Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand 23 - 26 April 2020

Call for abstracts - WONCA

 

Abstracts are now closed for the WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2020, which is to be hosted jointly by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners' and the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network.

The overarching theme for the conference is:

Family Medicine, leading the way towards an advanced world of equity, quality and compassion
The essence of this theme is captured in the Māori whakataukī
Ko te pae tawhiti whāia kia tata, ko te pae tata whakamaua kia tina
Which translates to
Seek distant horizons in pursuit of excellence

During the conference we will explore the scientific and human contributions we can make to create a future that embraces progress, while retaining the core values needed to move us towards the goal of equal health for all.

This conference will be an ideal opportunity to meet colleagues both from New Zealand, from around the region and beyond. You will learn, discuss, debate and importantly share your practical knowledge, experience and wisdom.

The conference will include the following sub themes:

  • Clinical research that informs daily practice
  • Ways to achieve a more equitable future with equal health outcomes for all
  • All aspects of Quality Improvement
  • The importance of compassion, of continuity of care and other core values of family practice
  • Innovation in health care delivery, integration
  • Benefits and potential harms of advances in technology
  • Sustainability in all its forms
  • Particular issues focusing on Rural Health

How to submit your abstract

We welcome abstracts for short* oral presentations and for posters. We also welcome suggestions/proposals for workshops recognising that there will be limited numbers of these possible due to space and time constraints.

*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 posters should be presented will also be provided at the time of abstract acceptance.

Please note ALL abstracts must be submitted electronically. When composing your abstract, carefully follow the guidelines and layout below. Note that you should indicate your preferred presentation format and with which of the conference sub-themes listed above you think your abstract best aligns.

Abstracts for all three formats (oral, poster and workshop proposal) must be clearly written in English and be no more than 300 words (excluding the title and authors). Details of the typeface and formatting are set out below. Please follow these carefully:

Oral and poster presentation abstracts should be set up under the following subheadings:

  • Title (maximum 30 words)
  • Font Arial or equivalent, 12 point, single spacing
  • Author(s) FAMILY/SURNAMES should be in capitals, no qualifications or titles. Note the presenting author(s) should be bold and underlined
  • Which conference sub-theme(s) best suits your abstract
  • Aims (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)

Please click here to see an example of an oral or poster presentation abstract.

Workshop abstracts should include the following:

  • Title (maximum 30 words)
  • Font Arial or equivalent, 12 point, single spacing
  • Author(s) FAMILY/SURNAMES should be in capitals, no qualifications or titles. Note the presenting author(s) should be bolded and underlined
  • Which conference sub-theme(s) best suits your abstract
  • Who are the target audience for your workshop
  • What is the purpose and content of the workshop
  • Which delivery method(s) e.g. interactive, didactic, role plays, small group discussion etc
  • What you hope participants will take away from the workshop
  • The ideal and also the minimum time (in minutes) needed to run the workshop

Please click here to see an example of a workshop abstract.

Registration and expenses

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.

Key dates

  • Call for abstracts - Closed
  • Notification of acceptance - Friday, 13 December

If you do not wish to submit an abstract yourself, but there is something you would like to hear about or see at the conference, please let us know. For further information please contact:

Rachel Cook
Conference Manager
Conference Innovators
T +64 9 281 5588
M +64 21 918 524
E rachel@conference.nz

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