Call for abstracts
The 11th New Zealand Immunisation Conference academic committee invites you to share your research and experience to contribute to a better understanding of vaccine preventable diseases, vaccines and the improvement of immunisation services for all New Zealanders.
We encourage you to submit your abstract for inclusion in the New Zealand Immunisation Conference 2019 (NZIC 2019). To submit your abstract, please carefully read the requirements below.
Abstract submissions will close on the 31 May, 2019.
Presentation formats and streams
There are two presentation formats — oral presentation and poster. Submitting authors are encouraged to choose their preferred presentation format, but the NZIC 2019 academic committee will determine the final presentation format.
See below the two streams for abstracts this year.
- Academic Research — for project-based qualitative or quantitative research conducted to answer key questions about immunisation and vaccine-preventable diseases. Abstracts must include details on background, methods, results and conclusions.
- Policy & Practice — to present experiences and practices related to service delivery or policy decisions. Abstracts must include context, process, analysis and outcomes.
We invite abstracts for both streams that address one of the themes below.
- Immunisation programmes and policy
- Immunisation coverage, equity and service delivery
- Vaccine preventable diseases and vaccine effectiveness
- Vaccine safety
- Maternal vaccination
- Media, communication and vaccine confidence
Use the correct abstract template (there is a different abstract template for each stream).
Incorrectly formatted abstracts may be rejected outright.
Click on one of the buttons below to download the template
Academic Research stream abstract template Policy & Practice stream abstract template
The following information is required to complete the abstract template.
- Abstract title (20-word limit)
- Presenting author contact details, affiliation and email address
- Co-author/s, speaker contact details, affiliations and email addresses
- Affiliation details: department, institution, city, state (if relevant), and country
- Abstract text (350-word limit)
Abstract templates follow these two structures.
Academic Research stream
Policy & Practice stream
- Potential conflicts of interest
- Clear context
- Potential conflicts of interest
- adhere to a total word count of 350 words, not including title, author’s name(s) and references
- no figures or images can be submitted
- references are optional and limited to a maximum of three
- state any potential conflicts of interest
- keep the total length to within one page (excluding references)
- use the fonts and layouts in the templates
- name your file as follows: last name, first name of the presenting author and the first five words of your title (eg, Smith Jane Improving immunisation coverage in New.docx)
- don’t use headers or footnotes.
Oral presentations: It is recommended only one author delivers the presentation. Most oral presentations will be limited to 15 minutes (depending on scheduling requirements).
Poster: Instructions on poster size and format will be on the website.
When you have completed your abstract, use the button below to log into the portal and submit
Click here to go to the abstract submission portal
Rules for submission
All abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with grammar and spelling, of a quality suitable for publication.
Abstracts must be original and not published or presented at any other meeting prior to the Conference.
Each person may submit up to four abstracts as a presenting author.
Only abstracts of authors who have paid their registration fees by 19 July 2019 will be scheduled and included in the programme.
By submitting, the author confirms that all information is correct, and accepts that the content of the abstract will not be modified or corrected.
Submission of the abstract constitutes the authors’ consent to publication in the programme, the website, and other promotion (including social media channels).
The author grants the organisers a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, distribute and display the content.