EACD Barcelona 2022. Call for Abstracts is now open!

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The scientific committee of the 34th Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD) invites you to submit abstracts for a mini-symposium, instructional course, oral communication and/or poster presentation. Be aware that only abstracts following the Guidelines for Abstract Submission (see here) will be accepted.

With our motto "Networking knowledge into actions" we invite authors from all fields and professions surrounding children and adults with disabilities to submit their topics. With improving networks of care and better web connectivity, collaborative working across boundaries has prospered within Europe and across our global community. We would welcome submissions where such collaborations has led to a change in practice, influenced outcomes, offered benefits or thrown up some challenges. All abstracts related to childhood-onset disabilities are welcome, including those on treatment, prevention, early detection, early intervention, transition and lifespan issues, parents' and siblings’'experiences, adult research, health systems, engineering in disability, basic sciences, social science research and ethics.

We are interested in receiving submissions across a large number of conditions, including cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury (traumatic, stroke, cancer), neuromuscular disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, obstetrical brachial plexus palsy, spinal disorders, intellectual impairments, learning disabilities, profound intellectual and multiple disabilities, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, sensory impairments, genetic syndromes (e.g. Down, Rett, ...), rare diseases (e.g. neurometabolic, neurodegenerative, ...) and all other neurodevelopmental conditions.

Key dates:

Today: Opening Call for Abstracts

Mini-symposia & Instructional courses:
18 October 2021: Abstracts Submission deadline
12 November 2021: Notifications to submitting authors

Oral communications & Poster presentations:
15 November 2021: Abstract Submission deadline
17 January 2022: Notifications to submitting authors

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Mini-symposia and Instructional courses

Please note Abstract submission for mini-symposia and instructional courses closes on October 18th, 2021, 23:59 Central European Time (CET). Abstracts arriving after this date will not be accepted. After undergoing the reviewing process, all authors will be informed by November 12th, 2021 at latest on the formal acceptance or rejection of the submitted abstract(s).

Mini-symposium

Mini symposia provide a state-of-the-art overview of research evidence and clinical application of a theme that is relevant and innovative. At least 3 presenters with a multidisciplinary background will present in a 60-90 min session that includes 15 minutes for discussion with the audience. Mini symposia that have scheduled users and/or families presenting their perspectives on the discussed theme will be prioritized.

Please structure your abstract for a mini-symposium using the following headings:

- Objective
- Summary
- Outline of the symposium

Instructional courses

Instructional courses are didactic sessions of 75-90 min in the morning with at least 2 instructors addressing a focused theme or method with appeal to a targeted audience. Examples are new assessments, investigations, techniques, treatments etc. The courses shall be interactive and practical.

Please structure your abstract for an instructional course using the following headings:

- Learning objectives of the course
- Target audience
- Summary
- Outline of the course

Oral communications and Posters

Please note Abstract submission for oral communications and posters closes on November 15th, 2021, 23:59 Central European Time (CET). Abstracts arriving after this date will not be accepted. After undergoing the reviewing process, all authors will be informed by January 17th, 2022 at latest on the formal acceptance or rejection of the submitted abstract(s).

Oral communication

Oral communication sessions consist of a group of talks within a theme by individual participants. Presentations of 7 minutes each will be scheduled in concurrent sessions of 30-60 minutes. At the end of each oral communication session there will be a 10-15 minute live discussion/Q&A with all speakers of the session, led by a scientific/clinical moderator.

Please structure your abstract for an oral communication using the following headings:

- Introduction
- Patients and methods
- Results
- Conclusion

Poster // e-Posters

Poster presentations provide the opportunity for presenting novel methods and findings, and include discussion on-site and online. To get the most out of your Poster presentation, EACD Barcelona 2022 will give you the opportunity for both an on-site poster presentation and an e-Poster via our virtual platform.

Please structure your abstract for an oral communication using the following headings:

- Introduction
- Patients and methods
- Results
- Conclusion

Special issue in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology

Get your abstract published in the special issue of Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology on the 34th EACD Annual Meeting. 250 Selected abstracts (oral communications and posters) will be published in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. Following the conference, the selected abstracts will be made publicly available on the DMCN website in pdf-format. On the online submission platform submitting authors can also provide consent for the publication of their presentation slides or poster on the EACD Education site.

Contact: For questions and information, please contact abseacd22@pacifico-meetings.com.

 

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