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Abstracts Submission Guidelines

ANZONA welcomes abstracts that address the over-arching aim of the conference being;

“Orthopaedic Nursing from a Global and Futuristic Perspective”

Conference Aims:
Challenging delegates to think differently.
• Provide delegates with skills and knowledge to adapt to the changing face of future health care.
Preparing tomorrow’s clinicians in context of future workforce trends.
• Create a shared experience that fosters collegiality and networking.

Papers with a clinical, research, management and education focus are welcome that address the following conference themes:

Explore Nursing in an International Context

The World Health Organization declared 2020: Year of the Nurse and Midwife. International Council of Nursing’s ‘Nursing Now’ campaign aims to raise the status & profile of nursing. Together both organisations want to empower nurses to take their place at the heart of tackling 21st century health challenges.

Celebrate Orthopaedics & Specialism

Discuss potential innovative developments unique & complimentary to orthopaedics and initiatives that assert the value of orthopaedic nursing as a distinct specialty with a unique body of knowledge.

‘Future Proofing’ 

Building skills such as leadership, developing teams, nurturing, whilst understanding yourself, being authentic & honest in order to prepare yourself for the challenge of working in a rapidly changing health care environment.

Types of Presentations
Oral Presentations - If your abstract is accepted as for an oral presentation you will be allocated a session (time to be advised) within the program.
Please bear in mind that presentations will be strictly limited to 25 minutes, with an additional 5 minutes for questions.

Workshop Presentations - When you are submitting your workshop outline, please bear in mind workshops will be strictly limited to a 90 minute timeframe.

Poster Presentations - If your abstract is accepted as a poster, you will be required to produce and print a poster which follows the poster guidelines.

All abstracts should meet the following guidelines: 

Format of Abstract
• Only include the essential qualities of the paper (do not include acknowledgements, figures or references).
• Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words, this does not include the title of the abstract
• Any abbreviations should be defined where first mentioned. Abstracts will be published as submitted without any modification.
• A brief (50 words max) personal profile should be included at the end of the submission page

Submitting Your Abstract
On-line submission is the only method of receipt of abstracts.

You will be guided through the online submission process and given instructions as required. You can save the submission at any time (even if incomplete) and return to it at a later stage, as long as it's prior to the submission deadline. You can withdraw your submission at any time too.

Confirmation of Receipt of Abstracts

Immediately following submission, you will receive an acknowledgment confirming receipt of your abstract, including a submission reference number. These details should be used if you wish to edit your abstract up to and no later than midnight ACST on Monday, 11th May 2020. No changes will be possible after this deadline.

Abstracts notifications will be sent out via email to abstract submitter by end of July 2020.