The abstract deadline has now ended.  For reference  please see below.

 

1.1       Publication of abstracts

Selected abstracts at EFRR 2017 will be published in a supplement of the International Journal of Rehabilitation Research (http://journals.lww.com/intjrehabilres/pages/default.aspx ) and on-line, subject to the author’s confirmation of presenting the paper and registering as a paid delegate.

1.2       General information

  • All abstracts (for oral or poster) must follow the guidance set out under Instructions for Abstract Submission
  • Multiple abstract submissions are permitted.
  • Abstracts will appear in print as submitted. Please ensure you check your text and data carefully before submitting the abstract, as changes or additions will not be accepted after the abstract submission closes.  Please note that the EFRR 2017 Scientific Committee is unable to take any responsibility for any errors in grammar, spelling or scientific findings.
  • Abstracts will be reviewed by at least two blinded, independent reviewers of the EFRR Scientific Committee.
  • Acceptance of the abstract is subject to review by the Scientific Committee and the Committee reserves the right to accept or reject the abstract.
  • Accepted Scientific contributions will be presented either as oral presentations or posters according to the decision of the Scientific Committee.
  • Authors will be notified of acceptance of their contributions and the type of presentation (oral or poster) early February 2017.

1.3       Terms and Conditions

In submitting an abstract all presenters agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • I confirm that each author/ presenter listed agrees with the content of the abstract submitted for the EFRR 2017 and has given permission to be listed as an author/ presenter.
  • Where required, I have obtained the necessary research ethics approval for the project described in the abstract submitted.
  • I have checked the accuracy of the information and referencing within this abstract.
  • I understand that, should my abstract be accepted for presentation, I am required to pay for registration for the EFRR 2017 congress.
  • I understand that my abstract will not be published until my registration and full payment have been received.
  • I hereby provide permission for the EFRR Scientific Committee to publish my accepted abstract in the Abstract Book, on the EFRR 2017 Congress website and (if appropriate) in the International Journal of Rehabilitation Research.
  • I hereby provide permission for the EFRR 2017 Scientific Committee to publish the email address for the presenters (as listed in the accepted abstract) in the Abstract Book and on the Congress website.

1.4       Abstract guidelines

  • Abstracts are limited to 258 words. The word count does not include abstract title, author names or affiliations.  Only text can be included; tables and figures cannot be included.
  • All information should be entered into their dedicated fields in the template.
  • All abstracts (whether oral or poster) must be written in English.
  • Title: The title should be typed in lower case (not capitals), and should not exceed 20 words. The title should clearly define the topic.  If your abstract represents work in progress, please add “Work In Progress” to the title.
  • Abstract Topic*: please select at least one option from the drop-down list provided.
  • Abstract Type**: please select one option from the drop-down list provided.
  • Authors and Affiliations: Enter first name, last name and affiliation of all authors in the field provided for the authors. In case of multiple authorship, the first named author will be the presenting  Please fill in the author details as follows: First name Last name1, First name Last name2, First name Last name1, 1Affiliation/Organisation, Country; 2Affiliation/Organisation, Country etc.
  • All abstracts (oral or poster) should follow the format below, except Work In Progress, where the Results and Discussion and Conclusion sections may be omitted depending on the status of the work.
  • Background: a brief introduction and rationale (why the project was undertaken).
  • Aim: a short statement about the purpose/ objective of the study.
  • Method: an outline of the method (how the project was done).
  • Results/ Findings: a summary of the main results (what was found). Please note that statements to the effect that “The results will be presented and discussed” are only acceptable for Work in Progress abstracts.
  • Discussion and Conclusion: an interpretation of the findings and indication of implications, e.g. for practice, research, education and/ or policy.
  • [References are not normally required or expected but if included, no more than two should be provided.]
  • Preferred mode of presentation***: Please indicate your preference for an oral or poster presentation. Please note the following:
  1. Work in Progress may only be submitted as a poster;
  2. The EFRR Scientific Committee reserves the right to make the final decision with regards to the mode of presentation of abstracts that have been accepted.

1.5       Instructions for Abstract Submission

General points:

  • All abstracts must be submitted through the on-line submission system, using the EFRR 2017 Abstract template available through the Submit Your Abstract button at the top of the page
  • Please use the presenting author’s contact details when submitting your abstract to facilitate communication regarding the abstract submission and review process.
  • If you are having difficulty creating an account and signing in please contact efrr2017@abbey.ie
  • If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact efrr2017@abbey.ie

 

The deadline for abstract submissions is 9th January 2017.

*Abstract topic (you must select at least one to proceed)

The theme of the conference is: “Working in partnership across boundaries”, highlighting the importance of collaboration across organisations, disciplines and professions to improve biopsychosocial aspects of rehabilitation.  In principle therefore, any topic related to rehabilitation will be considered.  In order to provide a universally accepted framework and terminology, The World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF, 2001) has been used as a basis to categorise topics.  Topics related to rehabilitation but outside of the ICF framework (e.g. quality of life, vocational rehabilitation, prevention) are also invited and can be included in section 6 OTHER.

 

Please select at least one topic from the drop down list.

Drop down list:

  1. BODY FUNCTIONS

This category includes studies aimed at understanding a specific function, designing/ evaluating an intervention to improve a specific impairment or activity limitation, or the diagnosis/ assessment of a specific function:

  1. MENTAL FUNCTIONS (e.g. cognitive rehabilitation, learning disabilities, treatment for people in minimally conscious awareness state)
  2. SENSORY FUNCTIONS AND PAIN (e.g. visual rehabilitation, pain management)
  3. VOICE AND SPEECH FUNCTIONS (e.g. speech and language therapy)
  4. FUNCTIONS OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR, HAEMATOLOGICAL, IMMUNOLOGICAL AND RESPIRATORY SYSTEM (e.g. cardiac rehabilitation)

GENITOURINARY AND REPRODUCTIVE FUNCTIONS (e.g. treatment for incontinence or sexual dysfunction)

  1. NEUROMUSCULOSKELETAL AND MOVEMENT-RELATED FUNCTIONS (e.g. musculoskeletal rehabilitation)
  2. FUNCTIONS OF THE SKIN AND RELATED STRUCTURES (e.g. rehabilitation of burns patients)

 

  1. BODY STRUCTURES

This category includes studies aimed at understanding impairments, designing/ evaluating an intervention for people with specific impairments, or assessing a specific impairment:

  1. STRUCTURES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM (e.g. rehabilitation for people with stroke, spinal cord lesion, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy or peripheral nerve lesions)
  2. THE EYE, EAR AND RELATED STRUCTURES (e.g. rehabilitation for people with visual/ hearing impairment)
  3. STRUCTURES INVOLVED IN VOICE AND SPEECH (e.g. rehabilitation for people with aphasia or dysarthria)
  4. STRUCTURES OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR, IMMUNOLOGICAL AND RESPIRATORY SYSTEMS (e.g. cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation)
  5. STRUCTURES RELATED TO THE DIGESTIVE, METABOLIC AND ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS (e.g. rehabilitation following cancer, diabetes management)
  6. STRUCTURES RELATED TO THE GENITOURINARY AND REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS (e.g. pelvic floor rehabilitation)
  7. STRUCTURES RELATED TO MOVEMENT (e.g. rehabilitation for people with neck and shoulder pain, back pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, tendinitis, trauma rehabilitation, sports injury rehabilitation)
  8. SKIN AND RELATED STRUCTURES (e.g. wounds and pressure sore management)

 

  1. ACTIVITIES AND PARTICIPATION

This category includes studies aimed at understanding a specific activity/ participation domain, designing/ evaluating an intervention aimed at improving activity limitations/ participation restrictions or assessing a specific activity/ participation domain:

  1. LEARNING AND APPLYING KNOWLEDGE (e.g. cognitive rehabilitation)
  2. GENERAL TASKS AND DEMANDS (e.g. occupational therapy)
  3. COMMUNICATION (e.. speech and language therapy)
  4. MOBILITY (e.g. physiotherapy, occupational therapy, aids and adaptations)
  5. SELF-CARE (e.g. self-management)
  6. DOMESTIC LIFE (e.g. occupational therapy, carer involvement)
  7. INTERPERSONAL INTERACTIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS (e.g. relationship therapy)
  8. MAJOR LIFE AREAS (e.g. special needs education, vocational rehabilitation and return to work, managing finances)
  9. COMMUNITY, SOCIAL AND CIVIC LIFE (e.g. leisure and recreation, spirituality and religion, citizenship and social life)

 

  1. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

This category includes studies aimed at understanding or evaluating the impact of environmental factors (i.e. physical, social and attitudinal) on health and wellbeing:

  1. PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY (e.g. rehabilitation technology, aids and adaptations, transportation, home adaptations)
  2. NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN-MADE CHANGES TO ENVIRONMENT (e.g. environmental adaptations, impact of the built environment on the experience of disability)
  3. SUPPORT AND RELATIONSHIPS (e.g. carer relationships, health care professional relationships, impact of family and friends, social support)
  4. ATTITUDES (e.g. discrimination)
  5. SERVICES, SYSTEMS AND POLICIES (e.g. health and social care services, benefit services, health and social care policy, education and return to work policy)

 

  1. PERSONAL FACTORS

This category includes studies aimed at understanding factors that influence how disability, or rehabilitation, is experienced by individuals (e.g. resilience, self-efficacy).

  1. OTHER TOPICS BEYOND THE ICF:
  2. QUALITY OF LIFE
  3. PREVENTION
  4. ETHICS, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LEGISLATION IN REHABILITATION
  5. EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREDICTING FUTURE REHABILITATION NEEDS
  6. HEALTH ECONOMICS FOR REHABILITATION (e.g. cost-benefit analysis)
  7. Public health and policy issues in rehabilitation
  8. COORDINATION
  9. COOPERATION
  10. CASE MANAGEMENT
  11. ORGANISATIONAL ASPECTS OF REHABILITATION
  12. REHABILITATION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN:
    1. PAEDIATRICS
    2. ADOLESCENT
    3. ADULT
    4. GERIATRIC
  13. VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
  14. RETURN TO WORK
  15. EDUCATION AND TRAINING
  16. UNIVERSAL DESIGN
  17. RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES FOR REHABILITATION
  18. OUTCOME ASSESSMENT IN REHABILITATION
  19. OTHER

 

**Abstract type  (you must select one to proceed)

Drop down list:

1a.  Research: completed project

1b.  Research: Work in Progress

2a.  Clinical practice innovation: completed project

2b.  Clinical practice innovation: Work in Progress

3a.  Clinical guideline/ policy development: completed project

3b.  Clinical guideline/ policy development: Work in Progress

4a.  Service evaluation/ audit: completed project

4b.  Service evaluation/ audit: Work in Progress

5a.  Education innovation: completed project

5b.  Education innovation: Work in Progress

6a.  Technological innovation/ knowledge exchange: completed project

6b.  Technological innovation/ knowledge exchange: Work in Progress

 

*** Mode of presentation:

Please select one option from the list below:

Drop down list:

  • I am happy to present my abstract either in an oral or a poster presentation
  • I prefer NOT to present my work as an oral presentation
  • I prefer NOT to present my work as a poster presentation (please note that Work in Progress may only be presented as a poster)