Share your ideas, innovations and expertise. The call for abstracts is now open.
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is pleased to open the call for abstracts for the 2017 annual Conference, Nurses a leading voice: Improving people's lives and population health outcomes
The conference theme aims to explore the important role of nursing in improving people’s lives and population health outcomes including nursing as a leading voice in improving health system integration, effectiveness and resilience, raising the visibility of nursing services in Aotearoa New Zealand.
This is your opportunity to share your innovations and achievements, allowing others to learn from your developments as you will learn from theirs. NZNO’s annual conference is vibrant, attracting nurses, students, educators and researchers from all health sectors across the country, creating multiple opportunities for relationship building and networking.
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There will be three streams for the concurrent sessions. Abstracts need to address one of the conference sub-themes. Presentations are a maximum of 20 minutes plus time for discussion and must be in keeping with the conference theme Nurses a leading voice: Improving people’s lives and population health outcomes.
Nurses a leading voice: models of care to improve access, health system integration to improve people’s lives and population health outcomes
This sub-theme will present models of care may be defined both broadly and narrowly. They can include but are not limited to service models, indigenous health models, Māori health models, new patient pathways, integrated care and new ways of delivering nursing services to address health for all and work towards equity and access to healthcare.
Nurses a leading voice: influencing knowledge and research, contributing to the evidence base
This sub-theme will present original work or research describing knowledge and/or innovations in nursing and nursing education that are, or have the potential to, contribute to advancing the evidence base for effective nursing, bicultural nursing, or indigenous nursing practice. In particular we are looking for abstracts describing the latest nursing research and/or innovations that are contributing to improving people’s lives and population health outcomes.
Nurses a leading voice: influencing nursing in the workplace to improve people’s lives and population health outcomes and raise the voice and visibility of nursing.
This sub-theme has a wide scope and may include safe staffing practices, healthy workplace practices and conditions, pay equity policies, policy and process change, practice innovation and leadership, bicultural leadership, or indigenous leadership development contributing to improving people’s lives and population health outcomes.
Abstracts can only be submitted in one of the following categories:
- Concurrent session: papers are presented orally with the presenter being allocated a maximum of 20 minutes for presentation followed by time for discussion.
- Poster: a visual display on a poster board of the material to be presented. Successful submitters may have an opportunity to speak about the poster or be present by the poster at specified times.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is midnight Sunday 11 June 2017
Factors to be considered are:
- Contribution to nursing knowledge, practice, systems, healthcare delivery, health service and quality patient outcomes
- Relevance to Conference and abstract sub-theme
- Professional merit
- Clarity of abstract
- Interest to a nursing audience in New Zealand.
- Friday 10 March 2017 - submissions of abstracts open
- Sunday 11 June 2017 - submission of abstracts closes
- Tuesday 4 July 2017 - notification of acceptance of abstracts
- Tuesday 11 July 2017 - presenter confirmation of acceptance
- Tuesday 18 July 2017 - abstract presenter registration deadline
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