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International Society for Occupational Science

21 – 22 April 2016
Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG126)
AUT City Campus
55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland Central, New Zealand


Australasian Society of Occupational Scientists Symposium 2016

Inclusion and Participation

Call for poster abstracts
Closing date: 1 November 2015

This symposium explores the social forces that shape participation and inclusion in Aotearoa/New Zealand and other contemporary western societies. The diverse perspectives brought to the discussion are given coherence by an occupational lens, through which everyday activities are viewed as the vehicle for participation and the mechanism by which inclusive societies are produced.

Symposium convenors, Associate Professor Valerie Wright-St Clair and Professor Clare Hocking invite you to submit abstracts for posters. Plan now to have your poster included! Abstracts may be research oriented or present theoretical developments addressing the ways people’s everyday activities intersect with society, participation and inclusion.

Visit the website for more information about the programme and invited speakers.


The deadline for electronic submission is mid-night, 1st November 2015. All authors will be notified via email on or around 14 November 2015.
Early bird registration closes on 30 November.


Authors of accepted poster abstracts must register to attend the Symposium. Submission of an abstract does not automatically register you for the event.


    • Abstracts reporting research findings should be structured: Background / Aim or Purpose / Methods / Results or Findings / Conclusions
    • Abstracts reporting theoretical developments should be structured: Background or Context / Philosophical or Theoretical Foundations / Discussion / Implications or Conclusion
    • List names of all authors, in the order in which you wish them appear in printed text. At least one author listed must attend the symposium
    • List affiliations for all authors, such as a university and other institution
    • List disclosures (financial and/or in-kind support), where applicable.
    • Do not include references, tables, charts, or graphs in your abstract submission (they can be included in the actual poster)
    • Abstracts should be 300 words or less. (Titles, author names, affiliations and disclosures are not included in that word count)
    • Title the file with your last and first names, and date submitted. For example: Smith_Bill_04 Sept 2015
    • Save the abstract as .docx or .doc word document
    • There is no limit to the number of abstracts one author may submit for consideration.
    • The first author is responsible for communicating these guidelines to all involved parties.

    Peer Review Process

    Posters will be reviewed for relevance to the Symposium theme, interest, clarity, methodological and/or theoretical coherence, and meeting ethical guidelines (where relevant).


    If your abstract is accepted, it will be published on the symposium website.

    From Abstract to Poster

    1.Format your abstract into a poster which may include graphs, tables, charts and images.
    2.Your word count may be expanded to contain more detail.
    3.Maximum poster size is A) size 840mm high x 594mm wide.
    4.Authors/presenters should bring their posters with them to the conference.
    5.Detailed instructions will accompany acceptance notices.

    Poster Setup

    Authors should arrive on site to put their posters up 30 minutes before the start of the programme on 21st April 2016.  Symposium organisers will provide a poster board and pushpins. If you would like to provide handouts of your posters, you may leave them under your assigned poster board.
    Submit abstract to: Heleen Reid:

    Questions? Email:

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