Call for abstracts

Call for abstracts have now closed. We will be in touch with those who have submitted abstracts following the review period.

Important dates
Online submission for abstracts open      April 2017
Registration opens   May 2017
Closing date for submission of abstracts   Wednesday 26 July 2017
Acceptance notification   August 2017
Early bird registration closes   1 September 2017


Presentation categories

Oral presentations
If your abstract is accepted as an oral presentation you will be allocated a place in the plenary programme. You will be advised of your allocated presentation time at the time of abstract acceptance notification.

PHARMAC Young Researcher Award oral presentations
You can submit your oral presentation under the PHARMAC Young Researcher Award category provided you meet the award criteria. Candidates for the PHARMAC Young Researcher Award will be invited to deliver succinct presentations within a dedicated plenary session.

Poster presentations
If your abstract is accepted as a poster, you will be required to produce a poster that will be displayed in the exhibition hall. The dimensions of the poster boards are 1.19m wide x 2.3m high. One poster will be allocated to each board. Please click here for full poster guidelines.

Poster discussions
Select posters that are deemed by the Programme Committee to be of high impact within clinical and biomedical categories will be chosen for discussion within the NZSO plenary. The presenting authors for these abstracts will be required to make an electronic copy of their poster available to the Programme Committee by 6 October and are expected to be available to discuss their findings within the plenary session.

Other Information

Acceptance of abstracts
Authors will be advised of the outcome of abstract assessment from August 2017.

Publication of abstracts
Accepted abstracts will be posted on the conference website and published in the conference handbook.

All presenters must register to attend the conference and are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and registration expenses. Registration will be available from May 2017.

Presenters must be registered by Friday 1 September to guarantee a place in the programme. Presenters will be eligible for registration at the early bird rate.

For further information contact:

Charlotte Sloane ¦ Conference Manager ¦ Conference Innovators
T: +64 3 974 1165 ¦




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