ISCoS 2019 – 58th ISCoS Annual Scientific Meeting  in Nice, France, 5 - 7 November 2019

Programme

ISCoS 2019 Abstract Submission


IMPORTANT DEADLINES

 

Abstract submission is now CLOSED.

Abstract notifications will be sent in the week of 1 July 2019.

 

Call for abstract opens                  Friday 4 January 2019

Call for abstract closes                  Tuesday 7 May 2019 (23:59BST)

Notification letters                       Early July 2019

 

ISCoS 2019 ABSTRACT THEMES

  • Respiratory Issues

  • Musculoskeletal Complications

  • Autonomic Nervous System

  • Neurological Complications

  • Sexuality and Fertility

 

 Please note: submissions on topics representing spinal cord injury will be considered.

 

GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Please adhere to the following guidelines when preparing your abstract for an instructional course, workshop, oral presentation or poster. Any submissions not following these guidelines will be rejected.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL COURSE:

Instructional courses provide a state-of-the-art overview of research evidence and/or translation into clinical practice of a topic that is relevant and innovative. Up to 3 presenters will present in a 90 minute session that includes 15 minutes for discussion with the audience. Careful consideration should be given to the number of presenters. More than 3 presenters often results in loss of continuity and excess use of time. Handouts and references are important and should be available to all participants. It will be the responsibility of the presenters to provide sufficient handouts for their course. The Instructional Course abstract outline (#7 below) is limited to 500 words.

Required information is as follows:

1. Title of course
2. Speakers (name, credentials, institution, country)
3. List up to 3 learning objectives
4. State whether material is for participants at an ‘Introductory’, ‘Intermediate’ or ‘Advanced’ level or whether any level is suitable
5. Indicate the target audience (physicians, nurses, physios, researchers, consumers, etc.)
6. Briefly state whether any prior learning, experience or qualifications, or pre-reading are recommended or essential for optimal participation.
7. Outline of the course – please list what each speaker will present and the time allocated to each speaker.
8. Speakers must provide disclosure information about potential conflicts of interest and avoid any commercialization, promotion or advertising of products or materials.

  

WORKSHOP:

Workshops are designed to share innovative experiences and latest practices, increase the capacity and knowledge and provide learning opportunities for participants. Proposals that are interdisciplinary and involve presenters from a range of institutions are encouraged, and should include interactive activities and focus on developing participants’ skills. Workshops are 90 minutes with up to 4 instructors addressing a focused theme or method. Examples are new assessments, investigations, techniques, treatments, implementation of guidelines, development of a position statement, etc. because these are interactive, questions can be addressed during the course of presentation or as the workshop faculty desires. Handouts and references are important and should be provided by the presenters to all participants. It will be the responsibility of the presenters to provide sufficient handouts for their workshop. The Workshop abstract outline (#7 below) is limited to 500 words.

Required information is as follows:

1. Title of workshop
2. Speakers (name, credentials, institution, country), including nominated Chairperson
3. List up to 3 learning objectives
4. State whether material is for participants at an ‘Introductory’, ‘Intermediate’ or ‘Advanced’ level or whether any level is suitable
5. Indicate the target audience (physicians, nurses, physios, researchers, consumers, etc.)
6. Briefly state whether any prior learning, experience or qualifications, or pre-reading are recommended or essential for optimal participation.
7. Outline of the workshop – please list what each speaker will present and the time allocated to each speaker.
8. If your workshop involves demonstration of assistive technology or other equipment, please describe what you will bring, how much space will be required, and how much time is needed for set-up and removal. Please note that any costs incurred or labour required for transport and set up of technology or equipment will be the responsibility of the workshop presenters.
9. Speakers must provide disclosure information about potential conflicts of interest and avoid any commercialization, promotion or advertising of products or materials.

 

ORAL PRESENTATION:

Oral presentations are intended to share recent research findings or clinical information with the audience. Oral presentations will be 8 minutes in length plus 2 minutes for discussion. The entire abstract (#3 below) is limited to 500 words. Figures and references are discouraged. Abstracts that state “results will be presented” will be rejected.

Required information for submitting an oral abstract is as follows:

1. Title of presentation
2. Authors (name, credentials, institution, country) with the presenting author’s name appearing first.
3. Format of abstract: Introduction, methods, results, conclusions.

 

POSTER:

Poster presentations are an important part of the Scientific Meeting and allow the presenter to have adequate discussion time with attendees. The entire abstract (#3 below) is limited to 500 words. A specific date and time will be assigned to all poster presenters when they are expected to be at their poster to meet with delegates and respond to questions and comments.

Required information for submitting a poster abstract is as follows:

1. Title of presentation
2. Authors (name, credentials, institution, country) with the presenting author’s name appearing first.
3. Format of abstract: Introduction, methods, results, conclusions.

 

Poster Awards

To encourage and support research by people who are early in their investigative career, ISCoS will provide recognition to noteworthy poster submissions in 3 different categories:

1. Student trainee (registered in undergraduate, Master, PT/OT, Nursing, PhD, MD/DO program, etc.)
2. Postdoctoral fellow (clinical or scientific)
3. Early career scholar (within 5 years of first academic or hospital appointment)

There will be 3 awards in each category (total of 9 prizes), which includes a nominal cash prize. Selection will be based on merit and made by the ISCoS Scientific Committee.

The Student Trainee awards will be presented in the name of Dr. Hans Frankel who is an eminent contributor to the field of spinal cord injury and a founding member of the ISCoS organisation.

Candidates must declare the appropriate category on the abstract submission form in order to be considered eligible for an award. Candidates must also provide the name and email of their most direct supervisor.
Should you not wish to be considered, you may opt out.

Note: People enrolled in a second degree program, but already holding an academic or hospital appointment for more than 5 years are ineligible.

Posters that receive one of the 9 prizes will be presented in an oral session on Day 1 of the Scientific Meeting (exact time and location to be determined). Prize winners will be notified prior to the conference that they will be making an oral presentation during that session. Prize winning posters will be located in a highly visible location in the poster viewing area and will remain up during the entire ISCoS Meeting.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

For all abstract submissions, you will receive notification that the abstract has been received via the submission system. If you do not receive notification within 24 hours of submitting your abstract(s), please contact:

Daisy Lam, Project Manager, BCD Meetings and Events
Email: iscos@bcdme.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 2070 456923

Please note that senior researchers/clinicians can present no more than 4 oral/posters. Please encourage participation of your junior researchers/clinicians as presenters.

All submissions will be independently peer-reviewed based on scientific or clinical quality, topical relevance, contribution to latest knowledge for clinical translation and innovation. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to offer an alternative mode of presentation based on submissions.

Late submissions will not be accepted. If you have issues regarding submission by the deadline, please contact Daisy Lam at BCD Meetings & Events prior to the submission deadline.