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Abstract Submission Instructions

9th Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
New Delhi, India
6 – 9 October 2011

Abstract Submission Instructions

The person submitting the abstract will serve as the main author (the main point of contact for correspondence). It will be assumed that the main author will also deliver a presentation at the Conference.

Abstract Submission Deadline is June 15, 2011. Abstracts submitted after this date will not be considered.

Abstracts are to be submitted online by following the link at the bottom of this page. Please do not submit the same abstract more than once.

All authors of accepted abstracts are required to register for the Conference by July 31 2011. We encourage authors to register by July 31 2011 in order to take advantage of the Early Bird registration rate.

All abstracts will be considered on the basis of individual merit by the Scientific Committee, and will be ranked according to the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the Conference theme
  • Relevance to the selected approach/track:
    • Socio-cultural Approach
    • Medico-legal Approach
    • Child Protection Approach: Systems; Services & Justice Mechanism
    • Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect: Best Practice Models & Strategies
  • The following key issues concerning Child Abuse & Neglect in Asia Pacific region can greatly benefit from above mentioned approaches/tracks:

Right to basic entitlement (education, health , nutrition etc), Child Labour & Child Trafficking, Child physical, sexual and emotional abuse, Gender based discrimination, Children in conflict with law, Children with disabilities, Child abuse in Institutions & Conflict situations

  • Importance of content to an international audience
  • Supported by research evidence
  • Reflects cultural awareness, competence, and relevancy
  • Skill development with specific skills identified
  • Innovative program, technique or practice
  • Reflects attention to child perspective

The Scientific Committee will select submissions for papers, workshops, and interactive presentations. Authors of selected abstracts will be notified by June 30 2011. The selected abstracts will be finally accepted only after the presenter's completed registration is received. Presenters are required to pay the conference registration fee. As a reminder, authors are encouraged to seek funding to attend the Conference well in advance of the abstract notification date of June 30 2011.

Abstracts need to be submitted in English using the English online submission system. The abstract submission should include the language of the presentation.

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. All abstracts should be single-spaced.

Please note; generally one presentation in any format per speaker is allowed. Authors should not submit multiple presentations.

Report on research study. This should include objectives/purpose, method, results and conclusion.

Program, technique, policy description (including theoretical basis) with evaluation data of outcome or implementation

Program, technique, policy description (including a theoretical basis) without evaluation data of outcome. This is a conceptual paper. A rationale for why this should be accepted without data must be included in the abstract.

Skills development (list what specific skills are covered in the presentation)

Presentation Formats (The Scientific Committee reserves the right to make the final determination regarding the presentation format of accepted abstracts.)

Papers: The time allocated for oral presentations is approximately 20 minutes. Please note that the duration of different paper presentations in the Final Program might slightly vary depending on number of papers.

Workshops: Workshops will be interactive sessions with a focus on skills development or on discussions among participants. The presentation length is approximately 90 minutes depending on the level of interaction. Workshops are not didactic presentations and must involve audience participation. Workshops must be skill based. Only a very few workshops will be accepted and participants in the conference are encouraged to submit papers or interaction presentations.

Interactive Presentations: Interactive presentations are brief reports, followed by a small group discussion with the author.

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