Friday, 9 — Saturday, 10 September 2022

Call for abstracts

Submissions close Monday 31 January 2022

The NZRGPN Conference Organising Committee are delighted to invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at NRHC 2022.

Shaping the future of rural health
Mā mua ka kite a muri, mā muri ka ora a mua

This whakatauki speaks to the importance of working together to move forward into the future. This is important as we are in a significant period of change, with both the implementation of the NZ Health reforms and the NZRGPN’s proposed transition to Hauora Taiwhenua, Rural Health Network.


Equity and cultural competence

Innovation and sharing success


Rural health workforce: retaining, growing and recruiting the future workforce

Wellbeing and resilience

Presentation types

Abstracts are welcomed under the following presentation types:

Oral – 20 minute presentations + five (5) Q&A.

Posters – Posters will be displayed in the exhibition and catering area on electronic screens.

Lighting talks – a short presentation for five (5) minutes. The goal of a lightning talk is to articulate a topic in a quick, insightful, and clear manner. These concise and efficient talks are intended to grab the attention of the audience and to convey key information.

Workshops - presented on Thursday 7 April 2022.

Abstract format

Please note all abstracts must be submitted electronically. When composing your abstract, please carefully follow the guidelines below.

Please note that you should indicate your preferred presentation format with one of the conference themes listed above that you think your abstract best aligns to.

  • Maximum of 250 words
  • Do not insert any tables or figures as your abstract will be as plain text, rather than an uploaded document
  • Check spelling and grammar. Submitted material will be published in conference materials - the abstract should, therefore, contain no errors
  • Standard scientific abbreviations may be used - non-standard abbreviations should be included in parenthesis after the first use of the full word
  • Do not indent paragraphs
  • Present sufficient data to support conclusions - it is unsatisfactory to use statements such as "data will be presented" or "results will be discussed".

Terms and conditions

The decision to accept an abstract is at the discretion of the Conference Programme Committee. All accepted presenters must be registered to confirm their place in the programme.

All conference presenters (and co-presenters) must be registered to attend the conference and are responsible for their own expenses (including but not limited to travel, transportation, accommodation and meals - except those provided as part of registration).

Key dates

  • Call for abstracts open Monday 1 November 2021
  • Registration opens Wednesday 1 December 2021
  • Submission closes Monday 31 January 2022
  • Acceptance notification from Monday 14 February 2022
  • Early bird registration closes Monday 28 February 2022