Abstracts

Invitation to Submit

On behalf of the Scientific Program Committee, we invite you to submit abstracts for possible inclusion in the 2020 Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID) Conference being held at the Grand Millennium, Auckland, New Zealand from 4th – 6th November 2020.

The conference theme is Whanaungatanga – Growing Connections.  This focuses on the importance of strengthening connections and developing partnerships. These could be with individuals, across disciplines, sectors, regions, mind-sets and across the Tasman Sea. 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)
  • Cultural sensitivity in disability services

Presenter 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.

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 (20 minutes) followed by 10 minutes of questions. Usually scheduled with two similar papers within a named stream during concurrent sessions. Papers should tackle new issues or extend current knowledge. This type of paper is best delivered by one presenter.

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

A poster is a visual medium used to communicate a key idea related to research: it present that idea in graphic ways. Unlike an oral presentation, a poster does (most) of the talking – it should stand on its own, be self-explanatory (but also enable conversations with viewers).

This format is ideal for presenting preliminary results of work in progress or for projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Throughout the poster sessions (generally over break times), authors have the opportunity to display their work and engage in informal discussion with other delegates. Posters should be the shape and size described below and include a brief abstract of the aims, methods and results. You may also wish to provide a handout of key information on the poster. A poster board will be provided by the Conference, but all other materials must be organised by the presenter.

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 is usually a collection of three papers on a common theme. The papers may present complementary or multiple aspects of a program of research or contrasting perspectives on a topic. Each paper should have a different lead author or presenter.

A symposium is usually 90 minutes. When submitting a symposium you are required to nominate a chair, a title and brief overarching summary of the session. The 50 word overview must convey the overall aim of the session. These details should be followed by a separate abstract of 250 words for each paper and details of the author. There is a separate portal to submit symposia and the chair is required to enter all the required information about the symposia and all three abstracts.

Please follow the structured abstract as per Requirements below.

A workshop is 60 minutes. This type of session is best suited for teaching or demonstrating particular procedures, skills or techniques, for a performance, a staged conversation or debate. The expectation is that participants will  be engaged in some form of activity following a brief introduction by the presenter. The session should be structured with ample time for audience interaction, participation, and involvement.

Formal Submission Requirements – An abstract with a maximum 250 words, structured to include Title, purpose and description of the session format as per Requirements below.

A Round Table is 60 minutes. The purpose of this type of session is to discuss a specific issue, such as the application of theory to practice, or problems arising in practice, service design, service delivery or advocacy. These sessions may also act as catalysts for networking and collective problem solving.

The typical format is for one to two experts to lead a discussion after some opening remarks. Audience members are encouraged to actively participate in the discussion.

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

ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS

Please ensure you follow the below guidelines when preparing and submitting your abstract.

Oral Paper/ Poster/Symposium

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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 Who will this workshop be of interest to
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

Click here to view a sample template

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

If you have already submitted an abstract or symposium please Sign In with your account email address and password.

  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 Oral, Poster, Workshop & Round Table 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 is the maximum for all presenters.
  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
  • 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)

Symposium Submission Procedure

If you have already submitted an abstract or symposium please Sign In with your account email address and password.

  1. Prepare your abstracts
    Prepare your 250 word abstract text as per the specific Abstract Requirements above.
  2. Enter your contact details
    Go to the Symposium 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 is the maximum for all presenters.
  4. Enter your abstract details
    ‘Cut and Paste’ the abstract text 250 words into the relevant field in the Symposium Submission Portal.
  5. Enter the Symposium Title and Summary
    Enter the title and a 50 word max. overview conveying the overall aim of the symposium. This is to be entered with each abstract submitted under the symposium.
  6. Submit your next abstract and follow the above steps 3-5

Symposium Document Details

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

  • Title
  • 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)
  • Abstract (250 words max.) x 3
  • Symposium Title & Summary