GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
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ISCoS 2022 Themes
Understanding the effect of nutrition and the gut microbiome on neurological function, secondary health complications and body weight following SCI
Diagnosis, management and long-term outcomes for degenerative cervical myelopathy, which is a common form of spinal cord dysfunction due to a narrowing of the cervical spinal canal (also referred to as a type of non-traumatic SCI)
Individuals are acquiring a SCI at an older age and are living longer with their injuries, which is changing the epidemiology of SCI, clinical management and long-term outcomes
Novel discoveries and innovations to protect, regenerate and restore motor, sensory and autonomic function and improve independence, health as well quality of life
Sexual function and sexuality are priorities for individuals with an SCI. Women’s focused research on areas such as conception, pregnancy, and gender specific health issues is an emerging are of importance.
We also welcome submissions in other SCI topics
EXTENDED DEADLINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: MONDAY 28 MARCH 2022, 23:59hr Vancouver Time
A 90-minute session is appropriate for an in-depth overview of recent research evidence and/or translation into clinical practice of an innovative, evidence-based topic. Workshop sessions typically are interactive, focused on developing participant’s skills (e.g., new assessments, techniques, treatments, guideline implementation) whereas instructional courses are didactic (e.g., presentation of large or multicentre clinical trial results, overview or in-depth review of a novel topic or new research findings). The session can include no more than 5 presenters including the session chair, allowing a minimum of 15 minutes for discussion either throughout the session or at the end. All presenting speakers and the session chair must register as a delegate and pay at the appropriate rate in order to present at the Meeting. Proposals that are interdisciplinary and involve presenters from a range of institutions and academic rank are encouraged. Very few 90-minute sessions will be accepted, thus applicants are encouraged to submit only topics that are recent, innovative, novel and/or that address a glaring gap/need in the field. The 90-minute session abstract outline (#7 below) is limited to 500 words.
Single centre or small clinical trials, case studies, systematic reviews are best presented in other formats (see below).
Required information is as follows and this information MUST be included or your abstract will not be considered:
- Title of course
- Speakers (name, credentials, institution, country) – maximum of 5 (including the session chair)
- List up to 3 learning objectives
- State whether material is for participants at an ‘Introductory’, ‘Intermediate’ or ‘Advanced’ level or whether any level is suitable
- Indicate the target audience (physicians, nurses, physios, researchers, consumers, etc.)
- Briefly state whether any prior learning, experience or qualifications, or pre-reading are recommended or essential for optimal participation.
- Outline of the 90-minute session – please list what each speaker will present and the time allocated to each speaker.
- If your 90-minute session 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.
- Speakers must provide disclosure information about potential conflicts of interest and avoid any commercialization, promotion or advertising of products or materials.