Submissions for the Lightning Rounds have now closed. Thank you!
Winner takes all!
We are delighted to announce that Code Blue and BeiGene have offered prizes for the Lightning Round winners...
Please note: the terms of receiving the prizes include:
- the winner agrees to a photograph taken receiving the award
- the winner agrees to allow NZACRes to share their name on social media, our conference website and mobile app.
- only post-grad students are eligible for the laptop prize; medical doctors competing in the Clinician-Investigator Lightning Round are not eligible for this prize.
Lightning presentations are short talks that challenge researchers to distil the highlights of their work and explain its importance in a very brief span of time. NZACRes would like to showcase the incredible work of emerging clinical researchers that is occurring in Aotearoa New Zealand. We will invite five clinician researchers and five post-graduate students to give lightning round presentations at the NZACRes 2023 conference.
There will be two lightning round sessions on Friday 25th August 2023:
Lightning round speakers will receive free registration for both days of the NZACRes conference.
- The research presented must be clinical research; that is, research involving human research participants in New Zealand.
- The research presented must have ethics committee (EC) approval. The EC approval details should be included on a slide in the presentation.
- Abstracts will be selected based on novelty of the research questions and the use of innovative technology. Preference will be given to projects focusing on equity and research conducted with Māori and Pacific Island populations.
- Clinician researchers must be NZ licensed physicians. Preference will be given to junior doctors / early-career investigators in the clinical researcher category.
- Post-graduate students must be enrolled in a New Zealand University masters or doctoral program. Honours presentations may also be considered.
- Presentations will be strictly 5 minutes in duration, followed by 2 mins of question time.
- Abstracts are to be no longer than 100 words excluding the title and author affiliations.
- Abstract submissions must include:
- Full name
- Contact details: email address and mobile phone number
- University or hospital affiliation
- Which session category you are applying under: clinical researcher or post-graduate student.
- Clinician Researchers should indicate where they are at in their training program.
- Post-graduate students should indicate which program they are currently enrolled in.
- Abstracts must be submitted by midnight Monday 10-Jul-2023 to email@example.com Please include “Lightning Round” and your name in the subject line.
- The NZACRes Conference Sub-Committee will review the abstracts. Acceptance letters will be emailed by Monday 17-Jul-2023.
- PowerPoint presentations must be no longer than 5 slides long.
- Handouts are not permitted.
- PowerPoint presentations must be submitted by Monday, 31-Jul-2023.
- NZACRes does not offer travel grants for the lightning round presenters. Post-graduate students should check with their academic institution whether PReSS accounts may be used to support travel expenses.
- For more tips on how to craft your presentation, we recommend this article from the American Historical Association.