Abstract Submissions

The submission system for ICAP2018 is now open! Please see below for the types of presentation formats that will be featured in the ICAP2018 program. The submission system will close in December 2017; the review phase will begin December 2, 2017

Word maximums for the Poster, GIMME-5s, Spoken Presentations and Symposia;
  • Title: 50 words max
  • Abstract Summary : 250 words max
  • Background/rational: 50 words max
  • Methods: 50 words max
  • Results: 50 words max
  • Conclusions: 50 words max
  • Action/Impact: 50 words max

Information provided in the five fields (background, methods, results, conclusion, action/impact) will be provided to the reviewers to aid the assessment of all submissions.

Information provided in the abstract is what will be included in any abstract programs that may be developed/posted; this information may be the same or different from what is provided in the five required fields.

GENERAL PROGRAM FORMAT DESCRIPTIONS

The ICAP2018 Program will include the following presentation formats, and presentations can be in English or in French:

Click here to see a breakdown of the Congress Program Streams

Programme Francophone
Il nous fait plaisir d’annoncer que le congrès 2018 aura un programme francophone. Nous acceptons des propositions de présentation en français d’ici le 1 décembre 2017. En savoir plus.


Pre-Congress Professional Development Workshop

The presenter of a Pre-Congress Professional Development Workshop (PcPDW) is typically a senior expert in the topic area. Submissions by a novice just entering a topic area will not be considered.

A PcPDW is not intended for presenting new empirical research.

PcPDWs will be scheduled for delivery on Sunday June 24th and Monday June 25th, the two days prior to the official start of ICAP2018. All PcPDWs in French will be offered on Monday June 25th.

PcPDWs are presented by an individual or a group, and are intended to have a clearly defined practical, experiential, or demonstration component. Led by presenter(s) with widely acknowledged expertise and experience in the topic area, each workshop should focus on ensuring that participants leave with 3-6 tangible new skills, tools and/or techniques (i.e. learning outcomes). Thus, good PcPDWs are innovative, interactive, inclusive, integrative, developmental, provocative, logistically sound, and address specific needs in the education of adults. PcPDWs are intended to be participatory events where delegates engage and interact with each other.

PcPDWs must provide both novice and experienced psychologists with an opportunity to continue their professional development (growth).

PcPDWs can be offered in three versions: ½-Day AM, ½-Day PM, or Full-Day. Deadline for submissions for PcPDWs is November 15, 2017.


Printed Poster

Posters -- in print format -- are the most appropriate and efficient method for presenting empirical research. A poster title should inform about the results of a study or studies or speak to the effectiveness or impact of a policy/program or intervention.

Posters should make use of pictures and diagrams, and they should use words/text sparingly.

A submission for a poster presentation should include the following information: the rationale for the study/studies or program/policy or intervention; the method of the study/studies or the approach employed for the program/policy; a summary of analyses or evaluations that were conducted; a summary of the results and the conclusions that follow from them; and an overview of actions, recommendations, or impacts that were made, implemented or evaluated.

Information on the orientation of the posters (portrait; landscape), size of the posters, etc. will be provided upon acceptance of a submission.


GIMME-5

The GIMME-5 is a method for sharing information in a spoken/visual format in a succinct manner, and for creating interest in a project or program. A GIMME-5 can be used for presenting empirical research, or for highlighting the need for/development of impact or evaluation of a program, policy or intervention.

Each GIMME-5 is allocated 4-minutes for a spoken presentation and 1-minute for questions, and each is permitted a maximum of 3 slides. To be effective, a GIMME-5 presentation needs to focus on what is critical, and it needs to be delivered in a stimulating and thought-provoking manner.

A submission for a GIMME-5 should include the following information: the rationale for the study/studies or program/policy or intervention; the method of the study/studies or the approach employed for the program/policy or evaluation; a summary of analyses, results and conclusions; and an overview of actions, recommendations, or impacts that occurred or that will be implemented or evaluated.


Spoken Presentation

The Spoken Presentation format is intended for making a detailed report about a series (more than 2) of empirical studies or a complex program or intervention. This format is familiar to those from other conferences where it goes by names such as “talk” or “oral presentation”.

Each Spoken Presentation is allocated 12-minutes for presentation and 3-minutes for questions. This format is reserved for sharing information about a complex series of studies or an involved program or intervention.

The congress program can accommodate only a small number of Spoken Presentations; thus, choose this option only if it is clearly impossible to present your work either as a printed poster or as a GIMME-5.

A submission for a Spoken Presentation should include the following information: the empirical and theoretical context and rationale for the studies or program/policy or intervention; the general method of the studies or the approach employed for the program/policy or evaluation; a summary of analyses, results and conclusions; and an overview of actions, recommendations, or impacts that occurred or that will be implemented or evaluated.

All Spoken Presentation submissions will be grouped into sessions that are organized around a specific theme or topic area. To ensure that each Spoken Presentation submission is included in an appropriate thematic session, each submission must include informative descriptors. To ensure your submission is arranged into an appropriate session, choose descriptors that are specific and informative.


Symposia

A symposium is a format for delivering a series of Spoken Presentations that focus on the same topic. Each symposium is expected to include 5 presenters, of which one may be a discussant.

Each symposium is created and submitted by one person, called the symposium convenor (or moderator). The convenor/moderator can function in one of three manners: convenor/moderator only, presenter of one of the Spoken Presentations, or symposium discussant. Consistent with the international focus of the ICAP2018, preference will be given to symposia with presenters from 2 or more different countries. Symposia with all presenters from the same country will be considered only under exceptional circumstances.

A submission for a symposium must include – for each presenter – an abstract with the same information as required for a Spoken Presentation submission (empirical and theoretical context and rationale for the studies or program/policy or intervention; the general method of the studies or the approach employed for the program/policy or evaluation; a summary of analyses, results and conclusions; and an overview of actions, recommendations, or impacts that occurred or that will be implemented or evaluated).

In addition, each submission must also include an abstract of the symposium with the following information: a brief description of the symposium topic; a statement of what makes this topic novel, contentious, or pertinent to the Congress; and a clear statement of how each presenter will offer a unique approach/perspective to the proposed topic.

A total of 85 minutes will be allocated for each symposium.

Word count for Discussion Forums
  • Philosophy or concept (50 words)
  • Questions of concern (50 words)
  • Overview of new issues (50 words)
  • Application/Impact (50 words)
  • Abstract Summary (250 words)


Discussion Forum

A Discussion Forum is intended for sharing, exploring and stimulating thoughts and ideas about an issue/topic/case, a program or intervention, or for brainstorming alternative approaches to research, practice and/treatment and/or policies.

Each Discussion Forum is submitted by a leader who is expected to provide a clear but brief summary (5 minutes maximum) of the core issues, ideas or approaches, interventions, etc. to be shared and explored. In addition, the leader is expected to inspire participants into sharing and engaging with each other and with the forum topic.

A submission for a Discussion Forum must include the following: a statement of the critical issues, ideas or approaches, interventions, etc. to be shared and explored; a statement of why these issues, ideas, etc. are of current interest and appropriate for brainstorming; and a description of methods to be used for encouraging participants to share and engage with the forum topic and with each other.

Discussion Forum submissions intended for presenting/discussing empirical research will not be considered.

A Discussion Forum will be allocated 25 minutes in the program.

Word count for In-Congress Professional Development Workshops
  • Bio (200 words) and CV for Workshop Presenter(s)
  • Title – 50 words
  • Abstract Summary – 250 words
  • 3-6 learning outcomes
  • 3 Indexing Keywords (50 words each)


In-Congress Professional Development Workshop

In-Congress Professional Development Workshops (IcPDW) are intended for the same purpose, and have the same requirements as PcPDWs. IcPDWs are presented by an individual or a group, and are intended to have a clearly defined practical, experiential, or demonstration component. Led by presenter(s) with widely acknowledged expertise and experience in the topic area, each workshop should focus on ensure that participants leave the workshops with at least 3 tangible new skills, tools and/or techniques (i.e. learning outcomes). Thus, good IcPDWs are innovative, interactive, inclusive, integrative, developmental, provocative, logistically sound, and address specific needs in the education of adults. IcPDWs are intended to be participatory events where delegates engage and interact with each other, and must provide both novice and experienced psychologists with an opportunity to continue their professional development (growth).

In contrast to the PcPDWs, a total of only 90 minutes will be allocated to each IcPDW (with 80 minutes for the workshop & 10 minutes for set-up and tear-down).