Invitation to staff and students of Melbourne Health and the Parkville Precinct to submit abstracts for consideration to the Melbourne Health Research Week Symposium.

Important Dates for Abstracts

Call for abstractsNow closed
Notification of outcome for Poster Only submissions20 April 2017
Notification of outcome for abstracts considered for Oral presentation15 May 2017
Poster Presenters to email identical copy of poster in PDF format to June 2017
Poster Setup -  Organisers in the Function Centre will provide your poster board number and hanging materials10.00 - 11.30 am, Thursday 22 June 2017
Poster viewing session - attendance required11.45 - 12.45 pm, Friday 23 June 2017
Poster Takedown - Organisers do not take any reponsibility for returning uncollected materials to the authors2.00 - 3.00 pm, Friday 23 June 2017

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Abstract criteria
  • The abstract must detail a completed research project or where a component of the research has been completed and has provided some results.
  • Only research abstracts that detail results and outcomes/implications will be accepted.
  • Studies that have not commenced OR have not yet produced results or trends will not be accepted.
  • Case reports/series with literature review will be accepted.
General information
  • The abstract should be short, clear and concise.
  • Mathematical symbols and equations can be copied and pasted from a word document into the space provided in the online form. Figures and tables cannot be included.
  • 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.
  • The submission of an abstract carries with it the obligation that it is presented at Research Week by the author.
Terms and conditions
  • When submitting for a poster presentation, the Author is agreeing to attend the Poster Viewing session on Friday, 23 June 2017 between 11.45 am to 12.45 pm. 
  • All posters must be mounted by the author (or representative) between 10.00 am and 11.30 am on Thursday, 22 June 2017 and removed between 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm on Friday 23 June 2017.
  • 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.
  • Once submitted, the abstract cannot be edited. Please ensure that all details are correct before submitting. Abstracts will be published exactly as received and should be checked for spelling and grammar prior to submission. 
  • The Melbourne Health Research Week Committee will be responsible for evaluating abstracts and reserves the right to allocate presentations according to the program.

Authors may decide to submit their abstract with a preference for a poster presentation, or an oral presentation or either. If you select oral presentation only, there is no guarantee that an oral preference will be realised. 

Poster requirements
  • Posters must no larger than 1m wide x 1m high. 
  • Posters should be typed in clear print that can be easily read from distances over one metre with the title displayed in block capitals at the top of the poster. The title should also display the names of the author(s) and the institution(s) of origin.  
  • Contents should contain the study objective/s, methods, results and conclusions.
  • Illustrations should be professionally drawn.
  • All content should be simple and not overburdened with detail - "minimising detail maximises information transfer".
  • You may use the RMH Poster Template  below or create your own
RMH poster printing service

RMH Medical Illustration provides a printing service to all Melbourne Health staff and external health organisations at a cost of $90 per square metre for MH staff and $121 (incl GST) per square metre for non-MH staff. 


  • Email your poster in PowerPoint or PDF format to by Thursday, 15 June 2017. If you cannot email the file, bring it in on a USB stick.
  • Supply your contact details, phone and email.
  • Include your cost centre number or if you are external to MH, provide your billing address
  • Indicate if you would like paper or fabric
  • Indicate size - note that Research Week posters are allocated maximum 1m x 1m.

Where is medical illustration located?

Medical Illustration is located at:

RMH City Campus
Main Building
Level 1 South West. 

Telephone: 03 9342 7233.



  • Ensure your poster size and page set up is set to the size you require.
  • View the poster at 100% to ensure all images, graphs and logos are of a suitable resolution and quality.
  • The organisation's logos can be accessed from the MH intranet.