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Home Midwives Conference 2023 Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

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We invite you to submit an abstract for an oral, poster, or pre-conference workshop to share your research, practice knowledge and experiences and be part of the conference programme.

Closing date of Abstract Submission – Friday 24 March 2023

Click here to submit your abstract

Please allow at least 20 minutes to complete the online profile and abstract submission process.

You will be required to have:

  • Contact details of lead (corresponding) contact – All communications and correspondence regarding this abstract submission will be sent to the lead contact.
  • Abstract written in the correct format (see below)
  • All Author affiliations (organisation, city, region, country)
  • Short biographies about the presenting author(s) (maximum 400 words in total)

All abstract submissions must be:

  • Microsoft Word document
  • Arial, 12 point
  • Maximum of 250 words
  • Single spacing without justified margins
  • You will be required to enter short biographies (maximum 400 words in total) on all presenting authors, during the abstract submission process.

Presentations Types 

Oral Presentation

This is a traditional presentation, which may be supported with audio visual aids. All concurrent oral presentations are allocated 15 minutes as part of the concurrent programme.

Poster Presentation

Posters are especially effective for information that can be presented visually (e.g.: photos, charts, graphs, tables). If your abstract is accepted as a poster, you will need to develop the poster prior to the conference. Poster Guidelines will be provided at the time of abstract acceptance.

Workshop

These may be either a 90 minute or a 3-hour interactive workshop which will be held before the full -conference on Thursday 02 November. They may be supported with visual materials, activities and handouts.


Format for Oral Presentation

Abstracts may about sharing midwifery research, midwifery knowledge or midwifery experiences.


Title – In bold

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Author(s) first and last names (please also identify the presenting author/s in bold), with superscript number referring to the affiliation of the author(s) in the next lines

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Affiliation (Organisation, City and Country (if outside of New Zealand)

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Insert abstract text in the following format:

For research abstracts:

  • Background: A brief overview of why the subject is important for midwives
  • Objectives: The purpose of the research including the research questions
  • Methods: Explain how you did your research and how you analysed the data
  • Results: What were your main findings?
  • Conclusion: Link your objectives and findings
  • Key message: Messages–how are the findings relevant for midwives?

For sharing midwifery knowledge/experience abstracts:

  • Introduction/Background: What is known about topic
  • Purpose: Why this topic is important
  • Project: What you have done and how
  • Discussion: What difference has this made for women in your care
  • Key message: Why this is relevant to midwifery

 Format for Poster Presentation

A poster presentation summarises information or research in a concise way to generate discussion. Posters are expected to provide an outline of the topic or research using a mixture of brief text, results tables, graphs and pictures.


Title – In bold

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Author(s) first and last names (please also identify the presenting author/s in bold), with superscript number referring to the affiliation of the author(s) in the next lines

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Affiliation (Organisation, City and Country (if outside of New Zealand)

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Insert abstract text to explain poster. The usual template is:

  • Background: A brief overview of why the subject is important for midwives
  • Objectives: The purpose of the research including the research questions
  • Methods: Explain how you did your research and how you analysed the data
  • Results: What were your main findings?
  • Conclusion: Link your objectives and findings
  • Key message: Messages–how are the findings relevant for midwives?

Format for Workshops

The workshop should be designed to support participants to explore midwifery practice. The abstract will need to explain:

  • Learning outcomes – what the participant is expected to learn during the workshop.
  • Process/activity and audience participation- Workshops are expected to be interactive so you will need to explain the activities you have planned and how they will enhance participation.
  • Timeline – identify if you need 90 minutes or 3 hours for the workshop.
  • Tools/equipment – if you are using specific tools/equipment please inform the organisers to ensure  the size of the room  meets your needs
  • Number of participants. Please identify how many people will be presenting/facilitating the workshop, and the maximum participants acceptable in the workshop.
  • References – list the references that support your skills/knowledge workshop.

Title – In bold

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Author(s) / Facilitator(s) first and last names (please also identify the presenting facilitator(s) in bold), with superscript number referring to the affiliation of the author(s) in the next lines

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Affiliation (Organisation, City and Country (if outside of New Zealand)

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Insert Workshop Text using the following template:

  • Learning outcomes: What is the participant expected to learn during the workshop
  • Interactive learning: : Workshops should be interactive, you will need to explain the learning activities planned for the participants and how they will enhance participation.
  • Timeline: Identify how long the workshop will be (either 90 minutes or 3 hours)
  • Tools/Equipment if you are using specific tools/equipment please identify so that  the size of the room  can be planned to meet your needs
  • Key references: List the references that support your knowledge/skills workshop topic
  • Maximum number of participants: Identify the maximum number acceptable to support the workshop learning outcomes

Conditions of Submission

  • Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • The Programme Committee will review all abstracts and may contact authors or their nominated referees as part of the review process.
  • A condition of acceptance is that at least one author presents at the conference.
  • Presenters must register to attend at least a day of the conference. They are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and registration expenses. Similarly, no speaker fee is paid to authors or presenters.
  • It is the responsibility of the submitting author to ensure the accuracy of the content, spelling, grammar and formatting of the abstract, as it will be published as it is submitted.
  • By submitting an abstract you also grant the committee permission to publish the abstract in the conference proceedings in hard copy and/or electronic format.

Further Information

If you are having trouble submitting your abstract, then please contact the Conference Organisers, Composition at nzcom@composition.co.nz