CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for the 13th Congress of EAMHID 2021

On behalf of the Scientific Committee of the European Association of Mental Health in Intellectual Disability (EAMHID), we thank you for considering to actively participate at our 13th Congress that will take place from the 23rd to the 25th of September 2021 in Berlin, Germany. Please understand and agree to our privacy policy and read the following submission guidelines carefully BEFORE submitting an abstract.

The deadline for abstract submission is 15/03/2021!

Submission Guidelines

All abstracts must be submitted online through the abstract submission page. Abstracts that are sent via email or fax will not be considered. The submitting author assumes full responsibility for the contents of the abstract and must ensure that all contributing authors have approved to the publication of the abstract before submission. The scientific committee of EAMHID will exclusively update the submitting author about the submission process by email. It is the responsibility of the submitting author to inform the presenting authors if the abstract was accepted or not. The presenting authors must be indicated during the online submitting process at the “presenting author” section of the abstract submission page.

Presenting authors will be required to register as participants of the congress once their abstract has been accepted. The deadline for conference registration will be pointed out in the abstract acceptance email. Usually the deadline for congress registration will be within 14 days of abstract acceptance but may be shorter. If not all presenting authors have registered as conference participants by the given deadline, the abstract will be dropped.

Please select the desired topic and format for your abstract from the lists given during the submission process. The scientific committee reserves the right to change the topic and/or format during the abstract assessment process.

The abstracts should be submitted in English. For presenters wanting to present their work in German, a limited number of abstracts may be submitted in German. Please still follow the general structure outlined below. German abstracts will be allocated to a German track within the Congress. 

All abstracts should not exceed 500 words for and be composed according to the following general structure:

Authors
Indicate first and last names and full institutional details of all contributing authors avoiding any abbreviations following this structure: 1Author2Author, 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.

Keywords
Up to five comma separated keywords

Background 

Methods

Results/Aims

Conclusions

From Science to Practise
In this section the authors should highlight the impact of their research for everyday lives of persons with IDD within their networks.

Disclosures
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. 

 

Do NOT include images, tables, diagrams and graphs in your abstract. If you are submitting a poster, please upload a PDF of your poster (max. 10MB) during the submission process in addition to filling out the regular abstract admission form. Your poster should follow the general structure for abstracts outlined above. For all other formats, please DO NOT upload any files. 

Available Formats

These are the available formats for your abstract

Oral Presentations

Individual presentations typically refer to research within the different areas of mental health in intellectual disabilities. According to the congress theme “From Science to Practice: Improving mental health in persons with IDD”, the presenters should point out the impact of their research for every day lives of persons with IDD within their networks.

The scientific committee will arrange your submission with related contributions to form a free symposium

Duration of each presentation: 15-20 minutes followed by 5 minutes for discussion

Overall duration: 90 minutes (max. 4 presentations)

Session chair determined by the scientific committee

Solicited Symposia

A solicited symposium typically relates to the overall theme of the congress “From Science to Practice: Improving mental health in persons with IDD” and is developed by a group of three to four colleagues who present and debate their research related to an overall topic. Please provide an overall abstract of the symposium FIRST. It is important that you already name all presenters of the entire symposium when you submit the overall abstract. Therefore add all presenters of the symposium at the “presenting authors” section by using the “+ button”. Be sure to select “solicited symposium” as format and enter the  title of the symposium in the “format/name” section. Finally enter the email-address of the person responsible for the exchange of information with the scientific committee and co-chairing the symposium.

AFTER submitting the overall abstract of the symposium submit a separate abstract for each presentation of the symposium. With these abstracts you will only have to name the individual presenter in the “presenting authors” section. It is important though that you choose “solicited symposium” as format and enter the title of the overall symposium in the “format/name” section so the presentations can be allocated to the correct symposium.

All abstracts should follow the general structure outlined above.  

Duration of each presentation: 15-20 minutes followed by 5 minutes for discussion

Overall duration: 90 minutes (max. 4 presentations)

Co-Productive Symposia

A co-productive symposium should be based around the congress theme “From Science to Practice: Improving mental health in persons with IDD” and is typically generated by a group of up to five stakeholders. The emphasis of the presentations should be based on the principles of co-production, i.e. recognition of service users and other stakeholders as being assets in developing and delivering approaches based on people’s capacities rather than deficiencies. Working in mutual partnerships and networks in which there is a sharing of roles and in which professionals act as catalysts for change.

The abstract should name the overall theme of the co-productive symposium and include covering the aims of the session in the results/aims section as well as the participants and their background in the method section. Please make sure to add each participant as a presenter in the “presenting author” section by using the “+ button”. Be sure to choose “co-productive symposium” as format and enter the title of the symposium in the “format/name” section. Finally enter the email-address of the person responsible for the exchange of information with the scientific committee and co-chairing the symposium.

Overall duration: 90 minutes

Roundtable Discussions

Roundtable discussions cover topics where there may be varied and uncertain opinions often based on missing and/or inconsistent evidence. The submitting author selects a theme and a limited number of debating experts and puts forward an abstract with the overall theme (e.g. “Ageing with IDD – A privilege or a burden?”) by summarising the main positions and arguments in the background section, the aims within the results/aims section as well as the names and affiliations of the debaters in the author section. Please make sure to add each debater as a presenter in the “presenting author” section by using the “+ button”. Be sure to choose “roundtable discussion” as format and enter the title of the roundtable  in the “format/name” section. Finally enter the email-address of the person responsible for the exchange of information with the scientific committee and co-chairing the roundtable.

Duration: 45 minutes

Posters

These depict individual researchers’ ongoing and recent work with posters being presented as printouts and in an electronic format. These sessions will be organised thematically by the scientific committee. Poster authors should be available during the poster sessions to debate with interested congress delegates on an individual level. Please don’t forget to upload your poster as a PDF (max. 10MB) in addition to filling out the regular abstract admission form following the general structure of abstracts outlined above. There will be an award for the best poster presentation. 

Available Topics

These are the available topics for your abstract

Ageing/Lifespan
Autism Spectrum and Related Developmental Disorders
Borderline ID
Challenging Behaviour
Child and Adolescent
Communication
Developmental Neuroscience
Education and Employment
Emotional Development
Empowerment and Independence
Ethics and Human Rights
Families/Parenting
Genetic Syndromes
Health Literacy, Health Promotion, Health Education
Inclusion, Society and Community
Legal and Forensic Issues, Restraints
Models of Care and Support
Mental Disorders
Physical Health
Prevention
Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities
Sexuality/Partnership
Spirituality
Trauma and Abuse
Women, Gender and Mental Health
Quality of Life and Wellbeing

Are You Ready to Submit your Abstract?

Please be sure you have read and understood the above guidelines. You will have to register using a valid email address.