GUIDELINES


1. Invited Address
Only by formal invitation from the Scientific Committee

 

2. Pre-Conference Full Day Workshops
These are one-day skills based workshops, especially covering the identified conference themes.

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 Pre-Conference One-Day Workshop abstract.

Pre-Conference One-Day Workshops will run for between 7 (minimum) to 8 (maximum) hours to include lunch and 2 tea/coffee breaks.

 

3. Skills Classes
These are skills based workshops, especially covering the identified conference themes.

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

Skills classes will run during the main conference 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 2 1/4 hours including a tea/coffee break.

 

4. Clinical and Research Symposia
These are 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 up to 120 minutes.

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

To ensure we receive adequate information, all submitted Symposia should have an abstract of 500 – 750 words. This should be a general description of the overall symposia, 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.

In your abstract, if possible, please identify which stream/streams you consider your submission to be most suitable for.

However, at this stage, we do not require the individual abstracts for each speaker.

The name and contact details of the 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 conference 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 presentation.

 

5. Panel Discussion
This is where experts provide 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 and fields questions from the audience.

Panel discussions 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 discussions will be scheduled for up to 120 minutes.

The abstract should be between 400-600 words.

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

 

6. Clinical Roundtable
This is a clinical case discussion illustrating a clinical problem under discussion. Presenters can 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 roundtable will be scheduled for up to 120 minutes.

For example: A clinical case shall be presented for approximately 15-20 minutes and each expert shall provide their opinions between 5-8 minutes.  The remaining time will be for debate and taking questions from the audience.

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

This requires a Chair who may act as an optional discussant who introduces the topic, handles comments from the other participants and fields questions from the audience.

The abstract should be between  400-600 words.

 

7. Open Papers
These are presentations on a clinical, theoretical or research topic with a typical time allocation of 15-20 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 within the conferences major themes.

In your abstract, if possible, please identify which stream/streams you consider your submission to be most suitable for.

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 conference 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 presentation.

 

8. 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 conference, and there are opportunities for presenters to discuss their poster with delegates at the opening reception, before and after other conference sessions, and during coffee and lunch breaks.

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.

In your abstract, if possible, please identify which stream/streams you consider your submission to be most suitable for.

Please click here for examples of poster abstracts.

Please note that for space and production reasons only the first three authors will appear in the conference 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 presentation.

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



9. Registration
Presenters of accepted submissions, including posters, will be expected to register for the conference in advance.