28th National Conference of Indian Association of Social Psychiatry RIMS, Imphal, Manipur 26th – 28th November 2021

General guidelines for Abstract Submission

The last date for the submission of the abstracts for free papers and/or proposals for symposia and workshops are 30th September 2021. Please send 2 hard copies of the abstracts latest by 30th September 2021. The abstracts should also be submitted to the e mail id iaspsecretariatektm@gmail.com
Prof. Varghese P. Punnoose
Secretary General IASP
Department of Psychiatry
Govt. Medical College, Kottayam
Kerala – 686008.
Email: iaspsecretariatektm@gmail.com

Download the PDF Notice from IASP Secretariat

1. Abstracts must be submitted to the Secretary General.
2. Abstracts must be submitted in English.
3. Please do not submit multiple copies of the same abstract. Please note that there are no limits on the number of abstracts which can be submitted. However, each individual will be permitted to present a maximum of two presentations
4. Abstracts must be original and must not have been published or presented at any other meetings. If, however, the abstract to be presented is on a topic you have used before, but now have developed a new presentation with a varied viewpoint (or focused on a different aspect of the research) then you are welcome to submit the abstract.
5. Submission of an abstract acknowledges that you agree for the abstract to be published in Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry.
6. The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract and agree to its submission, before submitting the abstract.
7. Abstracts cannot be edited / updated after final submission.
8. Conflicts of Interest / Disclosure: Work submitted for presentation must include an acknowledgment of funding sources of commercial nature and/or consulting or holding of significant equity in a company that could be affected by the results of the study.
9. Registration is pre-requisite for acceptance of the abstract and presenting in the conference.
10. The Conference Scientific Committee will determine the suitability of the abstracts and will take the final decision. The Committee will endeavor to schedule abstracts according to authors’ presentation preferences but reserves the right to decide on the final form of presentation. The decisions of the Scientific Committee shall be final and binding.
11. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to reject abstracts based on the following criteria: if abstracts do not comply with style guidelines; including excessive length, contain inappropriate content, fall outside of the topical scope of the meeting and don’t meet ethical or Scientific standards set by the Scientific Committee.
12. Please note that abstracts must be SUBMITTED before the deadline to ensure that they are sent for review by the Scientific Committee for inclusion in the Programme schedule.

 

Guidelines for Oral Papers and Posters
1. Presenting author’s contact details: Full first and family name(s), Email address, Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country, Phone number
2. Author and co-authors’ details
3. Preferred Presentation type: Oral or Poster
4. Abstract title – must be in UPPER CASE
5. Abstracts should clearly state:
 Background
 Objectives
 Methods
 Results
 Conclusions
 Key words: 3-5
6. Should have maximum 300 words
7. Use only standard abbreviations. Place special or unusual abbreviations in parenthesis after the full word the first time it appears.
8. Use generic names of drugs. The presentation must be balanced and contain no commercial promotional content.
9. Submissions should not contain patient names, hospital ID numbers or other identifying information.
10. Indicate your presentation preference (oral/ poster) when submitting your abstract. The final decision about oral/poster presentation will stay with the Scientific committee, though attempts will be made to honour your choice.

Guidelines for Submission of Symposium
1. Presenting author’s contact details: Full first and family name(s), Email address, Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country, Phone number
2. Author and co-authors’ details
3. Abstract title – must be in UPPER CASE
4. Abstract should be of 300 words describing about the symposium with topics and speakers.
5. There can be 5 speakers per session; one of them can also be the chair.
6. Only the proposing author will receive notification of the final Scientific Committee decision, and he/she is responsible to communicate the result to all other chairs and speakers.
7. Acceptance of the proposal for a symposium does not imply that the Organizing Committee will cover any expenses of the chairpersons and speakers.
8. All authors of a symposium should register to the Congress for making presentation

Guidelines for Submission of Workshops
1. Presenting author’s contact details: Full first and family name(s), Email address, Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country, Phone number
2. Author and co-authors’ details
3. Abstract title – must be in UPPER CASE
4. Abstract of 300 words describing about the workshop under following headings: Learning objectives, main abstract, structure and coordinators.
5. There can be 5 coordinators per session; one of them can also be the chair.
6. Only the proposing author will receive notification of the final Scientific Committee decision, and he/she is responsible to communicate the result to all other chairs and speakers.
7. Acceptance of the proposal for a workshop does not imply that the Organizing Committee will cover any expenses of the chairpersons and speakers.
8. All authors of a workshop should register to the Congress for making presentation

Guidelines for Submission of E-Posters
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
1. The E-poster will be displayed on standard Portrait Format
2. File format should be High Resolution JPEG (blow 2 Mb file).
3. Single JPEG should be sent.
4. E Poster should be 42 X 59.5 cms (Conference or Event poster) in size.
5. For creating an e-poster, you can use this free online website www.canva.com. Sign up with Google or Face book, or with your own email and password. In the search box, search for ‘Conference poster’. From the options shown, you can either choose from the templates, or choose from a blank template, and create your own poster by adding photos, text etc.
6. Animation/movies/sounds will not be supported; please submit in a static JPEG.

DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
a. The E-poster needs to be created as per suggestion under
1. The poster title should be displayed prominently at the top of the poster. Mention the Authors clearly below the title.
2. The text should include (most likely as separate elements of the poster) Introduction, Aim, Methods, Results, Conclusion and Acknowledgements
b. The poster should be self-explanatory. Text should be brief and well organized
c. The typeface chosen should be a simple and clear one (e.g. Helvetica)
d. The correct font size depends greatly on the fonts used in the JPEG and the thumb rule should be that if its visible well on the computer screen it shall be visible on the E-Poster Display Screen.
Color suggestions:
1. When using light backgrounds (white, yellow, light blue) we suggest using dark fonts (black, navy blue, dark green)
2. When using dark backgrounds (blue, purple) we suggest using light fonts (white, yellow, cyan)
3. Avoid using red or green in any fonts or backgrounds as they are colors that are difficult to read.