Symposium presenters guidelines and structure

Submission Guidelines

Please read this information carefully before proceeding to submit your proposed Symposium.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline for the submission of the proposed  symposium including title, content, and participants’ documentation: January 31, 2019.
  • Acceptance notification: February 28, 2019.

Language

Submissions shall be done in English. In the case that the activity is carried out in Spanish, you can send it in this language.

Symposium Format

A Proposed Symposium is designed to be a focused session in which distinguished speakers present on a common theme, issue, or question of particular relevance. It would usually consist of a chairperson briefly introducing the topic and providing an introduction to the session. This would usually be followed by at least 3 but no more than 5 individual speakers (ideally from different affiliations or countries), and ending with concluding remarks by a discussant. Every effort should be made to ensure close interaction among the speakers and to provide new and non-overlapping presentations. There should be opportunity for the audience to ask questions to presenters and for an exchange of views. A regular symposium session will run for 90 minutes; double sessions may be considered for important topics and strong panels.

Submission rules and criteria for review:

Submissions will be ranked according to the following criteria:

  1. Relevance to Congress themes (see themes)
  2. Significance of content in terms of applications
  3. Relevance of content to audience
  4. Theoretical and empirical basis
  5. Clarity of ideas and soundness of methods applied
  6. Ecological and ethical implications.

All presenters and discussants are required to register and pay to attend the Congress. The acceptance of a submission does not imply funding of registration, travel arrangements, accommodation or other costs by the Congress Organizers.

A submission which does not adhere to these rules is likely to be rejected.

Proposed symposium: Structure

By presenting a symposium the organizer:

  • Confirms that presentations have not been published before
  • Grants the Organizing Committee permission to publish the abstract in hard copy or electronic format
  • Grants a non-exclusive right to publish, reproduce, distribute, display and store the abstract worldwide in all forms, formats and media now known or as developed in the future, including print, electronic and digital forms.

Organizer will retain copyright of abstracts, although authors will be entitled to the moral rights of the abstract.
 
The symposium summary cannot contain more than 2000 characters (blank spaces and punctuation are included. Title and authors’ list & affiliation are not included).

The structure should be as follows

  1. Title of the symposium
  2. List of authors (including the symposium organizer as first author and discussant if any)
  3. The research area and specific topic
  4. Introduction & Objectives of the Symposium (2000 characters, spaces included)
  5. Speakers presentations’ titles, full names, affiliations, and countries
  6. Abstracts of presentation (each maximum of 1000 characters, spaces included)
  7. It is not possible to insert tables or images
  8. Abbreviations may be used after first defining them.

1. Title

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2. List of authors

Convenor:
Paul Smith
 
Presenters:
Adrian Jones
Andrew Williams
Dylan Johnson
Adam Brown
Carl Davies
 
Discussant:
James Wright

3. Thematic Track and topics:

Thematic Track:
Topics:

4. Introduction & Objectives (2000 characters, spaces included)

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5. Speakers presentations

Convenor:
Paul Smith, MD
Professor of Psychology
Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation
University of
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Presenters:
Adrian Jones, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Health Psychology
Department of Psychology,
University of
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Andrew Williams, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Health and Social Care
School of Education
University of
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Dylan Johnson , PhD
Lecturer, Special education
University of
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Adam Brown, PhD
Associate Director, Institute for Medical Psychology
University of
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Carl Davies, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
University of
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Discussant:
James Wright, MD
Former Director of the Pediatric Clinic
University of
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6. Abstracts of presentations (1000 characters, spaces included, each)

Title
Adrian Jones
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Title
Andrew Williams
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Title
Dylan Johnson

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Title
Adam Brown
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Carl Davies
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