Call for Papers

Abstract submission is now closed.  Those who submitted an abstract will be notified of the outcome on the 19 February 2018.


You will be asked to indicate the topic which your abstract is most relevant to.  The topics include the following:

  • Resuscitation, first aid or emergency care education
  • Science
  • Data or registry information
  • Practice – implementation of new guidelines, protocols or procedures
  • Other aspects of resuscitation, first aid or emergency care

Important Dates

Closing date for abstracts: Friday 26 January 2018
Authors notified of acceptance: Monday 19 February 2018
Early Bird Registration Closes: Friday 23 February 2018

Presentation Formats

Oral presentations will be allocated 15 minutes, 12 minutes presentation with 3 minutes for discussion. Posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference. Each poster will be allocated a 1 meter wide x 2 meters high board and the poster must fit within this area. The boards are covered in a front-runner material that is suitable for Velcro.

Abstract Review

Abstracts for both oral and poster presentations will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance will be via email.

Audiovisual Equipment

The conference will be held at Te Papa in Wellington. Each room at the venue will have a data projector, laptop, screen and sound system. The Conference Management Team will email you 2-3 weeks before the conference to request your presentation. However, please feel free to email this at any time should you have it.  Presenters are asked to bring their presentation to conference on a USB stick. A technician will be onsite to load your presentation.

Presenters' Registration

All presenters (other than those specifically sponsored or advised by the Conference Committee as being exempt from registration fees) are required to register for the conference. Presenters also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.