Call for Abstracts Tuesday, 4 March 2014


Call for Abstracts

The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine, the Public Health Association and the Health Promotion Forum are pleased to present the 1st New Zealand Population Health Congress.

We are now inviting abstracts and encourage you to take this opportunity to present and discuss your work and your contribution to improving population health.

Abstracts are being invited for: 

  • Day 1 (Monday 6 October) - Focus onconnecting with communities, particularly the indigenous communities of New Zealand and the Pacific e.g. population health programmes and community based initiatives.
  • Day 2 (Tuesday 7 October) - Focus onconnecting with policy, business and culturee.g. healthy public policy, health promoting businesses, and national-level epidemiological studies.

Abstracts are not invited for Day 3 as it is structured around a series of master classes which don't involve proffered papers.


The Congress has five broad hauora (health and wellbeing) streams running across all three days:

  • Effective governance and economicsthat work for hauora, e.g. policies to reduce health inequalities
  • Inclusive cultural systemsthat contribute to hauora, e.g. initiatives to improve Māori and Pacific health
  • Successful social systems and servicesthat enable hauora, e.g. programmes to reduce obesity
  • Sustainable physical environmentsthat promote hauora, e.g. healthy housing and cities
  • Innovative health systems and technologythat support hauora, e.g. use of new information technology to support initiatives such as smoking cessation

Presentations can be in a range of formats including long and short oral presentations, Pecha Kucha (20 slides at 20 seconds each), written papers, and Interactive workshops.

Please visit the Congress website ( for more information about abstract submission, Congress themes and the range of formats.

The closing date for submissions is 29 May 2014.

Best wishes and thank you for your contribution to make this event relevant and valuable.

The New Zealand Population Health Congress Organising Committee