The call for abstracts for WCPT Congress 2021 is now open and will close on 30 July 2020. Don’t fancy submitting? How about reviewing.
Don’t miss out on an opportunity to present to a global audience and showcase your research, developments, or innovations at the profession’s largest international congress. Submitting a poster or abstract is easier than you think. Step-by-step instructions can be found below.
Abstracts are invited that:
- report on the latest research with original scientific data [this includes systematic/narrative reviews and meta-analyses, however, submissions with pending results and study protocols will not be accepted]
- address new and unique developments in practice, theory, education, management, policy, and resources
- describe innovative ways in which established methods have been adapted to meet the changing needs of practice
Abstracts are presented either as a platform or poster presentation. There are three typs of platform presentation:
- State of the art: 12-minute platform presentations from the highest quality cutting edge abstracts that are likely to influence practice, with an 18-minute moderated discussion at the end led by a leader in the field
- Classic: eight platform presentations of eight minutes, followed by three minutes for questions in each presentation
- Rapid 5: a platform presentation session of 10 abstracts each delivering key messages using no more than five slides in five minutes (5 x 5), with moderated discussion times
The poster presentations are either traditional printed posters or E-posters. There are available to view in the exhibition hall and presenters will be given a short presentation slot for questions.
A person may only present a maximum of two abstracts. They may be named as the presenting author on multiple submissions, but will only be permitted to be confirmed as the presenting author on two accepted abstracts. The confirmation system will permit a change of presenting author on accepted abstracts.
Why Not Become a Reviewer Instead?
Submitting work isn’t for everyone so why not still contribute to the conference in a different way? Without reviewers it is impossible to ensure the very best submissions are showcased during the conference. Perhaps you want to gain a better understadning of the process before you submit something yourself?
If you are interested in becoming a reviewer you’ll need to register your interest by Thursday 16th of July. You must be available to review abstract submissions from Monday 17 August 2020 and all reviews must be completed by Friday 11 September 2020.
Abstract Mentoring Programme
All abstract submitters are encouraged to use local and national research support resources and networks where available.
WCPT has a mentoring programme in place until 25 June 2020. The goal of WCPT’s mentoring programme is to help the author present their material clearly and concisely prior to submitting the abstract to the formal abstract review process. The programme may be particularly helpful for those:
- who don’t have local/national research support networks
- where English is not the first language
- with little experience of abstract submissions
Participants should prepare their abstract according to the submission guidelines and forward it to the mentoring programme coordinators.
Feedback will be provided, with advice on how the presentation and language used could be enhanced, in time to make changes and submit before the 30 July 2020 deadline. It is the author’s responsibility to submit the abstract following the call for abstracts guidelines.
It is important to note that the mentoring process is entirely separate from the formal abstract submission and review process. Requesting mentoring assistance and gaining feedback from that process does not guarantee that an abstract will be accepted for presentation at the WCPT Congress 2021.