Types of contributions

Symposium

A symposium is a topical session that is organized by one or more chairs. A symposium includes two or three presentations and a discussant (option 1) or three or four presentations without a discussant (option 2). All papers should be related to the topic of the symposium. The length of a symposium is 60-90 minutes. There should be approximately 15-20 minutes for a general discussion. The abstract for a symposium should include an integrative statement and a brief summary of each paper. The abstract should be as informative as possible. The abstract should include the title of the symposium, the name of the chair/chairs, and his/her/their affiliation. For each paper, authors, presenting authors, affiliations, and title of the presentation should be mentioned. A reference list is not required. The total length of the abstract should not exceed 800 words.

Workshop

A workshop is an interactive session with clear educational and practical components. It typically involves demonstration and hands-on instruction on a particular practice, program, methodology, or skill. It gives ample opportunities for participant activity and discussions. The length of a workshop is 60-90 minutes. The abstract for a workshop should include the rationale and outline for the workshop as well as the specific learning objectives. The abstract should be as informative as possible. The abstract should include the title of the workshop, the name of the chair/chairs, and his/her/their affiliation. A reference list is not required. The total length of the abstract should not exceed 300 words.

Conference paper

Individual paper presentations are oral presentations that are grouped together by the Organizing Committee into symposia of three to four papers. An individual paper presentation is 15 minutes. There will be approximately 15-20 minutes for a general discussion at the end of the symposium. The abstract should include a summary of the presentation and be as informative as possible. For research presentations, abstracts need to include the research question, a description of methods, results, and a brief discussion including implications for practice/policy. A reference list is not required. The total length of the abstract should not exceed 200 words.

Poster

Presenters will be expected to be in attendance during the poster exhibition to discuss their poster with conference participants. The abstract should include a summary of the presentation and be as informative as possible. For research presentations, abstracts need to include the research question, a description of methods, results, and a brief discussion including implications for practice/policy. A reference list is not required. The total length of the abstract should not exceed 200 words. The poster size is A0 (841x1189mm).

Number of abstracts

Individuals may co-author any number of abstracts but may not submit more than two as presenting author.

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