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Abstract submissions are now CLOSED.

Authors will be notified by July 15.  Authors will be required to register by August 10 to hold your spot and be eligible for the author /early bird discount.  Please note these dates and be on alert.


1.  All Presenting Authors are required to upload all presentation materials to the exordo system (where abstracts were submitted) no later than 1 week prior to the Congress.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  Final slides should also be available on a jump drive or for cloud upload on day 1 of the Congress at the speaker ready table.

2.  Required elements for all presentations:

    • Objectives
    • Method
    • Results
    • Conclusions
    • Bullets of 3-4 recommendations or takeaway points for the audience.

3. Final slides are to be submitted and presented in English.  Abstracts and presentations in Arabic are to be submitted to Oman Ministry of Social Development website.

4. Authors must be present for all 3 days of the Congress and may not ask for special slots or days for presentations.  We are unable to accommodate special requests as we are balancing themes, open slots and many factors to create a balanced program.  We thank you for your understanding.

5.  All accepted abstracts requires a minimum of one author (the “Presenting Author”) to complete registration and provide payment in full by the published deadline in order to confirm inclusion in the Congress program.

6.  Symposium must have a minimum of 4 separate Presenting Authors on site and registered.

7.  Authors who have submitted multiple abstracts will be given preference for the highest scoring abstract and may be given posters for other high scoring abstracts to provide opportunity to as many authors as possible to have at least one speaking placement.


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 will be provided in the abstract acceptance letter.  Top 3 posters will be awarded at the end of the Congress.  POSTER GUIDELINES

Oral Presentation (15 minutes)

The time allocated for each oral presentation is 15 minutes, with 5 minutes reserved for each author in the session for audience 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 describe how interactive learning will be incorporated.

Multimedia Presentation (45 minutes)

The author provides an overview of the multimedia presentation, and theme to be discussed by the session participants and facilitates the discussion all during a one hour session. The overview and theme for discussion are required in the abstract submission.

Symposium (90 minutes)

A symposium is a topical presentation with 4-5 papers that address a common theme.  Each symposia require 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.