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- Call for Abstracts
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- Abstract Themes and Topics
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Abstract submission for IACAPAP 2016 is now closed.
A limited number of presentation slots will be available in French; all other presentations must be made in English. The official language of the Congress is English.
The Call for Abstracts Brochure has all of the information you need to know about submitting an abstract. Download a copy now for reviewing offline, or read on for complete details.
- Call for Abstracts Brochure (English)
- Call for Abstracts Brochure (French)
- Call for Abstracts Brochure (US attendees)
An author must choose a preferred presentation type from the list below.
- Free Paper – Free papers are intended for the presentation of new research data or other scholarly work.
- Oral – multiple oral presentations will be scheduled in sessions with presentations on similar topics. If your paper is not selected for an oral presentation, you may be offered the option to present your work as a poster. Free Paper presentations are 20 minutes (including questions) each.
- Poster – posters will be on display for one day of the congress.
- Research Symposium – Research Symposia should present new research data on related topics, with an overarching theme that is discussed by the chair. The new research should be described with reference to the relevant literature. Three or four presentations should be included, and it is permissible but not required for the chair to give one of these presentations. Approximately one-quarter of the time should be devoted to questions and discussion. Research Symposia will be 1.5 hours in length.
- Workshop – Workshops should be interactive and provide instruction in a set of clinical, research, or educational skills. The information presented should be scholarly and evidence-based, with reference to the relevant literature. Workshops may be led by one or more presenters. Workshops will be 1.5 hours in length.
- Academic Perspectives – Academic Perspectives generally do not present new research data, but provide complementary or opposing perspectives on a pertinent clinical, educational or advocacy issue that is introduced by the chair. The information presented should be scholarly and evidence-based, with reference to the relevant literature. Two or three presentations should be included, and it is permissible but not required for the chair to give one of these presentations. Approximately one-quarter of the time should be devoted to questions and discussion. Academic Perspectives will be 1.5 hours in length.
- Special Interest Study Group – A Special Interest Study Group is an opportunity for networking and discussion among attendees who share a particular practice setting or academic interest. The chair is expected to provide learning objectives for the session, introduce the topic, and facilitate discussion. Special Interest Study Groups will be 1.5 hours in length.
Once you have created an account in the online system, you can submit one or several abstracts from your account. After an abstract has been created, modifications can be made until the abstract submission deadline of March 14, 2016.
Authors are advised that submission of an abstract does not guarantee that the abstract will be accepted as either an oral or poster presentation in the final program.
Authors: All authors must be entered in the appropriate fields within the system. An email address and brief biography (200 word maximum) is required for all designated presenting authors. If at all possible please provide an email address for each non-presenting author as well.
Rule of Three: Individuals may present a maximum of three abstracts at the congress. The number of submissions is however not limited. Should an author have more than three abstracts accepted, a co-author must be named as presenting author for the fourth and subsequent abstracts.
Abstract theme and topics: The abstract theme is the general heading under which your abstract will be reviewed and later published if accepted. The abstract topics are the more specific area that your abstract fits within. Choose one abstract theme and one topic which best describes the subject of your abstract. If your abstract fits into more than one subject, please select your second choice for theme and topic.
Abstract title: The abstract title must indicate the nature of the abstract with no abbreviations or author / institution names. The maximum length of the title is 140 characters.
- For Free Papers, the text of the abstract should briefly state the objective, methods employed, results, and the conclusions of the study. The abstract body must not exceed 250 words. Do not include any personal information of authors in the abstract body. Graphics and tables can be added to the abstract and each will count as 20 words towards the total number of words. Do not include any grant names or references in your abstract body.
- For Workshops the text of the abstract should briefly describe the issues or topics to be addressed, and the methodology to be employed, and the skills participants can be expected to acquire. The abstract body must not exceed 250 words. Do not include any personal information of authors in the abstract body. Graphics and tables can be added to the abstract and each will count as 20 words towards the total number of words. Do not include any grant names or references in your abstract body.
- For Special Interest Study Groups, the text of the abstract should briefly describe the issues or topics to be addressed, and why this is relevant to the delegates. The abstract body must not exceed 250 words. Do not include any personal information of authors in the abstract body. Graphics and tables can be added to the abstract and each will count as 20 words towards the total number of words. Do not include any grant names or references in your abstract body.
- For Research Symposia and Academic Perspectives, the text should provide an overview of the session, identifying the theme, relevance and overall objective of the Symposium. The abstract body must not exceed 500 words. It should then describe each of the component presentations, identifying the presenter, topic, and material to be covered. Graphics and tables can be added to the abstract and each will count as 20 words towards the total number of words.
Disclosure of potential Conflict of Interest: If, within the past two years, an author or immediate family member has had a substantial personal financial relationship relating to the support of the abstract, this relationship must be described. Such relationships include salaries, ownerships, equity positions, stock options, royalties, consulting fees and honoraria for speaking, material support and other financial arrangements. During the abstract submission process you will be asked to disclose any potential conflicts of interest.
Preview: Always check the final abstract with the system’s preview function before submission, and edit or replace as necessary. It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author.
Please follow the submission guidelines closely:
- The submission of an abstract carries with it the obligation that it will be presented at the congress by the presenting author.
- All presenting authors must be registered for Congress by May 24, 2016 or their abstract will be replaced in the program.
- The abstract must not have been published before.
- Abstracts should be clear, concise and written in English or French. A limited number of presentation slots will be available in French; all other presentations must be made in English. The official language of the Congress is English.
- The length of an abstract body should not exceed 250 words, except for Symposia submissions where the limit is 500 words.
- Only submissions completed prior to the posted deadline will be considered.
- Duplicate abstracts are not allowed. Submitted abstracts that contain similar or duplicate information from the same authors and institution will be disqualified.
- Figures and tables can be included under the following conditions:
- Maximum of one table per abstract.
- One table = deduction of 20 words
- Maximum of three figures/images per abstract
- The only file types permitted are jpg, gif, png and pdf
- One picture = deduction of 20 words
- An author must choose one theme and one topic for each abstract. If your abstract fits into more than one subject, please select your second choice for topic.
- For a Research Symposium or Academic Perspectives submission, the chair of the session must provide an overview of the session, plus a detailed description of each of the component presentations within the session.
- For Free Papers, the abstract must be organized according to the following headings: Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions.
- For Workshop and Special Interest Study Group submissions you will be asked to provide a paragraph (without a requirement for specific headings) describing the presentation’s content and format.
- Two or three learning objectives and two to five references are required for each abstract. These do not count towards the word limit detailed above.
- The first and last name and email address of each presenting author must be identical if it appears on more than one abstract.
- Abstract data or presenting author modification will not be allowed after March 14, 2016 for abstracts submitted prior to this date.
- Modification of presenting authors name will not be allowed after June 30, 2016.
- To withdraw an abstract, the author must send an email request along with the abstract reference number to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30, 2016.
- If you have any questions regarding your abstract submission, please contact email@example.com.
All submitted abstracts will go through a blind review process carried out by an international reviewing committee. Each abstract will be reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection for abstract submissions will be sent in May 2016.
Please note that only the corresponding author will receive mail concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing all co-authors of the status of the abstract. Authors whose abstracts have been accepted will receive instructions for the presentation of their abstract.
THEME: GENERAL CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH (CAMH)
- Promotion and Prevention
- Fighting Stigma
- Advocacy and Human Rights
- Culture and Trans-cultural Psychiatry
- Indigenous Mental Health Issues/Aboriginal Mental Health Services
- Economics and Finance
- Epidemiology and Public CAMH
- CAMH in under-resourced settings
- Social Determinants of CAMH and Community Mental Health
- Infant, Child and Adolescent Developmental Issues
- Media and the Internet
- Intellectual Disability
- Ethics and Access to Treatment for Transgender and Transsexual Issues
- Theoretical Concepts
- The Brain and Behaviour
- Spirituality and Philosophy
- Inter-sectoral Collaboration and Parent Mental Health Services
- Carers and Service Users
- Training programmes
- Research Issues
- Transitional Youth
THEME: PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS AND CO-MORBID CONDITIONS
- Psychiatric Classification and Diagnostic Issues
- Infant and Perinatal Psychiatry and Attachment Disorders
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Neuro-Psychiatry and Social Pediatrics
- Consultation Psychiatry to Address Mental Issues with Co-Morbid Medical Disorders
- Conduct and Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Attachment Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Eating and Feeding Disorders
- Psychotic Disorders
- Substance-Related Issues and Disorders
- Personality Disorders
- Parent-Child Relational Problems
- Child Abuse and Neglect
- Forensic Psychiatry and the Role of the Legal System in Child Mental Health
- HIV and AIDS
- Effects of Violence, Disasters, Civil Conflicts and Migration; Trauma Informed Care
- Medically Unexplained Symptoms
- Psychiatric Disorders and General Medical Conditions
- Other Disorders and Conditions
THEME: PRINCIPLES OF TREATMENT AND CARE
- Family Centered Care
- Innovative Assessment and Intervention Programs
- Systems of Care
- Levels of Care
- Kids in Care
- Family Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Day Programs
- Other Psychosocial Treatment Modalities
- Sensory Integration and Contributions from OT/RT
- Other Physical Treatments
- School Mental Health Services and School Mental Health Literacy
- Services in Other Sectors
- Mental Health in the Work/School Place Contributions to Positive Mental Health
- Holistic/Integrative Medicine in Mental Health
If you would like to edit your submitted abstract(s), return to the IACAPAP 2016 Abstract Submission site, log back into your user account and edit your abstract(s). You can only edit your abstract until the abstract submission deadline.
Please email your questions on abstract submission to IACAPAP@scolars.com.