Proposals are now invited to present at the 2nd Oceania Seating Symposium being held 12 – 14 November 2019 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia.
Submission deadline: 31 March 2019
Our theme: Innovation Through Partnership
Reflects our commitment to both improving quality, access and supports for participation and wellbeing amongst people who use wheeled mobility and seating and the collaboration that is needed for innovation in knowledge and practice
Instructional Course Sessions / Workshops
Instructional sessions will be 30 minutes or 60 minutes in length including Q&A. There will be 4 instructional sessions running concurrently. As we are not having pre-symposium workshops at the inaugural event, we will have flexibility in the programme to enable a combined session time of 2 or 3 hours for a limited number of more in depth workshops if deemed suitable.
Paper presentations will be 12 minutes plus 3 minutes for Q & A. These sessions provide an opportunity for succinct presentations of innovative approaches, research findings or case studies.
Poster sessions will be held during the morning and afternoon meal breaks. You will need to be by your poster at your appointed session time. The abstract submission should describe the research or clinical application.
Abstracts need to be formatted as per below:
- Title: A presentation title, not exceeding 15 words which captures the sessions intent
- Author/presenter information (name, email, country, organisation /affiliation)
- 150 words or less about each author. Please provide relevant biographical information on up to five authors/presenters
- Keywords: Between 5-10 to help classify sessions
- Learning objectives: What are the goals of your presentation? Outline 3 objectives.
- Presentation description: A 300 word summary of the presentation.
- Content references: A minimum of 3 references less than 10 years old, if possible, are required for each session to ensure content is based on the best available evidence related to the topic.
- Presentation type: Paper, poster or instructional sessions/workshops. Instructional sessions and workshops need to indicate length of session preferred – 30 or 60mins. Proposals for longer sessions (up to 3hrs) must include rationale for the extended time required.
- Presentation level: Beginner – Intermediate or Intermediate – Advanced.
- Conflict of Interest Disclosure: This includes (but is not limited to) those who work for a manufacturer or supplier, or receive an honorarium or travel expenses from manufacturers or suppliers to speak at the conference.
- All abstracts must be submitted in English
- Must be submitted by 31 March 2019
- Images, tables, diagrams, graphs cannot be accepted in the abstract submission process
Tips for writing your abstract
A great abstract is one that is easy to follow and engaging. It should clearly identify the challenge or opportunity explored in the paper and summarise key insights that the paper will contribute to and any interesting questions or ideas that others might explore in the future.
Learning objectives must be written as measurable behavioural objectives that specify what you expect the participant to learn. The hierarchy of behavioural learning is knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
- Describe 3 wheelchair adjustments that improve efficiency for self-propelling
- Compare and contrast 3 different assessment tools for power wheelchair users
- Identify 4 outcome measures of a postural management programme that are relevant for children with cerebral palsy GMFCS Level V.
Abstracts will be made available on the OSS 2019 website and may be published in the symposium handbook which could be either a hardcopy or pdf version.
(Note: When submitting an abstract for the OSS 2019 the abstract may or may not be published at the discretion of the programme committee. This applies if your abstract is accepted or declined).
Authors will be notified whether their abstract has been accepted or declined from 21 April 2019.
(Note: only the primary author per abstract will be contacted. It is their responsibility to notify all contributors)
All presenters will be required to pay the relevant registration fee to attend OSS and to meet their own travel and/or accommodation costs.
All submissions to be submitted using this abstract template
All abstracts must be submitted online via this link.
A receipt of abstract email will be sent once abstract has been submitted
Call for abstracts now open
Early bird registration opens 1 March 2019
Abstracts submission close 31 March 2019
Notifications of outcome of abstracts From 21 April 2019
Late registration from 1 October 2019
OSS 12 - 14 November 2019