ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOW CLOSED
GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
• Published studies are not allowed to be submitted for the ISCoS Meetings.
• ISCoS 2023 will take place as an in-person meeting only. All sessions will be recorded for post-event access.
ISCoS 2023 Themes
Cardiovascular Physiology/Pathology – Cardiovascular physiology changes and pathology are critical both in the acute and chronic phase and are becoming more important with the changes of SCI epidemiology (increasing number of subjects with advanced age).
Current Advances in Bowel Management – Bowel management represents a priority for individuals with an SCI. Understanding the pathophysiology of bowel dysfunction and the recent advancements in bowel treatment becomes fundamental for the care of patients with SCI.
Nutrition and Metabolism – Understanding the effect of nutrition and metabolism changes after a SCI on neurological recovery both in the acute and chronic phase.
Robotics/Electrical Stimulation – Robotic rehabilitation or substitution for lost functions and spinal cord electrical stimulation are emerging issues in the care of patients with SCI.
Sports & Exercise – Sports and exercise are important for subjects with SCI both in the rehabilitation phase and after discharge. Exploring the physical, psychological and social benefits of sport and exercise in subjects with SCI.
Translational Research, time for a critical update? The need for prognostic markers for recovery. – Critical revision of the neuro-protective and neuro-restorative trials coming to an end in this period. Identification of biological and imaging markers to predict recovery in order to better stratify patients.
Submissions are welcome in other SCI topics.
A 90-minute session is appropriate for an in-depth overview of recent research evidence and/or translation into clinical practice of an innovative, evidence-based topic. Workshop sessions typically are interactive, focused on developing participant’s skills (e.g., new assessments, techniques, treatments, guideline implementation) whereas instructional courses are didactic (e.g., presentation of large or multicentre clinical trial results, overview or in-depth review of a novel topic or new research findings). The session can include no more than 5 presenters including the session chair, allowing a minimum of 15 minutes for discussion either throughout the session or at the end. All presenting speakers and the session chair must register as a delegate and pay at the appropriate rate in order to present at the Meeting. Proposals that are interdisciplinary and involve presenters from a range of institutions and academic rank are encouraged. Very few 90-minute sessions will be accepted, thus applicants are encouraged to submit only topics that are recent, innovative, novel and/or that address a glaring gap/need in the field. The 90-minute session abstract outline (#7 below) is limited to 500 words.
Single centre or small clinical trials, case studies, systematic reviews are best presented in other formats (see below).
Required information is as follows and this information MUST be included, or your abstract will not be considered:
- Title of course
- Speakers (name, credentials, institution, country) – maximum of 5 (including the session chair)
- List up to 3 learning objectives
- State whether material is for participants at an ‘Introductory’, ‘Intermediate’ or ‘Advanced’ level or whether any level is suitable
- Indicate the target audience (physicians, nurses, physios, researchers, consumers, etc.)
- Briefly state whether any prior learning, experience or qualifications, or pre-reading are recommended or essential for optimal participation.
- Outline of the 90-minute session – please list what each speaker will present, and the time allocated to each speaker.
- If your 90-minute session involves demonstration of assistive technology or other equipment, please describe what you will bring, how much space will be required, and how much time is needed for set-up and removal. Please note that any costs incurred, or labour required for transport and set up of technology or equipment will be the responsibility of the workshop presenters.
- Speakers must provide disclosure information about potential conflicts of interest and avoid any commercialization, promotion or advertising of products or materials.