Register before 30th September for the early bird registration 

Oral presentations

Thank you for joining us and presenting at the OSS 2017

Authors presenting papers have the option of submitting the full paper for publication in the electronic conference proceedings. This needs to be forwarded to by 20 September.

Attendance certificates will be issued after the Symposium, cme credits will not be issued for OSS 2017

Room setup

  • You will have the ability to use PowerPoint. Ratio 16:09
  • Seating will be set up as theatre style or banquet depanding on your room allocation.
  • Each room will have microsoft PowerPoint, screen, remote mouse & lectern

Please advise if you have other requirements such as: need internet, using own computer, using a different software programme, playing a CD etc  (email Lu@cmnzl.co.nz)

Please bring your presentation on a usb and hand over to the AV Tech (located near the registration desk) whom will check and upload to your room.  Please ensure the AV Tech has a copy of your presentation well before your time to present. 

Before you present we recommend you familarise yourself with the room you will be presenting in and how to access your presentation.  Rooms will not have a dedicated AV tech, but one will not be far away, your chairperson will assist. 

Your presentation will be loaded on the conference website after the event, please advise the AV Tech if you do not what your presentation available or wish to provide a different copy for the website. 

There is no photocoping facilities on site, if you have handouts please bring them with you.

Please contact Lu Budden on Lu@cmnzl.co.nz or 04 479 4162 if you wish to discuss anything regarding your presentation.  

Poster presenters

The timing of POSTER sessions has now been confirmed for the Oceania Seating Symposium 2017.

Poster sessions will be held during the morning tea and lunch breaks. We ask that you please ensure you are standing by your poster during the allocated times (meal breaks on day of allocation) so delegates can discuss your poster with you.  You will also have the opportunity for one slide and a one minute introduction at the end of the plenary on the day allocated to your poster to encourage people to visit your poster session. Please forward your Power Point slide, ratio 16:09 to by 31st October 2017.

Set up: You will be allocated a poster board, maximum size is 2m high x 1m wide.  We recommend you bring velcro to attach items to these boards.  Please note there will be no space for small tables or items to be placed in front of these boards.

Timing:  Due to additional space, posters can now remain in place for the duration of the conference. Posters can be set up between 7.30am – 10am on the Monday 20th November in the Exhibition Hall and will need to be removed by 1.30pm Wednesday 22nd November.  Any items left after this time will be placed in recycling.


Poster date allocations:

Monday 20th Nov 2017

Tues 21st Nov 2017

Wed 22nd Nov 2017

P1 Thermography Measurement to Assess Wheelchair Cushion Heat Absorption & Decay. Rowe & Vien

P3 Service Experience of Using the Wheelchair Outcome Measure (WhOM) over a 6 Month Period. Yang

P2 Development & Evaluation of a “Smartphone-delivered Peer Physical Activity Counselling” Program for Manual Wheelchair Users. Best

P4 Using Multifunction Power Wheelchairs in Aotearoa. Whitcombe-Shingler & Griffiths

P5 24hr Posture Positioning & Wheelchair Seating Intervention & Technology Procurement: Evidence Based Interventions. Schmidt

P8 Upping the Anti (tips) – An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Peer Mentored Wheelchair Skills Groups for Adults. Khouri & Wilson

P9 Stand up to Pain: A single case study on the multiple and far reaching benefits of using a standing wheelchair for a client with SMA and chronic pain. Grey

P6 Geographic Information Science (GIS): An Important Tool in Making the World More Accessible. Escobar

P10 Effects of Tilt & Recline on Pressure Distribution for People with Tetraplegia. Gradim

P11 “Let’s Talk about Stress, Sanity & Survival” – How stress affects stakeholders in WC clinic settings. Toskos

P7 In Sickness and in Health. Macadaan

P14 Motivation Australia: 10 Years of Strengthening Mobility Device Services in the Pacific. Flaherty & Mines

P12 Collaboration in Design – a Person Centred Experience to Enabling Mobility through 3D Printing. Maginnity

P13 Power or Push On? A Review of Wheelchair Provision for MND Clients within the ADHB Wheelchair Service. Grey

P15 The Changes in the Role of the Community Seating & Wheelchair Therapist Following the Canterbury Quakes. Lappin

Please bring your presentation on a usb and hand over to the AV Tech (located near the registration desk) whom will check and upload to your room.  Please ensure the AV Tech has a copy of your presentation well before your time to present. 

Your presentation will be loaded on the conference website after the event, please advise the AV Tech if you do not what your presentation available or wish to provide a different copy for the website. 

There is no photocoping facilities on site, if you have handouts please bring them with you.

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