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2nd International Selection in the
Health Professions Conference

11-13 April 2018

Registration closed

Registration for the 2018 Selection in the Health Professions Conference is now closed, please contact for late registration enquiries

Conference Information

The Institute in association with INReSH (International Network for Researchers in Selection into Healthcare), and ASME (Association for the Study of Medical Education) extend a warm invitation to the second international Selection for the Health Professions Conference (SHPC). Held in the vibrant city of Melbourne, recently judged the world's most livable city for the sixth consecutive year, this conference will appeal to academics, clinicians, administrators and students across a broad range of health professions.

Featuring keynote presentations by world leaders involved in recruitment, selection, and workforce planning across the continuum of health professions education and training, this conference will provide a quality forum for discussion and debate around best practice selection processes for the health professions. The conference will provide an opportunity for everyone with an interest in selection for health professional training and education to meet, share ideas and network with colleagues from around Australia and the world. You will also have the opportunity to present your own work to enthusiastic and interested colleagues.

We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne from 11-13 April, 2018.

Conference Themes:

  • Selection Methods
  • Personal Characteristics
  • Diversity

with a focus on both Undergraduate and Postgraduate selection.

Presentations will take
the following format:

  • Symposium (2-3 member panel, 20 mins +10 mins )
  • Research Papers (15 + 5 minutes)
  • Workshop presentation (60 minutes)
  • Poster sessions (4 + 2 minutes)
  • Short Communications (10+ 5 minutes )

Key Dates to save in your diary:

Conference fees

Call for abstracts

  • 10th April 2017 - Call for abstracts open
  • 29th September 2017 - Call for abstracts closes
  • 3rd November 2017 - Acceptance emailed


  • 1st June 2017 - Early Bird Open
  • 31st January 2018 -Early Bird Closes
  • 9th March 2018 - Registration Closes

  • Early Bird :$700 - Now closed
  • Standard : $800
  • Day Rate: $350

Conference Committee

Margaret Hay - Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education, Monash University (Conference Director)

  • Jennifer Cleland,
    University of Aberdeen, ASME
  • Wayne Hodgson,
    Monash University (Treasurer)
  • Fabiola Martin,
    University of Queensland
  • Annette Mercer,
    University of Western Australia
  • Janet McLeod,
    Deakin University
  • Lyndal Parker-Newlyn,
    University of Wollongong
  • Fiona Patterson,
    Work Psychology Group, INReSH
  • Louise Rigby,
    Royal Australian College Physicians
  • Chris Roberts,
    University of Sydney


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Please see below exhibition proposal for potential exhibitors to view and apply to be an exhibitor at the 2018 SHPC.

Exhibition proposal

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Professor Margaret Hay

Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education (MIHCE)

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Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME)

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International Network for Research into Selection in Healthcare (INRESH)

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