​Oral presentations will be of 15 minutes duration. The abstract should outline the important points of the presentation and highlight the content to be communicated, including the aims, methods, relevance, results and conclusions of the work, research, project or case study. Abstracts should not include tables, figures or references.

Please include the following information in the abstract:
  • Title
  • Author names:  name of presenting author should be underlined
  • Author affiliations: affiliations of each author to be stated in advance and include designation and institution
Abstracts should be structured as follows and should use the headings listed below:
  • Background: indicate the purpose and objective of the research or project, the hypothesis that was tested or a description of the problem being analyzed or evaluated.
  • Methods: describe the study period / setting / location, study design, study population, data collection and methods of analysis used.
  • Results: present as clearly and as much in detail as possible the findings / outcome of the study, Please summarize any specific results.
  • Conclusions: explain the significance of your findings / implications for treatment, care and/or support, and future implications of the results

    - Your abstract should not exceed 500 words in total.

    - Oral and poster presentation abstract submissions should focus on research or quality improvement initiatives.

    - Learning Objectives
    • Every abstract must be accompanied by two learning objectives. These are additional to the 500 word abstract.
    • Learning objective (1) answers the question: “What will people in the audience gain or learn from attending this presentation?” (Don’t say what you are going to teach, but what they are going to take away from the session.)
    • Learning objective (2) answers the question: “How is this topic/issue relevant to mental health services and mental health issues?”