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41st ASSBI Brain Impairment Conference 2018 ADELAIDE
Working together to improve the lives of people with brain impairment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The Call for Abstracts is open and closes on 19th October 2017 Notification of acceptance will be made at the end of November 2017 Submit Now via Easy Chair! – Using Easy Chair - Download this call for abstracts - for examples of what the abstracts should look like ABSTRACTS MUST BE ATTACHED TO YOUR EASY CHAIR SUBMISSION Notification of acceptance will be made at the end of November The conference will be held on Thursday 3rd (workshops) to Saturday 5th May 2018. The theme of this conference is: “Connecting and Collaborating in Rehabilitation”. The conference will cover both clinical and laboratory studies relating to assessment and rehabilitation of individuals with brain impairment across the lifespan. It will also focus on how scientific evidence can be translated into clinical practice, particularly through education and training of clinicians. As ASSBI is a multidisciplinary society, we encourage researchers and health professionals in areas such as neuropsychology, clinical psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, social work, neurology, psychiatry, rehabilitation, recreation, exercise physiology, nursing, medicine and service coordination to contribute and take part. Please note that we will be continuing with the "how-to" presentation format which was introduced at ASSBI last year. “How-to” sessions are 60- minute mini-masterclasses in which leading practitioners briefly give an update on a specific assessment or therapeutic approach, providing an opportunity for attendees to learn new skills. Information regarding abstract submission Abstracts may be submitted for Platform, Datablitz (5 minute oral plus poster), “How to” session or Poster presentation formats (please see complete details in the section below). Prospective presenters are invited to indicate their preferred presentation format, although the final decision will be made by the scientific committee. All abstracts must consist of original work. Abstracts that have been previously published should not be submitted. All research, results, and conclusions should be final at the time of submission. There is no limitation on the number of submissions by one author; however, authors are asked to use discretion since submitting multiple abstracts may create scheduling problems. All submissions will be peer reviewed. The Program Committee Chair will make the final decision on all submissions. Accepted abstracts must be presented at the conference by an author or his/her designated representative. Any authors who will attend the conference must register for the conference and pay the appropriate conference registration fee. Abstracts that are accepted and presented at the conference will be available for delegates via the Smartphone App, on the ASSBI website and will be published in the Society’s Scientific Journal Brain Impairment. Abstracts will be published in ASSBI’s journal Brain Impairment and on the conference app exactly as submitted. Please proofread carefully before finalising your abstract submission. NOTE: If you do not attach your abstract it will not be reviewed and there will be ONE reminder only As there will be student awards and grants, please indicate your student status when submitting your abstract (in the topics section). To apply for one of the 4 student conference travel grants please go the ASSBI website AFTER you have submitted the abstract. The travel grants will be rated by the conference committee and awarded prior to the conference. The Awards will be rated by a sub-committee of the ASSBI Executive and awarded at the conference. To be eligible for all the awards you must attend the conference. Presentation Formats:  1. Platform sessions: Platform paper sessions comprise individual oral presentations, which are scheduled together with other thematically related platform papers at the discretion of the ASSBI Program Committee Chair. Between four and six individually submitted abstracts will be chosen for each paper session. Each abstract will be allotted 15 minutes for oral presentation and audience discussion. A moderator will rigorously adhere to these time limits to allow time for discussion. 2. Symposium sessions: We are not offering symposia this year to make room for more oral presentations. 3. How to sessions: Submissions are sought for “How-to” sessions. These are 30 or 60-minute mini-masterclasses in which a leading practitioner will briefly give an update on a specific assessment or therapeutic approach, providing an opportunity for attendees to learn new skills. Note that the layout for this submission differs from other presentation types, and can be found by clicking on the link below. It is important that the session’s learning objectives and the level of experience of the intended audience are clearly identified.   4. Datablitz sessions: Datablitz sessions include a 5 minute oral presentation and a Poster. The session is arranged prior to a break so delegates can hear the presentation and then go to the Poster and discuss with the author. 5. Poster sessions: The poster format has proven to be an effective and popular method for communication of scientific information. Poster sessions will be designed to provide a more intimate forum for informal discussion than is permitted by regular platform presentations. Poster presenters will stay with their poster for the duration of the poster session and are encouraged to bring handouts for interested viewers. The posters should be 100cm wide by 150cm long (no wider please) Submissions must be formatted according to the following guidelines: maximum 250 words Title: sentence case and bold; Authors: sentence case - surname, first name, superscript for affiliations; Affiliations: sentence case - department, institution, city, country; Abstract: structured abstract with the following headings in sentence case and bold: Background and Objectives, Method, Results Conclusions; All abbreviations should be written in full the first time; Correspondence: Corresponding author and email address; PLEASE DO NOT WRITE the words Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract For an example of how to layout your abstract Download the Call for abstracts and see the examples at the bottom of the page Please SUBMIT the abstract in WORD FORMAT electronically via Easy Chair  All inquiries regarding the conference should be referred to Margaret Eagers Notification of acceptance will be made at the end of November 2017
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41st Annual Brain Impairment Conference of ASSBI
Connecting and Collaborating in Rehabilitation
3 – 5 May 2018 Hilton Adelaide, South Australia