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2017 IAYMH Call for Abstracts and Presentations

The IAYMH welcomes abstracts from a range of individuals and organisations either working or connected to the field of youth mental health. We are looking for a broad range of abstracts that address research, practice, policy, advocacy and community and youth engagement from the many different sectors that work across young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Program Committee.

Considerations before submitting

  • Presentations will need to reflect the diversity of conference participants. Simply trolling through lots of power point slides packed with data will not win you any friends. Remember less is more.
  • Think of how you can utilise other forms of technology to engage the audience, remembering that technology and young people’s wellbeing is a significant area of emerging work in youth mental health.
  • Papers, posters, table top and lightning presentations will need to broadly address the conference theme and sit within an identified stream.
  • Oral presentations will have 15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions. Please ensure that what you outline in your abstract can be presented within this timeframe, or alternatively be applicable for a poster, table top or lightning presentation.

Conference theme: Future-proofing youth mental health

Streams for Oral presentations

  • New and emerging research
  • Youth mental health policy
  • Clinical practice
  • Social media, e-health and new technologies
  • New programs and innovations
  • Community practice and engagement

The IAYMH welcome abstracts addressing a wide range of issues relating to young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Presentation Types

Presentations can be in the form of a summary of research findings that impact at a practice or policy level; innovations in practice or service development and how this impacts on the sector to adapt to address the challenges it will face in the future.

Young people are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract about particular programs or activities that they are involved with which they believe participants would want to hear about.

Participants will be able to submit their abstract as an:

  1. Oral presentation – this will require delegates to submit an abstract and, if selected, an interactive oral presentation will be required. All oral presentations will be 20 minutes in length which includes 5 minutes for questions.
  2. Table Top Presentation – this will require delegates to submit an abstract, and if selected, a brief 10 minute presentation will be presented to a table nine delegates at a time. The presenter is required to give the same presentation at up to eight tables during the session. More information about Table Top Presentations can be downloaded here.
  3. Poster presentation – this will require delegates to submit an abstract and, if selected, a poster is to be prepared and displayed for the duration of the conference. At least one author must be present on the day of poster session.
  4. Lightning presentation – As a possible alternative to a poster, the conference is now introducing lightening presentations. If your submitted abstract is selected, you will be given the opportunity to deliver a short 5 minute presentation (as part of a concurrent session), along with 15 other individuals who were also successful with their submission.  The PowerPoint presentation only requires 6 slides and to add some excitement to the session, the audience will be given the chance to vote for their favourite presentation. More information about lightening presentations can be downloaded here.

All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference app exactly as they are submitted and MUST NOT exceed 400 words in length. Abstracts will not be proof read or edited by the conference managers or conference organising committee. It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure that the abstract is submitted correctly. The conference managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the online submission process, or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events. Authors whose papers are accepted for inclusion in the conference program will be advised in good time, well in advance of the conference and will at that time receive detailed instructions regarding the requirements for presentations at the conference.

Please note that no abstracts will be accepted via email in either word or PDF format. Should you have problems submitting your abstract please email the conference organiser and advise as such.