SAIF20
Mental Health Safety and Improvement Forum

Partnerships and Perspectives to drive innovation in mental health safety and quality

SAIF20 is a national mental health forum to drive quality and safety in mental health care. SAIF20 will provide the opportunity for delegates to hear about international perspectives and solutions and exchange ideas and experiences for collaboration in innovative safe mental health care. The Forum will foster communication and networking among consumers, carers, researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of mental health settings with a common interest in providing quality and safety in mental health care and related techniques.

The Forum will be structured around five key streams:

  • Towards Eliminating Restrictive Practice
  • ‘Equally Well’ initiatives and the importance of good physical health care for people with mental illness
  • Suicide prevention
  • The collaborative approach to patient safety through a Consumer Safety and Learning Alliance and improvement methodology
  • Medication safety

The key streams will be addressed by a keynote presentation and complemented by concurrent sessions in a variety of formats – oral presentations, posters, panel discussions and workshops.

The program committee invites presentations from clinicians, policy makers, researchers and people with lived experience who have an interest in improving quality and safety in mental health care.

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Applications close 21 February.
We are accepting late presentations until 28 February.
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Important Dates

17 January 2020

Call for Presentations Opens

21 February 2020

Presentation Submission Closes
We are accepting late presentations until 28 February.

How to Submit

Presentations can be submitted via the presentation portal on this website.

Abstracts should be should not exceed 250 words.

Presenters Registration

All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee. Presenters also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

Review Process

Abstracts will be assessed by the Scientific Sub-Committee using the following criteria:

  • Overall content quality
  • Knowledge and innovation
  • Knowledge translating and contribution to elimination restrictive practices.
  • Relevance to forum

As there are limited places for oral presentations some abstracts submitted for oral presentation may be offered posters. Authors in these cases will be advised and asked to confirm whether they wish to present a poster.

Presentation Formats

While you will be asked to indicate your preferred presentation format, the program committee may request an alternative format be considered. The committee will allocate presentations to the program taking into account the preference of authors and the balance of the program.

Oral Presentation

It is anticipated featured oral presentations will be allocated 30 minutes for presentation, including 10 minutes for questions and discussions.

Short / Impact Presentation

It is anticipated oral impact presentations will be allocated 15 minutes for presentation, including 5 minutes for questions and discussions.

Symposia

Symposia will be a group of presentations on a theme. Symposia will be allocated 60 or 90 minutes.

Display Posters

An A0 portrait size poster that will be displayed for the duration of the Forum. The abstract and a PDF of each accepted poster will be included on the forum website. Presenters will also be asked to attend their poster during a catering break to discuss the poster with other delegates.

AO Poster Measurements

841 mm wide x 1189 mm high

33.1 inches wide x 46.8 inches high

Audiovisual Equipment

Each session room will be equipped for the presentation of PowerPoint slides and include a data projector, computer with external speakers, lectern and microphone.

Presentation Files

Presenters will take their Power Point slides to the meeting on a memory stick, where an audiovisual technician will load your presentation.

Video and audio clips should be embedded in your Power Point slides rather than linking to external files.

All slides will be run from a central presentation computer. However, if you have a complex presentation, which includes multiple media files, we suggest you bring your own laptop as a backup in case of difficulties loading your presentation.

SAIF20

SAIF20 is a national mental health forum to drive quality and safety in mental health care. SAIF20 will provide the opportunity for delegates to hear about international perspectives and solutions and exchange ideas and experiences for collaboration in innovative safe mental health care. The Forum will foster communication and networking among consumers, carers, researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of mental health settings with a common interest in providing quality and safety in mental health care and related techniques.

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