Students and Juniors

The Student and Junior Programme is seeking to build a community around the next generation of healthcare professionals dedicated to patient safety and continuous quality improvement.

Secure a poster in Melbourne 2018

Students and Juniors Programme

For the first time, the Autumn International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare are proud to offer a recommended programme stream and abstract submission process for emerging quality and safety leaders. From healthcare students to junior clinicians (up to postgraduate year 2, or prior to commencing specialty training), the programme is seeking to build a community around the next generation of healthcare professionals dedicated to patient safety and continuous quality improvement.
The programme includes:
  • A recommended stream of sessions to attend
  • Opportunities to share your work through a poster presentation
  • Social events

Why submit

Why submit?
The programme offers students and junior clinicians the opportunity to share their work with a global audience through a poster display. The displays are a valuable opportunity to tell colleagues and experts about your improvement projects and to help others learn from your strategies and experience.

Submitting an abstract in to the specific poster topic offers you:

  • The opportunity to display a poster
  • Have your work included in the International Forum
  • Present your work to delegates as part of our 3 Minute Thesis competition.

Poster topics

Submissions to our Student and Juniors Programme will be considered separately from those submitted to the main conference, however they should align with the main program topics:

  • Safety
  • Quality, Cost, Value
  • Person and Family Centred Care
  • Population and Public Health
  • Building Capability and Leadership
  • Work in Progress

How to submit

Deadline for submissions is Friday 13 July.

Make sure you have downloaded and completed the poster abstract template above. If you have not done so, click ‘Download abstract template’ above to download the template. You must submit your application on the template provided. Applications that are not submitted on this template will not be sent for review.

Submit your abstract here.

  • When you are ready to submit, click on the ‘Submit abstract’ button above
  • Fill out the fields required and upload your template when prompted
  • Your submission is complete once you have reached the Submission Complete page

Once you have submitted your proposal, it will be sent for review and you will be unable to amend your proposal. Please ensure it has been completed in full before you submit.

Only submissions received via the Google form above are eligible for peer review. Any proposals submitted by email/fax will be deleted and will not be sent for review.

Student scholarships

There are a limited number of discounted registration places for full-time students and these will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

The discount will apply to the International Forum registration fee only. We are unable to help with travel, accommodation or other associated expenses.

To apply for the discounted student rate, please send one of the following to Olivia Bulluss at

  • A copy of your student card which clearly displays the date of validity in numerical form
  • An official letter issued by the Dean of your university which confirms you will be in full-time education at the time of the conference (10-12 September)
  • If your application is successful you will be provided with further instructions how to register with our student rates
    Applications are now open.

Notifying you

All notifications will be sent out by the end of July 2018. Please note the email address that you supply in the Submitter Details page will be the email address used to correspond the results of your submission. If you change email addresses during this time, please let us know so we can update the system.


If you have any queries about the program structure, please don’t hesitate to contact The Student and Junior Programme convenor, Ben Nowotny.

Twitter: @BenNowotny