Abstract submission

    Abstract submission Deadline

    • The deadline for submitting abstracts is November 21, 2022
    • Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be sent electronically to the corresponding author by January 19, 2023
    • The organisers will publish only the abstracts submitted by authors, who will settle their registration fee by February 20, 2023

    Abstract Submission Instructions

    • Abstracts can be submitted on topics listed below.
    • Abstracts have to be written in English.
    • Fill in the submitting author's name and e-mail address properly - these contact details will serve for further correspondence with the author(s).

    Main Conference Topics

    • The importance of TIMELY  INTERVENTION (therapy programs that are well coordinated and support the whole family - sensorimotor development, attention and regulation, relationships, therapist support for the child and parents); 

      Subthemes: 
      • Motor and non-motor interventions (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech language therapy, environment, …)
      • Muscle and movement
      • Low-cost innovation
      • Surgery (orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery, …)
      • Service provision
      • Palliative care and pain
      • Musculoskeletal imagery, modelling and physiology
      • Movement analysis and biomechanics
      • Cognitive and language assessments
      • Health, well-being and participation
      • Nutrition
      • Child and family centered research and care
      • Healthcare models research
      • Epidemiology, registry-based research
      • Mobility
      • Lifespan perspectives
      • Sports, leisure and community inclusion
      • Preventive medicine
      • User experience – family experience
    • Advances in MANAGEMENT OF ORPHAN DISEASES (including the register of orphan diseases, development of new drugs, efficiency of comprehensive (re)habilitation programs); 

      Subthemes: 
      • Diagnostics and assessments
      • Epidemiology, registry-based research
      • Gene therapy
      • Motor and non-motor interventions (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech language therapy, nutrition, …)
      • Measures, especially of activity and participation
      • Technology-assisted rehabilitation (robotics, exergaming, tele-rehabilitation, …)
      • Assistive devices (for mobility, movement, communication, learning, …)
      • Surgery
      • Service provision
      • Health, well-being and participation
      • Global partnerships and initiatives
      • Child and family centered research and care
      • Lifespan perspectives
      • Sports, leisure and community inclusion
      • User experience – family experience
    • Management of PAIN in children with developmental disorders and CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROMES in otherwise normally developing children (recognizing and understanding the underlying processes, efficient management);

      Subthemes: 
      • Diagnostics and assessments
      • Motor and non-motor interventions (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech language therapy, environment, …)
      • Technology-assisted rehabilitation (robotics, exergaming, tele-rehabilitation, …)
      • Service provision
      • Measures, especially of activity and participation
      • Health, well-being and participation
      • Nutrition
      • Global partnerships and initiatives
      • Child and family centered research and care
      • Healthcare models research
      • Epidemiology, registry-based research
      • Mobility
      • Lifespan perspectives
      • Sports, leisure and community inclusion
      • Preventive medicine
      • Covid-19 and chronic pain
      • User experience – family experience
    • GOAL SETTING: Active role of the child and parent in (re)habilitation process (goal setting process and the efficiency of goal setting in (re)habilitation to promote functioning and participation; taking over the responsibility; taking active role; use of cognitive strategies to learn specific goals; empowerment of children and parents...); 

      Subthemes: 
      • Motor and non-motor interventions (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech language therapy, environment, …)
      • Technology-assisted rehabilitation (robotics, exergaming, tele-rehabilitation, …)
      • Assistive devices (for mobility, movement, communication, learning, …)
      • Low-cost innovation
      • Surgery (orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery, …)
      • Measures
      • Cognitive and language assessments
      • Health, well-being and participation
      • Nutrition
      • Global partnerships and initiatives
      • Child and family centered research and care
      • Mobility
      • Lifespan perspectives
      • Sports, leisure and community inclusion
      • Preventive medicine
      • User experience – family experience
    • Advances in TECHNOLOGICAL SUPPORT of the rehabilitation process (in connection with enhanced neuroplasticity, support of independence and participation, quality of life, physical fitness, sport programs); 

      Subthemes: 
      • Motor and non-motor interventions (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech language therapy, environment, …)
      • Technology-assisted rehabilitation (robotics, exergaming, tele-rehabilitation, …)
      • Assistive devices (for mobility, movement, communication, learning, …)
      • Muscle and movement
      • Low-cost innovation
      • Surgery (orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery, …)
      • Movement analysis and biomechanics
      • Health, well-being and participation
      • Global partnerships and initiatives
      • Mobility
      • Lifespan perspectives
      • Sports, leisure and community inclusion
      • User experience – family experience

    Submitting Abstracts for oral and poster presentations

    • Authors are invited to submit abstracts on any of the given themes.
    • All abstracts will be reviewed by the members of the Scientific Committee.
    • Accepted abstracts will be published on the EACD 2023 meeting website.
    • There is no limit to the number of abstracts an individual may submit. 

    Abstract Layout

    • The length of the abstracts should not be more than 1 page, the maximum number of words is 250, excluding title and author information. 
    • Title: Make the title of the abstract brief, clearly indicating the nature of the investigation. Use a capital letter for the first letter in the title only (DO NOT capitalize each word).
    • Names of the authors: Submit the full given name(s) and the family name. Do not include degrees or professional titles.
    • Original studies should have uniform structure (Introduction, Patients and Methods, Results, Conclusion and Relevance for users and families)
      • Example of formatting:
      • Introduction: Type the headings Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Conclusions.
      • Patients and Methods: Do not write the headings on separate lines. Start the text of the paragraph immediately after the colon (“:”) without pressing the “Enter” key.
      • Results: Example text. Conclusion: Example text.
      • Relevance for users and families: Please indicate here the relevance of the submitted work in relation to people with lived experience, their family members, and close others concerned (max. 75 words).

    250 Selected abstracts (oral communications and posters) will be published in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. Following the conference, the selected abstracts will be made publicly available on the DMCN website in pdf-format. On the online submission platform submitting authors for an oral communication or poster can also provide consent for the publication of their presentation slides or poster on the EACD Education site.

    Demonstration Poster

    Demonstration Posters provides the opportunity for presenting a new, innovative product, tool and/or technology relevant to the area of childhood disability and include discussion on-site. Ideally, these should be solutions that can be quickly implemented in routine practice and/or in daily life. products, tools and/or technologies that have been piloted or implemented are encouraged. These abstracts should include information that allows session attendees to evaluate the usability and effectiveness of such a product, tool or technology. This category is intended for descriptive abstracts as well as products with more rigorous evaluations. Demonstration Posters will be sorted by theme. Each Demonstration poster will be on display 1 full day of the conference and include a dedicated poster session. 

    Please structure your abstract for a demonstration poster presentation using the following headings: 
    • Statement of problem
    • Description of the product or technology
    • Findings to date
    • Practical applications

    Submitting Abstracts for Instructional courses and mini symposia

    Instructional courses

    Instructional courses are didactic sessions of 75-90 min in the morning with at least 2 instructors addressing a focused theme or method with appeal to a targeted audience. Examples are new assessments, investigations, techniques, treatments etc. The courses shall be interactive and practical.
    Please structure your abstract for an instructional course using the following headings:
    • Objective
    • Learning objectives of the course
    • Target audience
    • Summary
    • Outline of the course

    The length of the abstracts should not be more than 1 page, the maximum number of words is 250, excluding title and author information.

    Mini symposium

    Mini symposia provide a state-of-the-art overview of research evidence and clinical application of a theme that is relevant and innovative. At least 3 presenters with a multidisciplinary background will present in a 60-90 min session that includes 15 minutes for discussion with the audience. Mini symposia that have scheduled users and/or families presenting their perspectives on the discussed theme will be prioritized.
    Please structure your abstract for a mini symposium using the following headings:
    • Objectives
    • Summary
    • Outline of the symposium

    The length of the abstracts should not be more than 1 page, the maximum number of words is 250, excluding title and author information

    Presentation Formats

    The Scientific Committee will ultimately decide whether a submitted paper will be selected for an oral or a poster presentation. A considerable part of the invited talks will be selected based on scientific merit of submitted abstracts. Please make sure to indicate the preferred presentation type: oral, poster, Instructional Course, Mini Symposium on the abstract submission web site.

    The scheduled time for each oral presentation is 7 minutes. At the end of each oral communication session there will be a 10–15-minute live discussion/ Q&A with all speakers of the session, led by a scientific/clinical moderator. With this in mind speakers are requested to stay within the time given. While the names of several authors may be included on the title of the abstract, only one author will be allowed to give the oral presentation.

    Method of Submission

    • All abstracts must be submitted only via the online form that is accessible after to create the new user account with your e-mail address and password.
    • Authors will be notified about the delivery of their abstract by e-mail immediately. In case you will not receive confirmation within 24 hours, please check your spam folder and in case of no confirmation e-mail, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    • Authors will have access to their abstracts until the deadline and will have possibility to edit already submitted abstracts or submit another one.
    • All correspondence concerning the abstract will be sent to submitting author’s e-mail address.

    Abstract Layout

    • The length of the abstracts should not be more than 1 page, the maximum number of words is 250. 
    • Title: Make the title of the abstract brief, clearly indicating the nature of the investigation. Use a capital letter for the first letter in the title only (DO NOT capitalize each word).
    • Names of the authors: Submit the full given name(s) and the family name. Do not include degrees or professional titles.
    • Original studies should have uniform structure (Introduction, Patients and Methods, Results, and Conclusion)
    • Example of formatting: 
      • Introduction: Type the headings Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Conclusions in bold.
      • Patients and Methods: Do not write the headings on separate lines. Start the text of the paragraph immediately after the colon (“:”) without pressing the “Enter” key.
      • Results: Example text. Conclusion: Example text. 

    Authors

    Good research should be well justified, well planned, and appropriately designed, so that it can properly address the research question. Abstract should publish based on the copyright that constitutes authorship. All authors are responsible for the quality, accuracy, and ethics of the work. Republication of a paper in another language, or simultaneously in multiple journals with different audiences, may be acceptable, provided that there is full and prominent disclosure of its original source at the time of submission of the manuscript.

    Plagiarism

    Plagiarism is the use of other's published and unpublished ideas or words (or other intellectual property) without attribution or permission and presenting them as new and original rather than derived from an existing source. At EACD, we strongly discourage and are against this ruthless act. If found guilty, to any extent, EACD will fight for Plagiarism. Self-plagiarism refers to the practice of an author using portions of their previous writings on the same topic in another of their publications, without specifically citing it formally in quotes.

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    Advertisers and donors should have no control over editorial material under any circumstances. Commercial advertisements should not be placed adjacent to any editorial matter that discusses the product being advertised, nor adjacent to any article reporting research on the advertised product.

    Instructions for Poster Preparation

    Posters must be brought to the Conference by the presenting author and should not be mailed in advance. The required dimensions are A0 or 95 cm (width) by 140 cm (height). At the top of poster, please provide the title of the paper, names of the authors and their affiliations, all in bold lettering of about 2.5 to 3 cm size. Artwork and lettering should be large and clear enough so that the poster is readable from a distance of 1.5 m.

    Poster Viewing

    Participants will view posters during poster sessions, coffee and lunch breaks. Presenters are encouraging to be at their posters during coffee breaks, but this is not mandatory.

    ET information

    There is a wireless internet network (CD_GUEST) if you wish to use your own notebook.

    Contact

    If you have any questions regarding abstract submission, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.