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Abstract submission guidance

Important information to support you when submitting your work

Key information

  • Abstract title: The title has a maximum word limit of 12 words and must be brief, informative and concise
  • Special symbols and formatting should be used sparingly
  • Tables and images cannot be included in your abstract
  • Authors: Please enter your name and ALL authors in the order and the form you wish them to appear in the final Congress programme. Names omitted here will NOT be shown in the final programme. Please note that only named authors are permitted to present
  • Maximum number of words: The abstract text should have a minimum of 250 words and maximum of 400 words
  • Please use the paragraph titles below in your abstract or case study. Please do not use variations on these headings so that we can standardise the abstracts

Please include the following headings:

  • Objective: State the primary objective of the paper and the major hypothesis tested or research question posed
  • Design: Describe the design of the study and the rationale for the procedures adopted.
  • Method: Describe how participants were selected and the number of participants (if documentary data used, state how these were selected), materials employed (if appropriate), methods of data collection and analysis
  • Results: Include numerical and/or textual data. This should be kept to a minimum and should not include tables or figures. For qualitative analyses briefly describe your findings (e.g. identified themes, categories).
  • Conclusions: State the conclusions that can be drawn from the study (including for future research, practice, policy and/or theory)

For a case report submission, please include the following headings:

  • Objective: state why this case is reported (what is special about it)
  • Case report: Briefly describe the case
  • Discussion: Briefly discuss the implication of this case on practice
  • Conclusions: State the conclusions that can be drawn from the study (including for future research, practice, policy and/or theory)

Further information

  • If you wish to include key words and references; they must be included in the body of your text and within the 400 word count
  • Abbreviations should be spelled out, in parenthesis, in its first use in the abstract
  • If your abstract has been accepted for an oral presentation, poster presentation or poster then at least one of the named authors will need register and pay the Congress registration fee in full by Monday 25 April 2022 for the abstract to be presented
  • We do not accept previously published work or work that will be published prior to Congress taking place
  • The scientific committee reserves the rights to reject any submission

Further reading

Please read our Abstract Submission FAQs before submitting your abstract.

Abstract authors must also register for Congress

Submitting an abstract does not automatically register you as a Congress delegate.

Authors must register by the early bird deadline (25 April 2022).

If the named abstract presenter has not registered for the Congress by 25 April 2022, the abstract will be withdrawn.

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