2019 Abstract Submission

Invitation to Submit

On behalf of the Scientific Program Committee, we invite you to submit abstracts for possible inclusion in the 53rd Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID) Conference being held at the Hilton Adelaide, South Australia 6th – 8th November 2019.

The conference theme is The Journey to a good life – Taking Control.  We invite submissions in the sub-themes listed below.  In addition, submissions of relevance to the overall conference theme will also be considered.

Sub-Themes

  • Health
  • Families and children
  • Education
  • Access to justices
  • Perspectives from self-advocates
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Aging
  • Self determination, choice and control
  • Community and political participation
  • Approaches to research
  • Safeguarding and abuse prevention
  • Effective services (of a type not already specified)
  • NDIS system specific
Abstract Submission Closes
13 May 2019
Abstract Notifications Sent
24 June 2019
Early Bird Registration Closes
6 September 2019
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Abstract Submission Now Closed

Session Types 

Abstracts submitted should fall into one of the below 3 session types:

  • Lived experiences of intellectual disability
  • Reflection or descriptive accounts of a service model, quality or an issue
  • Research or evaluation (with data)

PRESENTATION TYPES

While you will be asked to indicate your preferred format, the program committee may request an alternative format be considered. The committee will allocate abstracts to the program taking into account the preference of authors and the balance of the program.

Presentation of a paper (up to 20 minutes) followed by 5 minutes of questions. Usually scheduled with two similar papers within a named stream during concurrent sessions. Papers should present new information and extend current knowledge. This type of presentation is best conducted by a single individual.

Formal Submission Requirements – Max. 250 word structured abstract as per Requirements below

This format is ideal for presenting preliminary results of work in progress or for projects that lend themselves to visual displays and representations. Throughout the poster sessions (generally over break times), a number of authors have the opportunity to display or exhibit their work and engage in informal discussion about their work with other delegates. Displays may be posters, digital/computer displays, artwork, or other visual media. Each display should include a brief abstract of the purpose and procedures of the work; handouts or copies of written material may also be available. Space for the poster or exhibit will be provided by the Conference, however all materials must be organised by the presenter, including posters, displays, handouts or other appropriate materials.

A poster is a visual medium used to communicate a key idea related to research: It presents that idea in verbal and graphic ways. Unlike an oral presentation, a poster does (most) of the talking—it should stand on its own, be self-explanatory (even as it enables conversations with viewers).

Posters should be A0 size (A0 size is 841mm x 1189mm) in portrait orientation.  A PDF of the poster will also be made available for delegates to view on the conference app. Click here for hints on preparing your poster.

Formal Submission Requirements – Max. 250 word structured abstract as per Requirements below.

A Symposium can vary in length from 60 – 90 minutes with 3 or 5 related papers based on a shared theme or topic. The papers may present complementary aspects of a specific body of work, or contrasting perspectives on a specified topic. The can report multiple aspects of a program of research but should have different lead authors or presenters. Sessions are not “advertisements” for products.

The person submitting the symposium proposal is the symposium chair. He/she should submit an integrated summary of the symposium (as per the Guidelines below) together with the abstracts of the individual presentations.

The presenters should conceive and design the session to allow time for individual presentations (approximately 15 minutes each) and at least 15 minutes of audience discussion or question-and-answer. Sufficient time should be allotted for audience participation.

All participants must be listed as authors.

Formal Submission Requirements – A 50 word summary to convey the overall aim of the session (this will be entered in the Title section of the Abstract Submission Portal) plus max. 250 word structured abstract for each presentation in the symposium (maximum of 3 abstracts for a 60 minute symposium and a maximum of 5 abstracts for a 90 minute symposium) as per the Requirements below.

Presentation of a paper (up to 10 minutes).  Papers should present new ideas. research problems or research findings, focusing on the implications for practice.  Presentations will be a maximum of 1 – 2 slides.

Formal Submission Requirements – Max. 250 word structured abstract as per Requirements below

These sessions can vary in length from 60 to 90 minutes. Workshop presenters give short statements before involving the audience in some type of activity. This type of session is best suited for teaching or demonstrating particular procedures, skills, or techniques. Appropriate considerations for this session format may include, for example: a workshop, demonstration, performance, exhibition, staged conversation, debate, or extended dialogue with the audience. These sessions should be structured so that some explanatory or introductory information is provided, with ample time for audience interaction, participation, and involvement.

Formal Submission Requirements – Max. 250 words. Include Title, Aims or Purpose, Description of session format.

The sessions can vary in length from 60 to 90 minutes. The typical approach for this session type is to have one or two experts who also serve as hosts. Members of the audience are typically seated in a circle to facilitate their active participation in the discussion with the hosts and with each other.

The purposes of this session type is to discuss issues and the application or theory or research to problems arising in practice, service design, service delivery or advocacy.  These sessions may also act as catalysts for networking and collective problem solving.

Although the expert(s) may wish to make a short presentation to begin the session, the majority of time should be devoted to answering questions from the audience and/or promoting discussion and networking.

Formal Submission Requirements – Max 250 word structured abstract as per Requirements below.

ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS

Oral Paper/ Poster/Symposium/Quick Fire Paper

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Abstract Component  Description
Title No more than 25 words. Title clearly articulates the proposed
presentation
Background
why this topic is important
and novel
Provides background information on importance of the
research/topic, has a statement of purpose, what this is
contributing to the knowledge base
Method
a description of what was
done
Provides a summary of the methods used to collect and analyse any data presented, and if relevant, the participants involved in the study
Results
what happened or what was
found
Should have a summary of results obtained as a result of the
implementation of the research/project/investigation
Implications
what does this mean and how
might others use this information
Includes the significance, the potential impact and the implications of the research

Workshop

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Abstract Component Description
Title No more than 25 words. Title clearly articulates the proposed
presentation
Participants
Background
why this topic is important and
novel
Provides background information on importance of the
topic, has a statement of purpose, what this is contributing to the knowledge base
Aims/Purpose What do you want particpants to take away from the workshop
Description of session format

Round Table

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Abstract Component Description
Title No more than 25 words. Title clearly articulates the proposed
presentation
Presenters
Background
why this topic is important and
novel
Provides background information on importance of the
research/topic, has a statement of purpose, what this is contributing to the knowledge base
Purpose Why do this as a round table?
Controversial perspectives Any controversial and challenging aspects that will be addressed
Implications
what does this mean and how
might others use this information
Includes the significance, the potential impact and the
implications of the session

Abstract Submission Procedure

  1. Prepare your abstract
    Prepare your 250 word abstract text as per the specific Abstract Requirements above.
  2. Enter your contact details
    Go to the Abstract Submission Portal (above) to enter your contact details.
  3. Enter Presenter and Author details
    Enter names and affiliations of the presenter and authors.  Also enter brief biography of the presenter(s), 50 words each is sufficient.
  4. Enter your abstract details
    ‘Cut and Paste’ the abstract text 250 words into the relevant field in the Abstract Submission Portal.

Abstract Document Details

For each abstract you submit you will be asked to enter the following information:

  • Title (or if a symposium, description of the overall aim of the session)
  • Presentation type
  • Sub-Theme
  • Session Type
  • Name/s of author/s
  • Affiliation/s of author/s
  • Indicate the presenter
  • Short (50 word) biography of the presenter(s)

Presenters Registration

All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee. Presenters also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.