ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOW OPEN
20.02.18 NEWS: TRAVEL GRANT APPLICATION AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY 5 MARCH
The Scientific Committee of the 57th ISCoS Annual Scientific Meeting is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the 2018 Meeting, to be held in Sydney, Australia from 13-15 September 2018. We welcome abstracts for Instructional Courses, Workshops, Oral and Poster Presentations.
Call for abstract opens 21 December 2017
Call for abstract closes 5 March 2018
Notification letters 6 April 2018
Please note, we are re-introducing themes to our Meetings and the themes set for ISCoS 2018 are:
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Please adhere to the following guidelines when preparing your abstract for an instructional course, workshop, oral presentation or poster. Any submissions not following these guidelines will be rejected.
INSTRUCTIONAL COURSE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Instructional courses provide a state-of-the-art overview of research evidence and/or clinical application of a topic that is relevant and innovative. Up to 3 presenters will present in a 90 minute session that includes 15 minutes for discussion with the audience. Careful consideration should be given to the number of presenters. More than 3 presenters often results in loss of continuity and excess use of time. Handouts and references are important and should be available to all participants. It will be the responsibility of the presenters to provide sufficient handouts for their course. The Instructional Course abstract outline (#7 below) is limited to 500 words.
Required information is as follows:
WORKSHOP SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Workshops are designed to share innovative experiences and practices, increase the capacity and knowledge and provide learning opportunities for participants. They should include interactive activities and focus on developing participants’ skills. Workshops are 90 minutes with up to 4 instructors addressing a focused theme or method. Examples are new assessments, investigations, techniques, treatments, etc. Because these are interactive, questions can be addressed during the course of presentation or as the workshop faculty desires. Handouts and references are important and should be provided by the presenters to all participants. It will be the responsibility of the presenters to provide sufficient handouts for their workshop. The Workshop abstract outline (#7 below) is limited to 500 words.
Required information is as follows:
ORAL PRESENTATION SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Oral presentations are intended to share recent research findings or clinical information with the audience. Oral presentations will be 10 minutes in length plus 2 minutes for discussion. The entire abstract is limited to 300 words. Figures and references are discouraged. Abstracts that state “results will be presented” will be rejected.
Required information for submitting an oral abstract is as follows:
POSTER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
To encourage and support research by people who are early in their investigative career, ISCoS will provide recognition to noteworthy poster submissions in 3 different categories:
There will be 3 awards in each category (total of 9 prizes), which includes a nominal cash prize. Selection will be based on merit and made by the ISCoS Scientific Committee.
The Student Trainee awards will be presented in the name of Dr. Hans Frankel who is an eminent contributor to the field of spinal cord injury and a founding member of the ISCoS organization.
Candidates must declare the appropriate category on the abstract submission form in order to be considered eligible for an award. Candidates must also provide the name and email of their most direct supervisor.
Should you not wish to be considered, you may opt out.
Note: People enrolled in a second degree program, but already holding an academic or hospital appointment for more than 5 years are ineligible.
Poster presentations are an important part of the Scientific Meeting and allow the presenter to have adequate discussion time with attendees. A specific date and time will be assigned to all poster presenters when they are expected to be at their poster to address discussion and comments.
Required information for submitting a poster abstract is as follows:
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION RULES