SYHPANZ is pleased to be combining with The University of Otago, Christchurch’s annual George Abbott Symposium to offer a national youth health conference on 5-6 July 2024 in Ōtautahi Christchurch, supported by Research for the Children Aotearoa Collaborative.

We look forward to coming together ā-tinana for two days of keynote speakers, panel discussions, and interactive workshop sessions from experts in the field. These will challenge us to enhance our knowledge and update our skills to continue to influence youth health’s future.

Also at this conference, we aim to include the opportunity for young people to continue to share their expertise and experiences as together we build a youth health service for Aotearoa that helps every young person to achieve their potential and thrive.


Submissions could include:

  • Youth health topics
  • Youth health research
  • Quality improvements
  • Clinician updates
  • Youth involvement
  • Abstract submissions are now open and should be submitted by email to by 30 April 2024
  • Please indicate if you are applying for an oral presentation, poster presentation or both on your application.
  • Notification of acceptance and instructions for oral or poster presentations will be sent via email by 31 May 2024
  • Submissions to be no longer than 200 words

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