Call for abstracts

The call for abstracts for the ACEM Winter Symposium 2019 has now CLOSED if you have any questions regarding the process please contact Rachel Cook or +64 9 281 5588.

Rotorua has a strong Māori culture with 38% of the local population identifying as Māori. In recognition of this we have chosen a Māori theme for the event – 'Te Wero' is the Māori challenge. In Māori culture it is the way the challenge is received that reveals your Mana. In emergency medicine we face many challenges and this symposium will explore ways we can respond positively to these challenges.

The Organising Committee is asking presenters to 'challenge' existing concepts in Emergency Medicine and to share 'challenges' that confront you in our specialty.

You are invited to submit your abstract under one of the following themes:

  • Challenges in clinical Emergency Medicine
  • The Challenge of workplace culture and wellbeing 
  • Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine Updates
  • Future Challenges in Emergency Medicine/Aging
  • Choosing Wisely/Myth busting/Challenging ritualism
  • Pre-hospital/Retrieval/Expedition/Rural 
  • Indigenous medicine/Health inequities
  • Patient stories/Case studies
  • Other (please indicate in the portal which theme your abstract should be presented under)

To view the abstract guidelines and a sample abstract template please click here.  

The Programme Committee intends to provide high-quality sessions focused on educational content that is free from commercial influence or bias. All conflicts of interest must be declared.


Key dates

  • Closing of abstract submissions: 26 November 2018
  • Review of abstracts: December 2018
  • Notification of abstracts: mid-January 2019


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

Rachel Cook
Symposium Manager 
Conference Innovators

T: +64 9 281 5588
M: +64 21 918 524