Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts is now closed.

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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 length is maximum 250 words

Abstracts must be submitted through the online electronic submission form

Submissions must clearly indicate your preferred presentation type and format options:

Please include the following information:

1. Presentation Type:

  • Half-day session (3 hours)
  • 90 Minute Session
  • 15-20 minute Oral Paper/ Innovation in Practice
  • Poster Presentation (4’x8′ sized poster board displayed for the duration of the conference with dedicated time for discussion with delegates

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

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Aborginal/First Nations/Metis/Inuit Topics
  • Aboriginal Head Start Programs
  • Collaborative Approaches
  • Child Protection/Child Welfare
  • Clinical (Health/Oral Health)
  • Cultural Diversity/Competency
  • Digital Media/Technology
  • Disabilities
  • Early Child Development/Brain Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Engaging Isolated Families
  • Ethics
  • Evaluation and Outcomes/Evidence-based Research
  • Family Centered Care

  • Family Support
  • Infant Mental Health
  • Innovative Practices in Professional Development and (other related areas)
  • Jordan’s Principle in Practice
  • Kindness/Empathy
  • Mental Health/Addictions
  • Mentoring/ Coaching/ Training
  • Parenting/Caregiving
  • Policy Development
  • Resilience
  • Trauma/Intergenerational Trauma
  • Truth and Reconciliation
  • Other

3. Provide the presentation level of the submission (Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced)
4. Your preferred format option – lecture, panel or interactive (only applicable to 90-minute or 3-hour presentations)
5. A 250 word (maximum) presentation abstract/ description including (if applicable) background/rationale, methods, results and conclusions
6. Three learner oriented learning objectives (examples can be found HERE)
7. A 75-word (maximum) biography for each presenter
8. A 50-word (maximum) description of your session to be inserted into the program brochure if your abstract is accepted for presentation