ISCoS 2018 – 57th ISCoS combined with the 25th ANZSCoS Annual Scientific Meeting

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

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.

 

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Call for abstract opens                   21 December 2017

Call for abstract closes                  5 March 2018

Notification letters                          6 April 2018

 

ABSTRACT THEMES

Please note, we are re-introducing themes to our Meetings and the themes set for ISCoS 2018 are:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Delivery of SCI Care in Rural and Low-resource Settings
  • Living Well with SCI
  • Paediatric SCI
  • Upper Limb Rehabilitation/Reconstruction Surgery

 

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:

  1. Title of course
  2. Speakers (name, credentials, institution, country)
  3. List up to 3 learning objectives
  4. State whether material is for participants at an ‘Introductory’ or ‘Intermediate’ or ‘Advanced’ level or whether any level is suitable
  5. Indicate the target audience (physicians, nurses, physios, researchers, consumers, etc.)
  6. Briefly state whether any prior learning, experience or qualifications, or pre-reading are recommended or essential for optimal participation.
  7. Outline of the course – please list what each speaker will present and the time allocated to each speaker.

 

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:

  1. Title of workshop
  2. Speakers (name, credentials, institution, country)
  3. List up to 3 learning objectives
  4. State whether material is for participants at an ‘Introductory’ or ‘Intermediate’ or ‘Advanced’ level or whether any level is suitable
  5. Indicate the target audience (physicians, nurses, physios, researchers, consumers, etc.)
  6. Briefly state whether any prior learning, experience or qualifications, or pre-reading are recommended or essential for optimal participation.
  7. Outline of the workshop – please list what each speaker will present and the time allocated to each speaker.
  8. If your workshop involves demonstration of assistive technology or other equipment, please describe what you will bring, how much space will be required, and how much time is needed for set-up and removal. Please note that any costs incurred or labour required for transport and set up of technology or equipment will be the responsibility of the workshop presenters.

 

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:

  1. Title of presentation
  2. Authors (name, credentials, institution, country) with the presenting author’s name appearing first.
  3. Format of abstract: Introduction, methods, results, conclusions.

 

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:

  1. Student trainee (registered in undergraduate, Master, PT/OT, Nursing, PhD, MD/DO program, etc.)
  2. Postdoctoral fellow (clinical or scientific)
  3. Early career scholar (within 5 years of first academic or hospital appointment)

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:

  1. Title of presentation
  2. Authors (name, credentials, institution, country) with the presenting author’s name appearing first.
  3. Format of abstract: Introduction, methods, results, conclusions.
  4. The abstract is limited to 300 words. Poster title is not included in the count but must not exceed 30 words.

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION RULES

  • Abstract must be submitted via the dedicated online abstract submission portal. Faxed, posted or emailed abstracts will NOT be accepted.
  • Please note that senior researchers/clinicians can present no more than 4 oral/posters. Please encourage participation of your junior researchers/clinicians as presenters.
  • All abstract must be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication.
  • All submissions will be independently peer-reviewed based on scientific or clinical quality, topical relevance, contribution to latest knowledge for clinical translation and innovation. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to offer an alternative mode of presentation based on submissions.
  • All presenters who will attend the Meeting are expected to register for the Meeting and pay all registration and travel costs. No exceptions are made. 
  • Late submissions will not be accepted. If you have issues regarding submission by the deadline, please contact BCD Meetings & Events at iscos2018abstracts@zibrant.com or ISCoS Headquarters prior to the submission deadline.

 

  

TO SUBMIT AN INSTRUCTIONAL COURSE OR WORKSHOP ABSTRACT PLEASE CLICK HERE

 

TO SUBMIT AN ORAL PRESENTATION OR POSTER ABSTRACT PLEASE CLICK HERE