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Aniva Pacific Nursing Research Fono 2024

Waipuna Hotel & Conference Center, Mt Wellington | AUCKLAND, NZ

Our Nurses, Our Future :  The Economic Power of Care

Call for Abstracts


Guest Speakers

Call for Abstracts - Open - Submit your research poster or presentation now.

4 & 5  NOVEMBER 2024

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Abstracts are now invited for the Aniva Pacific Nurses Research Fono 2024
Submissions close: 8 August 2024


The theme for this year's Aniva Pacific Nurses Research Fono is:

"Our Pacific Nurses, Our Future: The Economic Power of Care."

. . . and the subthemes are:

  • Pacific Nursing initiatives and investments that improve the health and wellbeing of Pacific people in Aotearoa/New Zealand and/or in the Pacific.

  • Pacific Islands regional nursing initiatives and investments that improve the quality of care provided for Pacific people in the region.

The overall theme highlights the need to recognise nurses as a core strength of the health system and that strategic investment in nursing can lead to improvements in healthcare.

The World Health Organisation identifies that the role of nurses is often under-valued and nurses face financial constraints. During COVID and the years since, we have seen heavy workloads, and understaffing, with stress and burnout of nurses increasingly reported in Aotearoa New Zealand. The work that is done by our Pacific nurses and their experiences are rarely reported and/or used to plan, deliver and evaluate health systems and services. This lack of visibility means that investment in nursing initiatives can often be overlooked.


The Fono will provide an opportunity to hear the voices of Pacific nurses and showcase our work and research. We invite submissions in all areas linked to Pacific nursing and research undertaken by Pacific nurses and related disciplines.

Who submits an abstract?

The Fono is open to anyone interested in nursing, Pacific health and research. It will be of interest to nurses, and colleagues in related disciplines, involved in the development and use of knowledge that impacts on improving the health of Pacific peoples in Aotearoa through nursing practice or the context in which nurses practice.

Fono Submissions

We invite you to submit an abstract for an oral presentation or a poster presentation.

  • Oral Presentation - 15 minutes, including 3 minutes for questions.

  • Poster - presenters will share their work as a poster.

Preparing and Submitting your Abstract

Abstracts (oral presentation, poster presentation) must be in English and be no more than 300 words (excluding the title and authors). All abstracts must be submitted electronically via the link below, using the format provided. Please indicate your preferred presentation format.  


Download and complete the Abstract Submission Form offline. Once completed, you can upload your Submission Form using the link below: 

Abstract Submissions

Key Dates

Call for Abstracts - Open!

Submissions Close

8 August 2024

Author Notifications

Mid-August 2024

Alternatively, click the link below to complete the Submission Form online:

For any queries please email:


Abstract Submission deadline: 8 August 2024​



Following the 2 August deadline, the Fono Programme Committee will review all abstracts, and select the successful abstracts that align with the themes of the Fono.  This will enable the programme to be finalised and published on the website. 

Please note: All presenters will be responsible for organising their own travel and accommodation costs.​


Authors will be notified of their abstract submission status by: Mid-August 2024.

Contact Us

For all enquiries contact the team at: 

Pacific Perspectives Ltd | +64 21 272 5227

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