Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

HealtheX 2018

HealtheX is celebrating its 12th anniversary of Friday 7th September 2018 from 8.30am till 5pm at The University of Auckland Grafton Campus.

HealtheX is a student-organised conference designed to promote research activity and excellence in presentation among postgraduate students associated with the wider Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. It is a forum where students can get together and present their research, in order to network and engage with fellow scientists, promote research and scientific thinking and improve their communication skills.

Entry requirements

HealtheX is open to graduate students currently enrolled at the University of Auckland under the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

A few exceptions apply, as listed below:

  • Undergraduate students may present original research conducted during a research component of their degree (e.g. 5th year Optometry, 4th year Pharmacy) or a summer scholarship programme.
  • Honours and Masters students who are no longer enrolled but have completed their degree in the same calendar year, i.e. 2018, are also eligible.
  • Doctoral candidates who have submitted their thesis and completed their oral exam, but have not yet received the "Result of Doctoral Examination" letter confirming they have met the requirements of the Doctor of Philosophy as at 7 September 2018 are eligible.

Students may only enter HealtheX as individuals. For students who are working in a group project (e.g. 5th Year Optometry students), only one person must be elected to represent the group. The abstract must be submitted by the nominated presenter.

The research presented must be original, health-related and conducted, at least partially, under the supervision of FMHS.

Note: Students from the FMHS who wish to enter the University-wide Exposure competition are required to first enter HealtheX. For more information about Exposure competition visit the Exposure website.


Exposure (University-wide competition)

Students from the FMHS who wish to enter the University-wide Exposure competition are required to first enter HealtheX. For more information about the Exposure competition, please visit the Exposure website.

In order for FMHS students to be considered for Exposure, the following must be acknowledged:

  • Exposure accepts up to the Top 20 Poster and Top 20 Oral presenters of HealtheX. This ranking is determined at the discretion of the HealtheX Board.
  • The HealtheX Board will directly pass all relevant abstract and personal information directly to the Exposure Organising Team.
  • Regarding Poster Presenters: although HealtheX accepts posters of non-A1 size and non-portrait dimension, Exposure only accepts A1-sized, portrait posters. One may have to re-print their poster if it does not abide by the Exposure poster regulations in order to particiate.
  • All HealtheX applicants assigned to give a 3-Minute Elevator Pitch presentation are not eligible to enter the Exposure competition. If you would like to enter the Exposure competition, please ensure that you choose either an Oral or Poster presentation inorder to be eligible.


Abstract guidelines

  • The body of the abstract should be no more than 250 words.
  • The following sub-headings must be used:
    • Background
    • Objectives
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Discussion
  • Referencing/results tables/figures are not necessary.
  • Abbreviations and acronyms should be explained before further use within the abstract.
Abstract examples
(20.2 kB, PDF)

Presentation guidelines

  • Oral presentations: Should be no longer than 10 minutes with the visual aid of PowerPoint slides. There will be a 5 minute question session to follow each presentation.
  • Poster presentations: The poster format should preferably be A1 in size and portrait in orientation.
  • HealtheX Elevator Pitch: You will have three minutes to summarise your project and significance with the help of one powerpoint slide with no animations, videos or transitions.

Prize categories

Prizes First Second Third

Oral Presentation

☑ + AMRF Award ☑+ AMRF Award


☑+ AMRF Award
3-Minute Elevator Pitch MPPT Award
PDS Award PGSA Award

Questions and feedback

If you have questions or feedback regarding HealtheX, please email healthex@auckland.ac.nz.

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