • Relevance to the conference theme and goals

(5 excellent allignment,4 very-good alignment ,3 good alignment (more aligned than not), 2.5 some allignment,1 not a satisfactory alignment).

  • Potential for engaging participants in meaningful discussions/interactions (5 excellent potential ,4 very good potential ,3 good potential ,2 reasonable potential ,1 no-real potential)

  • Aims and expected outcomes are clear and unambiguous (5 excellent,4 very good,3 good,2.6 satisfactory,1 not satisfactory)

  • Experiential workshop design-create an ‘experience’ for participants, allow experimentation, plan for further experiences. (5 excellent,4 very good ,3 good ,2.5 reasonable,1 poor)

 

 

Scores will be attained out of 20 marks.

 

4 - RED Talk Review Process

Submissions will be reviewed by members of the Review Committee. The following minimum criteria will be used:

  • Relevance to the conference theme and goals

(5 excellent allignment,4 very-good alignment ,3 good alignment (more aligned than not), 2.5 some allignment,1 not a satisfactory alignment).

  • Clarity of the plan for the talk (purpose, aim, structure, take home)

(5 excellent,4 very good,3 good,2.6 satisfactory,1 not satisfactory

  • Potential for engaging participants in meaningful way (potential for meaningful discussions during and after the talk) (9-10 excellent potential ,7-8 very good potential ,6-7 good potential, 5-reasonable potential <5 no real potential)

 

Scores will be attained out of 20 marks.

5 - Short Conference Video Review Process

Submissions will be reviewed by members of the Review Committee. The following minimum criteria will be used:

  • Relevance to the conference theme and goals

(5 excellent allignment,4 very-good alignment ,3 good alignment (more aligned than not), 2.5 some allignment,1 not a satisfactory alignment).

  • The video itself (clear purpose, aim, structure, take home)

(5 excellent,4 very good,3 good,2.6 satisfactory,1 not satisfactory)

  • Potential for engaging participants in meaningful way (potential for meaningful discussions after the audience have seen the short video) (9-10 excellent potential ,7-8 very good potential ,6-7 good potential, 5-reasonable potential <5 no real potential).

 

 

Upon review, members of the Committee will assign one of the following results:

  • Accepted

  • Accepted in another format

  • Rejected

The entire submission, acceptance, registration process will take place via an integrated conference web application.  

The Steering group have adapted gender equity and other relevant standards for the WONCA 2022 RHC.

Oral/Poster Presentation time slots:

1 - Oral presentations

Oral Presentations will be allocated a 15-minute timeslot within a 60- or 90-minute presentation session which will run in parallel with other similar sessions.

 

·         10 minutes presentation time

·         5 minutes for questions/discussion

Oral presentations are selected from the highest scoring abstracts, submissions will be considered for moderated poster sessions if the submission is not allocated an oral presentation slot.

Submissions should be in the 5-section abstract format: Title, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion. Maximum word count: 250 not including title. Authors must align their submitted topic to one of the conference sub-themes.

 

Please note that we will consider abstracts for work that is not yet complete but will be ready for June.

Awards will be given to the best overall presentation, and the best student presentation, as determined by the Scientific Committee. Please indicate if you wish to be considered for such a prize. A student refers to an undergraduate student or those within graduate entry programs to become a health professional.

 

2 - Moderated Poster Sessions

The moderated poster presentations will be a short, sharp session (3 minutes per speaker), within a 60–90-minute presentation slot, which will run in parallel with other similar sessions.

·         3 minutes presentation time

1.5 minutes for brief questions/queries (Ultimately, presenters can direct those interested in further discussing the work, to move after the session, to the designated poster stand).

Submitted oral presentations will also be considered for the moderated poster session if the submission does not secure an oral presentation slot.

 

Please note that we will consider abstracts for work that is not yet complete but will be ready for June.

Submissions should be in the 5-section abstract format: Title, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion. Maximum word count: 250 not including title. Authors must align their submitted topic to one of the conference sub-themes.

The ‘Overall Best Poster Award’ winner will receive a prize.

The ‘Overall Best Student Poster winner will also receive a prize.

There will be some judges special awards also (x 5)

Abstract Submission Links:

For Oral, Moderated Poster, Workshop and RED Talk abstract submissions (PDF only), please submit your abstract here: https://ulevents.eventsair.com/wonca-world-rural-health-conference-2022/woncapres2022 

For Short Conference Video submissions (URL only), please submit your details here: https://ulevents.eventsair.com/wonca-world-rural-health-conference-2022/woncasv2022