In partnership with the La Trobe University Academic and Research Collaborative in Health (ARCH), the Big Ideas symposium provides a platform for nursing and allied health clinicians and students to present a research focused idea that will improve the experience and/or care of patients.
The "Big Ideas" symposium invited abstracts that are innovative research project proposals related to person centered care at RMH – we particularly welcomed ideas that focused on the patient experience, patient outcomes, and the work of multidisciplinary teams.
Innovative thinkers will present their Big Ideas in a five-minute talk.
Download the Big Ideas Symposium - Program for a full list of the proceedings and presenters.
|Call for Abstracts||Monday, 15 April 2019|
|Abstracts due date||Friday, 17 May 2019|
|Notification of outcome||Wednesday, 26 May 2019|
|Big Ideas symposium||Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 1pm to 4pm|
- Karen Lawrence, Senior Lecturer, La Trobe University Clinical School
- Anthony McGillion, Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing Practice
- Professor Karen Willis, Professor Allied Health Research, Melbourne Health, La Trobe University and Chair of the Melbourne Health / La Trobe ARCH
All are welcome to attend the Big Ideas symposium. Registration is required for catering purposes.
- The Big Ideas symposium is open only to Melbourne Health and La Trobe University Nursing and Allied Health staff and students
- The abstract should detail an idea that the applicant believes will improve patient experience and/or patient outcomes.
- What is the issue you are addressing?
- What is your aim?
- What is the background of the issue?
- How could you achieve your aim? What is the method of achieving and measuring your goal?
- Where to from here?
- The abstract should be short (400 words max), clear and concise.
- We encourage you to seek assistance with writing your abstract from one of the Big Ideas Facilitators.
- We recommend that the abstract is carefully compiled and thoroughly checked, in particular with regard to the list of authors, before submission in order to avoid last minute changes.
- Submission of an abstract implies the author(s) agreement to publish the abstract in the Research Week program.
- The submission of an abstract carries with it the obligation that it is presented at Research Week by the author
- All abstracts selected will be published in the Research Week Program which will be available for download from the The Royal Melbourne Hospital website.
- The La Trobe ARCH facilitators in consultation with Melbourne Health Office for Research staff will evaluate abstracts and allocate presentations according to the program.