Midwifery Research Symposium

Hear about the latest in midwifery-led research happening in Ontario!
Register today for the Midwifery Research Symposium - November 13, 2017 in Hamilton, Ont. 

Submitting an Abstract

All interested individuals are invited to submit an abstract for an oral presentation showcasing midwifery-led research.

Guidelines for Abstract Submissions

Abstracts may be submitted for the following formats:

  • Oral presentation (10-minute presentation, five-minute Q/A)
  • Rapid-fire presentation (see below)

Presenters have the option of identifying the presentation format(s) for which they would like their abstract to be considered. If presenters do not have a preference and choose both formats, the Midwifery Research Work Group will assign one accordingly if the submission is accepted for presentation.

Rapid-fire presentations are new to the AOM this year and are in place of traditional poster presentations. Rapid-fire presentations allow research to be exposed to a larger audience than a traditional poster presentation would. They also provide presenters with the opportunity to practice explaining their work in a concise manner in order to communicate effectively with the public, funders, and other audiences. Rapid fire oral presentations are three minutes long, include a maximum of five slides and may be particularly suited to describing:

  • a research question or idea currently being explored, or
  • research that is in progress or,
  • findings from completed research

How does the peer review process work?

  • Submissions are peer reviewed by members of the Midwifery Research Work Group.
  • Topics of interest will be chosen for either a 10-minute oral or three-minute, rapid-fire presentation.

Download this pdf for more information on the criteria and abstract formats as well as the peer review process for research-based submissions at the AOM.

If you have questions about the call for abstracts or would like more information, please contact Mel Hartzell, knowledge translation and research specialist.