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Annual NZSSA Conference 2007
"Moving with the Times"

NZSSA - New Zealand Sterile Services Association

14/15/16 November 2007
Napier Memorial War Museum, Napier, New Zealand

Invitation Programme Poster Competition



14th, 15th and 16th November 2007
Napier War Memorial Conference Centre
Marine Parade
Hawke's Bay


Come and enjoy the 2007 National Conference in our beautiful Art Deco City.

The venue is situated on the ocean edge and in close proximity to the CBD.

Accommodation has been booked at the lovely Te Pania Hotel, situated across the road from the conference venue. A special conference rate has been negotiated. Be sure to mention this at the time of booking. Alternative accommodation has also been sourced.

NZSSA Executive Meeting will be held on Tuesday November 13th.
The Managers Forum will be held on Wednesday November 14th.
The Graduation Dinner will be held on Friday evening at the conclusion of the conference.

We look forward to seeing you all in Napier

Lorraine and Jackie

Invitation Programme Poster Competition

Programme & Events

Date / Time (subject to change)Event
Tuesday 13th November 2007 - 10.00amNZSSA Executive Members Meeting
Wednesday 14th November 2007 - 09.00amManager's Forum Meeting
Wednesday 14th November 2007 - 05.30pm
Opening of Trade Displays
Thursday 15th November 2007 - 08.30am
Conference Start
Thursday 15th November 2007 - 06.00pmThursday Night Special
Friday 16th November 2007 - 08.30am
Conference Start
Friday 16th November 2007 - 05.30pm
Graduate Photographs etc.
Pre Dinner Drinks & Hors d'oeuvres
Graduation Ceremony
Graduation Dinner

Invitation Programme Poster Competition

Poster Competition / Presentation


The poster/presentation must include:

  • Reasons for the initiative
  • Process for producing the initiative
  • Results following the implementation

All entrants must be members of the NZSSA and must be currently employed in a sterilizing unit. Posters may be either an individual or group effort. Posters will be judged by a panel of sterilization experts.The producer/producers of the winning poster will receive a prize of NZD 1000. This money is sponsored by the NZSSA. Interested participants should contact Lorraine Arrowsmith or Jackie Skudder at the contact details below for a registration form and poster criteria.

Lorraine Arrowsmith
or Jackie Skudder
Sterile Services Unit
Hawke's Bay Hospital
Telephone: +64-(0)6-8788109
Extension: 6590 or 6597

Entrance and Judging Criteria

  • To design a poster there are a number of steps to be followed.
  • Identify the key objectives of the presentation.
  • Analyse the subject that would be of interest to your audience.
  • Organise the information on your poster keeping the above two points in mind.
  • The poster must contain the title, name of the author(s), department and hospital/company.
  • Poster size must be 120cm x 120cm.
  • Do not use a fancy font. Font must be at least size 16 and black.
  • Do not justify the text as this will interfere with the legibility of the text.
  • Line spacing must be inserted with text.
  • Minimise details to the main ideas you wish to transmit.
  • State your ideas in clear, simple and jargon free terms.
  • Explain the process improvement clearly from start to finish.
  • Pictures may be coloured or back and white.
  • Information on the poster must be legible at a distance of six feet.
  • Prepare a scale drawing of your poster to identify the best layout of information.
  • A wallet size introduction of the poster participant must be included with the material.
  • Be able to answer questions from delegates viewing your poster.
  • Be able to answer questions from the Panel Judges.
  • Include any references regarding the information included in the poster.
  • Consider handouts for people viewing the poster.
  • All posters must be mounted using pushpins. Sellotape must be on hand for any tearing mishaps.