We have recently put out a ‘call for abstracts’ for ASA2020 Melbourne and you may be contemplating submitting one, but you’re hesitating. Here at the ASA we encourage you to get involved as we know first-hand the personal and professional rewards are abundant.
Here are our top five reasons for presenting:
Exposure: Your research and knowledge will be exposed to your peers, industry leaders and academia. Something you have learnt may go on to help someone else.
Peer review: Peer review is a vital part of any research project. Conferences provide you opportunity to present your findings and knowledge, with the forum available to immediately receive feedback from your peers in an intellectually robust environment.
Oral and ePoster presentations available: We want everyone to feel comfortable putting their research forward, however there are circumstances where participants may lack the confidence to present verbally. In addition to oral presentations you can present an ePoster where you are not required to present to a large audience.
Career advancement: Networking with other leading industry professionals, with some potentially inviting you to talk locally can go a long way for your career. Think about how great being a presenter at an Annual Conference will look on your resume.
CPD points: The ever-looming deadline for CPD points. Just by presenting at the conference you can earn between 25 points (e-poster) and 40 points (presentation). That’s before the points accumulated for attending the conference.
Rural and Remote Abstract Category
Here at the ASA we love hearing from our rural and remote sonographers about the innovative ways you turn the challenges you face into opportunities for yourself, your patients and community.
We would love you to share your story with our Metropolitan members, who may not encounter the unique challenges you face.
The ASA is offering three full ASA2020 Melbourne registrations to members who live 150km or more from their nearest capital city and are interested in submitting an abstract and presenting at the Conference.
Successful recipients are required to complete an oral presentation on the challenges faced by sonographers in remote areas in the delivery of services and how they may differ from their city counterparts. Examples include, challenges in the provision of healthcare, inadequate resources, professional adaptation, and professional isolation.
If you believe you have a story your colleagues need to hear, we are ready to listen.
Please click here to submit an abstract for the ASA 27th Annual Conference 2020. Before making a submission please ensure that you thoroughly read the Guidelines. Papers must be submitted by 7 February 2020.