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Research Symposium

Update 08 June 2020 - Notice of cancellation

With regret, the University of Auckland and Waitematā DHB have now cancelled the 2020 Research Symposium. This event was initially postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic response, however feedback from researchers indicates that many clinicians and academics are now busier than ever, catching up on rescheduled clinics, surgeries, teaching and assessments.

Entry criteria

  • The research must be connected to the Waitematā DHB community through population, location or contributors.
  • 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 and should include background, aims, methods, results, discussion and conclusions. Maxiumum word count 300 words.
  • Poster submissions must have been presented in the preceding 12 months, at a national or international conference/meeting. 


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