Time’s ticking to get abstracts in

The deadline is looming for abstracts to be submitted for next year’s health promotion conference in Rotorua, New Zealand.   Preparations for the conference from April 7-11 are gaining momentum and with the deadline date of August 31 just around the corner, time is ticking to get your abstract in for the chance to exchange knowledge and build networks with up to 2000 delegates from around the world. The Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand (HPF) is co-hosting the conference which has the theme Waiora: Promoting Planetary Health and Sustainable Development. The approximate date of acceptance of abstracts is October 22 and all abstracts must be submitted through this online form.  Submissions can be made in English, Spanish, French and Te Reo Māori. HPF’s Executive Director Sione Tu’itahi says the conference will be an invaluable forum for those in the sector to share strategies, policies and practices. “I encourage you, if you haven’t already, to get your abstracts in before the due date. The opportunity to share expertise and knowledge with like-minded people from around the world and New Zealand is too good to pass up. “Your story is unique. But your fellow health promoters won’t know until you show and tell. Share and learn from world experience.” All abstract submitters, including individual contributors, are encouraged to interact  and collaborate with other presenters and participants wherever possible. Participatory, collaborative and non-traditional session formats will be given priority in the selection process. Eight major formats are offered for submission: symposium; workshop; research oral/poster presentation; innovation in policy and practice oral/poster presentation; round table discussion; alternative showing/new technology; alternative showing/art, and lunch with an author. The committee is encouraging submissions to match the sub-themes of the conference. Abstracts can be submitted under one of the four conference sub-themes: Health equity  Ensure health equity throughout the life course, within and among countries, making each member of the global society an empowered lifelong learner. Inclusive habitats  Make all urban and other habitats inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable and conducive to health and wellbeing. Climate change adaptation strategies  Design and implement effective and fair climate change adaptation strategies. Build effective, accountable and inclusive governance  Build effective, accountable and inclusive governance at all levels that promotes, peace, justice and respect of human rights. For further information on each of these formats please click here.