Session Types


Symposia

A symposium is a set of multiple presentations on a single or related clinical or research area. Generally, symposia consist of a chair, individual presenters, and a discussant (optional).

An individual symposium will be available in 90 minute slots. There should be a maximum of 4-5 speakers per symposium (including chair and discussant).

All submitted symposia should have an overall abstract of 300 words with a general description of the symposium, including the names of the presenters, chair, and discussant. The abstract for each speaker should also be 300 words.

The name and contact details of the Chair must be provided. This individual accepts responsibility for ensuring that all speakers provide final individual abstracts, when requested, and for being the contact person between the scientific committee and the proposed symposium. They must ensure that all primary speakers register. Please note that for space and production reasons only the first three authors will appear in the conference program. However, full authorship will appear in the digital abstract presentation.


In-Congress Workshops

These are skills-based workshops, which can be for different levels of clinicians (beginner, moderate, expert). Please designate which level you are offering.

In-congress workshops will run during the main conference program. The abstract should be a maximum of 300 words. It should include background for the topic covered and the overall objectives of the workshop. Contributors should provide a structured abstract to include the following:
Learning objectives
Training modalities e.g. experiential or didactic
2-3 key references
A brief description of the workshop leader(s) (Maximum 75 words)

In-congress workshops will run for 1.5 or 3 hours.

1.5 hour workshops are free and 3 hour workshops are paid workshops.


Panel Discussions

This is where experts provide a brief statement of their position on a specific clinical or theoretical issue or topic, and then debate differences in opinion, controversial issues etc. with other experts. This requires an active Chair who may act as an optional discussant, introduces the topic, organizes position statements, handles the debate amongst the experts and fields questions from the audience.

Panel discussions can contain a maximum of 4 people to include an optional discussant (if providing a summary). Please note that each presenter should present a verbal statement (no use of PowerPoint/visual aids etc.) of position for approximately 5-10 minutes, which typically will not require presentation of data.

Panel discussions will be available in 90 minute slots.

The abstract should be maximum 500 words.


Clinical Roundtables

These are clinical case discussions illustrating a clinical problem under discussion. Presenters can present an anonymised case, focusing on specific topics. One person is required to present the case and up to 3 people can comment on the case.

Clinical roundtable will be available in 90 minute slots.

For example: A clinical case shall be presented for approximately 15-20 minutes and each expert shall provide their opinions between 5-8 minutes. The remaining time will be for debate and taking questions from the audience.

The structure is flexible and alternative proposals will be considered. However, please take note of time constraints and this should be strictly managed.

This requires a Chair who may act as an optional discussant who introduces the topic, handles comments from the other participants and fields questions from the audience.

The abstract should be maximum 500 words.


Open Papers

These are presentations on a clinical, theoretical or research topic with a typical time allocation of 15-20 minutes.

The structured abstract should be a maximum of 300 words.

This should include:
Introduction
Method
Results
Discussion
Conclusion

Where possible these will be organized into open paper symposia that form a coherent topic within the conference’s major themes.

In your abstract, if possible, please identify which stream/streams you consider your submission to be most suitable for.

Please note that for space and production reasons only the first three authors will appear in the conference program. However, full authorship will appear in the digital abstract presentation.


Posters

These are visual presentations. Both clinical and research posters are welcome. We will also consider posters reporting on studies currently in progress.

Poster sessions are scheduled throughout the congress, and there are opportunities for presenters to discuss their poster with delegates at the opening reception, before and after other congress sessions, and during coffee and lunch breaks.

Posters require an attractive visual presentation of the study, issue or case(s), and presenters should provide a structured abstract of no more than 300 words.

Case Report Posters
1. Presenting Problem
2. Case Conceptualisation and Intervention
3. Outcome
4. Review and Evaluation

Research Posters
1. Introduction
2. Method
3. Results
4. Discussion

Maximum of 3 references.

In your abstract, if possible, please identify which stream/streams you consider your submission to be most suitable for.

Please note that for space and production reasons only the first three authors will appear in the conference program.

However, full authorship will appear in the digital abstract presentation.

All identifying details in a case report poster must be removed or altered so as to maintain anonymity.