Call For Abstracts – International Indigenous Health Symposium

May 10, 2016
Posted by AAIP News on 05/10/2016

He Huliau – A Turning Point: International Indigenous Health Symposium, presented by the Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research, Department of Native Hawaiian Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa will take place at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on October 13 – 14, 2016. In partnership with Te Tumu Whakarae in Aotearoa (New Zealand) and the Queen’s Health Systems, we cordially invite you to join us at this exciting symposium to further our progress on improving indigenous health.

You have an opportunity to be a part of a focused and innovative gathering to speak to a group of leaders working in the field of indigenous health. The program will be of interest to health care providers (e.g. physicians, physicians-in-training, nurses, social workers, psychologists); public health professionals and students; community health workers; administrators, executives, managers, and leaders who oversee service delivery; and, grassroots community organizations with an interest in health promotion. This year’s He Huliau is inspired by the Hawaiian proverb, ‘A’ohe pau ka ‘ike i ka hālau ho’okahi (All knowledge is not taught in the same school). So please join us in ‘accelerating indigenous health gain through shared learning – let us paddle this wa’a together’. 

Submission Guidelines for Authors

Selected abstracts may be either accepted for oral or poster presentation. You may submit more than one abstract. Please complete one abstract “face page” form for each abstract. The timing of poster sessions will be confirmed when the program is finalized. Author(s) must be available for discussion of their work during the designated poster session or following the oral presentation. Further instructions for oral or poster presentations will be provided with notification of acceptance. All accepted oral and poster presenters are required to register for the conference.

Abstract Requirements

1. Submit the completed face page form containing the abstract title; complete name of all author(s); presenting author’s organization, mailing address, e-mail address; submission category; and, conference theme. 

  1. The abstract should be typed single-spaced in common fonts such as Arial, Helvetica, or Times New Roman in at least 11 point size. The abstract’s title should be typed in BOLD letters and should clearly represent the nature of the investigation. The title should be followed by the authors’ first and last names.

  2. Abstract text (not including title or author names) should not exceed 300 words. The abstract may appear in conference materials exactly as submitted, including errors.

  3. Save abstract text as a Word or plain text document with the primary author’s last name and the date submitted (e.g. Smith_05-09-16).

Body of Abstract

Organize the abstract as follows*:
Title of Abstract/Presentation:
Name of Author(s)/Presenter(s):
Organization: (Name of organization you are representing)
Objective: (Statement of the study or program purpose or aims)
Methods: (Statement of the methods used including statistical analyses, if applicable or statement of the program activities and target audience)

Results: (Summary of the results presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusion or evaluation and accomplishments)

• Conclusion: (Statement of the conclusions reached)

Application: (Implications and significance of how subject matter applies to indigenous health)

*Modifications are acceptable if the subject matter cannot be adequately addressed within this framework; however, the authors are responsible for ensuring that the organizational format chosen is understandable.


Abstracts selected for presentation will be notified by e-mail during the week of July 5, 2016. If accepted, presenting author will need to register for the conference and will be responsible for costs associated with attending the conference, including travel and hotel accommodations. Detailed information about registration will be sent out with notification letter.

Submission Method and Deadline
Submit your abstract and face page via e-mail to no later than Monday, June 6, 2016 (5:00 P.M. HST).


Abstract logistics: Kimberley Spencer at
Scientific questions: Contact Dr. Keawe’aimoku Kaholokula via email address:


Face Page Form