Abstract Submissions 

Abstract Length

We welcome abstracts of not more than 300 words in English.

Presentation Formats

Abstract submissions are invited for the following presentation formats:


Paper Presentations
 
             
15 minute presentations for scholarly papers with time for discussion 

Posters


 A2 posters (Displayed throughout the conference with presenters in attendance periodically)



Paper Presentations

Selection of papers for paper presentations will be based on abstracts of not more than 300 words. Abstracts must include the name(s) of author(s), institution(s) and email address(es) and must be submitted online at: BMC SUBMISSION  not later than 30 June 2016.

Abstracts must include a clear but brief indication of the purpose of the paper, methodology, major results, and conclusions/implications. The abstract should provide a concise indication of what the audience can expect from the paper presented. Author(s) should indicate the thematic strand under which the abstract is to be included.

Abstracts will be reviewed by a Review Panel and abstracts which meet the review criteria will be selected. Each abstract will be reviewed for acceptance against the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the theme in broad terms
  • Clarity and coherence
  • Contribution to scholarship, innovative practice, critical reflection
  • Evidence-based arguments and findings
  • Sound and appropriate methods
The Review Panel may also recommend alternative presentation formats, such as Workshops or Posters.

Posters

The poster presentation provides an ideal opportunity for conference participants to learn about new and innovative completed projects or work-in progress. Participants are given an opportunity to preview research projects in process, but whose preliminary results are already noteworthy. Posters will be displayed for the entire conference and presenters are encouraged to be present during tea breaks.

A selection of posters will be based on the submission of abstracts of not more than 300 words. Abstracts must include the name(s) of author(s), institution(s) and email address(es). Abstracts must include a clear but brief indication of the purpose of the poster, methodology, major results, and conclusions/implications. The author(s) should clearly mention under which thematic strand  the abstract is to be included.

Abstracts for posters will be reviewed by a Review Panel and only approved abstracts will be selected. Online submissions should reach the conference coordination committee not later than  30 June 2016. Abstracts must be submitted online at: BMC SUBMISSION.

Feedback to Authors

Corresponding authors will be notified of the outcome of their submission by  11 July 2016. Acceptance of the abstract implies that at least (but not limited to) one of the authors will be attending the conference and presenting the paper.