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Breaking Through:
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Call for Abstracts
MESSAGE FROM Health Coaches Australia & New Zealand Association (HCANZA)

At this June 2022 HCANZA Conference, Breaking Through, Health & Wellness Coaching in a Post Pandemic World, we celebrate the inaugural H&W Coaching industry of highly qualified and aspirational H&W Coaches within Australia, New Zealand and internationally. 
 

We ask presenters and delegates to reflect on the incredibly challenging pandemic years and the opportunities this has created for H&W coaches, the recognition that Health & Wellness Coaches are foundational members of collaborative care teams and the solution to long term sustainable health and wellbeing for all populations.  There is a growing understanding of the existence and increasing demand across markets for health and wellness coaches in community, clinic, client and corporate health and wellbeing programs.
 

Equally there have been challenges, that have been overcome with creative, entrepreneurial approaches to delivering clients-centred approaches and outcomes.  
 

We invite you to inspire, innovate, and expand the possibilities by sharing your knowledge, perspectives, research or experiences contributing to this unique forum and shaping the growth and effectiveness of the health & wellness coaching in the region.
 

We very much look forward to receiving your abstracts and your continued support and interest in HCANZA.  

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Conference Theme and Focus Areas

In 2022, our conference theme is ‘Breaking Through, Health and Wellness Coaching in a Post Pandemic World”.
 

The COVID pandemic in 2020 and 2021 has revealed the intersections between the population and cultural environments of physical, social and emotional health systems.
 

In a time of rapid change and disruption, a resilient and diverse health sector focused on preventative health, and fundamental lifestyle behaviour change, can deliver solutions to complex challenges in all environments.

Abstract Submission Details

We are specifically calling for abstracts for a presentation that fits into one of the identified topics below. Your presentation will reflect the overarching conference theme Breaking Through: Health & Wellness Coaching in a Post Pandemic World.

 

Please identify which of the focus areas your submission relates to:

Breaking Through - Health & Wellness Coaching - Post Pandemic Paradigm
 

Breaking Out - Thinking big, exploring the possibilities
 

Breakthrough Partnerships - Partnerships, and Exemplars from the field
 

Breaking Business Ground - Establishing Coaching Business + Coaching Resources
 

Breakthrough Pioneers - Inspiring Best Practice

Abstracts are sought from a diverse range of people and perspectives, sections of society and business, areas of practice, research and policy. We are seeking contributions from a wide range of disciplines, skills, knowledge bases and experience.   We encourage your submissions across all subject areas.
 

Important dates:

  • November 17th, 2021 - February 2nd, 2022 – accept abstracts

  • February 3rd – February 10th, 2022 – Program team selects and notifies first round invitations

  • February 14th, 2022 – Full program brochure released
     

Abstracts will be reviewed by the HCANZA Program Committee. The number of presentations is limited, so preference will be given to those that offer stimulating perspectives that promote discussion and debate, encourage achievement and suggest solutions and are of high quality. They will add value to one or more of the conference themes and focus areas.

Note: Presenters must register for the Conference at their own expense and meet their own travel and accommodation costs unless otherwise advised in writing.

Requirements for abstracts:

  1. Abstracts can only be accepted if submitted online via the abstract portal.

  2. Abstract deadline is 2nd February 2022. Please submit as early as possible prior to the deadline (in case you experience technical problems).

  3. Please identify and select the area of interest most relevant to your abstract and only submit your abstract once.

  4. A selected number of abstracts will be accepted for presentation based on merit and relevance.

  5. Abstracts must be no longer than 250 words:
    + Abstract title
    + Background and summary
    + jpeg. or png. photo and brief bio of presenter (additional to 250 words

  6. Identify your preferred presentation style: oral presentation, quick fire oral presentation, panel presentation or zoom.

  7. Abstracts are sought from a diverse range of people and perspectives, sections of society and business, areas of practice, research and policy.

  8. We are also seeking contributions from a wide range of disciplines, skills, knowledge bases and experience.

  9. International speakers may prerecord their presentation but must be available via zoom for Q&A or panel discussions.

  10. Abstracts will be reviewed by the HCANZA Conference 2022 Committee. Preference will be given to those that offer stimulating perspectives that promote discussion and debate, encourage achievement, suggest solutions and are of high quality. They will add value to one or more of the conference themes and areas of practice.

  11. Presenters must register for the Conference at their own expense and meet their own travel and accommodation costs unless otherwise advised in writing.

  12. You will be notified as to whether you will be invited to present, and in what format, the between February 3rd and February 10th 2022.

  13. After submission, emails concerning the abstract will be sent to the author of the abstract.

  14. Please do not include references or diagrams. Please avoid abbreviations and citations in the abstract.

  15. All funding sources should be acknowledged at the end of the abstract and included in the word count. Should this information be extensive you will be able to send it separately after the submission deadline if necessary.

  16. Unsuccessful abstracts for oral presentation may be considered for other styles of presentation, including poster. You will be notified of the outcome accordingly.

  17. Abstracts will not be published on the HCANZA conference website. 

Please click the button below to access the Abstract Submission Portal.

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