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Call for abstracts

 The 2017 NZNO Cancer Nurses College conference will provide an opportunity for nurses involved in managing people with cancer to meet to discuss:

  • Cancer nursing as a specialty practice area  in NZ
  • The future development of cancer care
  • The tools/information/education required for you to develop your own cancer nurses tool box.

This biennial event for cancer nurses is an opportunity to showcase the passionate work undertaken by nurses working with people with cancer. 

The focus of the 2017 cancer nurses conference is Cancer Nursing; Under Construction

We invite you to submit abstracts for oral presentation or posters on the following themes:

  • Education –  health literacy, patient education or staff education
  • Technology – with a focus on innovative health related technology used to improve the quality of health care delivery
  • Research – any project, innovation, trial or study undertaken which contributes to an improvement, clinical or non-clinical within the healthcare environment
  • Wellness – any initiative or current practices which may be shared to demonstrate a wellness focus for either the person with cancer, community or staff
  • Community care/Hospital in the Home – any current practices involving health services being supported or delivered with the aim of keeping the person with cancer in their own environment.

Your abstract may meet more than one of these themes.


Important dates

Online submission for abstracts open Friday 5 August 2016
Registration opens Late August 2016
Closing date for submission of abstracts      Friday 3 February 2017
Acceptance notification
Mid February 2017
Early bird registration closes
Tuesday 28 February


Participants wishing to present at the 2017 conference are invited to submit an abstract via the link below. Please read the submission instructions carefully before submitting your abstract. Authors will receive an automatic acknowledgement of the receipt of their abstract via email. Please note the closing date for submission of abstracts is Friday 3 February 2017.

Abstract format

The following format must be followed for all abstracts:

  • Title - 12 point, bold typeface, Arial font, left aligned Leave one blank line (12 point)
  • Authors - 10 point, Arial font, Surname, First name, Presenting author to be bold, affiliations numbered in superscript Leave one blank line (12 point)
  • Affiliations - 10 point, Arial font, italics, affiliation, city, country Leave one blank line (12 point)
  • Abstract text - 10 point, Arial font, left aligned, single spacing, maximum of 400 words
  • Do not insert any tables or figures
  • Do not include titles or degrees
  • Check spelling and grammar. Submitted material will be published in the Meeting Handbook - 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
  • Name the file with the first 8 characters from the surname of the first author (for example: wolf.doc)
  • Present sufficient data to support conclusions - it is unsatisfactory to use statements such as "data will be presented" or "results will be discussed"
  • Please ensure your abstract is saved as  .doc file. No other formats can be accepted.
  • The decision to accept an abstract is at the discretion of the Programme Committee. A condition of acceptance of the abstract is that at least one author or nominated presenter registers for the conference.
If you would like to download a word template please click here.

Presentation type

Oral presentation:
If your abstract is accepted as an oral presentation you will be allocated a place in the programme. You will be advised your allocated presentation time at the time of abstract acceptance notification.
Poster presentation:
If your abstract is accepted as a poster, you will be required to produce a poster that will be displayed in the poster display area. The dimensions of the poster boards are designed fit an A0 portrait poster. One poster will be allocated to each board. Please click here for full poster guidelines.

Other Information

Acceptance of abstracts
Authors will be advised of acceptance from mid February 2017

Publication of abstracts
Accepted abstracts will be posted on the conference website and included in the conference app.

Publication of presentations
Presentations will be available on the conference website post conference. Details of the presentation submission procedure will be advised to authors on their acceptance.

All presenters must register to attend the conference and are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and registration expenses. Registration will be available from August 2016.

Presenters must be registered by 28 February to guarantee a place in the programme. Presenters will be eligible for registration at the early bird rate.



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