We invite submission of abstracts for poster presentations only which are directly related to the conference theme Participation and empowerment for health service users: Strengthening the circle. We would particularly welcome abstracts that demonstrate evidence of service user involvement or relevant methodological approaches.
All participants are invited to submit an abstract for a poster contribution using the online abstract submission form.
Abstracts should provide a succinct account of the proposed poster in no more than 300 words (excluding the title) and be in PDF format. Abstracts presenting original research should address: context and background, aim of the study, research methodology, key findings and conclusions. Please also indicate your abstract track when submitting:
1. Practice Theme
The practice theme of this year’s conference will focus in particular on engagement and empowerment. Practice provides the key juncture for empowering both services and staff. Positive interactions facilitate partnership in determining needs, setting priorities and empowering individuals and communities to promote and manage health and well-being.
2. Service Theme
The services theme of this year’s conference recognises the importance of building and strengthening the health and social care workforce, enhancing cultural competence in an increasingly diverse society, and supporting transparency in service and delivery, to facilitate active involvement between services, staff and clients. Central to such aims is an organisational culture that is user-led and, which enhances interactions that empower rather than disempower.
3. Research Theme
The research theme of this year’s conference aims to examine the evidence at both the micro and macro-levels. At the mirco-level, key learnings around promoting and enhancing participation and engagement will be explored. At the macro-level, the focus will be on key learnings around how the cross-fertilisation of ideas and initiatives can be applied or scaled up to support integrative and joined-up services and delivery.
All abstracts will be blind reviewed by the Organizing Committee. Submissions will be judged on the following:
• Link to the conference themes and tracks
• Contribution to scholarship
• Overall quality.
Poster abstract acceptance will be communicated to the presenting author by 23rd April 2018. Final acceptance is conditional upon registration of presenters.
Posters are displayed throughout the day in MY129, Áras Moyola. There is a poster competition sponsored by the AHPI.