Call for Abstracts

The ANZ Prevocational Medical Education Forum 2022 Organising Committee invites the submission of abstracts for consideration in the Forum Program as an oral or poster presentation.

The key theme for the Forum is ‘Risk & Reward, Perils & Opportunities’  which will showcase the core challenges and in turn, rewards for doctors and medical professionals.

Important Information Regarding Abstract Submission

  1. Please read through the following General Policies and Requirements, Abstract Format & Layout Guidelines and the Abstract Themes & Subthemes before preparing your abstract.
  2. All authors are required to create an author account before submitting their abstract.
  3. Submit your abstract using the online abstract submission portal by clicking the “submit here” button at the bottom of this page.
  4. Successful authors will be required to register for the Forum prior to Monday 19 September 2022.



Submission Portal

Key Dates

Abstracts Open Friday 20 May 2022
Abstracts Close Sunday 24 July 2022
Notification to Authors Monday 29 August 2022
Author Registration Deadline Monday 19 September 2022


General Policies and Requirements

Compliance to the specifications is imperative – any abstract that does not comply with these specifications will not be accepted for review and will be returned to you by the Forum Managers for re-submission.

Abstract Content

The purpose of the abstract is to define the precise subject of the presentation to an audience. The abstract should state the problem being addressed, the purpose of the paper, basic procedures/methods, main findings and principle conclusions in 2 – 3 paragraphs. References should be minimally cited in the body of the abstract.


The abstract title should be short, informative and contain the major key words.

Contact Author

Please list the contact author within the text box as indicated. The contact author may be different to the presenting author.


Please list ALL authors and affiliations within the text boxes as indicated on the abstract submission form.

Requirements for the Submission of Abstracts

  • Abstracts may be from a range of categories, including original research, case studies, and insight or review articles.
  • All abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines provided.
  • We recommend that the presenting author submits the abstract.
  • The presenter will be required to register and pay for the Forum to ensure their abstract(s) are included in the final program and Forum Proceedings – deadline for author registration is Monday 19 September 2022.
  • Do not resubmit an abstract for any reason other than a notified submission error. If you do not receive a submission confirmation email stating your abstract was successfully uploaded, please contact the Forum Managers via email at
  • It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure that the abstract is submitted correctly. After an author has submitted their abstract they must check their submission, which will be converted to a PDF file, to ensure the abstract has been formatted correctly.
  • All submissions must be completed electronically via the online abstract submission portal. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the Forum Managers via email or phone +61 2 9265 0700.
  • There is no limit to the number of submissions an author may submit.
  • Splitting of a body of work into multiple abstracts is discouraged and consolidation into one abstract is preferred.
  • If accepted, abstracts will be available on the Forum website.


Oral Presentations – It is a requirement of all presenters that a biography (maximum of 150 words) is supplied at the time of abstract submission. This is for use by the Chair in each session to introduce the presenter.
Poster Presentations – Instructions for the preparation of digital posters will be sent to authors upon notification of the abstracts acceptance.

Abstract Format and Layout Guidelines

All abstracts must be prepared according to the Format and Layout Guidelines provided below. Abstracts will only be accepted if submitted using these guidelines:

  • Abstracts must not exceed a 300-word limit. The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, authors and institutions.
  • Use single line spacing.
  • No tables, figures or images are allowed.
  • Abstracts must be free of typographical and grammatical errors.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used for common terms only. Otherwise, any abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word.
  • Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
  • You will be asked to provide a short biography (up to 150 words) with your submission. Please take the time to include a couple of key points as this will be used by the chairpersons to introduce you.
  • You will be asked to nominate your preference for oral presentation, mini oral with digital poster or digital poster.
  • Please include degrees or professional titles (e.g. Dr, Prof).
  • It is the author’s responsibility to ensure the title, author and affiliation details entered in the paper submission site are correct and exactly as they should be published on the abstract and all Forum materials.
Abstract Themes and Subthemes
Abstracts can be submitted under any of the below themes, or download a detailed explanation by clicking here.

Theme Subthemes
Learning Culture
  • TMO Welfare
  • AMC National Framework for Medical Internship
  • Indigenous Health
  • Other subtheme
Innovation & Collaboration
  • Electronic Communications / EMR / Telehealth
  • Educational Metrics
  • Other subtheme
Workforce Agility
  • Workforce / Career Planning – navigating through the workforce
  • Medical Training Continuum
  • Rural Health / Pathways
  • Research Pathways
  • Transitions
  • Intern Preparedness
  • Unaccredited Registrars
  • The path less travelled – Careers using medicine in adjacent careers
  • Other subtheme


Abstract Submission Portal