SUBMISSION GUIDELINES


BACKGROUND

Submissions are invited that fall within the different Congress Streams. The scientific committee particularly welcomes submissions that address the main Congress themes.

Where relevant, priority, will be given to submissions that:

  • Address the Congress themes
  • Involve International collaboration
  • Include presenters from different countries
  • Are not single centre/laboratory submissions

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

6th JANUARY 2019  |   CALL FOR PAPERS CLOSES
For symposia, full day and half day in-conference workshops, panel debates, clinical roundtables and open papers

17th FEBRUARY 2019  |   CALL FOR POSTERS CLOSES
For posters


PROCEDURE

When making your submission, please be mindful to the deadlines and timescales involved in the Call for Papers. In particular, please note and plan for the following:

Prior to making your submission, please read the descriptions, and related examples, below of the different submission formats. Click open for the submission you wish to make and ensure you complete all relevant sections.

Each submission can be submitted only once, more specifically, the same content cannot be submitted in different formats or across different streams.

For all types of submission: in the abstract please identify which stream you consider the submission to be most suitable for, using the relevant drop-down menu. Please note that the Scientific Committee reserves the right to schedule successful submissions in streams other than that proposed in the submission, and at any point throughout the three-day Congress. Submitting your material through the portal will be taken as acceptance of these conditions.

The Congress server will automatically acknowledge submissions made through the portal. If you do not receive a copy and acknowledgement of your submission, can you please check your email junk/spam folder to make sure it has not been diverted to this, prior to contacting the Scientific Programme Administrator.



1. Invited Addresses

Only by formal invitation from the Scientific Committee


2. Invited Pre-Congress Full Day and Half Day Workshops

Only by formal invitation from the Scientific Committee



3. In-Congress Half Day Workshops

Half-day skills based workshops, falling within one of the identified Congress themes, will run during the main Congress programme.

On past experience, as competition will be especially strong for In-Congress Half-Day Workshops, consider submitting material instead as 90 minutes skills class. (Please note same content cannot be submitted in different formats.)

The abstract should be a maximum of 500 words. It should include background for the topic covered and the overall objectives of the workshop.

Contributors should provide a structured abstract to include the following:

  1. Title
  2. Scientific background
  3. Key learning objectives
  4. Training modalities
  5. 2-3 key references
  6. Brief description of workshop leader(s)
  7. Implications for the clinical practice of CBT

Please click here for an example of an In-Congress  Half Day Workshop abstract.

In-Congress Half Day Workshops will run for 3 hours to include a 20-30 minute coffee break.

In-Congress Half Day Workshop presenters will receive 50% of the revenue from the workshop registration fees up to a maximum amount of 300 €.

 

SUBMIT AN IN-CONGRESS HALF DAY WORKSHOP



4. Skills Classes

These are short skills based workshops that address a targeted problem and/or a specific technique.

Skills classes are designed to be delivered to large groups in a short length of time, and should focus on the acquisition of a key clinical or research skill.

Skills classes will run during the main Congress programme.

The abstract should be a maximum of 500 words. It should include background for the topic covered and the overall objectives of the workshop.

Contributors should provide a structured abstract to include the following:

  1. Title
  2. Scientific background
  3. Key learning objectives
  4. Training modalities
  5. 2-3 key references
  6. Brief description of workshop leader(s)
  7. Implications for everyday clinical practice of CBT

Please click here for an example of a Skills Class abstract.

Skills classes will run for 90 minutes with no coffee break. Delegates can attend the skills class at no extra cost therefore no fee is payable.

SUBMIT SKILLS CLASS



5. Clinical and Research Symposia

Symposia include multiple presentations on a single or related clinical or research area.

Generally, symposia will consist of a Convenor/Organiser, Chair, Individual Presenters, and a Discussant (optional)

They will be scheduled for either 60 or 90 minute sessions

There should be a maximum of 4-5 speakers per symposium (including discussant).

To ensure we receive adequate information, all submitted Symposia should have a symposium abstract of 500 – 750 words. This should be a general description of the overall symposium, including the names of at least 3 presenters. If you wish, then within this word-limit, you can provide a short summary of each speaker’s topic.

However, at this stage, we do not require the individual abstracts for each speaker. These will be requested if the submission is accepted.

The name and contact details of the symposium convenor/organiser must be provided. This individual accepts responsibility for ensuring that all speakers provide individual abstracts, when requested. They must also ensure that speakers register and communicate as required, practical information to the scientific committee as well as individual speakers in the symposia

Please click here for an example of a clinical symposium abstract.

Please click here for an example of a research symposium abstract.

Please note that for space and production reasons only the first three authors will appear in the Congress programme. However, full authorship will appear in the electronic abstract book; up to a maximum of 7 authors. If there are more than 7 authors then please acknowledge them within your presentation.

SUBMIT SYMPOSIUM



6. Panel Debate

This format involves experts providing a brief statement of their position on a specific clinical or theoretical issue or topic, and then debate differences in opinion, controversial issues etc. with other experts.

This requires an active Chair who may act as an optional discussant, introduces the topic, organises position statements, handles the debate amongst the experts, fields questions from the audience and is responsible for time management of the session.

Panel debates can contain a maximum of 3-4 people (maximum 4) to include an optional discussant (if providing a summary). Please note that each presenter should present a verbal statement (no use of PowerPoint/visual aids etc.) of position for approximately 10-15 minutes, which typically will not require presentation of data.

Panel debates will be scheduled for either 60 or 90 minute sessions

The abstract should be between 400-600 words.

Please click here for an example of a panel debate abstract.

SUBMIT PANEL DEBATE



7. Clinical Roundtable

This format involves a clinical case discussion by experts illustrating contrasting viewpoints and analysis of the clinical problem under discussion. Presenters should present an anonymised case, focusing on specific topics. One person is required to present the case and up to 3 people can comment on the case.

Clinical roundtables will be scheduled for either 60 or 90 minute sessions.

For example: A clinical case shall be presented for approximately 15 minutes and each expert shall provide their opinions between 5-10 minutes.  The remaining time will be for debate and taking questions from the audience.

The structure is flexible and alternative proposals will be considered, including timings.  However, please take note of time constraints, which should be strictly managed.

A clinical rountable requires a Chair, who may act as an optional discussant, to introduce the topic, handle comments from the other participants and field questions from the audience.

The abstract should be between  400-600 words.

SUBMIT CLINICAL ROUNDTABLE



8. Open Papers

These are presentations on a clinical and/or research topic with a typical time allocation of 15 minutes.

The structured abstract should be a maximum of 500 words.

This should include:

  1. Introduction,
  2. Method
  3. Results
  4. Discussion
  5. Conclusion

Where possible these will be organised into open paper symposia that form a coherent topic, falling within the Congress streams and will be scheduled for either 60 or 90 minute sessions

Please click here for an example of an open paper abstract.

Please note that for space and production reasons only the first three authors will appear in the Congress programme. However, full authorship will appear in the electronic abstract book; up to a maximum of 7 authors. If there are more than 7 authors then please acknowledge them within your presentation.

SUBMIT OPEN PAPER



9. Posters

These are visual presentations. Both clinical and research posters are welcome. We will also consider posters reporting on studies currently in progress.

Poster sessions are scheduled throughout the Congress, according to themes, and there are opportunities for presenters to discuss their poster with delegates, with sessions including either a coffee or lunch break.

Posters require an attractive visual presentation of the study, issue or case(s), and presenters should provide a structured abstract of no more than 500 words.

Case Report Posters Research Posters
1. Presenting Problem 1. Introduction
2. Case Conceptualisation and Intervention 2. Method
3. Outcome 3. Results
4. Review and Evaluation 4. Discussion

Maximum of 3 references.

Please click here for examples of poster abstracts.

Technical information will be provided with notification of acceptance in March 2019.

Please note that for space and production reasons only the first three authors will appear in the Congress programme. However, full authorship will appear in the abstract book up to a maximum of 7 authors. If there are more than 7 authors then please acknowledge this within your poster.

All identifying individual details in a Case Report Poster must be removed or altered so as to maintain anonymity.

SUBMIT POSTER



10. Technical Demonstration

More information will be available soon.


Registration

All presenters of accepted submissions, including In-Congress Half-Day Workshops, must register for the Congress in advance, in order to present their work at the Congress and have their presentation included in the final programme and book of abstracts.