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

We are proud to offer a recommended programme stream for emerging quality and safety leaders. From healthcare students to junior clinicians, the programme is seeking to build a community around the next generation of healthcare professionals dedicated to patient safety and continuous quality improvement.

View the recommended programme streams for Students and Junior Doctors.

We would also like to invite you to a number of activities for students and junior doctors at the Forum. Learn more below, and register for the events here.

Monday 10 September

Student & Junior Healthcare Professional Welcome Reception
19:30 – 21:00, The Boatbuilders Yard
Following the Safer Care Victoria welcome reception, in partnership with the BMJ and Safer Care Victoria, the IHI Open School invites students and early graduates to join us at a casual welcome reception. Meet your peers and debrief your first day, build new friendships, and get excited about the main conference program! Light refreshments and drinks will be offered in the first hour.


Tuesday 11 September

Student & Junior Healthcare Professional Networking Lunch: Speaking Up for Safety
12:15 – 13:15, Room 214, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Today we challenge the fear that speaking up will destroy your career. Students, juniors, and faculty, are encouraged to grab their lunch and join the IHI Open School, Dr. Don Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and fellow attendees to discuss the vital role of students and juniors in developing and leading quality and safety work. This session will also provide attendees the opportunity to share what matters to them as future or early health providers, and share ideas for how indivduals can speak up to drive meaningful change.

Night Forum: “Pitch Perfect” Research Pitch Competition
17:30 – 18:30, Main Poster Stage, Conference Foyer, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Students and juniors will participate or support their colleagues in a competition judged by Dr. Don Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Professor Euan Wallace, Chief Executive Officer of Safer Care Victoria, and Professor Fiona Godlee, Editor-in-Chief of the BMJ. The challenge: To present quality and safety research in the most engaging way in 3 minutes or less using only one static slide. Showcase your research, or join the audience of local and international thought leaders in quality and safety to get inspired. It’s sure to be an entertaining session for all!

Night Forum: Quality Quiz
19:00 – 20:00, The General Assembly
After the thesis competition, get your thinking caps on and head over to the General Assembly for some friendly competition at the inaugural quality quiz! As part of the night forum, this event will provide a fun, interactive approach to broaden participants’ QI knowledge, and the opportunity to learn from and with other student and junior doctors from around the world. A limited number of spots will be held for a student and junior doctor teams. You can purchase tickets for $70.40AUD when you register.


Wednesday 12 September

Student & Junior Healthcare Professional Networking Lunch: Building your QI Skills
12:15 – 13:15, Room 214, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Attendees are invited to join the IHI Open School and IHI Improvement Advisors, for a final opportunity to connect with peers before the conference ends. Together, participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of quality improvement, and participate in a fun, interactive lunch session to practice their QI skills, and discuss how to apply them when returning home.

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 obulluss@bmj.com:

  • 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.

Questions?

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

Email: Benjamin.nowotny@monash.edu
Twitter: @BenNowotny