Opportunities for Early Career Researchers at HSRAANZ 2017

Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and students of today will be our health services research leaders and policy makers of tomorrow. HSRAANZ 2017 has plenty of events and activities specifically designed to support ECRs and students to make connections, learn from the experts and showcase their work.

Here are 4 reasons why you should come along and join us on the Gold Coast this November!

1. Three Minute Snap Shot Presentation Competition for ECRs

Current research students and ECRs who have completed a higher degree by research within the last 2 years have the opportunity to enter our Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT).  Entrants will have 3 minutes to present their work with the assistance of a single power point slide, and entries to the competition can be in addition to the submission of an abstract for an oral or poster presentation elsewhere in the conference.  This is a great chance to increase exposure to your work.

Note: you must be a registered delegate of the conference to present at the Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT).

Entries for the Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT) are now closed. 

2. Workshop: Writing for publication for Early Career Researchers

Developing a successful publication track record is an essential part of becoming a successful career researcher. This workshop (Tuesday 31 October) will provide advice to early career health services researchers on strategies and approaches to getting research published in leading journals. 
Associate Professor Suzanne Robinson, co-editor of the International Journal of Health Organisation and Policy, will present on ways to increase your chances of publication in leading journals; illustrating with examples of accepted and rejected manuscripts.  Attendees will leave the workshop with concrete examples of ways to improve journal writing skills, as well as strategies and advice to increase the likelihood of publication.

Note: additional registration fees applies. 


3.  Speed Mentoring session for ECRs

Our lunch time speed mentoring session is an opportunity for ECRs to have a series of brief conversations with experienced researchers and policy makers, sparking conversations that can be continued throughout the conference.

You are to indicate on the online registration form that you are an ECR and select your attendance at the lunch time session via the form.

Note: you must be a registered delegate of the conference to attend this session.


4. ECR social evening

On Wednesday 1 November, ECRs are invited to come together for a casual meal close to the conference venue. Have a chat, make some friends, and expand your networks. Attendees are to purchase their own food and beverages at the venue on the night.

This social evening will be managed by Queensland Health. To register your attendance for the social evening and if you have any questions, please contact Tilley.Pain@health.qld.gov.au.

Location: Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club, Cnr Hanlan St and The Esplanade

Note: you do not have to be a registered delegate of the conference to attend this social evening.