Call for Abstracts

The late breaking call for abstracts is OPEN.

Submission deadline: February 5, 2020

Call for Abstract – How to Write Effective Learning Objectives

See Call for Late Breaking Abstracts (pdf)

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstract maximum length is 400 words

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

Please include the following information:

1. Presentation title and preferred format option

  • 15-minute oral papers
  • Poster Presentation

All sessions (excluding posters) must allow a minimum of 25% of the presentation time for discussion and interaction between presenter(s) and the audience.

Please indicate if you would be willing to present in another format option if your abstract is not selected for your first choice.

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

  • Diagnosis/Assessment
  • Clinical
  • Research/Science
  • Practice Based Evidence
  • Criminal/Civil Justice
  • Program/Policy

3. List all authors and their affiliations, including suffixes. Provide brief, 75-word biographies for each presenter.

4. Provide an abstract of 400 words maximum including (if applicable) background/rationale, methods, results and

5. Provide 2-4 learning objectives. Learning Objectives must be specific to what you will present, AND learner oriented.
Note: Learning objectives will be inserted into the program brochure if your abstract is selected for presentation.
(For instructions on the correct formatting of learner-oriented learning objectives, please visit our website:

6. You must include a paragraph that addresses the following two questions:
• What do you believe to be the broader relevance to your work in the field and to adolescents and adults with FASD?
• What questions has your work identified or what else has arisen from your work that research may be able to answer?


Please Note: All presenters of accepted abstracts will be offered a reduced registration fee. Honoraria, accommodation, travel, and other associated expenses are not covered by the conference. Presenters must be comfortable presenting and answering questions in English. Accepted presenters should presuppose prior knowledge of FASD.