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College of Oral Health Academics (COHA) Annual Conference

Thursday 1st December & Friday 2nd of December, 2022
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Conference details

  • The 2022 annual COHA conference will be hosted by the University of Melbourne, at Melbourne Connect
  • It is a 2 day event, bringing together Oral Health Academics, with a focus on Assessment and Feedback
  • There will be oral presentations, poster presentations and workshops

Key note presentations:

  • Professor Liz Molly 'Assessment as Part of Work Integrated Learning'
  • Dr Clare McNally and Dr Samantha Byrne 'Evolution of a Programmatic Approach to Assessment'
  • $100 per person for 2 day registration
  • Additional cost: Conference dinner $80 per person
    • Date: Thursday 1st December
    • Location: University House, The University of Melbourne  University House is located on the main campus of The University of Melbourne in a charming and elegant Victorian house with expansive, equipped function, dining and event spaces, amongst beautiful gardens and court yards.
    • Time: 6.00pm
    • 2 course dinner menu and drinks provided

 

 

    Instructions for Submission of Abstracts and EOI Submission

    • Abstracts must be submitted by a COHA member
    • Read the submission guidelines for your chosen category carefully.
    • Submit your abstract by clicking on the QR code below
    • Abstract submission deadline has been extended and will close on the 21st of October at 5pm
    • Notifications of outcomes will be distributed via email by on the 28th of October.

    For any questions regarding the above process, please contact Bree Jones bree.jones@unimelb.edu.au

    Examples of Types of topics/abstract topics

    Assessment may seem like a narrow topic, when in fact it is quite broad and encompasses much of what we do as educators. It involves using feedback, evidence of students’ knowledge, understanding and skills to inform development of curriculum, activities, teaching, supports and evidence of progression.

    It could include any of the following: peer feedback opportunities amongst students, mentoring, ongoing feedback in response to clinical assessment/pre-clinical assessment, how we prepare students for assessment, what activities we do to engage students with content to prepare for assessment/clinical practice, assessment design, rubric design, examples of what didn’t work well, what did, how we had tried to address problems, course feedback, how we use reflection and feedback to shape and develop our teaching- materials and programs, evaluation surveys, SES data, what assessments people are doing in other programs- (what work, what don’t), how can we collaborate to address some of these challenges, benchmarking, have we kept any changes that were implemented during covid, innovations in simulation and student experiences with this, OSCES, portfolios, clinical assessments, how do we give feedback? How do we handle assessment when students are on clinical placement to ensure goals of course are being met, how do we store the feedback data we collect and what do we do with it? Are we evaluating are teaching? How are we evaluating it? 

    Almost all of our teaching and learning activities would fit well into any of these categories. 

    There will be awards and prizes for Oral and Poster presentations! We are excited to hear what the Universities are doing in this space- and encourage everyone to submit an abstract.

    1.      Workshops EOI Guidelines

    Workshop Title

    The workshop title should be within a maximum of 120 characters. The title should be informative and contain the major key words.

    Presenters
    The format for authors (including co-authors) is first name, then surname. The presenting author should be listed first and underlined. Affiliations of authors should be included using superscript numbers. Author's institution should be specified indicating the name of the institution, followed by city, state, and country. Do not include degrees or professional titles (E.g. Dr., Prof., etc.)

    Body

    This section must include the overall purpose/aims of the workshop with justification for how it relates to the conference theme. Please provide 3 objectives and an overview of proposed workshop activity/ies.

     2.      Oral Presentation & Poster Guidelines
    Title
    The abstract title should be within a maximum of 120 characters. The title should be informative and contain the major key words.

    Presenters
    The format for authors (including co-authors) is first name, then surname. The presenting author should be listed first and underlined. Affiliations of authors should be included using superscript numbers. Author's institution should be specified indicating the name of the institution, followed by city, state, and country. Do not include degrees or professional titles (E.g. Dr., Prof., etc.)

    Body
    The body of the abstract should be no more than 250 words. This should be a summary of the research to be presented. Abstracts must include background, methods, results/outcomes and conclusion. Abstracts may include original research and results, protocols, quality improvement project, innovation, project design & implementation, case/reports. 

    Professor Liz Molloy is Professor of Work Integrated Learning in the Department of Medical Education, Melbourne Medical School, at the University of Melbourne. She is Academic Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. Liz’s work seeks to better prepare students to learn through practice in the clinical workplace. Liz started her career as a physiotherapist, and her interest in health professions education lead her to return to the University of Melbourne to complete a PhD (2006) on feedback in clinical education. Liz has published more than 115 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and books, with a focus on workplace learning, feedback and assessment, interprofessional education and clinical supervisor professional development. She received an inaugural Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medical Education (ANZAHPE) in 2015 and a Fellowship in Medical Education Research at the Karolinksa Institute (Sweden) in 2019. She is Associate Editor of the journal Focus on Health Professions Education and Chair of the ANZAHPE Conference in 2020.

     

    Dr Clare McNally is a Senior Lecturer and Dental Hygienist, she is the Academic Lead for Assessment and Evaluation at the Melbourne Dental School. She is also responsible for teaching periodontics and dental hygiene in the Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) at the Melbourne Dental School. Clare's PhD (Medicine) at the University of Adelaide was looking at the relationship between oral health and systemic health in hospitalised older people. Since starting at Melbourne in January 2018, Clare has been responsible for reforming the periodontics and dental hygiene curriculum within the BOH. During this time Clare has adopted an innovative, student-centred approach to her teaching and is focused on transitioning dentistry and oral health curricula to a blended learning model. Clare is particularly interested in using ePortfolio pedagogy to enable students to tell the story of their own learning. Clare is in the process of reviewing the Melbourne Dental School Assessment Program. This will feed in to the #MDS25 curriculum review and will see a shift towards a programmatic approach to assessment. There will be opportunities to study Research Higher Degrees with Clare and the teaching and learning team as these reviews progress. Look forward to you getting in touch.

     

    Dr Samantha Byrne is a senior lecturer in Oral Biology, and Divisional Lead Oral Education and Innovation at the Melbourne Dental School. Samantha has been awarded multiple times for her teaching of Oral Microbiology to Doctor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Oral Health students. She has a keen interest in learning and teaching, particularly the incorporation of practices which enhance student engagement and active learning. Samantha completed her PhD in 2006 where she explored the microbial composition of dental plaque associated with periodontal disease progression. This work was recognised by the Australian and New Zealand division of the International Association of Dental Research with the Oral Biology Award in 2010. She maintains a research interest in the microbial aetiology of chronic periodontitis and dental caries and supervises Doctor of Clinical Dentistry and Bachelor of Science Honours students. Her current research interests also include the use of social media as a platform for the dissemination of oral health information. Samantha is also currently studying for a Doctor of Education with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education examining pre-class learning on the flipped classroom.

    Cancellation policy

    All registrations are subject to the cancellation policy. Cancellations must be made in writing by the deadline date; telephone cancellations will NOT be accepted. Refunds or credits will not be given for failure to attend events. Refunds will be processed no later than 8 weeks after the meeting.


    DEADLINE DATE:
    On or before November 4th  2022: Refund less $50 AUD cancellation fee.

    All refund requests and requests must be completed by emailing (put MDS research email here) with header COHA 2022 REFUND REQUEST
     

    Refund Policy

    Refunds will be processed no later than 8 weeks after the meeting.