​Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information. Posters may be on any topic relevant to the Conference.

Posters will be displayed in the venue foyer for the duration of the Conference. It is expected that one of the authors should be available during break times to discuss the poster with other attendees. Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance.

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?”