Te ORA Call for Abstracts 2023

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa ra!

Drs Jade Tamatea (Ngāti Maniapoto, Te Aitanga-ā-Māhaki) and Te Aro Moxon (Ngāti Kahungunu; Ngāi Tahu) will be our co-convenors for the Hui ā-Tau & Annual Scientific Conference – Kirikiriroa, Hamilton!

28 September – Te Ra Tuhura – Te Oranga

29 September – October 1 – Hui ā-Tau & Scientific Conference

Call for Abstracts

Te ORA Hui ā-Tau & Scientific Committee invites all Māori medical students, doctors, and other interested parties to submit abstracts for presentation at the annual scientific conference Rāmere 29 Mahuru to Rātapu 1 Whiringa-ā-Nuku (29/09/23 – 01/10/23).


In recognition of the impact of significant weather events this year, the theme is:

Oranga Taiao, Oranga Tangata

Wellbeing of the environment, wellbeing of the people

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations will be 15 minutes for the presentation and a further 10 minutes for discussion.

Please note that standard audio-visual equipment will be available: Laptop, data projector with sound, DVD, lectern and microphone.   OHP and slide projectors will not be provided.

Selection Criteria

All abstracts will be assessed according to the following criteria: 

  • Relevance to conference theme;
  • Importance of presentation topic;
  • Relevance of content to the audience and to Te ORA;
  • Abstracts submitted by Māori doctors and students will be prioritised; and
  • Abstracts with a clear evidence base will be prioritised. 

Abstract guidelines:

Abstracts are due Friday 28 July and will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee against set criteria. Authors will be notified of their abstract results by Monday 28 August.

Submit your abstract via email to: Jayden.ball@waikatodhb.health.nz with “Te ORA abstract submission” in the subject line. (Please note that this will be the email address that authors will be notified of results)

  • An abstract must be no longer than 350 words (excluding title and biography) and can be submitted in Te Reo Māori and/or Te Reo Pākehā
  • A biography of the authors (and affiliations) must also be included (<100 words), with the name(s) corresponding/presenting author(s) bolded.
  • The abstract is to be submitted in a Word or PDF document and should include text only – i.e., no diagrams, tables, or graphics
  • References can be included, but are not necessary
  • Students submitting abstracts are encouraged to include a senior clinician or academic supervisor
  • The Co-Convenors will contact authors, if required, to clarify the nature of the intended presentations.