Abstract Submission

Your abstracts provide the basis for the conference and we encourage you to start early to think about a project that you want to share with colleagues. We look forward to receiving your contribution!

To allow time for the scientific committee to evaluate your abstracts the deadline for submissions is October 15th 2011

All abstracts will be considered by the Scientific Committee.

The content of the Conference program is based on incoming abstracts

Abstract categories:
1: Research report
2: Special Interest report
3: Abstract for workshops and posters

1: Research reports are presentations of original scientific data collected by the author(s). Any established research approach, research design or research methods will be welcomed.

2: Special interest reports include presentations of new or original programmes, theories and descriptions of innovative ways in which established methods have been adapted to meet the need of physiotherapy practice, management, education or policy. Reports concerned with the organisation, regulation or management of physiotherapy service, education, research development and service delivery will be considered in this category. Those wishing to present details of professional resource materials, such as audiovisual material can submit an abstract as described below.

3: Abstract for workshops and posters include presentation of an established clinical program that has been experienced as functional and effective. In the title of the abstract, start with Workshop: …. (then follows the title/heading of your abstract).


Submission guidelines

Submissions must be sent as an attachment via the email address: icppmh2012@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk by the presenting author, preferably as a "Word" file. All correspondence must be with the presenting author. The presenting author does not have to be the first named author listed in the abstract. The online submission form will provide restricted space for data entry in order to limit the word count. To assist you in preparing your submission an indication of the maximum word count for each section is provided. See the guidelines below:

Abstract submission must include the following:

Title of abstract (maximum 20 words), in capital letters
Names and titles of presenting author and co-authors Contact details of authors to include:
1) Full name, organisation / institution, city and country for all authors, as you would wish it to appear in the completed program.
2) E-mail, work telephone, fax number, mailing address of presenting author The content of the abstract must be in accordance with the program and aims of the Conference The abstract (maximum 475 words and 1 page A4 only) will be included in the congress proceedings and must be structured using the following headings (1, 2 and 3):

1: Research reports

  1. Title
  2. Author(s)
  3. Purpose: What was the major reason for doing the study? Any secondary objectives?
  4. Relevance: How does this study relate to the physiotherapy practice/ management/ education/ policy?
  5. Participants: Describe the number and relevant characteristics of the participants and the selection procedure.
  6. Methods: What methodological approach was used in the study and data collection?
  7. Ethical considerations: In accordance with advances in research governance we require a statement concerning use of ethical considerations (max 20 words)
  8. Analysis: Describe the type of qualitative / quantitative data analysis used to assist you in interpreting your data.
  9. Results / findings: Briefly summarise the main findings derived from your analysis.
  10. Conclusions: What can be concluded from the analysis of your data? What are the suggestions for future work?
  11. Implications: For physiotherapy practice/ management/ education/ policy.
  12. Keywords: Use up to three words to describe your work.
  13. Funding acknowledgements: Please acknowledge any funding sources that supported your work. If the work was unfunded please state this.

2: Special Interest report

  1. Title
  2. Author(s)
  3. Purpose: What was the major reason for developing the new or adapted programme/ method/ theory/ resource? Any secondary objectives?
  4. Relevance: How does this study relate to the physiotherapy practice/ management/ education/ policy?
  5. Description: What methods, materials and principles were involved in the project, and how have these been adapted and used?
  6. Ethical considerations: In accordance with advances in research governance we require a statement concerning use of ethical considerations (max 20 words).
  7. Evaluation: How has the programme been evaluated? What has been the response to the programme method and theory when it has been used?
  8. Conclusions: What are the conclusions from the development and evaluation? What are the suggestions for future work?
  9. Implications: For physiotherapy practice/ management/ education/ policy.
  10. Keywords: use up to 3 words to describe your work
  11. Funding acknowledgements: Please acknowledge all funding sources that supported your work. If the work was unfunded please state this.

3: Abstract for workshops and posters follow the guidelines above

Additional information:

All submissions must be delivered electronically via email to icppmh2012@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk.

Further information about the presentation form will be announced later.

Last Reviewed: 23/10/2012