Outcome letter

Dear XXX

Thank you for your submission to OER14, taking place at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne, 28-29 April 2014.

The call for abstracts attracted many very high quality submissions and we are working with the Journal of Interactive Media in Education (JIME) (http://jime.open.ac.uk/) and other publishers to make the outcomes (whether papers, workshops, posters or lightning talks) available in persistent and open formats after the conference. We have also attracted the attention of the Times Higher and other journalists so expect all participants to find this a very useful vehicle for disseminating their research or ideas.

We are pleased to inform you that the  proposal TITLE, has been accepted.  The reviews of your abstract can be viewed URL e.g. http://www.medev.ac.uk/oer13/view/e93956f9-0606-49a0-809b-aacda41aace4

Presentations are scheduled for 30 minutes each including at least 10 minutes for questions.

For all contributions regardless of format you have the option of submitting a short paper to be included in the conference proceedings. Short papers (to a maximum of 2500 words) need to be submitted http://www.medev.ac.uk/oer13/view/e93956f9-0606-49a0-809b-aacda41aace4 before 28 February 2014. A small number of these short papers will be selected as worthy of being further developed through a separate review process and authors will be invited to produce full-length submissions for inclusion in a special issue of the Journal of Interactive Media in Education (JIME). The timetable for this will be agreed after the conference. 

Please accept or decline by clicking one of the two links below within a week of receiving this notification.

Accept:  http://www.medev.ac.uk//oer13/accept_or_decline/e93956f9-0606-49a0-809b-aacda41aace4/1/ 

Decline:  http://www.medev.ac.uk//oer13/accept_or_decline/e93956f9-0606-49a0-809b-aacda41aace4/0/

We look forward to seeing you at OER14. 



OER14 Reviewing Panel




Other example: 

Dear XXX

Thank you for your abstract submission to the Faculty Development in the Health Professions conference (http://www.facultydevelopment2013.com), taking place in Prague, 23-25 August 2013 in conjunction with AMEE 2013. The standard and number of submissions has been high and we are grateful for your contribution.


Because we received a very high number of high quality abstracts we have had to be very selective. We are pleased to inform you that the “Poster” you submitted, Generation Google: Surviving and Thriving in Cross-Generational Learning Environments., has been accepted as a “Poster”. Your abstract was submitted for the “The Scholarship of workplace learning” conference theme and the panel felt that it was appropriate for “The Scholarship of workplace learning”.

The reviewers comments on your abstract are linked from your private dashboard at http://www.facultydevelopment2013.com/application/view/50769201-3e2d-419e-893b-17f4e817bb12. Please take the reviewers comments into account when planning your session. This link will also enable you to accept the proposal offered above, and also confirm your agreement to the publication of your abstract primarily to support advertising/promotion and engagement with of the conference. We really need to receive confirmation from you and so please visit the site and click to confirm.

There is space on your personal dashboard to upload electronic copies of files relating to your session. We plan to display as much information on the official website (http://www.facultydevelopment2013.com) as possible in advance of the conference. The proceedings will be created from the abstracts and other information submitted to the website. Colleagues may be in touch if we have any queries about your submission.

Oral presentations are scheduled for a total of 20 minutes each to include 8 minutes of questions/discussion, therefore we would appreciate it if you could plan to speak for 12 minutes. Workshops are scheduled for 90 minutes. Posters may be displayed in paper format (ideally A0 size). Full details will be given on the website in due course.

Projectors and computers will be provided for presentations and workshops, please provide slides via dashboard or be prepared to provide electronic files on a memory stick.

We will add a QR code and twitter feed to your session to allow participants to contribute and provide additional related information (http://www.qrstuff.com/). If you have any queries, comments or would like additional information please contact [email protected].

You may register for the conference (http://www.facultydevelopment2013.com/registration/). A discount is currently available for early bookings (by 31 May 2013) and for registering to attend both the 2nd International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions and AMEE 2013.

AMEE have kindly agreed to hold their abstract submission open until 12 noon GMT on Monday 18 March 2013. To submit abstracts for short communications, posters, ePosters, conference workshops and Fringe presentations please go to the AMEE website http://www.amee.org/Login.aspx. Select ‘Submit AMEE 2013 Abstract’ from the left menu. Abstracts should be 250 words maximum and should be structured as indicated. Please note that we will cross check to ensure that a paper accepted in FDHP2013 is not duplicated verbatim at AMEE.

Thank you for your interest in the conference and we look forward to seeing you in Prague.

Best wishes


2nd International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions Organising Committee





This is important information about attending the OER13 conference, please make sure you read this email and refer to the FULL PROGRAMME for more detail, available at: http://www.ucel.ac.uk/oer13/programme.html

*Important notices*

– We have extended capacity for the gala dinner and all delegates who were on the waiting list are now able to attend. Details about the reception and dinner can be found on the online programme.

– Cloakroom and storage facilities at the conference venue are very limited therefore please try to leave luggage at your accommodation where possible.


The venue for the conference is University of Nottingham, Business School South, Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road, Nottingham NG8 1BB. The majority of sessions will be held in the Business School, however some breakout sessions will be in the Amenities Building, and lunch will be served in the Atrium Restaurant. Please refer to the Jubilee Campus map from the online programme in order to locate these buildings, all within a couple of minutes walk from the Business School.

*Travel and Parking*

The Jubilee Campus is a short bus or taxi ride from Nottingham train station, and a 25 minute drive from East Midlands Airport. For more travel information please see http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/about/visitorinformation/mapsanddirections/jubileecampus.aspx

Car parking permits are available for all delegates allowing free parking for the duration of the event, but they must be pre-ordered by Friday 22nd March. Please email [email protected] to pre-order a permit. Permits can be collected from the registration desk or if arriving on the Monday, please contact Steve to arrange collection.


If you have booked university accommodation at Newark Halls, this is a 2 minute walk from the conference venue (please see the Jubilee Campus map). Check in is from 3pm and you should have received an email confirming your booking with further information.


Registration opens from 9.15am on Tuesday 26 March in the foyer of the Business School South. We will be registering a large number of delegates during this time so please bear with us in case of queues. Registration will also be open on Wednesday for delegates attending for a single day from 9.00am. On registering you will receive your badge, delegate pack and information to help you connect to the university wifi network. Please wear your badge at all times during the conference.


The organisers of OER13 will be taking photographs throughout the conference; if you do not wish to be photographed please make yourself known when registering. Sessions may also be recorded using audio and in some cases video, but will not include question and answer sections.

We look forward to welcoming you to OER13 and wish you a safe journey to Nottingham!