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The Ottawa 2018 & ICME 2018 Scientific Committee invites the submission of abstracts to be presented as Oral presentation, Poster presentation and Conference workshops only. Abstracts will be reviewed, and accepted submissions will be presented in the conference. Submissions are accepted online.

Abstracts must relate to an aspect of assessment of students or trainees in medicine and the healthcare professions, to the assessment of teachers and trainers, or the evaluation of programs.

Abstract submissions is divided into two categories as follows:

For Ottawa Conference:

  • Accreditation/QA
  • Assessing Assessment
  • Assessing Errors & Patient Safety
  • Assessing the Teacher
  • Assessment & EPAs
  • Assessment & Milestones
  • Assessment & Learning
  • Assessment in the Curriculum
  • Assessment of Communication Skills
  • Assessment of Empathy
  • Assessment of Professionalism
  • Assessment of Team Competence
  • Blueprinting of Examinations
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Competency Based (Outcome Based) Assessment
  • Context of Assessment
  • Continuing Professional Development and Assessment
  • Culture and its Impact on Assessment
  • Evaluating the Curriculum
  • Examiner
  • Fitness to Practise & Revalidation
  • Formative Assessment
  • International Dimensions of Assessment
  • Interprofessional Education & Assessment
  • Multisource Feedback
  • Online Assessment
  • OSCE
  • Peer Assessment
  • Performance Assessment
  • Planning an Assessment
  • Portfolios
  • Postgraduate Assessment
  • Programmatic Assessment
  • Progress Test
  • Assessment of Reflection & Clinical Reasoning
  • Research on Assessment
  • Script Concordance Test
  • Selection
  • Standard Setting Procedures
  • Students & Assessment
  • Student/Trainee in Difficulty
  • Technology & Assessment
  • Training of Assessors
  • Undergraduate Assessment
  • Workplace Based Assessment
  • Written Assessment

For ICME: Curriculum design

  • Curriculum implementation
  • Students engagement
  • Educational strategies
  • Learning environment
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism and Ethics
  • Faculty development
  • Patient safety
  • Programme evaluation
  • Simulation
  • Social accountability
  • Educational leadership
  • Scholarship of teaching
  • Accreditation and quality assurance
  • Student characteristics and learning styles
  • Others (please specify)

Author Agreement

By submitting the abstract, the author confirms and agrees to the following:

  • All authors approve submitting this work for presentation
  • The authors have done the work reported in the abstract and take full responsibility for the contents
  • The authors transfer all copyright ownership of the abstract to OTTAWA-ICME 2018
  • The authors agree to confine their presentation to information in the abstract
  • At least one author will be available to present the abstract if selected for the program
  • The author will immediately notify the OTTAWA-ICME 2018 scientific committee if they are unable to make a presentation or if the presenting author must be changed
  • The authors guarantee that clinical studies and any animal tests have proceeded with the official permission from the proper authorities
  • All presenters will be responsible for their hotel and travel expenses.

Oral Presentations are simultaneous, themed sessions included throughout the programme, with six presentations per session.  Each presenter is allocated 10 minutes for presentation followed by 5 minutes for questions. A Chairperson will coordinate the session.

Abstract Submission: 

  • Abstract Title
  • Abstract Authors (up to 6 authors may be listed)
  • Abstract Presenter (a maximum of 1 presenter is permitted and should be the person submitting the abstract)
  • Abstract Structure – Background (50 words); Summary of work (50 words); Summary of results (50 words); Discussion (50 words); Conclusions (50 words); Take-home Messages (50 words).
  • Select appropriate theme(s)
  • You will have the option to ‘Save and Continue’ if you wish to go back to complete an abstract at a later date.
  • Please ensure you ‘Save and Submit’ to submit your completed abstract for consideration
  • Once submitted abstracts cannot be edited
  • You can view your submissions in ‘My Profile’
  • You should be prepared to present at any time during the conference days. We are unable to give a specific day or time of presentation. Please consult the final programme.
  • Prepare a PORTRAIT poster of maximum size 90cm wide and 130cm high.  If it does not conform to this maximum size, we regret it may not be possible to mount the poster.
  • Please bring your poster with you – do not send it to us in advance.
  • The session to which your poster has been allocated will be indicated in the final programme which will be on the website at early March 2018.
  • Posters can be mounted on March 11, 2018. Fixing materials will be provided (Double sided tape). Please do not affix posters to any place other than the board to which it has been allocated, and use only the fixing material supplied.
  • Posters should be removed by 1300 hrs on March 14, 2018. Posters not removed by this time will be removed from the boards and may be destroyed.
  • Each themed group will be allocated a discussion session in the programme which will take place around the poster boards.  Presenters should meet the Chairperson by the poster boards ten minutes before the scheduled start of the session. All participants are invited to join in. The Chairperson will lead the group around the boards, each presenter giving a 5 minute presentation to his/her poster. This will be followed by a short period for questions and discussion. The Chairperson will introduce each presenter and keep the session to time. Any time at the end of the session could be used for discussion or for individual viewing. No audio-visual aids, other than the poster, will be available.
  • In addition to the formal poster presentation session, presenters are encouraged to be available by their poster at some time during lunch and/or coffee breaks. It is helpful to fix a note to your poster board indicating when you will be available if anyone wishes to meet with you outside of the scheduled session. A handout with the key messages of your poster and your contact details is helpful, and you are encouraged to bring some with you.

Conference workshops are 1.5 hours’ duration, and should be highly interactive and participative.

There is no additional charge for conference workshops. Information on how to sign up to attend conference workshops will be provided in the final programme.

Abstract Submission: 

  • Title
  • Facilitators (up to 3)
  • Structure – Background (50 words), Who should attend (50 words), Structure of workshop (50 words), Intended Outcomes (50 words), Level (introductory/intermediate/advanced)
  • Select theme(s)
  • You will have the option to ‘Save and Continue’ if you wish to go back to complete an abstract at a later date
  • Please ensure you ‘Save and Submit’ to submit your completed abstract for consideration
  • Once submitted abstracts cannot be edited
  • You can view your submissions in ‘My Profile’
  • You should be prepared to present at any time during the conference days. We are unable to give a specific day or time of presentation. Please consult the final programme.
  • If your abstract is accepted a Meeting Minds representative will contact you to collect your requirements. You may use your own computer in your workshop.