Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted!

Call for Abstract – How to Write Effective Learning Objectives

See Advance Notice/Call for Abstracts (pdf)

Presenters of accepted abstracts will be offered a reduced registration fee. Honoraria, accommodation, travel or other associated expenses are not covered by the conference.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Please submit an abstract you would like to contribute for a concurrent session
Please allow a minimum of 25% of the presentation time for discussion and interaction between presenter(s) and the audience
Abstract maximum length is 250 words

Abstracts must be submitted through the online electronic submission form (linked in “Call for Abstracts is now open” above)

Submissions must clearly indicate your preferred length and format options:

Length Options:

  • Half-day session (3 hours)
  • 90 Minute Session
  • Poster Presentation (4’x8′ sized poster board displayed for the duration of the conference with dedicated time for discussion with delegates

Format Options:

  • Standard Lecture
  • Panel Session
  • Debate
  • Interactive Session
  • Poster Presentation

Please also include the following information:

1. Indicate the primary theme, as well as all other applicable themes, under which your abstract is submitted:

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Aboriginal/First Nations/ Metis Topics
  • Child Protection/Child Welfare
  • Digital Media/Technology
  • Disabilities
  • Early Child Development/Brain Development
  • Engaging Isolated Families
  • Ethics
  • Evaluation and Outcomes/Evidence-based Research
  • Family Support

  • Infant Mental Health
  • Innovative Practices in Professional Development and Other Related Areas
  • Kindness/Empathy
  • Mental Health/Addictions
  • Parenting/Caregiving
  • Policy Development
  • Resilience
  • Social Epigenetics
  • Trauma/Intergenerational Trauma

2. Provide the presentation level of the submission (Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced)
3. Provide a presentation description of 250 words maximum including (if applicable) background/rationale, methods, results and conclusions
4. Provide 3 learner-oriented learning objectives (for instructions, please see our website:
5. Provide brief 75-word biographies for all presenters
6. Provide a brief 50-word description of your session to be inserted into the program brochure if your abstract is accepted for presentation