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Australasian Association of Educators in Medical Radiation Science (AAEMRS) 2017


Call for papers

Submission for abstracts close: 31 January 2017
Registrations close: 1 March 2017

Clinical practice standards for graduates, the program content, is carefully planned, monitored and refreshed as a normal process of program review. In doing that, how do we also ensure we arm our graduates with the standard of professionalism increasingly emphasised by universities as graduate capabilities and required by our regulatory authorities, such as the Medical Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA) and the Australian Sonography Registration Registry (ASAR).

The theme for AAEMRS 2017 is: Educating the Interprofessional and we are calling for papers that address the issues of how applied learning and advancing professionalism are embedded into our programs.

Particular emphasis will be given to papers that address the following areas:

Embedding research capabilities into the curriculum

There is a tension between the Australian Quality Framework (AQF) qualification descriptions and MRPBA standards around research – how do we align these in ensuring evidence-based practice and research capabilities for graduates?


How are graduates prepared to face an increasingly complex world where they must communicate appropriately with a diverse range of patients and carers, fellow team members, and other interacting professionals?

Developing resilience

What strategies are used to support our graduates to survive the complex workplace environment where supervisors have become colleagues, expectations as a ‘qualified’ are often unspoken but firmly in place, and managing the ‘office’ politics can be a minefield?

Interprofessional education

As healthcare becomes increasingly complex requiring interdisciplinary approaches, how do we encourage in our graduates the understanding of and insight into the broader healthcare community they will practice in?

Evolving educational technologies and pedagogies

Universities increasingly promote the use of educational technologies and emerging pedagogies to make learning more flexible, to reduce contact time, and to embrace a wider audience. How are these innovations being implemented to enhance the learning outcomes of students?

Clinical judgement and leadership

What strategies are used to support the development of clinical judgement and leadership capabilities required of the reflective practitioner?

If your abstract is not selected for presentation and you would like to present a poster please send poster with your abstract.

Please submit abstracts to email or by post to:

Ms Laura Connor

Curtin University

Department of Medical Radiation Sciences

Building 301 Reception

GPO Box U1987,


The areas noted above are not expected to be prescriptive. However, this conference does aim to advance discussion around and understanding of how our programs are, or can be developed to provide graduates with a broader range of skills than has traditionally been required. How can we support the advancement of evidence-based research in the workplace, the enhancement of professionalism and confidence in inter-relating within the broader healthcare community?

Registration and payment methods

Register and pay online via Curtin ePay.

Alternatively, download our registration form to via cheque.

For general enquiries, or more information contact Medical Radiation Sciences.

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