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SIPC 2016 - Welcome Message and Call for Abstract

Call for abstracts

– Singapore International Physiotherapy Congress 2016

“Physiotherapy: Transforming Care in the Community”

29th to 30th October 2016

The Singapore International Physiotherapy Congress 2016 (SIPC 2016) aims to bring together clinicians, thought leaders, academic scientists and researchers to exchange and share their insights, experiences and research results about all aspects of physiotherapy to improve patient care, across the spectrum of healthcare settings from acute to the community. Be part of this exciting physiotherapy movement in the garden city of Singapore this October.

The Scientific Committee (SC) now wishes to invite proposals for platform and poster presentation.

Submission process
Please email completed abstract submission to SIPCongress2016@physiotherapy.org.sg

Call for abstract closing date: 30th April 2016

1) General Guideline for submission

All abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication.

Abstracts are invited in the following categories

  1. Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy

  2. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

  3. Neurological Physiotherapy

  4. Geriatrics Physiotherapy

  5. Women’s Health or Paediatrics Physiotherapy

  6. Education Research

  7. Health service research

  8. Others (e.g. health promotion, palliative care, professional issues)

2) Presentation format

The reports may be made in one of the following formats:

(i) Platform presentation:

Platform presentations are spoken accounts of the research or development, generally accompanied by visual information in the form of PowerPoint slides and followed by a period of discussion. There will be two types of platform presentation:

  • Classic: a session of 8 platform presentations with speakers presenting their abstract for 8 minutes followed by 3 minutes question time.

  • Rapid five: a platform presentation session of 10 abstracts each delivering key messages from the research or development using no more than five slides in five minutes (5 x 5); followed by 15 minutes open discussion of the findings, interpretation and application in practice between delegates and presenters at points around the room, and a further 15 minutes of moderated discussion, drawing all presenters and delegates back together.

(ii) Poster presentation:

Posters are reports summarising information using brief written statements and graphic materials, such as graphs, charts, figures and photographs mounted on a poster board, the dimensions of which must not exceed the allocated space per poster (this will be notified at the time of acceptance).

3) Submissions should include the following:

The completed abstract (maximum 500 words) will be included in the proceedings and must be structured using the following format requirements:

Title (Max 30 words)

1. Introduction: Please provide a concise introduction including objectives and scope of the paper (75 - 120 words)

2. Methods: Briefly describe the methodology, procedures or process used.

(75 – 120 words)

3. Results: Please describe the results, observations and conclusion of the paper.

(100 to 200 words)

4. Clinical Relevance: Please explain the clinical importance or the novel (new) information presented in the paper. (20 to 30 words)

Please indicate (tick) abstract categories

1

Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy

2

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

3

Neurological Physiotherapy

4

Geriatrics Physiotherapy

5

Women’s Health or Paediatrics Physiotherapy

6

Education research

7

Health services research

8

Others: (pls indicate)

Author(s). Please note that first author should be the abstract presenter by default. (Please indicate presenter if not) The names of author will be published in order as listed below. Please include a new row for each additional author.

Title and Name

Affiliation

1

2

3

4

Please indicate (tick) preferred mode of delivery

Oral

Poster

Oral or Poster (no preference)

4) Consent, permissions and copyright

In submitting a proposal you must confirm that:

  1. You accept responsibility for the accuracy of the submitted abstract and understand that the content cannot be modified or corrected after the submission deadline and that information provided will be published exactly as submitted

  2. All co-authors are aware of and agree to the content of the abstract and support the data presented

  3. The submitter accepts responsibility as the contact person for all correspondence about the abstract and to share information with all authors about its status

  4. You have secured any copyright/permissions clearance required relating to any previous presentations, equipment or other material for inclusion in the SIPC 2016, its proceedings or other congress publications

  5. For all studies involving human or animal subjects, permission has been obtained from the relevant regulatory authority and properly informed consent given where appropriate

  6. Anyone who is identifiable in the presentation materials has given their consent to be included

  7. The work is original, except for extracts from copyrighted works used with permission from the copyright holders, and that it does not infringe upon any copyright, proprietary, or personal right of any third party

  8. You have identified any potential conflicts of interest eg financial interest in products or processes described in the presentation materials, stock ownership, membership on an advisory board or board of directors, or other substantive relationships

On behalf of all authors the submitter will confirm:

  1. Release of the copyright to publish electronically and in other formats information from the proposal that will be presented at SIPC 2016 (eg congress website, programme, print materials)

  2. Consent to have authors’ names, affiliation and biographical material being used in connection with the publication of your work

When completing the abstract form the submitter will ensure that all author(s) listed have read and understood the general information and the requirements they are expected to fulfil.

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