PD Sessions @ Zoom #4: How to write a conference abstract.

12:00pm Wednesday, 23 June 2021
1:00pm Wednesday, 23 June 2021
PD Session @ Zoom

PD Sessions @ Zoom:
How to write a conference abstract.
Wednesday 23 June 12PM - 1PM AEST - New Date

Preparing an abstract for a conference is an important skill for research professionals. The purpose of the abstract is to summarise the major aspects of what you plan to present to your audience - so it's important to write a concise abstract that does your intended paper justice. Your abstract will determine acceptance by the conference organising committee and will also determine whether those attending the conference attend your session or visit your poster - so learning to write an abstract is pretty important. The session will share with attendees some key tips on how to write a clear and concise abstract that improves the chances of the abstract being selected by the conference organising committee and targets your intended audience.


Dr Lesley Ashton 
Quovadis Consulting Australia

Dr Ashton have over 30 years’ experience working in the higher education sector as an academic and a research professional. Lesley commenced her career as an academic at the UNSW specialising in public health research with a key focus on the characterisation and measurement of health outcomes in HIV infection, then paediatric cancer, before transitioning into a Director role at The University of Sydney overseeing research grant and contract management followed by her appointment as Executive Director in performance evaluation and planning. Dr Ashton now has her own consultancy business that specialises in supporting businesses, government and higher education to identify, develop and build pathways to improve organisational engagement with stakeholders to achieve sustainable impact for society.

Dr Hannah Clarke
ACT Health

Hannah has over 37 years in research and education. Her research career includes pest species research and medical research, while she has worked in clinical service delivery in both the public and private sectors. Teaching and education have been at the core of her work. Hannah’s experience includes strategic management of preclinical resources and management of education programs that support research activity. Hannah actively promotes research through publications, training schemes and event management. She is Chair of Canberra Health Annual Research Meeting (CHARM). Throughout her career Hannah has written and reviewed countless abstracts and has developed a research training skills program, where quality communication and the writing of abstracts are key components.  


CPD: Accredited members (ARMAs and ARMFs) will automatically accrue 1 CPD hour per session.

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If you have any questions, please contact the ARMS Executive Office arms.adminofficer@flinders.edu.au or +61 8 8201 5592.


Should your circumstances change, and you are unable to attend this workshop, you must contact the arms.adminofficer@flinders.edu.au by no later than 10 working days prior to the commencement of the scheduled event. ARMS will refund the full registration fee minus any administrative fees.

Should you cancel less than 10 working days prior to the commencement of this workshop, no refund will be payable but instead you may wish to send a proxy.

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