Call for Abstracts


Thank you for your interest in the upcoming ISPCAN Congress.
The abstract submission of regular abstracts is closed.
The evaluation results will be announced to all submitting authors at the beginning of April 2018.
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Extended Abstract Submission Deadline Passed

Late Poster Submission Deadline Passed

Abstracts submitted after this date will not be considered.

General Information

English is the official language of the Congress and all abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.

All abstracts will be subject to a blind peer review by 2 members of the the Conference Scientific Committee.

For the Abstract Submission & Guidelines please click here.


See below the list of topics in alphabetical order:

  • Advances in Child Custody Issues
  • Complex Developmental Trauma
  • Development of Children Outside of Family
  • Evidence Based Practice in Child Protection
  • Changes in Forms and Types of Foster Care
  • Child Advocacy and Juvenile Justice
  • Child Protection in the Context of Migration
  • Child Protection in the Context of Poverty
  • Child Protection in the Changing World
  • Medical Evaluation and Treatment
  • Multidisciplinary Systems of Care
  • New Trends in the Child Protection
  • Positive Parenting
  • Sexual Violence and Child Protection
  • Supporting Child Protection Workers
  • Supporting Children and Their Families
  • Systems of the Child Protection
  • Technology - Risks and Benefits
  • Trafficking and Exploitation
  • Violence in Childhood

Presentation Formats

Authors will be asked to select their preferred presentation format. However, the Congress Scientific Committee reserves the right to make the final determination regarding the presentation format of accepted abstracts.

Individual Submissions

Submission platform dedicated for the following presentation formats:

Interactive Poster
An individual abstract may be submitted for a poster to presenting new research data or other scholarly work that may be more complex or detailed that can be presented in an oral presentation . A display area will be provided and we will attempt to group posters thematically. It is expected that the author will be present at the poster location during the specified presentation time(s) to discuss the contents with the Congress participants.

Oral Presentation
A submission of an individual abstract intended to present new research data or other scholarly work in a concise and organized oral presentation. Multiple oral presentations will be grouped together, to the extent possible, into chaired sessions with similar topics. The total time allocated for an oral presentation is 20 minutes (15 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for discussion and questions).

A submission of an individual abstract for a workshop session of 60 minutes. A workshop is a session involving interactive learning and the dissemination of training and/or skills. Abstracts intended for workshops should describe how interactive learning will be incorporated into the presentation. The submitter is considered to be the workshop convenor. The abstract should include all the speakers with the titles of their contribution if applicable. Please place a special emphasis on the interactive part.

Documentary or Survivor Film/ Media Track/ Media Theatre
An open 60 minutes session on a topic based on multimedia presentation (documentary, motion picture, video etc…). The media session organizer is expected to provide an overview of the video and the theme to be discussed by the session participants. A summary of a whole session is submitted. If you are proposing specific discussants, they need to be mentioned within the abstract text.

All individual submissions must fulfil the abstract formatting requirements.

Symposia Submissions

A separate submission template is designed for whole symposia submissions. A symposium will be a session lasting 90 minutes that includes four to five papers addressing a common theme. Submitter (who will be the chair of the session) submits the overall session description and 4-5 individual abstracts, which represent the presentations forming the session.

To submit the symposium an abstract for symposium, the overview must be submitted first. Once the overview abstract is submitted, 5 slots for individual sub-abstracts (A,B,C,D,E) will be created and the individual panel abstracts may be submitted.

All symposia papers (overview as well as the individual symposia abstracts) must fulfil the abstract formatting requirements below. They are to be submitted with full details including the presentation title, mandatory abstract text structure and co-authors list with their affiliations and e-mail addresses.

It is expected that the convenor submits the overview abstract as well as all the individual papers. He/she is also considered to be the contact person for the whole symposium, any communication related to the symposium will be therefore held with the convenor. The convenor may also contribute a paper to the symposium.

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