2017 AUSTRALASIAN DOCTORS’ HEALTH CONFERENCE
Luna Park SydneySYDNEY, AUSTRALIA Visit the Venue to read more
The Doctors’ Health Advisory Service (NSW) has great pleasure in inviting you to our 2017 Conference in Sydney. We hope the Conference will be an opportunity to learn about improving the health of our colleagues and facing the challenges of practice whilst maintaining our own health. Whether you are involved in treating or caring for colleagues or a practitioner looking for ways to improve your own resilience the Conference promises to be a chance to reflect and recharge. This Conference represents a breathing space – a time for honest reflection and re-balancing. You may even consider submitting a paper. We are planning a comprehensive range of presentations to cover many aspects of doctors health issues.
2017 will mark a new phase for the DHAS in NSW and ACT as we expand our services for doctors and medical students. In NSW we also look after dentists, veterinarians and their respective students. The Conference will be a venue to explore new models of service for the health and wellbeing of doctors. We hope you can come to Sydney in September and make the Conference part of your 2017 calendar.
With best wishes,
Dr Choong-Siew Yong
President of DHAS NSW
Dr Julie Chilton
Dr Julie Chilton
Dr Chilton practises psychiatry at the Ross Center in Washington, DC. She completed her child psychiatry fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center in New Haven CT with which she continues to be affiliated. She has also trained at the University of Pennsylvania and UCSF and has spent time at medical institutions in Switzerland, Romania and Botswana. She has spoken at conferences in Bucharest, Durban and Madrid as well as the US and Canada.
Dr Chilton is a board member of the International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions, a member of the American Psychiatric Association’s Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning, a member of the American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Member Benefits and Consumer Issues Committees, and a Consulting Child Psychiatrist for Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for chronically ill children (www.holeinthewallgang.org). She is a dual citizen of the US and Switzerland.
Dr. Chilton has a longstanding interest in physician health, having established pioneering programs and delivered many talks and workshops on this theme. She looks forward to sharing her new proposal, “Dude, Me, Too: Increasing Self-Care Mentorship from Day One” at the annual conference. It is a grassroots plan to bring about a shift in the medical culture toward improved physician well-being and decreased stigma around accessing care.
Professor Garry Walter AM
Professor Garry Walter AM
Professor Walter was appointed Foundation Medical Director of the Doctors’ Health Advisory Service (NSW/ACT) in 2016. His interests and affiliations are wide-ranging: he has been Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Sydney’s Northern Clinical School and is affiliated with the University’s Centre for Values, Ethics and Law in Medicine. Garry is International Editor-at-Large of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. His major research interests are medical students’ and doctors’ health, mood disorders in young people, physical treatments in psychiatry, genocide and severe trauma, psychiatric stigma, medical education, the use and abuse of media, and publishing processes and ethics. He has published almost 400 papers, book chapters and books, and has won a number of key research awards. In 2009, Garry was awarded a College Citation by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists for “a remarkable contribution to the College and the profession of psychiatry through his exceptional and tireless work as Editor of Australasian Psychiatry, and as a leading investigator, educator, administrator and clinician”
All persons intending to attend the Conference must complete the Online Registration Form. Please read the below registration information before you complete the Registration Form. Should you experience any difficulties please contact the Conference Managers via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have already registered and would like to amend your registration, please contact the Conference Managers.
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
Our Accommodation and Housing specialists have secured a selection of hotels with flexible terms and conditions exclusively for attendees of the Conference. Ensure to book early to secure your room and let our dedicated accommodation team look after you whilst taking advantage of the following:
Specially negotiated rates
Flexibility to change or cancel your booking at any time up to 30 days prior to Conference start date
A credit card guarantee is all you need to secure your booking – no pre-payment needed at the time of booking. Full pre-payment may be made if you prefer by contacting the Conference managers.
Enjoy sense of community, socialise and network with other colleagues staying in officially contracted hotels
All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee and assigned to the appropriate session for oral presentation, workshop or short film.
Abstract Themes include
The health and wellbeing of:
* medical students
* doctors-in-training/junior doctors
* mid-career doctors
* older doctors
* international graduates
Systems’ approaches to doctors’ health:
* creating healthy workplaces
* promoting a supportive/no blame culture
* improving inter-professional communication
Promoting doctors’ health:
* psychological well-being
* physical well-being
Medical careers and the humanities
Abstract submission deadline 2017-06-23
Please read through the submission instructions listed below before preparing your abstract:
Step 1: Write your abstract following the Abstract Format & Layout Guidelines (below).
Step 2: Read the General Policies and Requirements (below) for the submission of abstracts.
Step 3: Download the Abstract Template and insert/add your abstract text. Save to your computer as a .doc or .docx document. Please note: Abstracts must not exceed 300 words.
Step 4: Using the online abstract submission portal, create your author account and submit your abstract. It will be necessary to attach/upload the .doc or .docx copy of your abstract. You can access the online abstract submission portal by clicking the “submit now” button on the right hand side of this page.
Abstract Format and Layout Guidelines
Abstract body must not exceed 300 words.
Abstract should include only the abstract body – not the title, authors or affiliations. Titles, authors and affiliations will automatically appear on the final abstract document based on the details entered into the relevant sections in the abstract submission. Click here for abstract template.
Font type must be Arial Font 11pt.
Use single line spacing.
Tables or graphics may be included in the abstract body. Arial font must be used. All formatting is preserved (italics, bold, superscripting, subscripting, underlining) and symbol characters (i.e. ± , µ, ß) may be used.
Abstracts must be free of typographical and grammatical errors.
Standard abbreviations may be used for common terms only. Otherwise, any abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
You will be asked to provide a short biography (up to 150 words) with your submission.
You will be asked to nominate your preferred presentation format; oral presentation, workshop or short film.
Do not include degrees or professional titles (e.g. Dr, Prof., etc).
General Policies and Requirements
All abstracts must be original work.
An abstract must contain sufficient information so that, if published, it will be a complete report independent of presentation. The text should not contain statements alluding to results or conclusions not presented within the text.
Submission confers consent to publication of the abstract should there be a Conference Proceedings publication.
The presenting author will be required to register for the Conference in order to ensure his/her abstract(s) is included in the final Program. Deadline for presenting author registration is 31 May 2017.
All submissions must be completed electronically via the online abstract submission portal. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the Conference Managers via email email@example.com or phone +61 2 9265 0700 for further information.
All abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines above. Abstracts will only be accepted and published if submitted using the supplied template.
An individual may not submit more than 10 abstracts. Splitting of a body of work into multiple abstracts is discouraged and consolidation into one abstract is preferred.
The ADHC 2017 Organising Committee invites you to consider the benefits of joining us as a valued sponsor. Varying levels of Sponsorship and exhibition packages are available with the option to tailor or create a package to best match your budget and strategy.
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