The Australasian College of Health Service Management invites executives, managers, consultants, clinicians, planners, policy makers, academics, researchers, and those involved in health governance, leadership and policy to submit an abstract for the 2021 Annual Congress.
The overall 2021 congress theme will be Health Leadership, with these streams, however authors are not limited to these stream topics:
ACHSM is particularly interested in presentations around the impact of leadership and direct experience gained in leadership.
We now invite abstracts setting out potential contributions to this program outlining key areas of experience and expertise:
There are 4 types of presentation opportunities available at this international event for 2021 that will attract attendees from all over Australia.
Please submit one or more abstracts as:
The suggested focus areas for the 2021 Congress will be practical explorations of how to survive and thrive current and future challenges for health leaders.
Each oral presentation will be a maximum 20 minutes in length followed by five minutes for questions and discussion at the end of all presentations. Oral presentations should have a coherent structure, a clearly stated purpose, descriptive information, including necessary contextual detail, and report on research findings, evaluation results, lessons learned, or other evaluative assessments. The room will be equipped with a data projector, screen and laptop computer.
If your poster is accepted, one author must register for the Congress (at a discount rate). A time slot will be allocated during the congress for you to be present and answer questions on the poster.
PechaKucha presentations enable you to present new, innovative and successful ideas and initiatives in a focused, concise and structured way. This format of presentation means an overall 6½ minute presentation involving 20 pictures/slides which automatically advance and live narrative. (www.pechakucha.org).
These 90-minute sessions provide an opportunity for a more in depth approach to one of the topics listed above. Presentations should have a coherent structure, a clearly stated purpose, descriptive information, including necessary contextual detail, and report on research findings, evaluation results, lessons learned, or other evaluative assessments such as workplace or other outcomes. The room will be equipped with a data projector, screen and laptop computer. Abstract submissions should indicate if the authors are willing to present a similar / contracted paper in the shorter oral presentation format. In addition to the information required for all abstracts, authors should attach a file of up to 10 x A4 pages outlining the expertise of all presenter(s) and other information to support the submission.
Abstracts for the Scientific Program of the Congress should address the aims of the Congress to:
The submission and review of papers for the ACHSM 2021 Asia Pacific Congress is managed through an online conference paper management system called ‘EasyChair’ (www.easychair.org). The submission web portal is found at
The EasyChair website for the ACHSM 2021 Congress is the only way in which you can submit your abstracts – email or hardcopy abstract submissions will not be accepted.
Abstracts will be peer-reviewed according to how well they meet the Congress aims and the following:
Terms and Conditions
Authors submitting an abstract agree to the following terms and conditions:
Abstract enquiries only:
Mark Avery, firstname.lastname@example.org
Program and registration enquiries:
Melissa McLennan, email@example.com or +61 2 8753 5130
The 2021 ACHSM Asia-Pacific Health Leadership Congress has been listed on the Schedule of Approved Business Events on Austrade’s website.
Planning to exhibit at an upcoming trade fair, exhibition, or conference? A reminder, you still might be an eligible business to cover 50% of your costs!
Applications will be submitted through the Business Grants Hub and on 11 March 2021 the Australian Government announced an extension to the Business Events Grant program. The current program will close 30 March 2021 but will re-open mid-April 2021 through to 30 June 2021.
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