Call for Abstracts


Submission Guidelines

The Call for Abstracts is now closed. To submit past the deadline please contact Jo Nam

Click HERE for guidelines on how to prepare an effective abstract submission

If accepted, a complete paper is required for inclusion in the course syllabus (except fo poster presentations, in which case the abstract will be included in the course syllabus). Please see below for more information on types of presentations.

Abstracts should be submitted online with the following information included: Title, Author(s), Presenter(s), Presentation Level (Beginner-Intermediate, Intermediate-Advanced*), Full Address, Phone/Fax Numbers, Email Address, Organization/Af´Čüliation, 3 Learning Objectives, Speaker bios (50 word maximum each), and Presentation Summary (300-word maximum).

If you are submitting an instructional session, please include a brief 50-word description for the program brochure. For pre-symposium and instructional session submissions, please also indicate any presentation requirements beyond the usual presentation needs, such as electrical needs, extra storage room, stages, etc.

Deadline

Proposals must be received no later than June 5, 2017 (11:59pm PST).
Important Notes:
  • Notification of acceptance will be sent to the primary contact person only. It is the primary contact person's responsibility to notify all contributors.
  • The electronic submission of a proposal acts as a signature acceptance an understanding of the above guidelines.
In order to write a successful abstract, please view some suggested guidelines here.

Types of Presentations

  • Pre-Symposium Workshops
  • Instructional Course Sessions
  • Paper Sessions
  • Poster Sessions

Pre-Symposium Workshops
Pre-symposium workshops will be in-depth, interactive, and hands-on sessions either half a day (3-hr) or a full day (6-hr) in length. As exhibits will be open after lunch on the pre-symposium day, we welcome you to integrate the exhibit hall into your workshop.

Terms & Conditions:
  • All Presenters must be registered for the symposium.
  • A budget will be provided by ISS staff for the presenter(s) to deliver the workshop (e.g. equipment, travel). More information will be included in the acceptance letter.
  • Provide hand-out materials.

Instructional Sessions
Instructional sessions will be one hour in length with 4-6 instructional sessions running concurrently. These sessions provide a structured learning experience while encouraging audience participation and exchange.

Terms & Conditions
  • All Presenters must be registered for the symposium.
  • One complimentary symposium registration will be provided for each 60-minute session. Additional speakers are responsible for their own registrations.
  • A written paper of no more than four pages is required for inclusion in the syllabus.
  • All travel and lodging expenses are the responsibility of the presenters.

Paper Sessions
Paper presentations will be 10 minutes plus 5 minutes for Q&A. These sessions provide an opportunity for succinct presentations of innovative approaches and research findings.

Terms & Conditions:
  • All presenters must register for the symposium.
  • One reduced symposium registration will be provided for each oral paper session. Additional speakers are responsible for their own registrations.
  • A written paper of no more than four pages is required for inclusion in the syllabus
  • All travel and lodging expenses are the responsibility of the presenters.

Poster Sessions
There will be space and time available for poster presentations. The abstract submission should describe the research or clinical application.

Terms & Conditions
  • All presenters must register for the symposium.
  • One reduced symposium registration will be provided for each poster session. Additional speakers are responsible for their own registrations.
  • Your original abstract will be included in the syllabus.
  • Presenter(s) must speak to the symposium delegates about their poster for one minute with an accompanying slide during the plenary sessions. More information will be included in the acceptance letter.
  • All travel and lodging expenses are the responsibility of the presenters.