Midwifery Research Symposium

The Association of Ontario Midwives is hosting a Midwifery Research Symposium on November 13, 2017 in Hamilton, Ontario. 

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.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: WEDNESDAY SEPT 6, 2017 AT 11:59 p.m.

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