Call for abstracts

Call for abstracts for the NZSO programme are now open!

Key dates

Online submission for abstracts open | June 2020

Registration open | July 2020

Closing date for submission of abstracts | 28 August 2020

Acceptance notification | Mid September 2020

Early bird registration closes | 3 September 2020

Conference | 16 October 2020

Presentation categories

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

PHARMAC Emerging Researcher Awards

These are two awards of $3,000. One award is for clinical and one for bio-medical. If you would like to be considered for one of these awards please select this presentation type during the submission process.

Poster presentations

If your abstract is accepted as a poster, you will be required to produce an e-poster that will be presented virtually. There will be a dedicated poster session allocated to the programme for all presenters. More information on the format will be provided closer to the time.

Abstract format

During the submission process you will be asked to load your abstract as plain text in a box rather than upload a word document. The word count for this is 400 words. During the process you will be asked to advise the names and affiliations of authors. This process allows for all abstracts to be formatted the same way.

Other information

Acceptance of abstracts
Authors will be advised of the outcome of abstract assessment from mid August 2020.

Publication of abstracts
Accepted abstracts will be posted on the Conference website and published in the Conference virtual app.

All presenters must register to attend the Conference. Registration will be available from July 2020.

Presenters must be registered by Thursday 3 September to guarantee a place in the programme. Presenters will be eligible for registration at the early bird rate if registering by this date.

In previous years we have on occasion offered travel bursaries to student/trainees – this will not be universally available in 2020. Please let us know if financial hardship would otherwise prevent your attendance at the conference.


For further information contact:

Kate Howden | Event Co-ordinator | Conference Innovators
T: +64 3 379 0390 |