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Alzheimers New Zealand

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Share your insight, knowledge and ideas

'Tackling Dementia - It's Everybody's Business' is the premier conference focused on dementia in New Zealand.

The Conference is an opportunity to engage in a multi-sector conversation on how services for people with dementia can be transformed to reflect a world of more choice, flexibility and quick access to support; and to harness the best insights and knowledge from a range of sectors that can all help New Zealand meet the dementia challenge.

Submit an abstract for this conference:

Tackling Dementia - It's Everybody's Business

Abstracts are up to 250 words in length and if accepted, will be followed up with an oral presentation at this exciting conference.

Submissions close on Friday 22nd June 2018, and acceptance/non-acceptance will be advised by Monday 9th July 2018.

Abstract themes

We invite abstracts reflecting the programme themes: 

  • Peer services - people living with dementia supporting themselves and each other
    Includes services delivered by and for people living with dementia

  • Citizenship and rights for people with dementia
    Includes dementia friendly programmes, services and standards, the review of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and supported decision making

  • Effectiveness - the evidence for the right things to do
    Includes therapeutic interventions, the role of service navigation, the lived experience of dementia, biomedical developments and delivery models

  • Innovations - from the margins to the centre: New ideas and thinking
    Includes anything and everything that has the potential to transform the way we experience dementia

Lightning talks

Do you have an idea or innovation you want to share with the world? We will have a Lightning Talk session of 5 minute presentations. Please submit a 100 word abstract so we know about your topic in order to schedule the session. Very short presentations are a great way of getting key messages across - click here to visit a site with excellent information about doing a concise presentation.

Presentation style

Oral presentations are scheduled for 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of question and answer. 

How to submit an abstract

  1. With your abstract of up to 250 words, please submit a short bio (up to 100 words), and if possible a photo of yourself. You will be asked to select one of the above four streams for your abstract or the option of a Lightning Talk.
  2. Complete all fields, including abstract details and personal information.
  3. When finished click on 'submit'.
  4. On completion of your submission you will receive an email confirming that your abstract has been received.

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Conditions of submission

  • The Programme Committee may contact authors or their nominated referees as part of the review process.
  • A condition of acceptance is that at least one author presents at the conference.
  • Presenters must register to attend for at least one day of the conference. Presenters are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and registration expenses. Similarly, no speaker fee is paid to authors or presenters.
  • It is the responsibility of the submitting author to ensure the accuracy of the content, spelling, grammar and formatting of the abstract, as it will be published as it is submitted.
  • By submitting an abstract you also grant the Committee permission to publish the abstract in the conference proceedings in hard copy and/or electronic format.

Evaluation Criteria

All abstracts are subject to review by the Programme Committee.

In evaluating abstracts the reviewers will be mindful of the following criteria:

  • Abstracts are in plain language, free of specialist jargon, unless it is clearly appropriate.
  • The degree to which the substance of the abstract contributes to the conference theme(s).
  • Innovation and originality or application of existing ideas in ways that provide new insights and progress the field.
  • If a research project or audit is presented you will also need to specify aims, methods and findings. Vague abstracts that do not make it clear what the main finding is will not be accepted.

Abstract Submission

Submit your abstract here

  • Call for Abstracts: Alzheimers New Zealand 2018

    Opens: 1/02/2018 09:00 AM

    Closes: 22/06/2019 11:30 PM