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POSTPONED: 2020 Annual CHeST symposium

In the light of the country’s current situation with respect to COVID-19, the CHeST Symposium 2020 has been postponed until further notice.

Call for abstracts: Improving Healthcare with Emerging Technologies

We invite researchers and practitioners to present their research at the CHeST symposium, 24 June 2020.

We aim to bring together researchers, health practitioners and health service managers to explore how the New Zealand Healthcare System should engage with emerging technologies.

Guidelines for the submission of abstracts

Please email us your abstract with the following information, within 250 words:

  1. Your abstract title
  2. An outline of your research or idea
  3. Your methods and findings
  4. Please indicate which topic aligns best with your work:
    • Emerging technologies
    • Operation and supply chain
    • Public health and policy
    • Smart health systems for well-being
    • E-learning and training

Due date for abstract submissions

Submit your abstract before 20 May 2020:
Email chest@otago.ac.nz

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2020 CHeST symposium theme and venue

Our theme: Challenges of implementing emerging healthcare technologies

Healthcare systems are notorious for being complex and challenging—where introducing, implementing and sustaining any change is considered a mission. Emerging technologies to drive process and quality improvement such as digitisation, big data, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) have opened up a new research stream that addresses the organisational and policy-related prerequisites to ensure successful implementation of such innovations.

The successful implementation of innovations could serve as a valuable source to support healthcare operations, and drive public policy and management discussion forward.

We look forward to your participation. Registration information will be available soon.

Conference date and venue

  • 24 June 2020
  • Room 117, Otago Business School, Union Place East, Dunedin
  • 8:30 to 5:00pm
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