Welcome to the Abstract submission website for the Public Health Association 2013 Conference. We are now accepting abstract submissions.
Please read our Abstract Submission Guidelines before submitting an abstract.
If you have technical difficulties using the abstract submission website contact Rob Zorn, PHA Communications Manager, at email@example.com.
If you have questions about creating an abstract, please contact Lisa McNab at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- First call for abstracts: Wednesday 3 April 2013
- Close of abstracts submissions: Monday 20 May 2013
- Notification of acceptance of abstracts: Monday 10 June 2013
- Very early bird registrations open: Monday 17 June 2013.
In an ever changing political and social environment, policies and priorities are constantly changing the way we think and respond to meeting the needs of whānau and communities. The focus of the conference is to ask us to think about the way we work, the way we prioritise and the way we engage.
The theme of the conference is Partnership or Collaboration: is there a difference? There are five key sub-themes:
- Whānau Ora – it’s unclear how prepared policy makers and service providers are to address the major determinates of health and social inequality experienced by Māori. Is collaboration and partnership a requirement for Whānau Ora to be a success?.
- Putaio – Health is created by a person’s environment: where they learn, work, and play. In order to affect a change in attitude and practice, have you had to consider a partnership approach to support change?
- Wawata – To innovate requires courage, commitment and passion. How have public health professionals achieved collaborative innovation amid challenging times? How does collaboration and partnership contribute to innovative approaches?
- Manaakitanga – The face of Aotearoa has changed and continues to change. Has policy and the development and delivery of health messages kept up with this change?
- Taunakitanga – In what way does collaboration or partnership determine the overall success for Public Health? How do we ensure Research and Evaluation activities build credible relevant and timely evidence to enhance Public Health for all of Aotearoa/New Zealand?
When you make a submission, you must indicate which of the streams below it falls under. If your abstract does not easily fit one of these streams but you would still like it to be considered, please choose Other.
- Whānau and community
- Service provision
- Research and evaluation
All authors will be advised if their papers have been accepted or declined by Monday 10 June 2013. If your abstract is accepted, you will be allocated a time slot in the programme, which will include discussion time.