Thursday, 8 — Sunday, 11 September 2022

Call for focussed symposia

The call for focussed symposia has now closed.

Focussed symposia are evidence based presentations based on relevant perspectives on all matters related to physiotherapy. The symposia provide a forum where cutting edge topics can be explored and debated, drawing together different research and practice perspectives and interacting with the audience.

Focused symposia convenors and speakers can explore implications of the latest research for practice as well as debate controversies and lay the foundations for further interactions and initiatives. Focus symposia will be 1 hour each, chaired by a convenor and will include 3 to 4 speakers. The symposia conclude with a drawing together of key messages and implications and future directions for practice, research and education.

How to submit your focussed symposia

The symposium convenor must complete the on-line submission form on behalf of all the presenters. The agreement to participate must have been obtained from all potential presenters prior to submission.

The following data will be asked in a fillable field and does not need to be repeated in the body of the abstract content.
1. Title of abstract – clearly describes the abstract (max 10 words).
2. Names of presenting authors
3. Affiliations to be assigned to each author including

The biography for the convenor (total 100 words for biography) should outline academic qualifications, positions/appointments, publication and presentation track record, research information (interests, grants), and professional practice background.
The following makes up the abstract content and must be structured in the following way:

One abstract (total 750 words) should provide a comprehensive overview of the symposium and linked presentations.

This will be included in the conference proceedings and should be structured using the following headings:
• Learning objectives: up to three
• Description: this must be evidence based Implications/conclusions
• Relevance to PNZ audience.
• Keywords: Use up to three words to describe your work, which are supplementary to the programme theme and topic
• Key references (up to 10, not included in the word count)

In addition, you will be asked to supply the following information (not included in the above word count):
• Summary of the session format that will be followed

Key dates

  • Submissions open | From Friday 8 October 2021
  • Submissions close | Friday 25 February 2022
  • Notification of outcome | Monday 28 March 2022

Terms and conditions

The decision to accept an abstract is at the discretion of the Conference Programme Committee. A condition of acceptance is that all presenting authors must register for the conference. Presenters are responsible for their own registration, travel and accommodation expenses.

Have a question?

For further information please contact:

Sheryl Norton | Digital and Event Coordinator
Conference Innovators
DDI: +64 3 379 0390