Wednesday, 9 December 2015

WC9 – LAST DAY TO SUBMIT ABSTRACTS

Tomorrow!

In June of this year, the organisers of the 9th World Conductive Education Congress, to be held in Budapest on 10-13 December 2016, announced that the deadline for submitting abstracts would be 10 December this year, a full year in advance


Tomorrow is 10 December

This means that if you wish to make an oral presentation at the Congress, display a poster, or share a video, then you will have to do so tomorrow, presumably by close of business  in the afternoon, Central European Time.

So, if you still wish to submit an abstract, here are the guidelines –
Instructions for preparation of abstracts
Abstracts in English will be accepted. Abstracts submitted via e-registration.
The authors´ names should be provided in the format SMITH, John. 
Affiliation of the authors should be provided in the format: institution, city, country, address, telephone number. This should be followed by the TITLE and the type of presentation (lecture, poster, video, DVD).
The abstracts should be approximately 300 words (without space) structured by subheadings: introduction, aims, materials and methods, results and conclusions.
Affiliation of the authors should be provided in the format: institution, city, country, address, telephone number. This should be followed by the TITLE and the type of presentation (lecture, poster, video, DVD). The abstracts should be approximately 300 words (without space) structured by subheadings: introduction, aims, materials and methods, results and conclusions.  
All the accepted abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts.You will be contacted by the Scientific Committee of the World Congress by 10th March 2016 whether or not your abstract has been accepted.
http://www.peto.hu/wcce2016/en/get-involved/call-for-abstract

Writing a formal academic abstract in three-hundred words is an exacting discipline. Presumably the organisers will exercise some discretion towards those who go a little over the limit. Previous Congress Abstracts indicate that many accepted submissions have been considerably over length.

The guidelines also suggest something of how submissions should be structured (using a model more appropriate to the natural or medical sciences rather than to pedagogic and social sciences). The Abstracts for previous CE World Congresses suggest that many successful applicants in the past have dealt with this suggested structure by ignoring it. 

There are no stated guidelines for referencing. 

Now it is up to you. Good luck.

PS A couple of observations

Submitting to a conference a whole twelve months in advance – is this reflection in some way of the expected rate of advance in Conductive Education?

Might one hope that the long period from submission/acceptance to the actual Congress will permit attention to possibilities for of wider dissemination and involvement, as exemplified by the social networking platform for the Seventh World Congress, organised by SAHK for the Hong Kong event in 201o?



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