Event date: 19th Sep 2012

The National Quality Improvement Day is being held in association with the Asia Pacific Healthcare Forum. The day is jointly hosted by Ko Awatea at Counties Manukau DHB and the Health Quality & Safety Commission. The programme offers an opportunity for clinicians, researchers, administrators and policy makers to present recently completed improvement projects. Preference will be given to abstracts that clearly describe the methodology used, evidence of the results and consequential changes made. 

Call for Abstracts

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations on original work for the Asia Pacific Forum National Quality Improvement Day to be held at Ko Awatea, Middlemore Hospital on Wednesday 19 September 2012 from 0830 – 1630 hours.  

Please read the following instructions carefully before preparing your abstract.

Acceptance of papers for presentation will be on the basis of reviewed abstracts.

All abstracts must be prepared as per the guidelines provided. Incomplete or incorrect submissions will be returned to the author and must be resubmitted correctly by the deadline to be considered for presentation.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Closes:              Monday 6 August 2012

Acceptance Notification:                    Monday 20 August 2012

Abstract Submission Procedure/Instructions

Step 1:  Please read through the submission instructions listed below before preparing your abstract.

Step 2:  Insert/add your abstract text on the template provided – all abstracts must be in accordance with the below guidelines. (Abstracts must not exceed the 400 word limit.)
Step 3: Email your submission to info@hqsc.govt.nz with Abstract Submission in the subject line.  

General Policies and Requirements for the Submission of Abstracts 

  • All abstracts must contain original work that has not previously been reported.
  • Abstracts may only be submitted for oral presentation.
  • The presenting author must submit the abstract.
  • The presenting author will be required to register and pay for the Conference to ensure their abstract(s) are included in the final programme.

Abstract Format

Abstracts must be submitted using the Microsoft Word template supplied.  The abstract must be submitted as a Word document. The Abstract must not exceed the 400 word limit. Abstracts exceeding the word limit will be returned for resubmission.


The abstract title should be in CAPITALS, Arial, bold, 12pt size and left aligned.


Abstract Titles should be followed by authors’ surname followed by first name in full (with the presenting author underlined). Superscript numbers must be used to indicate the author’s institution. Do not include degrees or professional titles (eg, Dr, Prof., etc).

Use standard abbreviations only. Within the body of the abstract, when using abbreviations spell out the name in full at the first mention and follow with the abbreviation in parenthesis. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.

Capitalise the first letter of trade names.

Abstract Template

Please use the attached template to submit your submission.

Oral Presentations: Audiovisual Equipment

Please note that for all oral presentations the following equipment will be available for use by speakers - Data Projection (PowerPoint), laptop (PC compatible), laser pointer and lectern and microphone.


PLEASE NOTE: there are three PRIZES ($500 per prize) to be awarded for papers. You can enter papers for one, all, or none of the prize categories.


prize for the paper showing the greatest cost-effectiveness 

2.    No. 8 FENCING WIRE

prize for the best innovation paper


prize for the paper showing most potential for sustainability