AusDEM 2019 Scholarships Supported by Safer Care Victoria

We are pleased to announce 10 registration only scholarships are available for the 2nd Australasian Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference 2019.

Only apply for a scholarship if you do not have access to the following:

- Funds from a research grant to cover attendance at this meeting
- Access to TESL OR equivalent professional development fund in your state
- Funding from a pharmaceutical or other industry partner
- Financial support from your employer

Application Questions & Criteria

1. Please explain why attending this conference is important to you. Max. 100 words
Please note your answer will be judged on the below criteria (1-5)

  • Very good (score 5) – The person is clearly doing very important work focused on improving patient safety (whether that be in practice, study or advocacy) and they have done an excellent job at clearly articulating why attending this conference is important to them. This person has an abstract also accepted for presentation at the conference.
  • Good (score 4) – The person is clearly doing important work focused on patient safety, (whether that be in practice, study or advocacy) and they have done a good job at clearly articulating why attending this conference is important to them.
  • Average (score 3) – The person is doing some work focused on enhancing patient safety, (whether that be in practice, study or advocacy) but they have could have done a better job clearly highlighting why attending this conference is important to them.
  • Below average (score 2) – It is not clear how much work this person is doing with respect to enhancing patient safety, and they have could have done a better job clearly highlighting why attending this conference is important to them.
  • Poor (score 1) – The person did not do a good job at clearly highlighting their role in their organisation and what they are specifically doing to enhance patient safety. They did not do a very good job at clearly indicating why attending this conference is important to them.

2. Why are you in need of a scholarship to attend the conference? Max. 100 words
Please note your answer will be judged on the below criteria (1-5)

  • Very good (score 5) – The person has very clearly articulated why they are in need of a scholarship to attend the conference. It is very clear that there is no other way that this person would be able to attend the conference if they did not have this funding to attend.
  • Good (score 4) – The person has clearly articulated why they are in need of a scholarship to attend the conference. It is clear that there is no other way that this person would be able to attend the conference if they did not have this funding to attend.
  • Average (score 3) – The person has articulated why they are in need of a scholarship to attend the conference. It is clear that it would be difficult for this person to attend the conference, but may have other funding to attend.
  • Below average (score 2) – The person has tried to articulate why they are in need of a scholarship to attend the conference, but, it is not clear why they are in need of a scholarship to attend the conference. It is not clear if they may have other funding to attend.
  • Poor (score 1) – The person has not articulated why they are in need of a scholarship to attend the conference. They did not do a very good job at indicating why attending this conference is important to them.

3. How will your presence at the conference benefit your practice/research/advocacy? Max. 100 words.
Please note your answer will be judged on the below criteria (1-5)

  • Very good (score 5) The person has done an excellent job describing why this conference will benefit them in the work that they do.
  • Good (score 4) – The person has done a good job describing why this conference will benefit them in the work that they do.
  • Average (score 3) – The person has described why this conference will benefit them in the work that they do, but the response could have been more detailed.
  • Below average (score 2) – The person has some description about why this conference will benefit them in the work that they do, but the response lacks considerable detail
  • Poor (score 1) – The person has some description about why this conference will benefit them in the work that they do, but the response lacks detail and is not well articulated.

4. How will you share what you’ve learned at the conference? Max. 100 words
Please note your answer will be judged on the below criteria (1-5)

  • Very good (score 5) – They have clearly highlighted an innovative plan for the sharing of information and knowledge that they will acquire when they return home to their setting. They have provided some very concrete examples of how they will return home and share the results of the conference with their workplace.
  • Good (score 4) – They have highlighted a plan for the sharing of information and knowledge that they will acquire when they return home to their setting. They have provided an example of how they will return home and share the results of the conference with their workplace.
  • Average (score 3) –They have suggested some ways that they will share the information with their workplace but provide little details in terms of a plan or any concrete examples for how they will actually achieve this.
  • Below average (score 2) –They have not really suggested ways that they will share the information with their workplace, and do not provide details of a plan or any concrete examples for how they will actually achieve this.
  • Poor (score 1) –They have not suggested ways that they will share the information with their workplace, and do not provide details of a plan or any concrete examples for how they will actually achieve this.

Scholarships made possible through an unconditional educational grant by Safer Care Victoria

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