Call for abstracts

Abstract submission has now closed. Please contact Rachel Cook rachel@conference.nz or 03 595 6976 should you have any questions.

Heart, mind, spirit: The strength in community medicine

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini

My strength is not that of a single warrior but that of many

Community and team, how we work together, is critically important to the success of healthcare. Over the last two years whether working in a small practice team, as the medical provider in a community, or as part of the team of five million, we’ve learnt that we can’t – and shouldn’t – feel that we’re alone. By weaving together and being connected we use our collective strength to do more, be more, and achieve success in a way that needs to be sustainable. As a profession we’ve dug deep; we’ve been resilient; we’ve served.

General practice has never been more important, more appreciated, but more under threat than now. In these times of enormous change and disruption, strengthening community medicine as the heart, mind and spirit for the health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders is fundamental.

Conference sub themes

  • Achieving health equity
  • The future of our workforce
  • Clinical skill and research in daily practice
  • Innovation and smart ideas
  • Rural matters
  • Wellness and support
  • Sustainability
  • Continuous quality improvement

What we are looking for in your abstract

Our Conference Programme Committee decides, once all the proposals are in, which abstracts and electronic posters will be accepted. They develop the conference programme to ensure a range of professional interests are catered to. Proposing an abstract doesn’t always guarantee a place in the conference programme. Their word is final.

A condition of acceptance is that all presenting authors must register for the conference. Presenters are responsible for their own registration, travel, and accommodation expenses.

Submitting an abstract for oral presentation or an electronic poster

Abstracts for both formats (oral and electronic poster) must be clearly written in English and be a maximum of 300 words (excluding, title, authors and headings).

  • Title (maximum 30 words)
  • Author(s) FAMILY/SURNAMES should be in capitals, no qualifications, or titles. Note the presenting author(s) should be bold and underlined
    Affiliations and city/town
  • How will you cover equity content in your presentation?
  • What did you set out to achieve/explore?
  • Methods (where appropriate describe the type of study and its design)
  • Results - what did you find?
  • Conclusion - what are the implications of your findings?

The exact length of oral presentations will be made clear to you at the time of acceptance and will depend upon the number of accepted oral presentations. Detailed instructions on how electronic posters should be presented will also be provided at the time of abstract acceptance.

Submitting an abstract for a workshop proposal

Abstracts for a workshop proposal must be clearly written in English and be a maximum of 300 words (excluding title, authors and headings).

  • Title (maximum 30 words)
  • Author(s) FAMILY/SURNAMES should be in capitals, no qualifications, or titles. Note the presenting author(s) should be bold and underlined
  • Affiliations and city/town
  • Who is the target audience for your workshop?
  • What is the purpose and content of the workshop?
  • How will you cover equity content in your workshop?
  • What did you set out to achieve/explore?
  • Which delivery method(s) will you use? interactive, academic, role plays, small group discussion etc.
  • What you hope participants will take away from the workshop?
  • What is the ideal and the minimum time (in minutes) needed to run your workshop?

Key dates

  • Submission has now closed
  • Notification of acceptance | From Monday 23 May

Have a question?

Please do not hesitate to contact:

Rachel Cook | Project Manager GP22
Conference Innovators
DDI: +64 3 595 6976
E: rachel@conference.nz