Presentation Types:

Pre-recorded Poster Presentations  – consist of 4’ x 4’ (1.2 M x 1.2M) display presentations for completed or in progress work. Submissions for poster presentations should follow the clinical or research format (see below). At least one author of an accepted poster abstract must be present (virtually or in-person) during the assigned session. Poster sessions may run concurrently with other conference sessions.

Pre-recorded 10-minute rapid oral presentations –  consist of an 8 to 10-minute pre-recorded presentation, available for viewing on-demand, with a dedicated session scheduled during the conference for live Q&A with conference attendees. Grouped with other related presentations, this format is best suited for newly implemented/ongoing projects (clinical or research). This is a great option for researchers/clinicians/students who would like to present and seek feedback on study protocols or preliminary results. These submissions should follow clinical or research format (see below). Abstracts should include 2 to 3 questions for which authors are seeking feedback.

LIVE 20-minute individual oral presentations  – Submitted abstracts for these presentations (clinical or research) are best suited for completed work.  Presenters should plan a 15-minute presentation and a 5-minute Q&A. Abstracts for consideration must follow the format specified below under “Abstract Type”. Submitting authors must specify the abstract theme under which the work is to be considered.

LIVE 90-minute symposium – These 90-minute symposiums consist of three theme-focused oral presentations with discussion led by a moderator.  The symposium submission includes one Chairperson (submitting author) who will act as moderator, and three presenters. A summary abstract which presents the overall symposium theme and three individual abstracts are required - one for each proposed presentation.  Individual abstracts can follow “clinical” or “research” format.


  • ·       The moderator submits the symposium abstract online which includes moderator information, symposium title and the summary. This is done by selecting the symposium link on the website.
  • ·       Individual authors enter in their abstract by following the link in the email received from the moderator. Once entered, they follow the prompts to link the abstract to the relevant symposium.

Symposium abstracts that appeal to cross-cultural and patient-oriented audiences will be given higher priority.

LIVE 90-Minute workshops Workshops should be interactive, include experiential components, and focus on skills or concepts uptake. Abstracts must include learning objectives and teaching methods to be used (e.g., vignettes, experiential components, role play, etc.).

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