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Recovery, reconnection and revival. A celebration of primary care.

26–29 October 2023 | Sydney Australia
#WONCASydney2023
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Call for submissions

The Conference Scientific Committee (CSC) invite you to submit to present at WONCA 2023. Family doctors, GPs and primary healthcare specialists from around the world will come together for the largest global gathering of primary care to share research and discuss best practice, keeping communities healthy on an international level. 

The program will be curated to inform, engage, and provoke discussion around the core themes and align with the conference theme; 'Recovery, reconnection and revival. A celebration of primary care'.

Presenters from diverse backgrounds, experience and perspectives are encouraged to apply to present on a broad range of primary care issues. We aim to bring together industry experts and colleagues from across the family medicine sphere to share evidence-based practice, projects and innovations that shape our primary care community. 

We look forward to reviewing your conference submissions and bringing you an exciting and innovative conference program to mark the 50th anniversary of WONCA.

For WONCA 2023, we’re looking for submissions for presentations that align with our conference theme of ‘Recovery, reconnection and revival: A celebration of primary care’. After nearly three years of practising during a global pandemic, it’s time to start looking towards a brighter future – or, at least, a future with fewer unknowns. But how do we get there? That’s where you come in. 

Reconnection: The conference will be an opportunity to get together with colleagues and figure out how to achieve the best possible health outcomes in different cultures and contexts and how best to work with other care providers.

Recovery: We want to reflect on what we’ve learned from this turbulent time and what’s needed for primary care to thrive in a COVID-normal world.

Revival: We also want to explore the future of high-quality, sustainable primary care, using recovery and reconnection to reshape the future.

Program submission key dates

3 October 2022
Program submissions open

24 May 2023
Late breaking program submissions open

3 July 2023
Accepted program submissions registration deadline
9 February 2023
Program submissions close

8 June 2023
Late breaking program submissions close
5 April 2023
Program submissions notifications

30 June 2023
Late breaking program submissions notifications

Why present at WONCA 2023?

 


Recognition – Being accepted into the conference program demonstrates that you have met the reviewers quality standards as an excellent leader and presenter in the primary care community


Visibility – Grow your professional or company brand by increasing your presenter profile through conference marketing activities and direct access to an engaged audience.  


Advance the profession – Align yourself with the leading organisation that advances and supports family medicine. Share your findings to build the knowledge and expertise of General Practitioners and Family Physicians. 
 


Get creative – Presenting allows you to develop your creativity and showcase your ability to share your findings in a dynamic way. 


Networking – Discuss and expand your findings with other experts from around the world in an intellectually robust environment. 

Session styles

Clinical/Educational presentation submissions

With an emphasis on their practical nature, these sessions will engage and encourage attendee participation, and are ideal for presenters to share an aspect of their professional expertise/learning.

Research presentation submissions

Designed to stimulate and inform attendees, these sessions are ideal for presenters to disseminate state-of-the-art and cutting-edge developments and findings.

Presentation styles

Presentations should be innovative, interactive, hands on and/or highly engaging. 

The committee are looking for:

  • Topics that are relevant to family doctors in the setting of their practices and clinics.
  • Presenters who will deliver a session in an innovative and interactive learning style.
  • The opportunity for participants to be involved and actively engaged in the learning.
 
Session style Presentation type Otherwise known as Duration Presenter limitations Description
Clinical/educational
Research
ePoster   n/a 1 ePosters are a way to communicate research or understanding of a topic in a concise and visually engaging format. ePosters replace the traditional poster presentation.
 
Session style Presentation type Otherwise known as Duration Presenter limitations Description
Clinical/educational
Research
Rapid impact 1-slide 5-minutes 3 minutes +
2 minutes Q&A
(5 minutes in total)
1 Rapid impact presentations present details of an academic study or from practitioners wanting to present findings from a new initiative or service evaluation. Rapid impact presentations are limited to one presenter, and a single static PowerPoint slide.
 
 
Session style Presentation type Otherwise known as Duration Presenter limitations Description
Clinical/educational In-Practice Case study presentation 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A 
(15 minutes in total) 
2 In-Practice presentations are brief, impactful sessions which provide an opportunity for presenters to share experiences and lessons learned from their own clinical case(s). In-Practice presentations are based on an in-depth investigation of an individual, group or event to explore the causes of underlying principles.
 
 
Session style Presentation type Otherwise known as Duration Presenter limitations Description
Clinical/educational Professional forum   50 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A 
(60 minutes in total) 
4 (including moderator/chair) Professional forums allow extended discussion of contemporary issues relevant to family medicine and primary care. Typically, it involves a group of presenters who present for a short period, followed by discussion and debate. Alternative narrative and delivery styles including poetry, song or dance will also be considered.
 
 
Session style Presentation type Otherwise known as Duration Presenter limitations Description
Clinical/educational Round table
  • Discussion paper 
  • Facilitated discussion 
  • Small group learning 
  • Yarning circle 
  • Yarn ups  
60 minutes 2 presenters, no limit to number of facilitators Roundtables are short paper presentations followed by a facilitated in-depth discussion on a particular topic. Roundtable presentations include a 5-to-10-minute presentation introducing the topic, followed by discussion and feedback from participants. Each facilitator oversees their discussion group, but most will include a short introductory presentation (5-to-10 minutes), a discussion (45-to-50 minutes) and a conclusion (5 minutes).
 
 
Session style Presentation type Otherwise known as Duration Presenter limitations Description
Clinical/educational Skill-building session
  • Mini workshop 
  • Practical skills session 
  • Professional development session 
  • Technical workshop  
90 minutes No limit Skill-building sessions are ‘mini workshops’ that offer fast-tracked learning and are intended to offer specific practical advice and guidance on a particular aspect of practice. Skill-building sessions demonstrate skills or techniques, provide participants a hands-on experience with how to use or apply these, and are a forum for presenting work of an applied nature on any topic relevant to family medicine / primary care
 
 
Session style Presentation type Otherwise known as Duration Presenter limitations Description
Research Research presentation Oral research paper​ 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A 
(15 minutes in total) 
2 Research presentations are brief, impactful sessions which provide an opportunity for presenters to share cutting edge research. Research presentations are designed to promote new developments across a range of topics, covering both the theory and execution of primary care.
 
 

How to submit

Prepare

Please read through the presentation styles and submission guidelines and instructions before preparing your submission. 

Assemble

Prepare your submission following the submission guidelines, using either the clinical/educational OR research guide.

Apply to present

Only submissions completed in the WONCA 2023 submission portal by 11.59 pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), 9 February 2023 will be reviewed and considered for inclusion into the program. Emailed and incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. 

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