Abstract Submission - Frequently Asked Questions

 

When can I submit an abstract for the IAPC Annual Education and Research Seminar 2018

Abstract Submission Opens on Monday 31st July 2017

 

What is the deadline for the submission of abstracts?

Abstract Submission Closes on Monday 9th October 2017

 

Where can I submit an abstract for the IAPC Annual Education and Research Seminar 2018

Abstracts can be submitted via the online portal ONLY

Abstracts sent via email will not be accepted

 

How can I edit an abstract that has been submitted?

The content of the abstract cannot be changed post submission

 

Is there a character limit / word limit for an abstract submission?

The abstract text cannot exceed 2000 characters/ 300 words (including spcaing and title). References are not required.

 

Is there a limit on the number of abstracts I can submit?

Authors, researchers and research teams may submit as many abstracts as they wish if they have been involved in more than one piece of research, however as the number of oral presentations is limited, the abstract reviewers and the IAPC reserve the right to choose only one abstract for oral presentation in the case of the same author submitting numerous abstracts on different research.

 

Can I submit an abstract that I have presented elsewhere?

Yes, you may submit an abstract that you have presented elsewhere.  However, on the submission form you will be asked to say if the abstract has been presented elswhere and, if so, where it was presented previously.

 

When will I be notified if my abstract has been accepted for inclusion in the IAPC Annual Education and Research Seminar 2018?

Authors will be notified of the decision of the abstract review group in November 2017

 

I have read the instructions, but I am experiencing technical difficulty with the site. What should I do?

Please contact Niamh Clowry at +353 1 8734735 or at info@iapc.ie or Hannah Dyas at admin@palliativecare.ie

 

Can I withdraw my abstract after it has been submitted?

If you wish to withdraw your abstract please contact Niamh Clowry at +353 1 8734735 or at info@iapc.ie or Hannah Dyas at admin@palliativecare.ie

 

When will I know the day and time of my presentation?

Authors will be notified of the decision of the abstract review group in November 2017 and in the case of those chosen to present platform presentations they will be notified of their timeslot once the programme is finalised (November 2017)

 

Will I be able to submit my abstract in a language other than English?

No, abstracts must be written in English only

 

What is the purpose of the Abstract Submission Strands?

The researcher strands are intended to enable the IAPC Education and Research Forum to respond in a positive and developmental manner to the current state of research activity within the world of palliative care in Ireland.

Importantly, this process also enables the IAPC to play an active role in promoting research activity across the different strands and thereby the different stages of research careers among presenters.

The strands are also intended to enable abstracts to be reviewed on a more equal footing according to whichever strand the lead author self-assigns him/herself. Accordingly, the abstract review group may query/review an author's strand selection.

 

How will I know which strand my research and my experience belongs to?

Authors must choose the strand from the list provided that best describes the level at which they feel they are at as a researcher in line with the details below.

 

What are the abstract strands?

First time or novice researcher
Abstracts that were led by a researcher who is inexperienced in undertaking research projects. The lead author may have been supervised in his/her research by an experienced researcher(s). However, the literature review informing the work, elements of design development, data collection and analysis, and discussion on findings should have been completed by the lead author.

Junior researcher
Abstracts that were led by a researcher who has some, albeit limited, research experience. The lead author may have been supervised in his/her research by an experienced researcher(s). However, the literature review informing the work, elements of design development, data collection and analysis, and discussion on findings should have been completed by the lead author.

Experienced researcher
Abstracts that were led by an established researcher. This researcher may have previously held research grants or led projects as PI. The experienced researcher strand reflects a record in research training and activity. The abstract submitted by the lead author may have a number of authors and may represent all, or an element, of large scale funded research.

Full time researcher or research department or institute
This strand is intended for abstracts on work led out by full-time researchers, senior academics (at the level of senior lecturer or higher), regular grant holders and/or research institutes or departments.

Further information on the abstract strands is available at /page/21/abstract-strands/ 

 

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