The Activity Based Funding Conference 2021 Scientific Committee invited authors to submit an abstract on any of the following topics for consideration as an oral presentation at the conference.
Abstract submissions closed Friday 26 February 2021.
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- Activity based funding
- Activity based management
- Clinical engagement in activity based funding
- Coding and documentation
- Data, analytics and benchmarking
- Private sector
- Pricing and funding
- Safety and quality
- Impact of COVID-19 on healthcare delivery
- Value-based care
Submitted abstracts were required to ensure the below requirements were met.
- The abstract is original work. An abstract should not be submitted if the work has been or is to be published in a peer-reviewed journal or presented at another major conference.
- The abstract should focus on a selected topic from the specified topics in the list above.
- The abstract must contain sufficient information so that if published, it will be a complete report independent of presentation.
- By submitting an abstract, authors acknowledge consent to publish the abstract in the conference proceedings and on the Activity Based Funding Conference website.
- The presenting author must register for the conference to ensure their abstract(s) is included in the final program.
- There is no limit to the number of abstracts an individual may submit. However, splitting of a body of work into multiple abstracts is discouraged and consolidation into one abstract is preferred.
- The abstract must be submitted electronically via the online submission portal.
Abstract format and layout guidelines
Prepared abstracts followed the guidelines below.
- Maximum of 500 words: The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, authors, institutions and references.
- Abstract text should include:
- Purpose of the paper
- Case presentation
- Summary of results
- Do not include the abstract title or author details in the abstract Word document. You will be prompted to include these details in the submission portal.
- Provide the abstract title (up to 180 characters and in sentence case only) in the field provided on the online submission portal.
- Use the supplied abstract template. If you do not use the template, your abstract may be declined.
- Maximum of three references (Harvard [author-date] system).
- Use Arial, size 12 and be justified with single line spacing.
- You may use formatting (italics, bold, superscripting, subscripting, underlining) and symbol characters (i.e. ±, μ, ß).
- Abstracts must be free of typographical and grammatical errors.
- Abbreviations should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
Submitting your abstract
IHPA is no longer accepting abstract submissions for 2021. You can visit the program page to view which presentations were accepted as part of the three-day scientific program.
Notification of acceptance
The Scientific Committee reviewed all submissions received via the online presentation platform by the submission deadline, which was extended until 26 February 2021.
Authors were notified of the outcome of their submission on 29 March 2021.
Concurrent presentations were grouped by topic, allowing delegates to select the most relevant presentations for them.
The concurrent presentation sessions were adapted to suit a virtual platform.
Presenters were given ten minutes to present their research, with the opportunity to use a digital presentation, which was followed by 15-20 minutes of group discussion including live audience Q&A.
For 2021, 26 authors presented a concurrent session under one of the nine specified streams.
The Activity Based Funding Conference 2021 showcased accepted abstract submissions and presentations in the virtual platform. Conference attendees were able to watch these presentations during the conference, and they are now available on-demand until the platform closes on 21 May 2021.
All accepted abstract submissions were eligible for the Best Paper and Best Presentation Awards.
Authors who submitted an abstract to the Activity Based Funding Conference agreed to the below terms:
- Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the Activity Based Funding Conference to place this unpublished work under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and its initial presentation at this conference.
- Presenting author will have obtained permission from all authors prior to submitting.
- Presentations should not include copyrighted materials without permission, particularly caution when including images or video clips unrelated to the research.
IHPA is proud to present two awards as part of the conference close proceedings to recognise one high-scoring paper and one highly-rated presentation.
Delegates voted for the winner of the Best Presentation award through the virtual platform based on their preferences.
The recipient of the Best Presentation award for 2021 is 'Indigenous health and the interplay between the primary healthcare sector and public hospitals' presented by Selwyn Button.
The Scientific Committee selected the winner of the Best Paper from the abstract submissions based on the contribution to advancing the wider knowledge and understanding of activity based funding, having clearly defined research aims and methodology, offering defensible findings and credible evidence, and offering topical content under the conference theme.
The recipient of the Best Paper award for 2021 is 'Framework for considering financial risk and feasibility for bundled payment introduction' presented by Nikita Khanna.