Call for Papers

The New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association 2021 Conference Planning Committee is delighted to announce Aoraki Iho Ake: Grounded – Aspiring – Connected and invites you to submit abstracts for paper, workshop and poster presentations.

Drawing inspiration from Aoraki, the most well-known maunga tupuna (ancestral mountain) of the Southern Alps, and from the imagery of Iho Ake ‘from Earth to heaven and everything in between’, this conference seeks to create a panoramic and inclusive view of speech-language therapy in New Zealand 2021, its local community and global partnerships.

From the grounded practice that we bring to our workplaces every day, to the research, innovations and service improvements to which we aspire and the ways in which we gain insight and vigour from each other and those we work alongside, Aoraki Iho Ake will promote conversation that strengthen and enhance the ability of the backbone of our Association, our members and colleagues, to articulate new knowledge in concert and to flex with increasing service demands.

If you made a submission for the 2020 conference, you will be able to log back in and make any changes to your original submission.

We welcome submissions focused on extension of our knowledge base through research and clinical experience and innovations, service and educational delivery models, responses to practical and professional challenges, and client voice and partnership.

Submissions accepted by the Conference Planning Committee (CPC) will be grouped under nominated themes for presentation at the 2021 Conference.

The closing date for submissions is Tuesday 9 March 2021 but please don’t wait until the last minute and submit your abstract as soon as you can! This will assist the Scientific Programme Chair in managing the review process and help us develop the conference programme in a timely manner.  Early review will also give authors more time to consider any reviewer comments.

There is a two-step process at the start for the online submission where you select the option of

  1. an oral or poster presentation, or
  2. a workshop presentation

We request that you read the following instruction that applies to you, prior to submitting your abstract.

Instructions for oral presentation proposals
Instructions for poster presentation proposals
Instructions for workshop presentation proposals

Submit for an oral or poster proposal

Submit a workshop proposal

Please contact the Conference Manager, Pamela Richards – if you have any questions or concerns.