Call for abstracts are now closed.

The program committee will review all submitted abstracts and authors will be notified of abstract acceptances by 8 September 2016.

Invitation to Submit

Telehealth service providers from across Australia are invited to submit a presentation proposal for the 2nd National Rural & Remote Telehealth Conference being held at the Empire Theatre on 5 and 6 October in Toowoomba, Queensland.

The committee is seeking submissions for the following which focus on rural and remote telehealth service development.

  • Oral presentations
  • Pre & post conference workshops
  • Conference workshops
  • E-posters

A Word template is provided to the right of this page for the submission of abstracts. The abstracts will be assessed by the conference program review panel.

The option to submit a fully refereed scientific paper is also available.

If you would like to submit a full paper please contact Ans Van Erp for more information Ans.VanErp@health.qld.gov.au.

Themes

The committee is open to all abstracts however recommend submissions address the following themes.

Note you will be asked to nominate a theme most suitable to your presentation when submitting your abstract via the on-line portal.

  • Getting ready for the Technology Tsunami: How do we find clarity in the chaos.
  • Digital Literacy – what level does Telehealth require for health professionals and patients.
  • The great divide between primary care and acute care: Can it be bridged by Telehealth.
  • Is remote monitoring really the next big step.
  • Should we be preparing for full immersion healthcare environments eg Virtual reality.
  • Current telehealth research, implementation, technology, strategies to improve access, efficiency and safe quality healthcare.
  • The clinical opportunities of telehealth.
  • The business of telehealth.
  • The future of telehealth.
  • Innovative models for delivery in the home.
  • Consumer co-design of telehealth solutions.
  • Applied telehealth today.
  • Lessons learnt in Telehealth.
  • Telehealth on a budget.

Submission Portal

Call for abstracts are now closed.

17 June 2016

Call for Abstracts open.

31 August 2016

Call for Abstracts – EXTENDED

8 September 2016

Notification of abstract acceptances

16 September 2016

Presenter registration close

e-Poster Template

Please use this template when creating your e-Poster for the conference.

e-Poster Hints & Tips

Please use this as an example only, use the above template when creating your e-Poster.

Abstract Template

Use this .doc template (MS Word or compatible) to prepare your submission

Please click on the headings below for further information on each subject.

Confirming your presentation

Authors are required to confirm their intention to present by email to mail@conferencedesign.com.au no later than Wednesday 14th September 2016.

Speaker Registration

All speakers are required to register for at least the day of their presentation. Speakers are able to register for the conference by logging into the abstract submission record via the online portal above. Speakers are required to register for the conference no later than Friday 16th September 2016.

Speaker Biography

A brief biography of no more than 100 words is to be provided via the online abstract submission portal.  Biographies may include presenters positions, career details and major work achievements to date.  Biographies should be written in third person.  Your biography will be used when introducing you as a speaker at the conference.

AV Requirements

Please provide any specific audiovisual requirements to the Conference Secretariat at mail@conferencedesign.com.au. Your presentation should be created and presented in PowerPoint.  Each room will be equipped for the presentation of PowerPoint slides and include a data-projector, laptop, lectern and microphone.

An Audio Visual technician will be located in your room throughout the course of your presentation and will provide assistance in the unlikely instance an issue occurs. Please ensure you take the time to familiarise yourself with the technology prior to your presentation.

Please ensure your presentation is brought to the conference on a USB Stick for uploading.  Embed any content such as audio or video – do not link to external files.

The conference will seek your consent to post your presentation slides to the conference website following the event. Consent forms will be available in your presentation room and need to be signed prior to your presentation.

PowerPoint Presentation Tips

Find our ‘how to design a great PowerPoint presentation’ here.

  • All text should be in PowerPoint, preferably in light text on a dark background.
  • PowerPoint should be in 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • There should be no more than 5 x 1 line bullet points per slide.
  • Optimum title text is 45 – 55 points and no smaller than 36 points.
  • Body text should be at least 26 points.
  • Avoid UPPERCASE letters as they are hard to read.
  • Please keep to the time limit of your presentation.

Electronic posters will be prepared in PowerPoint (1 slide 16:9) and displayed during the conference on large flat screen monitors in the exhibition & catering areas and on the Conference App.

The e-Posters will rotate automatically and each will be shown for one minute.  Delegates will be able to pause posters to view them in more detail.  There will also be an index to allow delegates to find and individual poster.  In addition e-posters will be featured on the Conference App along with the submitted abstract document and author biography.

At least one author listed on the e-Poster abstract must be registered for at least one day of the conference for the e-Poster to be confirmed.  Presenters must be registered by Friday 16th September 2016.

Accepted e-Poster authors must submit their e-Poster slide using the correct template via the provided DropBox link.

Link will be active from 8th September 2016.

Media

All video and audio files must be embedded in your slide.  As you will only be sending a single PowerPoint slide file, do not have links to any external files.  All videos, audio and animations should be set to auto play and finish within the one minute display time.  We suggest you only embed one video or audio file and use animation sparingly.

Keep it Simple

Make your poster clear and clean, avoid unnecessary clutter and “special effects” that do not add value.

Keep the background simple and subtle; use light coloured background for the main slide body.

Do not use WordArt, reflections, drop shadows, 3D, semitransparent files or textured backgrounds; they are unpredictable and are not necessary.

For consistency amongst the e-Posters, please only use Verdana font for your text.  Verdana is universal and will transfer correctly when combining your e-Poster into the scrolling presentation.

We suggest you include contact details for delegates who want to discuss your poster further.

The screen aspect ratio will be 16:9 and the template slide is already set up as a 16:9 slide.

Confirming your presentation

You are required to confirm your intention to present your selected Pre & Post Conference Workshop or Conference Workshop presentation by email to mail@conferencedesign.com.au.  If you have not confirmed your intention to present your workshop presentation by Wednesday 14th September 2016 your presentation will be withdrawn from the Conference program.

Speaker Registration

All speakers are required to be registered to attend the Rural & Remote Telehealth Conference 2016.  Please register through the delegate portal by Friday 16th September 2016.

Speaker Biography

A brief biography of no more than 100 words is to be provided via the online abstract submission portal.  Biographies may include presenters positions, career details and major work achievements to date.  Biographies should be written in third person.  Your biography will be used when introducing you as a speaker at the conference.

AV Requirements

Please provide any specific audiovisual requirements to the Conference Secretariat at mail@conferencedesign.com.au. Your presentation should be created and presented in PowerPoint.  Each room will be equipped for the presentation of PowerPoint slides and include a data-projector, laptop, lectern and microphone.

Please ensure your presentation is brought to the workshop on a USB Stick for uploading.  Embed any content such as audio or video – do not link to external files.

The conference will seek your consent to post your presentation slides to the conference website following the event. Consent forms will be available in your presentation room and need to be signed prior to your presentation.

PowerPoint Presentation Tips

Find our ‘how to design a great PowerPoint presentation’ here.

  • All text should be in PowerPoint, preferably in light text on a dark background.
  • PowerPoint should be in 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • There should be no more than 5 x 1 line bullet points per slide.
  • Optimum title text is 45 – 55 points and no smaller than 36 points.
  • Body text should be at least 26 points.
  • Avoid UPPERCASE letters as they are hard to read.
  • Please keep to the time limit of your presentation.

Abstract presenters will be required to fund their own attendance at the conference and should not submit an abstract if this is not possible.

All presenters (including e-Posters) will be required to register for the Conference by 16th September 2016.  It will be assumed that any presenter not registered by this date has withdrawn from the program and their abstract will be removed from conference publications.

Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

Time Allocation (updated): 15 minute presentation, plus 5 minutes question time.

Presentation Type: e-Poster Presentation

Time Allocation: Displayed throughout the Conference.

Electronic posters will be prepared in PowerPoint and displayed for the duration of the conference on monitors in the exhibition and catering area.

The posters will rotate automatically and each poster will be shown for one minute. Delegates will be able to pause individual posters to view them in more detail. e-Posters will also be available to view in the conference app.

Presentation Type: Pre & Post Conference Workshops

Time Allocation:

Half Day (3 – 4 hours)
Full Day (6 – 7 hours)
Pre & Post Conference Workshops are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 4 and Friday 7 October 2016.

Presentation Type: Conference Workshops

Time Allocation: 40 minutes, including question time.

All abstracts must:

  • Be submitted via the online abstract submission portal.
  • Submitted in the correct format.
  • Be written in English.
  • Check abstract thoroughly for spelling and grammar.
  • Do not include references.

Authors:

  • Please complete all author details requested in the online portal.  Note the submitting author will be considered the principle point of contact for all communication regarding the abstract including acceptance notification.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically through the abstract submission portal.  You will be required to enter:

  • Presentation title
  • Preferred presentation format
  • Theme
  • Name/s of author/s
  • Affiliation/s of author/s
  • Indicate the presenter
  • Short biography of the presenter
  • Maximum 300-500 words

Please contact Conference Design (mail@conferencedesign.com.au) if you are unable to lodge your abstract via the portal or if you have any queries.

By submitting an abstract all authors agree to release the content to the Conference Organisers and give permission to publish the abstract in the conference publications on the website and on the Conference App, and in doing so certify that the abstract is an original work.

Notes

*If you abstract does not conform to the guidelines, including if it is over 500 words it will be returned to the submitting author to revise.

*Abstract presenters will be required to fund their own attendance at the conference and should not submit an abstract if this is not possible.

The Program Committee will review all submitted abstracts.

As there are limited places for oral presentations & workshops some abstracts submitted for these presentation types may be offered e-Posters.  Authors in these cases will be advised and asked to confirm whether they wish to present an e-Poster.

The Program Committee will review all submitted abstracts.

As there are limited places for oral presentations & workshops some abstracts submitted for these presentation types may be offered e-posters. Authors in these cases will be advised and asked to confirm whether they wish to present an e-poster.

  • Abstracts will be reviewed & selected using pre-defined selection criteria.
  • A program committee meeting is held to identify top ranking papers that fit into sessions on similar topics.
  • Unsuccessful abstracts submitted for oral presentation will be offered a poster presentation if selection criteria are met.
  • No correspondence will be entered into with the committee or conference secretariat on why individual papers did not get an oral presentation.
  • Abstract authors will be notified of acceptance/rejection of abstract via email by Thursday 8th September 2016.  All presenters (oral, e-Poster, Pre &Post Conference Workshop and Conference Workshop) are then required to confirm their participation in the conference via return email.