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Calling all researchers, health care professionals, scientists, policy makers and others interested in the science and service delivery of vaccines and immunisation programmes.

The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) invites you to share your mahi and discuss your research and experiences with a dedicated and influential group of peers at the Aotearoa New Zealand Immunisation Conference, being held in Auckland from 15-17 November 2023.

Check out how to submit an abstract here.

The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to 30 July and selected presenters will be informed by 31 August.

Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations relating to one of the following themes:

• Immunisation programmes and policy

• Maternal vaccination

• Vaccination in the Pacific Islands and NZ Pacific communities

• Communications, countering misinformation and addressing vaccine safety

• Learnings, connections and supporting underserved groups

• New vaccines and vaccine technology

There are two oral presentation streams:

1. Academic Research – for project-based qualitative or quantitative research conducted to answer key questions about immunisation and vaccine-preventable diseases. Abstracts will be required to include details on background, methods, results and conclusions.

2. Policy & Practice – to present experiences and practices related to service delivery or policy decisions. Abstracts will be required to include clear context, process, analysis and outcomes.

This is a great opportunity to help shape the future of immunisation and share your work with Conference attendees from around New Zealand, Australia and abroad.

You can find the abstract submissions portal here.

If you would like more information on submitting an abstract, please email the Conference organisers at imacconf@auckland.ac.nz and an Academic Committee member will contact you.

ABOUT THE AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND IMMUNISATION CONFERENCE

IMAC has been organising the New Zealand Immunisation Conference for more than two decades. After a break since 2019, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are again offering a two-day Conference, preceded by a one-day Workshop.

This is a great chance to join colleagues and peers at the University of Auckland Business School's Sir Owen G Glenn Building to increase your understanding of vaccine-preventable disease control and immunisation delivery services.

You can find more details on both the Conference and the Workshop here.