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

Call for abstracts - Annual Rural Research Day

The Rural Chapter of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network calls for submissions of abstracts and posters for its 2020 Annual Rural Research Day:

Whakawhanaugatanga - we are all connected

This Rural Research Day will be a special one; it is being held on the pre-conference day of the WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference, being co-hosted by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network, on Wednesday, 22 April 2020.

Presentations should be original "rural health research" and we are keen to include speakers from all research fields relating to rural health, not just health professionals.

We would love to hear from New Zealand and international researchers answering questions which have been generated by communities and ask that abstracts include a description of how meaningful partnership with the community was achieved in the methodology.   We do also welcome other original rural health research.

Those wishing to present posters will be asked to speak to their posters for three - five minutes during the lunch break.

This is an opportunity to present your research to an international audience and as an extra incentive there will be prizes on offer for the best registrar presentation (NZ$500), student presentation (NZ$250) and best poster (NZ$250)!


How to submit your abstract

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.

Abstracts for all formats 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.


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 - now open!
  • Closing date for submission of abstracts - 31 January 2020 for oral abstracts, 15 March 2020 for poster abstracts
  • Notification of acceptance - TBC


Submit your abstract here


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