Call for abstracts

We invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the conference.

The theme for the 2021 NZRA Conference is ‘Achieving Equity in Rehabilitation’.

We would like you to carefully consider the following as you submit your abstracts and prepare your contributions:

  • Highlighting clinical rehabilitation practices, services and/or research that seeks to achieve equity of access and/or outcomes
  • Ensuring that listeners are left with clear and practical applications and take-aways
  • Providing opportunities for ‘active learning’ – including interaction and dialogue - within the various presentations

Throughout the conference we would like to hear diverse voices and perspectives. This means we REALLY WANT to receive submissions from a wide variety of clinicians, people with lived experience, planners, funders, and researchers. We are also committed to ensuring that Māori, Pasifika, people with lived experience of disability, and people working in rural settings are able to participate in the conference.

Presentation formats

Abstracts are invited for the following formats of presentation:

  • ‘The Classic’ [Oral presentation]
  • ‘Going deeper’ [Focused Symposia]
  • ‘Visual nuggets’ [Interactive Poster]
  • [An encouraging and supportive] Dragons Den

Click here for more information regarding each format.

Key dates

  • Call for abstracts open - 2 February 2021
  • Call for abstracts close - 30 April 2021
  • Notification of abstract acceptance/declined - 30 June 2021

Abstract format for Oral Presentation, Focused Symposia and Interactive Poster

  • Title of contribution (up to 20 words)
  • Author(s) – presenter/facilitator and all co-authors/co-presenters should be included
  • A short description and justification of what your contribution will focus on (300 words max). If appropriate you may choose to use a structured abstract: background, purpose, methods, results, conclusions, clinical implications for this section

Please answer these four questions in addition to your abstract:

  • Who is most likely to benefit from your contribution and how will they benefit? (50 words)
  • How would this contribution link into our 'Achieving Equity' focus? (50 words)
  • What are the clinical implications that you will be highlighting? (50 words)
  • Special requests and requirements (e.g. accessibility, equipment, additional space requirements, any pre-communication/preparation required from participants)

Abstract format for Dragons Den

  • Title of contribution (up to 20 words)
  • Author(s) – presenter/facilitator and all co-authors/co-presenters should be included
  • A short description and justification of what your initiative will focus on (150 words max). If you wish, you may use the format: background, initiative, implications.
  • 1-3 areas where you want feedback.
  • Special requests and requirements (e.g. accessibility, equipment, additional space requirements, any pre-communication/preparation required from participants)


REQUIREMENTS THAT APPLY TO ALL ABSTRACTS:

  • Abbreviations should be used sparingly and only where they ease the reader’s task by reducing repetition of long, technical terms. Initially use the word in full, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses; thereafter use the abbreviation. Abbreviations such as “e.g.” or “etc.” should not be used.

PLEASE DO NOT USE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING IN THE ABSTRACT:

  • Bullet points or numbered lists
  • Tables
  • Tabs or indents in the abstract body.
  • References in, or at the end of, the abstract.

Conference registration

The presenting author of an abstract accepted for presentation will be entitled to register for the conference at the early bird rate regardless of the date of registration.

Submission queries

Please do not hesitate to contact Emma Prattley, should you have any questions or queries regarding the submission process.

Emma Prattley | Conference Innovators
E: emma@conference.nz