Abstract submission for the EAMHID Congress 2023 in Helsinki

We welcome you to submit an abstract for the upcoming EAMHID Congress from 21.09.2023 to 23.09.2023 in Helsinki. To avoid complications, please be sure to read and understand this abstract submission guide BEFORE submitting an abstract. In order to submit, you will have to be registered as a submitting author. If you have already registered as a submitting author for the 2021 Berlin Congress, you can reuse your username/email and password and will not have to register again. If you forgot your password, you can reset it at the log-in page. Once logged into your dashboard, you can manage your abstract.

Abstract submission is closed!

Posters may be uploaded (without abstract) up to 30.06.2023.

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When submitting your abstract, please indicate the presenting author(s) and your preferences for way of participation (onsite/online), language (English/Finnish) and format at the respective sections.

You will be updated of the progress of your submission by email and in your dashboard. If your abstract has received “preliminary acceptence”, the presenting author(s) will have to register as a congress participant at the Congress Website within 14 days. While registering as participant to the congress, please make sure you use the SAME email address you used for submitting your abstract. Otherwise we will not be able to match your registrations. Only congress participants (onsite or online) can present their abstract to the audience and will therefore receive “final acceptance”. Congress registration is kept separate from abstract registration so people can see if their abstract is accepted before registering for the congress and participants to the congress do not necessarily have to submit an abstract.

All abstracts have to be in English and follow the required structure. This is necessary, since all accepted abstracts will be published in the Congress Abstract Book and have to comply with the guidelines of the publisher. Please note that abstracts not following the required structure will have to be revised and might be rejected.


Required Structure of Abstracts:

Word Count
There is a maximum of 300 words for each abstract, including author data, disclosures and references.

Indicate first and last names and full institutional details of all contributing authors avoiding any abbreviations following this structure: 1Author, 2Author, 3Author,1Institution, 2Institution, 3Institution etc. If authors share institutional details, put the number of each author at the institution, separated by comma, e.g. (author 2 and 3 share institutional details): 1Author, 2Author, 3Author, 4Author, 1Institution, 2,3Institution, 4Institution. This is for the abstract book. You still need to indicate presenting authors at the “presenting author” section of the abstract submission page though. If you need to add additional presenting authors, that is for the symposia and roundtable formats, add them by pressing the “+ button” in the “presenting authors” section.

Put up to five comma seperated keywords here

Put the background here

Put the methods here

Put the aims here

Put the conclusions here

If NONE of the authors has anything to disclose, just put “No disclosures” here. As soon as one or more authors have industry affiliations, sponsoring, etc. to disclose, put the disclosures here, following this structure:1Disclosure Author 1, 2Disclosure Author 2, 3Disclosure Author 3, etc., using the same number for EACH author as in the author list, even if one of them has nothing to disclose, in this case just put “No disclosure” at her/his number.

Available Formats

Oral Presentation
This is an individual, stand-alone presentation. We will allocate your abstract to a symposium. The time frame for an oral presentation is 15min for presentation and 5min for discussion.

Solicited Symposium
This is a symposium with a series of talks on a specific theme. We welcome joint/team proposals. The minimum number of speakers is three, the maximum is four. Y
ou will need to submit an overall abstract outlining the symposium theme as well as one abstract for each individual presentation. The time frame for each presentation is 15min (20min if only three speakers) for presentation and 5min for discussion. It is important that you list all presenting authors of the symposium at the “presenting author” section in the overall abstract. Use the + button to enter more than one presenting author.

Co-Productive Symposium
This is the same as a solicited symposium with one major difference. Submissions will have a significant contribution from a person with lived experience of living with an intellectual disability or will address the theme of coproduction with people with lived experience. 

Roundtable Discussion
This offers an opportunity for discussion on a specific topic. Roundtables are intended to be interactive and offer the chance for discussion between the debaters and conference attendees. At least three debaters have to be registered for a roundtable discussion. Please list them at the “presenting author” section during abstract submission. Use the + button to enter more than one debater/presenting author. Roundtables will last 45 minutes.


We welcome scientists to present their findings as a poster. All posters should be submitted in English and be accompanied by an abstract summarizing the poster. If you want your abstract to be published in the abstract book, please submit the poster abstract by 17.03.2023. The poster itself can be submitted up to 30.06.2023 by uploading a PDF (max. 10MB) with the abstract. Poster authors should also be present at the congress (onsite or online) during poster sessions to answer questions from congress participants, so please indicate the presenting author and preference of participation. The best poster will be awarded with a three year free EAMHID membership.

For any open questions please refer to the scientific committee.