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Reminder: call for abstracts for ACHSM health leadership congress, 19 – 21 Sep 2018, Darwin

Call for presentation abstracts

19 - 21 September 2018
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Healthcare leaders – intrepid explorers of new frontiers

Deadline: Fri 9 Mar 2018

In case you missed our last announcement, the Australasian College of Health Service Management invites executives, managers, consultants, clinicians, planners, policy makers, academics, researchers, and those involved in health governance with an interest in positively informing health management, leadership and policy to submit an abstract for the 2018 Annual Congress.

The theme will be ‘Healthcare leaders – intrepid explorers of new frontiers’. Across several decades we have explored key issues of leadership, health economics, learning and development, design and construction and other areas critical to leading and managing in the health, aged care and social care sectors.

This international event that will attract attendees from all over Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea and if the 2017 Congress is indicative, indeed from all over the globe.

This year in Darwin, we will be exploring areas of new ways of thinking and innovative development; preparedness and sustainability; strong and effective leadership at the frontiers of new ways of engaging and working that will support leaders and managers working in public, private and NGO sectors throughout Australasia and the world.

We invite abstracts setting out potential contributions to the program from some key areas of experience and expertise:
  • Sector or industry case studies
  • Leadership case studies
  • Contributions to facilitate and present a workshop or masterclass
  • Academic and scientific papers
There are 4 types of presentation opportunities available at Please submit one or more abstracts as:
  1. Short paper presentations – a maximum 10-15 minutes – up to 50 opportunities available
  2. Poster presentation – this year, in addition to posters presented at the Congress there will be electronic presentation of poster contributions as well
  3. PechaKucha Presentation - PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you speak along to the images. This format of presentation means an overall 6½ minute presentation involving pictures/slides and live narrative. (
  4. Workshops or Masterclasses – 90 minute full concurrent or pre-congress session workshop focussing on a specific health leadership implementation challenge or issue – 8 sessions available

Click here to read the full text of this announcement, including all terms and conditions as well as submission information on our website before submitting an abstract.

All abstracts must be submitted no later than close of business on 9 March 2018.

Authors will be notified of program acceptance decisions by 13 April 2018.

Abstract Enquiries only:
Mark Avery: or +61 (0)7 3735 3287

Congress 2018 Program and Registration Enquiries:
Melissa McLennan or +61 (0)2 8753 5130

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