Grand Hyatt Doha

February 15-17, 2020

Abstract Acceptance Notification – December 2nd, 2019

MDT Approach, Policy & Legislation in Child Protection

Shining a light on the various roles of medical / forensic Medicine / police / prosecution, court, NGOs, human rights groups, ministries. Effective communication, sharing ideas about laws in different countries, existing child protection laws in the world with examples of countries with new legislation and challenges faced, and examples of good practice.

Domestic and Educational Settings

Being the most common settings for child abuse, this theme will deal with: parents’ rights vs child rights, domestic violence and risk to children, post-natal maternal disorders and risk to the babies, types of abuse, attitude towards physical punishment, screening teachers for suitability to work with children, and examples of good practice.

Coordinated medical care systems in prevention

Diagnosis of various types of abuse / neglect and notification systems or support care. It emphasizes the collaboration with non-medical related institutions. This will include various core competency and skill building sessions/workshops. Coordinated child-centered care with doctors, nurses, mental health, dentists and all providers to ensure the best outcomes post trauma.

Psychosocial support for families & victims

Role of mental health systems, social workers, positive parenting and parenting support groups, vulnerable families, parenting education in universities and high schools, outcome studies, and examples of good practice.

Safety in Special Circumstances

Sports & child safety, institutional child sexual abuse, refugee or migrant children, children in armed conflict zones, and children with special needs

Role of Religion in Child Protection

Focus on developed versus developing countries, examples of good practice from Arabic countries and the world, outcome-based studies, families in religious traditions, and fostering and adoption in Islam and other nations.

Child Protection the Journey : Past, Present & Future

Challenges, Innovation and Intervention in preventing child maltreatment via internet safety, cyberbullying, child pornography, grooming, child sexual exploitation, novel approaches.







DEADLINES:  Abstract Acceptance Notification – December 2nd, 2019


  1. Abstracts should be 350 words or less. You can return to the system to edit until you “Submit.” Data or methods for both research and practice must be shared. Key takeaways for audience must be included.
  2. Required elements:
    • Objectives
    • Method
    • Results
    • Conclusions
    • List of 3-4 recommendations or takeaway points for the audience
  1. Abstracts are to be submitted in English only. Abstracts and presentations in local languages may be an option. Please see for more information.
  2. When submitting your abstract, please select one Corresponding Author whom will assume responsibility for receiving and responding promptly to all email messages. The Corresponding Author is responsible for forwarding information to all the other authors listed on the abstract.
  3. All Presenting Authors are required to submit all presentation materials to the Congress no later than 1 week prior to the Congress. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  4. All accepted abstracts requires a minimum of one author (the “Presenting Author”) to complete registration and provide payment in full by the published author deadline in order to confirm inclusion in the Congress program.
  5. Symposium must have a minimum of 4 separate Presenting Authors on site and registered.

Presentation Formats

Authors indicate their preferred presentation format. Based on scores, the Scientific Committee will make the final determination regarding the presentation format of accepted abstracts.

Poster Presentation

A display area will be provided. It is expected that the author will be present at the poster location during the specified presentation time(s) to discuss the contents with the conference participants. Further instructions on format will be provided in the abstract acceptance letter. Top 3 posters will be selected for awards at the end of the Congress.

Oral Presentation (15 minutes)

The time allocated for each oral presentation is 15 minutes, with 15 minutes reserved at the end of each session block for discussion and questions.

Workshop (45 minutes)

A workshop is a session involving interactive learning and the building of new skills. Abstracts intended for workshops should include skill based learning objectives and MUST describe how interactive learning will be incorporated.

Multimedia Presentation (45 minutes)

An overview of the multimedia presentation and theme for discussion are required in the abstract submission.  During the one hour session, the author 1) provides an overview of the multimedia presentation, 2) the theme to be discussed by the session participants, 3) shows the multimedia presentation and 4) facilitates the discussion.

Symposium (90 minutes)

A symposium is a topical presentation with 4-5 papers that address a common theme. Each symposium requires a minimum attendance of 4 Presenting Authors, whom must register and pay in full to be included in the Congress program.

Each symposium also requires a Corresponding Author to act as session chair/convener and who is responsible for identifying the presenting authors to the symposium, ensuring the appropriate abstracts are submitted by those authors and that the 4 Presenting Authors register, pay in full and attend the conference.

The Corresponding Author is required to provide an overview abstract for the symposium and submit the individual abstracts for the other contributors. Individual abstracts should be submitted with the title of the symposium listed first, a dash (-), and then the title of the individual paper (For Example: Protecting Children in our Communities – Results from a Japanese Rural Village where ‘Protecting Children in our Communities’ is the title of the Symposium and ‘Results from a Japanese Rural Village’ is the title of the abstract/paper). Is this submitted all by one person with 4 attachments?


In order to ensure the highest scientific standards, ISPCAN employs a double blind review of all abstracts. A double blind review utilizes two different reviewers to independently score each abstract without access to the author’s name, country or any other details. Abstracts are scored on four categories:

  1. Technical merit
  2. Data supported methodology
  3. Innovation or advancement in the field of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
  4. Three key learning objectives and/or practical implications. For workshops submissions, please describe interactive learning activities.

Scores are averaged for all four categories which are then weighted equally. Abstracts are selected based on their final score.

We thank you for your dedication to preventing child abuse and neglect and we look forward to receiving your abstract submission.