OR Drag and Drop the ppt image to the right to your desktop for the .png



If you feel the need for a technical test or if you have questions about Zoom, you can connect with our technical team on these available periods :

  • Wednesday March 23 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
  • Wednesday March 23 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
  • Thursday March 24 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT

A technician from Encore will be able to answer your questions and make sure that you are ready for your presentation.

Simply connect to the following meeting : Connect to Zoom


Meeting ID : 923 1679 2657

PIN : 172767

**This link is valid only for testing at the above times on March 23 & 24 and will not be working during the Conference**


For this conference, your presentation will be delivered from your computer where you will share your own slides, have your camera and microphone on, and present through the Zoom platform. You will be able to see the audience and have access to the chat during your presentation. By default, the audience will be muted but our technician can / will open the floor for Q&A or discussions if required.

Make sure you have the most up to date version of Zoom on your computer. Here you will find information on to update your software : https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362233-Upgrading-Zoom-to-the-latest-version

To access the proper Zoom meeting, the easiest and safest way is to click on your session directly from the CHIME DASHBOARD agenda. Once connected, make sure to rename yourself with your full first and last name to make it easier to grant you the proper access during your session. You can even use the chat to communicate with your technician directly who will find you 15 minutes before your presentation time. PLEASE COME EARLY. All times in the program are in EDT Quebec City times and with daylight savings changes please check and check again :).  

All sessions will be monitored by a technician from our Conference A/V provider, Encore. You can assist to one of the onboarding session if you are not familiar with Zoom, if you have specific questions or if you want to confirm your presentations conditions are adequate. If you are doing Zoom presentation on a frequent basis and feel in control with this platform, you can simply connect on the day of your presentation where you’ll be able to join the session taking place prior your own. At the right moment, you’ll be able to hear and see the moderator introduce you and your co-presenters and from there you will have the floor to deliver your presentation.


If you have powerpoint or video content to present during your session, you will be able to do it by sharing your screen. If you are not familiar with the process, you can learn more about the process here : https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362153-Sharing-your-screen-or-desktop-on-Zoom and we will grant you access to that function when it is your turn to present.

**Please note that all sessions will be recorded to allow participants who missed it to watch at a later time.



You will get an email with your credentials for CHIME

Once you log in to the dashboard, explore the social, the connections, the speakers, sponsors and program

Go to the session of choice in the program and you will see the zoom connection button



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 UPLOAD YOUR POSTER BY MARCH 11th (Please email congresses@ispcan.org with any issues)

A virtual display area will be provided for a pdf or ppt slide to be uploaded. See here: 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, who must register and pay in full to be included in the Congress program by the deadline.

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?


1. Typically abstracts should be 500 words or less. Symposia are the exception and have a higher word count of 1000 words or less (details in the format section below). You can return to the Exordo system to edit until you “Submit”. Data or methods for both research and practice must be shared. Key takeaways for the audience must be included.

2. Required elements for RESEARCH geared abstracts:
• Objectives
• Method
• Results
• Conclusions
• List of 3-4 recommendations or takeaway points for the audience

3. Required Elements for PRACTICE based abstracts:
• Background/context
• Program goals
• Program activities/services & program evaluation data (if available)
• Strengths and challenges (include any child or family outcomes/impact data)
• Next steps

4. Abstracts are to be submitted in English only.

5. When submitting your abstract, please select one Corresponding Author who will assume responsibility for receiving and complying with requirements. The Corresponding Author is responsible for ensuring that the presenting author is registered and able to present if accepted.

6. All accepted abstracts require a minimum of one author to complete registration and provide payment in full by the deadline in order to confirm inclusion in the Congress program.

7. Core courses must have all CV, Basic learning objectives, an overview of 2-hour master class, and level of course along with all attachments to be reviewed. Please make sure this is complete or they will not be considered.

8. Symposia must have a minimum of 4 and maximum of 5 presenting Authors registered for the Congress. All symposium submissions MUST be submitted in one single abstract which cannot exceed 1000 words (please do not submit separate abstracts for the 4-5 papers that will all be part of the symposia. We are asking for the one overarching abstract only). All author information must be submitted with this abstract. The abstract should be structured as follows:

(1) Title of the Symposium

(2) Overarching abstract

(3) Abstract presentation 1 (Name presenter)

(4) Abstract presentation 2 (Name presenter)

(5) Abstract presentation 3 (Name presenter)

(6) Abstract presentation 4 etc. (Name presenter)

(7) Main take away points


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 (Data supported methodology)*
  2. Readability (ability to clearly explain the logic and process)
  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, but weighted more heavily in the categories indicated with an star*. Abstracts are selected based on their final score.