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Frequently asked questions (relevant to speakers) will be posted here.

Got another question? Email us


Q. Can I present using Apple Keynote?

A. Possibly. But there are conditions. To arrange this please email us.


Q. I need to get funding/leave approval before I can confirm acceptance of my speaking slot and/or register - but this will be after the stated deadline. 

A. If you tell us before the SuperSaver deadline of 26 August we will put you on our 'provisional acceptance' list and hold a speaking slot open for you at the low 'supersaver' registration rate. To request this please email Carole.


Q. Can I change my speaking time?

A. Possibly, if we can get someone else to swap with you. To request a time change please email Kim.


Q. Can HiNZ help me with a visa?

A. HiNZ doesn't facilitate visas directly. But if you use our NZ travel agent (Angela Nunn at House of Travel) to book your flights, she could probably help you with your visa. To contact Angela email


Q. Is accommodation included in the registration fee?

A. No, but we have negotiated cheaper rates for speakers/delegates with the venue. To read more about accommodation options please go to this page.


Q. When are the poster presentations?

A. The facilitated poster presentation for the HiNZ Conference is on Wednesday 2 November in the afternoon, and the HiNZ Best Poster Award will be announced at the Awards Dinner on Wednesday night. (The SFT poster session is yet to be scheduled.)


Q. Was my SFT paper selected for publication in the JTT?

A. The selection of papers for publication in the JTT special edition is a separate process from the presentation selections, and is coordinated by journal editor Tori Wade. Tori has already notified the selected authors. For questions about the JTT please email Tori directly.


Q. Do I need to join HiNZ to get the cheaper speaker rate?

A. No. All speakers get the cheaper 'speaker' registration rate regardless of their membership status. Choose one of the 'speaker' delegate types. There are 1, 2, 3 day pass options. Or the NZNIC only option (for speakers who are only attending the nursing informatics conference day). Register here


Q. Where does my bio and photo get published? And what format does it need to be?

A. Your speaker bio and photo will be published online within the conference app. Delegates will see your bio and photo when they click on your speaker name in the conference programme within the app. There is no word limit on the bio. The photo can be a JPG or PNG file and we are able to crop it for you if necessary.


Q. Where do my slides, video and abstract get published?

A. Your submission abstract will be published within the online conference proceedings and within the information search service on the HiNZ website. Your submission abstract will be accessible to anyone. Your presentation slides and video will be published on member-only pages within the HiNZ website, and are accessible only by HiNZ members or Conference delegates. The webcast library slides/video can't be downloaded.


Q. What is a webcast?

A. A webcast shows a small video of the speaker and simultaneously displays the relevant slides as you talk. If you wish to see what a webcast looks like please click here. It enables delegates to view your presentaton from their computer or mobile device. This is popular with delegates (as they can't be in two streams at once), and with our virtual audience who aren't physically at the event ie. some people who wish to attend HiNZ are unable to get leave or CPD funding. For them, a 'virtual registration' is a cost effective way to learn about the latest in digital health. Only conference delegates, virtual delegates and HiNZ members will have permission to view the webcast library and your slides/video can't be downloaded by viewers.


Q. Can I get a copy of my videoed presentation?

A. Yes, speakers are able to get a copy of the video file of their own presentation, on request after the conference. To request this please email Carole.



Q. How are the speaker session blocks formatted?

A. Each submission speaker session block is 90 minutes long and has a facilitator to keep things moving on time. Within a session block there are five speakers talking for 15 minutes each, followed by a 15 minute speaker Q&A panel where the audience is invited to ask questions of the five speakers.


Q. Does everyone get 15 minutes to speak?

A. Some keynote speakers get longer but every submission speaker has 15 minutes. This enables us to align every session across the four conferences. The two international events (Global Telehealth & Successes & Failures in Telehealth) running concurrently with the HiNZ Conference this year have always used this 15 minute speaker session format.


Q. My topic needs longer - can I request a longer time slot? 

A. No. Audience attention spans are short and the potential topics are many. If a speaker can't make an impact in 15 minutes then they aren't likely to do so within 20 or 30 minutes either. The shorter time enables us to showcase more projects and topics. Digital health is a fast growing field and we received double the number of submissions for the HiNZ steams this year. Having longer session times would mean that many more submissions would have been rejected.


Q. Do poster authors get to speak?

A. Yes. You will get 3-5 minutes to talk about your poster during a facilitated conference session on Wednesday 2 November.


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Q. Can I present using Apple Keynote?

A. Possibly. There are conditions however. Please email us to discuss.

Q. Can I present using Apple Keynote?

A. Possibly. There are conditions however. Please email us to discuss.

Q. Can I present using Apple Keynote?

A. Possibly. There are conditions however. Please email us to discuss.

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