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Research Symposium

Call for submissions to the Annual University of Auckland and Waitematā DHB Research Symposium.

When:  2pm - 5pm Tuesday 13 April 2021.
Where: Whenua Pupuke Auditorium, North Shore Hospital, Takapuna.

Entry criteria

  • The research must be connected to the Waitematā DHB community through population, location or contributors.
  • Oral presentations must have at least one author from Waitematā DHB or a Waitematā district PHO/Māori Health Provider. 
  • Weighting will be given to projects which have a strong connection to the DHB and which align with the national research strategy.
  • Abstracts must be understandable by a non-specialist audience with a maximum word count of 300 words
  • Posters must have been presented at a national or international conference during 2019 or 2020. 

Oral presentations:

The programme will include a mix of Feature Presentations (10mins) and Lightening Talks (5mins). Applications must be submitted on the official application form (download here) and should include background, aims, methods, results, discussion and conclusion.  Applications close 5pm Thursday 25 February 2021. Abstracts will be considered by a review panel and acceptance will be notified by 12 March 2021.

Poster competition:

The symposium includes a poster competition. An abstract is not required for poster submissions however the author list and the name of the conference where the poster was presented must be clearly stated in the email or on the poster. Poster files (PDF or PowerPoint) should be emailed by 12 March 2021 to

2019 Symposium abstracts and posters

2019 Programme

Karanga: the first call Dame Rangimarie Naida Glavish
Zoledronate every 18 months for 6 years in osteopenic postmenopausal women: effects on fractures and non-skeletal endpoints Professor Ian Reid
Waitematā DHB Skin Service: GP Surgeon Scheme (GPSI), an effective model of care Daniel Wen
What factors predict the confidence of palliative care delivery in long-term care staff A mixed-methods study Dr Rosemary Frey
The real costs of swallowing complaints in a public health system Dr Jacqui Allen
VitalsAssist - A mHealth Application for Early Detection and Escalation of Deteriorating Patients based on National Early Warning Score Mirza Baig
Surgical site infection (SSI) reduction through patient assisted peri-operative S.aureus decolonisation in elective hip and knee arthroplasties - WDHB leading the way Dr Nick Gow
Pharmacist Medicine Review Services in New Zealand – is there equity for Māori older adults? Where are we at and what needs to change? Joanna Hikaka
Improving Clinical Pharmacology learning: Pharmacist-led teaching of first year clinical students Avril Lee and Ellen Miller
Mana Tū, a whānau ora approach to long term conditions Dr Matire Harwood
E-consultation, a first step to true partnership with Primary Care Dr Peter van de Weijer
No child should die for lack of oxygen: From Africa to the Pacific on the Teknon Oxygen Project Dr Stephen Howie
Comparison of Different Approaches to Neonatal Follow-up Dr Jutta van den Boom
iTui - a novel App improving paediatric assessments Dr Maneesh Deva
Child feedback in healthcare services: a survey of expert opinion in New Zealand Caitlyn Jelleyman
Patients ≥ 80yrs of age admitted to Intensive Care & High Dependency Unit at WDHB: A retrospective analysis of outcomes Jessica Tsang
Investigating everyday sexism in healthcare: are patient call bells sexist? Dr Laura Chapman