ANZAHPE 2014, 7-10 July 2014
The 2014 conference of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators will respond to the critical shortage of educators with the skills and experience needed to support the recent rapid expansion of health professional training programs globally. Its focus will encompass all of the health and social service professions, in the pre-qualification, post-qualification and continuing education domains, as well as large group, small group and practice-based learning settings. The conference aims to connect educational theory and evidence with learning and teaching practice in all of these contexts, as well as supporting the development of coherent connections between basic science understandings and their application to clinical problems among health professional learners.
With the assistance of an outstanding international and local conference faculty the conference will offer a variety of stimulating activities for those involved in health professional education.
Developing Health Professional Educators: Connecting science and theory with learning for clinical practice.
Program Sub Themes
a. Evidence and Theory to Practice
We invite abstracts focusing on evidence that underpins various aspects of health professional education. This ranges from evidence produced in university settings, across basic and clinical sciences, as well as evidence produced in work place-based education settings. Abstracts that apply educational theories or develop theoretical frameworks to support the learning of health professionals are also welcome.
b. Experiential Learning in Clinical Spaces
Professional practice, which can take place in clinical or community settings, is a fundamental and often transformational experience for pre-qualification and post-qualification learners. Papers that address learning in practice settings are welcome including those that focus on evaluation, assessment, or innovative approaches.
c. Interprofessional Learning
We welcome abstracts focusing on the development, delivery and evaluation of interprofessional learning across the spectrum from pre-qualification to continuing professional development, in particular innovations and interventions guided by theory to enhance interprofessional collaborative practice. Faculty development required for interprofessional education and its evaluation are also important, reflecting the overall conference theme.
d. Developing and Recognising Health Professional Educators
Abstracts with a particular focus on the training, mentorship and continuing professional development of educators in any health profession, across the spectrum of settings from small group facilitators to university teachers to practice-based supervisors are welcome, including programs to up-skill clinical practitioners to improve the educational value of placements they supervise. We also invite submissions related to expanding the workforce of skilled health professional educators, as well as the recognising their expertise and developing career paths for educational specialists in all health and community service professions.
Consistent with the themes of this conference, we seek submissions for presentations on the assessment of learners, with a focus on how to assess professional practice. This includes the integration of foundation sciences, clinical skills and professionalism into professional practice, including in an interprofessional learning context, and the evaluation of the quality of teaching and learning in the professional workplace.
f. Innovation in Health Professional Education
Abstracts reporting on innovative, new or re-engineered education approaches are invited for this sub-theme. Health professional educators work in many diverse settings with many different learners. What are you doing to meet the needs of those learners and the demands of those settings? What are you doing that is different, new and creative? What evidence supports your innovative education practice and how do you evaluate its effectiveness?
Pre-Conference Workshops are generally held on the first Monday of the conference (7th July 2014). Workshop details are now available, please click here to view.
Call For Papers
SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
Deadline for abstract submission: 7 February 2014 *ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED*
The ANZAHPE 14 Scientific Committee invites you to submit an abstract to the conference addressing either one of the sub-themes outlined above. Abstracts are due by 7 February 2014 and authors are requested to submit abstracts for the following style of presentation:
Poster presentation (5 min)
PeArL session (45 min)
Oral presentations (15 min)
Workshop/Demonstration (45 or 90 min)
ANZAHPE values communication and active participation. Conference presentations strive to embody effective communication and encourage interaction between Association members, guests, presenters and attendees. Presentation formats are designed to inform active participation with specified time allocation for group discussion and interaction.
Posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference. Each poster will be allocated a 1 metre wide x 2 metres high board and the poster must fit within this area. Click here to view Poster listing.
Posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference. Each poster will be allocated a 1 metre wide x 2 metres high board and the poster must fit within this area. Poster presenters will be given 5 minutes to present and discuss their poster during the Conference program. Poster presentation details and specifications will be provided in the speaker briefing notes. Click here to view presentation listing.
Personally Arranged Learning Sessions (PeArLs)
PeArL sessions will be allocated 45 minutes – 10 minutes to define the topic plus 35 minutes for open discussion. PeArL sessions will be limited to 3 concise presentation slides. They allow an opportunity for those who are developing ideas, those who are taking ideas from development into implementation and those who are planning evaluation of their ideas, to share, discuss and gain insight into their positions by tapping into the wisdom and experience of others.
Oral Presentations will be allocated 15 minutes. This will include 12 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for questions.
Conference workshops/demonstrations will be allocated either 45 or 90 minutes as requested by the presenter(s). Workshops are working sessions with defined objectives, such as defining the scope and nature of an education issue, developing a plan of action, solving a problem, or demonstration of educational innovations with hands-on experience. Presenter registrationSubmissions are accepted on the basis that all presenting authors must register and pay the appropriate conference fee by 8 April 2014. Co-presenters are allowed, but must register for the day of their presentation (as a minimum) if they wish to present. Where there are multiple presenters it is important the presentation time is strictly adhered to so enough time is available for questions. Speakers need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs. It will be assumed any presenter not registered by this date has withdrawn and their abstract will be removed from the program.
Full paper publication
We encourage presenters to submit their full papers for consideration for publication in the ANZAHPE journal – Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multidisciplinary Journal.
A data projector, computer (Windows compatible), whiteboard and laser pointer will be available in each room. Presenters are not able to use their own laptop to run their presentation. Presenters will be required to take their PowerPoint presentations to the conference on a CD-ROM or USB memory stick. A speakers’ preparation room is provided where an audiovisual technician will load your presentation.
GRANTS AND PRIZES
ANZAHPE invites nominations for awards and grants, which are presented and announced at the Conference. Nominations for the awards must be received by 15 March 2014. Please refer to the ANZAHPE website for further information.
INFORMATION FOR PAPER REVIEWERS AND THOSE SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS
The 2014 ANZAHPE conference will use a double review process that meets requirements for peer review of publications.
Abstracts must be submitted online at www.anzahpe.org.
Accessing the ‘registration area’ – When you register your abstract you will be given an access code and have the ability to set up a password. If you wish to make any changes you can do you by accessing your profile with your access and password. Please follow the abstract submission guidelines provided on this site once you register your abstract.
Abstract templates – please refer to the specific abstract templates at the bottom of this page for each presentation type. All abstracts must adhere to the template format specific to the presentation type for which you are submitting.
All abstracts must be original work.
The abstract, being a précis of your paper, should be approximately 250 words. Your abstract must include the presentation title. Indicate the presenting author(s).
You are welcome to submit multiple abstracts.
Indicate preference of presentation and conference theme.
The title should be brief, explicit and typed in Title Case.
If submitting more than one abstract, information requested in the abstract submission form must be completed and submitted with each abstract.
Acceptance or otherwise is at the discretion of the Conference Program Committee. The presenting speaker will be advised in writing of the Committee’s decision 7 March 2014.
Upon acceptance of abstracts, presenting speakers will be forwarded a set of speaker’s briefing notes.
*ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED*