Call for papers

Building professional capability is the number one objective of HASANZ CONFERENCE 2020. It’s about “sharing know how and growing how to”.  HASANZ welcomes abstracts for our 2020 conference. We are seeking presentations that will share your expertise and grow the knowledge of conference attendees.

HASANZ CONFERENCE 2020 is a multi-disciplinary conference for New Zealand’s diverse workplace health and safety community, including health and safety professionals, business health and safety managers, public agencies, educators and sector leaders.

Important dates

Registration opensMonday, 2 March 2020
Abstracts submission deadline
Monday, 20 April 2020
Accepted presenters notified
Friday, 8 May 2020
Full papers submitted for peer review
(by request)
Friday, 26 June 2020
All other full papers dueTuesday, 28 July 2020
Presenter registration deadlineTuesday, 28 July 2020

Submission of abstracts
Abstracts for papers are to be no more than 300 words (2100 characters) and meet the selection criteria provided below.

Selection criteria

The conference committee will evaluate abstracts against the following criteria:

  • Relevance to conference theme
  • Audience appeal
  • Originality
  • Currency
  • Interest
  • Papers should contribute to the improvement of workplace health and safety in New Zealand.

Abstracts should include target audience, aims, methods, results, conclusion (where appropriate) and learning objectives.

Abstracts must be submitted online (see submission button at the top right of this web page).

The online submission form will request the following information: contact details for the principal presenter and any co-presenters, co-authors, presenter profiles and colour photo, and conference theme and stream association.

Abstract review

Abstracts will be evaluated by the HASANZ Conference Committee against the selection criteria.  Accepted presenters will have the opportunity to have their full paper peer reviewed and published on the HASANZ website following the conclusion of the conference. Please advise us on the submission form if you wish your paper to be peer reviewed.

Presentation sessions

Presentations will be given at the concurrent sessions in our conference programme on the morning and afternoon of Thursday 10 and Friday 11 September. 

Your submission should fit with one of the following streams:

  1. Sharing know how (eg, knowledge and experience, research)
  2. Growing how to (eg, case studies, health and safety in action, innovations)
  3. Open.

We are seeking compelling, informative, and inspiring presentations that will build professional capability. 

This conference has a practical focus. We are looking for examples of best practice in action and practical advice, tips and tools that people can take away and apply to make New Zealand’s workplaces healthier and safer.

Presentations may include case studies, innovative practice examples, research based presentations or technical and academic papers across all areas of workplace health and safety.

Presentation Format

Presenters will be allocated 40 minutes – a maximum 35 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions.

They will have access to a data projector, laptop, screen and sound system.

Presenters registration

If your submission is accepted for presentation, you must register for the conference. Presenters can register at the discounted early rate until 28 July. Registrations open on 2 March. 

Click on the button above for more information on submitting a poster presentation for consideration in the best poster competition.  

Terms and conditions

By submitting an abstract and photo you give consent to publication of the abstract and photo in conference material including, but not limited to, the HASANZ website, conference programme, conference app and conference publicity.

All abstracts must be original work. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the abstract. 

All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission form by 20 April 2020.

On acceptance, presenters are expected to register and pay. A discounted registration rate is available to all presenters – one day or full conference options are offered. Registrations open on 2 March. The deadline for presenter registration is 28 July. 

Conference Organiser
Conferences & Events Ltd
Phone: +64 4282 1584
Address: Level 4, 187 Willis Street, Wellington 6011 New Zealand