Call for abstracts

This year’s Hand Therapy New Zealand Conference theme is: Tendonitis and Tendinopathy

We invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the conference.

Presentation type

Oral – 12 minute presentation (including Q&A)

Posters – Posters will be displayed in the exhibition and catering area

Key dates

  • Call for abstracts open - 8 March 2021
  • Call for abstracts close - 31 May 2021
  • Notification of abstract acceptance/declined - 28 June 2021

Abstract format

Abstracts should conform to the style and formatting requirements set down below. Word limit for main text is 250 (not including title, authors, affiliations).


  • Times New Roman 12-point font for main text – no italics, underlining or bold other than as specified below
  • 14-point font for Title
  • Single spacing
  • Left aligned


  • Title: maximum 20 words, written in sentence case (i.e. with a single capital at the beginning of the title)
  • Authors: presented as surname followed by initials (capitals) with no commas separating the surname and initials. Use “and” before the last author’s name. A single comma should be used to separate authors. Where there is more than one author and more than one affiliation, superscript numbers after the authors initial should be used to indicate affiliations. Name of the expected presenter should be in bold.
  • Affiliations: List the institution, city location, and the country if other than New Zealand
  • Main text (maximum 250 words): Include sections for Purpose (background, research question, study aim), Methods, Main Findings, and Principal Conclusions.
  • Tables and Figures will not be accepted within the abstract
  • References should not be included with the abstract

Additional guidance:

Terms and conditions

The decision to accept an abstract is at the discretion of the Conference Programme Committee. A condition of acceptance is that at least one author or nominated author registers for the conference. Presenters are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and registration expenses.

Submission queries

Please do not hesitate to contact Emma Prattley, should you have any questions or queries regarding the submission process.