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Nursing Research and Clinical Innovations Symposium

  • 2023 Nursing Research and Clinical Innovations Symposium - Friday, May 12, 2023

    Abstract submission


    • Abstracts open: Thursday, December 15th 2022
    • Abstracts close: Sunday, March 5th 2023
    • Abstract outcome notification by: March 24th 2023

    Abstract form & scoring rubric


    The program will be released by April 6th 2023.


    Registration for the event can be done via Eventbrite: 2023 Nursing Research and Clinical Innovations Symposium Tickets, Fri 12/05/2023 at 9:00 am | Eventbrite 


    Poster creation and oral presentation workshops can be accessed on the Symposium Learning Hero page (internal staff only). If you are a presenter from another campus partner please email Nursing Research for the resources. 

    Frequently asked questions

    Q: Can audits or quality improvement activities be submitted in an abstract?
    A: Yes! We encourage innovation abstracts in addition to research abstracts. 

    Q: Does the abstract author(s) have to have an affiliation with a Melbourne Children’s campus partner?
    A: Abstracts submitted must have at least one author has an affiliation with one of the campus partners – The RCH, MCRI or The University of Melbourne.  

    Q: Can I submit an abstract that has been previously or intended to be presented elsewhere?
    Yes, as this is a local event there are no restrictions on where you can present, or have presented, the material in your abstract. 

    Q: Does the first author have to be a nurse?
    No. Multidisciplinary abstracts are encouraged, however, it is expected the nursing author be the, or one of the presenters on the day. 

    Q: When will the program be available?
    A: The program will be made live on the website by mid-April 2023.

    Q: Do I have to be an employee or student of Melbourne Children's to register?
    A: Attendees, with any clinical background, are welcome from any healthcare institution or University. Unfortunately for 2023 attendees may only register for face to face if have a current affiliation with one of the Campus Partners. Virtual attendance is offered to registrants with no Melbourne Children's affiliation. 

    Q: Call I claim CPD hours by attending this event?
    A: Yes, you can. A certificate of attendance is supplied to attendees who register and request one.

    Q: If I register for the event do I have to attend the full day?
    A: No. We encourage all attendees to be present for as much of the day as possible, however, we understand that attendees may have to come and go throughout the day. Our only request is that you are considerate to those presenting if you must enter or depart during ones oral presentation. For virtual attendance please keep your microphone and camera off to avoid being a distraction. 

    If you have any questions regarding the Symposium please contact