Call for abstracts

Submission closes on Friday 31 March 2023

Connecting: Hauora, courage, and togetherness

Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi

With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive

We plan to create a conference programme with our GPs’ and rural hospital doctors’ interests in mind which will appeal to the wider primary health care sector with informative presentations, panel discussions, and practical sessions featuring sector experts.

It’s a challenging time to be working in primary healthcare with workforce shortages and burnout numbers higher than they’ve ever been. Nobody chooses community medicine as a career because it’s the ‘easy’ option and our whakatauki this year speaks to that. We are about community, collaboration, working for the greater good, and being stronger together.

By speaking with a shared voice, we strengthen what is said, and create greater impact for change in our section. By weaving together and being connected we use the strength of the whole to do more, to be courageous and innovative, and to effectively advocate for better ways of working.

Being sustainable is so much more than greening general practice; it’s about how we support and grow the workforce so that in 10; 20; 50 years our communities are still served by a diverse workforce of highly skilled medical specialists who understand their specific and complex health needs and can deliver care.

Our nine sub themes are:

  • Pro-equity and anti-racist, te tiriti compliant, culturally safe
  • Hauora Māori
  • Pasifika communities
  • Our changing workforce
  • Excellence in education and research
  • Mental health and wellness
  • Rural health
  • Sustainability and climate
  • Continuous quality improvement

While we’re off the mark early this time, abstracts don’t close until Friday 31 March so there’s plenty of time for idea generation or working a research concept into a presentable idea. We’re so excited to hear what you come up with this time.

International borders are open too so please share with colleagues and use this as a chance to meet up in Auckland in July 2023.

What we are looking for in your abstract

Our Conference Programme Committee decides, once all the abstracts are in, which ones 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 and are responsible for their own registration, travel, and accommodation expenses.

Submitting an abstract for oral or electronic poster presentation

Abstracts for both formats (oral and electronic poster) are to be submitted via the online submission form (link below) must be clearly written in English and be a maximum of 300 words (excluding, title, authors and headings).

  • Title (maximum 30 words)
  • Author(s) and affiliations
  • What did you set out to achieve/explore (including methods, results and conclusions if appropriate)?
  • Please describe how the presentation will address and/or Equity, Te Tiriti o Waitangi or hauora Māori

The exact length of oral presentations will be made clear to you at the time of acceptance (20 or 40 minutes including questions) 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 presentation

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) and affiliations
  • What is the purpose and content of the workshop?
  • Please describe here how the workshop will address and/or discuss Equity, Te Tiriti o Waitangi or hauora Māori.
  • What you hope participants will take away from the workshop?
  • Which delivery method(s) will you use? interactive, academic, role plays, small group discussion etc.
  • Target audience e.g. GPs, Nurses, Allied health professionals
  • What is the ideal and the minimum time (in minutes) needed to run your workshop?

Key dates

  • Submissions close on Friday 31 March 2023
  • Notification of acceptance Friday 5 May 2023
  • Notification of date and time of presentation Friday 9 June 2023
  • Earlybird registration closes Friday 16 June 2023

Have a question?

Please do not hesitate to contact:

Rachel Cook | Project Manager
GP23: The conference for general practice | Conference Innovators
DDI: +64 3 595 6976
E: rachel@conference.nz