2016 Townsville Health Research Week abstract submissions now open

@JCU 2016 Townsville Health Research Week abstract submissions now open

Research week abstract submission now open

The Townsville Research Week committee is encouraging health researchers from across the city to submit their abstracts as part of 2016 Townsville Health Research Week.

Research Week committee chair Professor Damon Eisen said the committee looked forward to a wide array of submissions to this year’s event.

“Research Week is always an excellent display of the fantastic research that’s happening throughout North Queensland,” Damon said.

“Each year researchers have the option of submitting a poster or giving an oral presentation of their research.

“We encourage everyone to participate, from novice researchers through to experts; research week is about celebrating all types and levels of research.”

Damon said abstract submission was simple.

“Abstract submissions are meant to highlight the main points of your presentation or poster,” Damon said.

“It should just be a short, clear summary of no more than 250 words with no references required.

It is also important that your abstract is reviewed by the senior research team member prior to submission.”

Damon said while it was encouraged that research fit with one of the conference themes, it wasn’t a necessity.

“This year we have three themes: preventative health, improving health care outcomes and community, rural and remote health services,” he said.

“We have tried to make these broad enough that research projects should fit in one of the categories; however, we do encourage health researchers to submit their abstracts even if it falls outside of the themes.”

“The event is about collaborating and sharing research so we want to encourage as many people as possible to take part. “

Abstract submissions close 12 June 2016. 

For more information on Research Week or abstract submissions, please visit https://www.health.qld.gov.au/townsville/research/research-week-2016.asp or email TSV-Research-Week@health.qld.gov.au