Call for Abstracts


Choosing Wisely invites abstract submissions that highlight advances and learnings in supporting the Choosing Wisely New Zealand initiative and based on the following streams.

1.Conversations with Consumers and/or shared decision-making

Presentations on this theme should feature work in your organisation which highlights how you have increased consumer input into your Choosing Wisely project, stimulated patient engagement, or used shared decision-making to implement Choosing Wisely in your service. Please include how you have assessed the success in meeting your patients’ needs.

2. Conversations on evaluating and implementing Choosing Wisely

Presentations in this section should highlight how you are implementing a CW project and how you have/or intend to evaluate the outcomes.

3. Conversations on equity and Choosing Wisely

Presentations here should feature work your area has done/is doing in relation to Choosing Wisely and equity concerns (primarily in relation to Māori or Pasifika or other underserved populations in NZ).

Abstracts should:

  • Clearly reflect your identified sub-theme
  • Have been proofread to ensure correct spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • Be a maximum of 300 words

The format of the abstract should have the following three sections, and will be allocated 15 minutes to present (inclusive of question time):

  1. Identify the idea/issue/proposal the abstract intends to address.
  2. List the objectives and/or scope of the work.
  3. Clearly describe the approach and outcomes.

 Selection criteria

Successful submissions will be assessed on: relevance; alignment with the campaign principles; innovation; and education.

 Click here to submit an abstract

For queries regarding abstract and programme content please contact Sue Ineson

For queries regarding the abstract submission system please contact Rach Michaels on

Closing date for abstract submission is Friday 22 February 2019

Authors will be notified of the success of their submission w/b Monday 4 March 2019.

Download the submission guide here

Forum information and registration details can be found here.