Abstract Presentation Awards

Outline of Awards


The abstract presentation awards have been created to highlight the great work presented during the virtual Australian Public Health Conference 2020 and recognise the contribution presenters have to the program and public health sector. 

 

Short List

Abstracts submitted for the virtual Australian Public Health Conference 2020 will be reviewed against the award criteria below and five (5) abstracts from each criteria will be shortlisted as finalist in the abstract presentation awards.

The Conference Advisory Committee will appoint reviewers for the virtual Australian Public Health Conference 2020 to review the abstract presentations and mark them against set criteria. The winners of the awards for each category will be announced in the closing session of the virtual Conference on Friday 30 October 2020.

 

Eligibility for Awards 


Please read the eligibility criteria and abstract format carefully for each of the awards below. Presenters will not be able to put their presentation forward for these awards at any time other than during the abstract submission process.

 

Public Health Research Award


To be eligible for the Research Award, the abstract must report on a research project that is completed, or a completed section of a program of research, and that has ethical approval, or quality improvement (minimal risk) approval or is a systematic review or a quality improvement project. 

In addition, the pre-recorded presentation must be of good quality, accessible through use of imagery and audio, be dynamic and engaging, and have clear key messages and outcomes.


Abstracts to be considered for the Public Health Research Award: 

 

  • Abstract Title (maximum of 12 words)

  • Maximum of 300 words; 

  • [Context and aim];

  • [Methods and analysis/research findings];

  • [Translational outcomes];

  • [Future actions]

  • Implications for public health 

  • Translation to policy and/or practice change 

  • Identify 2-3 learning objectives significant to the presentation

  • Present a long oral presentation via pre-recorded video, maximum of 10 minutes.


Advocacy & Leadership Award 


The Advocacy and Leadership Award is presented to the best paper which presents on public health advocacy and leadership in one of the following areas:

  • Leadership and ethics;

  • Health equality;

  • Social mobilisation and solidarity;

  • Public education;

  • People centric;

  • Engagement;

  • Communications; and

  • Ecologically sustainable development.


To be eligible for the Advocacy and Leadership Award, presentations must showcase how their research, policy or practice has influenced decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions through effective leadership and messaging.

In addition, the pre-recorded presentation must be of good quality, accessible through use of imagery and audio, be dynamic and engaging, and have clear key messages and outcomes.


Abstracts to be considered for the Advocacy and Leadership Award:

  • Abstract Title (maximum of 12 words)

  • Maximum of 300 words;

  • [Context and aim];

  • [Methods and analysis/research findings];

  • [Translational outcomes];

  • [Future actions]

  • Implications for public health

  • Translation to policy and/or practice change

  • Identify 2-3 learning objectives significant to the presentation

  • Present a long oral or rapid fire presentation, via pre-recorded video, maximum of specified time.


Capacity Building Award 


The Capacity Building Award is presented for the best paper presented, reporting on capacity building in the public health sector through workforce development, teaching, training and networking. This can include management/administration/policy issues and project work. 

In addition, the pre-recorded presentation must be of good quality, accessible through use of imagery and audio, be dynamic and engaging, and have clear key messages and outcomes.


Abstracts to be considered for Capacity Building Award: 

  • Abstract Title (maximum of 12 words)

  • Maximum of 300 words;

  • [Context and aim];

  • [Methods and analysis/research findings];

  • [Translational outcomes];

  • [Future actions]

  • Implications for public health

  • Translation to policy and/or practice change

  • Identify 2-3 learning objectives significant to paper

  • Present a long oral or rapid fire presentation, via pre-recorded video, maximum of specified time.


Early Career/Young Professional Award


The Early Career/Young Professional Award is presented to the individual who is a young professional or early in their public health career. The presenter must be the first author on the presentation and the main presenter. 

 

In addition, the pre-recorded presentation must be of good quality, accessible through use of imagery and audio, be dynamic and engaging, and have clear key messages and outcomes.


Abstracts to be considered for the Early Career/Young Professional Award:

  • Abstract Title (maximum of 12 words)

  • Maximum of 300 words;

  • [Context and aim];

  • [Methods and analysis/research findings];

  • [Translational outcomes];

  • [Future actions]

  • Implications for public health

  • Translation to policy and/or practice change

  • Identify 2-3 learning objectives significant to the presentation

  • Present a long oral or rapid fire presentation, via pre-recorded video, maximum of specified time.


First Time Presenter Award 


The First Time Presenter Award is presented to the individual who has never presented at a conference with more than 250 delegates before. They will be presenting for the first time outside of their organisation/place of work/tertiary institution. The presenter must be the first author on the presentation and the main presenter. 

In addition, the pre-recorded presentation must be of good quality, accessible through use of imagery and audio, be dynamic and engaging, and have clear key messages and outcomes.


Abstracts to be considered for the First Time Presenter Award:

  • Abstract Title (maximum of 12 words)

  • Maximum of 300 words;

  • [Context and aim];

  • [Methods and analysis/research findings];

  • [Translational outcomes];

  • [Future actions]

  • Implications for public health

  • Translation to policy and/or practice change

  • Identify 2-3 learning objectives significant to the presentation

  • Present a long oral or rapid fire presentation, via pre-recorded video, maximum of specified time.


Best e-Poster Award 


All posters are eligible for the Best e-Poster Award and will be assessed against the following criteria: 

  • Contribution to public health knowledge is demonstrated 

  • Contribution to public health practice is demonstrated 

  • Visually appealing, legible font and not crowded 

  • Content is clear, concise and original 

  • Relevance to public health and implications for public health advocacy and practice is shown 


Abstracts to be considered for the Best e-Poster Award should include:

  • Abstract Title (maximum of 12 words)

  • Maximum of 300 words;

  • [Context and aim];

  • [Methods and analysis/research findings];

  • [Translational outcomes];

  • [Future actions]

  • Implications for public health

  • Translation to policy and/or practice change

  • Identify 2-3 learning objectives significant to poster

  • Present an e-poster presentation


Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts should address the conference theme and be submitted in accordance with the abstract submission guidelines.

Please submit your abstract no later than Sunday 5 July 2020, 11:59pm AEST. If you submit an abstract for consideration, the presenter/s must register and pay to attend the virtual Conference.


Award Marking


The abstract awards will be reviewed during the virtual Australian Public Health Conference 2020 by reviewers appointed by the Conference Advisory Committee. Each award will have 5 finalists who will be marked against 5 criteria graded between 1-5, from the scores an average mark will be calculated and ranked against the other presentations to determine the successful presentation. 

If selected as a finalist, the pre-recorded presentation must be uploaded by Sunday 27 September, 11:59pm AEST for the presentation to be reviewed.


Awards Presentation


The abstract award winners will be announced during the closing session of the virtual Australian Public Health Conference on Friday 30 October 2020.


Winners will receive the following recognition:


•    Public Health Research Award: $500 cash prize, 1 years free membership to PHAA, trophy, certificate
•    Advocacy & Leadership Award: $500 cash prize, trophy, certificate 
•    Capacity Building Award: $250 cash prize, trophy, certificate
•    Early Career/Young Professional Award: $150 cash prize, trophy, certificate
•    First Time Presenter Award: $100 cash prize, trophy, certificate
•    Best e-Poster Award: $100 cash prize, trophy, certificate

Please note, trophies and certificates will be posted following the event.

Key Dates

  • Abstract submissions close on 11:59pm AEST, Sunday 5 July 2020.

  • The award winners will be announced during the closing session of the virtual Conference on Friday 30 October 2020.

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