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25th Annual Conference on Neurobehavioural


Rehabilitation in Acquired Brain Injury


May 2, 3-4 2018

Call for Abstracts

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: December 15, 2017


The Planning Committee for the Hamilton Health Sciences Annual Conference on Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation in Acquired Brain Injury is pleased to announce a call for abstracts for the 2018 conference.

This is an opportunity for you and your peers to participate in one of Ontario’s leading conferences in brain injury rehabilitation. This highly regarded event has attracted presenters and participants nationally and internationally for the past 24 years.

This year marks the 25th year of the Neurobehavioural Conference in Hamilton. This conference will reflect on the advancements over the years as we look toward the future of neurobehavioural rehabilitation for individuals with acquired brain injury.  

The Evolving Landscape of Brain Injury Rehabilitation

This conference will highlight innovation, emerging research, best practices, creativity and vision in brain injury rehabilitation. Relevant topics in brain injury rehabilitation will be explored as we look towards shaping the future of neurobehavioural rehabilitation.

Abstracts can relate to various topics of brain injury rehabilitation. Abstracts may focus on relevant topics including, but not limited to:

Diagnosis 
Assessment and Treatment     
Family and Caregiver
Mental Health
Criminal Justice/Forensics
Prevention          
Rehabilitation
Technology
Addictions 
Pediatrics
Intersystem Collaboration
Community Integration
Behaviour
Housing
Aging

In celebration of 25 years, the Neurobehavioural Conference will offer a pre- conference day focusing on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion. Wednesday May 2nd, 2018Abstracts will be accepted for inclusion into the program

Why submit your abstract?

PRESENT your evidence-based knowledge to a large, audience
CONNECT with interdisciplinary colleagues who share your research interests and passions
NETWORK with potential employers, mentors, collaborators, and funders
Gain RECOGNITION as an expert in your topic of research
DISCOVER an inter-professional platform to share, research and cutting-edge, evidence-based information related to neurobehavioural rehabilitation in brain injury
BUILD your CV
AWARDS — become eligible for awards for outstanding posters

Deadline for Abstract Submissions:  All Abstracts must be submitted by midnight on December 15, 2017

General Requirements for Abstracts:  Abstracts should relate to the 2018 theme of:

The Evolving Landscape of Brain Injury Rehabilitation

All abstracts are reviewed and judged by the Conference Planning Committee for inclusion in the program. Submission of an abstract implies that at least one of the authors will present either orally or in poster format. There is a maximum of three presenters per abstract. All presenting authors are required to register for the conference and are responsible for their expenses including travel, accommodation, and conference registration. Presenters who are giving an oral presentation and the first author of a poster presentation will receive a $100 credit towards their registration fees. Be the one of the first three accepted abstracts submitted to win cash prizes!

Authors are asked to submit abstracts on-line. Please go to the Hamilton Health Sciences ABI Conference Website Abstract Submission Form where all necessary instructions are available. 

General Requirements for Abstracts:

Abstracts should relate to the 2018 theme of The Evolving Landscape of Brain Injury Rehabilitation

All abstracts will be reviewed and judged by the Conference Planning Committee for inclusion in the program. Submission of an abstract implies that at least one of the authors will present their oral presentation. There is a maximum of three presenters per abstract. All presenting authors are required to register for the conference and are responsible for their expenses including travel, accommodation, and conference registration. Presenters who are giving an oral presentation will receive a $100 credit towards their registration fees. Only one abstract will be accepted for presentation per author.

Authors are asked to submit abstracts on-line. Please go to the Abstract Submission Form where all necessary instructions are available.

Presentation Format for Abstracts: Abstracts are welcome for oral and poster presentations.

60-Minute Oral Presentation: Presenters are encouraged to use interactive teaching methods to engage participants. Please reserve 15 minutes for questions and discussion. If presenters choose to do so, they will be invited to submit their presentation to Conference committee 2 weeks in advance of the conference so that the presentation can be included in the delegate kits. 

Poster Presentation: Posters will be on display at the conference with dedicated “poster viewing” times when authors are available for discussion with participants. Authors are expected to be in attendance at their poster during the scheduled “poster viewing” times. Those wishing to present their work in poster format will be assigned a poster board (8 feet wide by 4 feet high). Posters are mounted by Velcro only.

*NEW* Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in judging the posters. Selected posters will be awarded cash prizes.

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