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ISPGR is planning to have a series of symposia that cover various cutting-edge clinical and basic research topics in posture and gait research fields. Symposia offer a unique opportunity to showcase the work of yourself and that of your colleagues, into one complete story.
Symposia can be used to present conclusive evidence of a series of studies or to provoke discussion on areas where more work is required. There are no rules related to content, other than that the submissions have to be of high-quality and relevant to ISPGR delegates. Symposia are a crucial component of the ISPGR conferences to discuss the most outstanding posture and gait research with other experts from around the world.
All symposia are selected by the Scientific Program Committee with priority given to:
These sessions always prove very popular at the World Congress, and we encourage our membership to submit a proposal to present research that will start conversations, and encourage debate.
Successful submissions will be informed of their inclusion in the 2019 world congress program, mid-October.
Please note: we cannot provide any support for travel or other expenses for symposia speakers or organisers.
Symposia sessions will include presentations by 3 (minimum) or 4 (maximum) individual speakers that offer unique perspectives on a specific central theme, followed by a moderated, interactive scientific exchange involving the audience. The symposium session should not exceed 1 hour and 45 minutes and allow for sufficient time for the moderated discussion.
Please note: If accepted, each symposia presenter will be required to submit an individual abstract for their presentation by the general submission deadline of December 5, 2018.
To submit a proposal, please read and adhere to the submission guidelines below:
1. Include the name and affiliation of your symposium Chair.
2. Provide a brief description of the topic, and justify why the proposed topic is novel, contentious, or highly relevant for discussion. 1800 characters including spaces maximum (approx. 300 words)
3. Provide a brief description of how each speaker will offer a unique approach/perspective to the proposed topic. 600 characters including spaces max (approx. 100 words) per speaker. Please include each speaker name
(If accepted, each symposia presenter will be required to submit an individual abstract for their presentation by the general submission deadline of December 5, 2018)
4. Provide a brief outline of the proposed format for a moderated, interactive scientific exchange with the audience, which follows on from the individual presentations. Note that access to an electronic polling app will be made available and encouraged for use as a creative means to further engage the audience. 1800 characters including spaces maximum (approx. 300 words)
5. Indicate who will be the moderator of this exchange
6. Provide two (2) stimulating questions to the audience as a starting point for the discussion
7. Within the 1 hour and 45 min symposium, you will be required to indicate how much time will be used for the Symposium introduction, individual speaker presentations, and moderated, interactive scientific exchange
8. Provide a disclosure of potential conflicts of interest for each of the symposium participants (if applicable)