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Submission information

The 18th World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM), held in conjunction with the 7th Annual Meeting of the Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand (RMSANZ) is calling for abstract and workshop submissions for possible inclusion in the 2024 program. 

Before submitting your abstract and/or workshop submission, ensure you read the below guidelines carefully. All information that you require is included below. 

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General submission guidelines

Outlined below are the general submission guidelines:

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Please contact the ISPRM 2024 Program Manager if you have any questions.

  • Abstracts must be submitted in English
  • Abstracts must be submitted via the online submission portal only. Abstracts submitted via email will not be accepted
  • Abstracts must be original and must not have been published or presented at any other meeting prior to the ISPRM 2024 Congress
  • A confirmation email will be sent to you when your submission has been received
  • There are no limits on the number of submissions which can be submitted, however each individual can only present a maximum of two presentations (either Oral or Poster presentation) and must be the author or one of the co-authors of the presentation
  • The Congress Scientific Committee will determine whether abstracts will be accepted based on a blind review. 
  • Please ensure that all information is accurate, no edits are permitted after submission
  • The Congress Scientific Committee reserves the right to edit all submissions for grammar, spelling, abstract theme and presentation type
  • Conflicts of interest / disclosure: work submitted for presentation must include an acknowledgment of funding sources of commercial nature and/or consulting or holding of significant equity in a company that could be affected by the results of the study
  • Accepted submissions will be published in the Journal of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (JISPRM)
  • Presenting authors must be registered participants of the Congress. Only two (2) submissions of authors who have paid their registration fees will be accepted, scheduled and included for publication

Submission themes

ISPRM 2024 welcomes submissions under eight overarching scientific themes, with each stream covering various individual themes. Please carefully consider the below themes and select the applicable sub-theme when submitting your work. These streams include:  

Biomedical sciences

A1. Biomechanics

A2. Genetics

A3. Molecular and cellular biology

A4. Neuroscience

A5. Physiology

A6. Miscellaneous

Social sciences

B1. Biostatistics

B2. Disability studies

B3. Economics

B4. Psychology

B5. Miscellaneous

Clinical sciences

C1. Health conditions (nervous system, musculoskeletal system, cardiopulmonary system)

C2. Pain

C3. Diagnosis

C4. Complications/sequelae (i.e. spasticity, immobilisation and frailty)

C5. Specific target groups (children, women, elderly, athletes, musicians, refugees, ethnic groups, workers and others)

C6. Miscellaneous

Therapeutics

D1. Exercise

D2. Injections (joint, spine etc)

D3. Integrative medicine

D4. Pharmacological agents

D5. Physical modalities

D6. Neurostimulation (rTMS, tDCS etc)

D7. Miscellaneous

Engineering and technology

E1. Assistive products

E2. Prosthetics and orthotics

E3. Robotics

E4. Wheelchairs and other mobility devices

E5. Virtual reality

E6. Telerehabilitation

E7. Miscellaneous

Health policy and systems

F1. Community based rehabilitation

F2. Economics (cost-effectiveness)

F3. Infrastructure and resources

F4. National policy and law

F5. Rehabilitation across the continuum of care

F6. Rehab management (certification and accreditation)

F7. TEAM work: Rehab Professionals

F8. Miscellaneous

Functioning and disability

G1. ICF

G2. Classification systems (ICD, ICHI, ICSO-R)

G3. Labour market and participation

G4. Miscellaneous

Specialty development

H1. Education (medical student, residency & post-graduate)

H2. Organisational development (international associations)

H3. Research

H4. Miscellaneous

Submission guidelines for:

Please click on the appropriate tab below based on what you would like to submit. 

The below information is for abstract submissions:

  • The official abstract template should be used
  • Abstract title is to be no longer than 25 words
  • Abstract content is to be no longer than 350 words (excluding headings, tables, diagrams (legend text is included in word count), references, disclosures)
  • References excluded from the overall word limit
  • You can include tables in your submission subject to the below parameters:
    • A maximum of 2 black and white figures or tables (up to 10 rows x 10 columns) can be included per abstract
  • Place abbreviations in parentheses after the full word appears the first time, except for the common/standard abbreviations
  • Use generic names of drugs
  • Express numbers are numerals
  • Abstract content should include: background/aims, methods, results, conclusions
  • References are optional, with a maximum of 3 – with the following (abbreviated) style

1. Frontera WR et al. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2012;23:201-7

The below information is for case report submissions:

  • Case reports will be considered for POSTER PRESENTATIONS only
  • The official case report template should be used
  • Abstract title is to be no longer than 25 words
  • Abstract content is to be no longer than 350 words (excluding headings, tables, diagrams, disclosures)
  • References are excluded from the overall word limit
  • You can include tables in your submission subject to the below parameters:
    • A maximum of 2 black and white figures or tables (up to 10 rows x 10 columns) can be included per abstract
  • Place abbreviations in parentheses after the full word appears the first time, except for the common/standard abbreviations
  • Use generic names of drugs
  • Express numbers are numerals
  • Case reports should follow the “CARE guidelines
  • Abstract content should include: title, introduction, patient information/clinical findings and discussion/conclusions
  • References are optional, with a maximum of 3 – with the following (abbreviated) style

1. Frontera WR et al. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2012;23:201-7

The below information is for workshop / scientific session submissions:

  • The official workshop template should be used
  • You can submit for either a short or long workshop or a scientific session
  • Workshops will be held either on Saturday 1 June 2023 or Sunday 2 June 2023
  • Scientific sessions will be held between Monday 3 June 2023 and Thursday 6 June 2023

Long workshop parameters

  • Long workshops are 4 hours in length
  • Workshops must have 1 chairperson and 1-5 speakers 
  • A brief description of the workshop (maximum 500 words) is required for evaluation purposes
  • The workshop submitter should receive the permission of every speaker/chairperson in their session prior to submission

Short workshop parameters

  • Short workshops are 90 minutes in length
  • Workshops must have 1 chairperson and 1-4 speakers
  • A brief description of the workshop (maximum 500 words) is required for evaluation purposes
  • The workshop submitter should receive the permission of every speaker/chairperson in their session prior to submission

Scientific session parameters

  • Scientific sessions are 90 minutes in length; however 30 minutes of the session must be kept free for oral abstract presentations
  • Sessions must have 1 chairperson and 2-3 speakers
  • A brief description of the session (maximum 500 words) is required for evaluation purposes only
  • Suggested presentation titles must be included for each speaker
  • The session submitter should receive the permission of every speaker/chairperson in their session prior to submission

Review information

All submissions will be peer reviewed (blind review) by a subsection of the ISPRM 2024 Congress Scientific Committee.

Incomplete submissions or submissions not written in English cannot be processed and will not be reviewed.

No revisions are possible after the submission deadline – no exceptions.

Download your submission template

All submissions are required to use the applicable template. 

Please download the relevant template below for your submission. 

Ready to submit?

Before submitting your abstract and/or workshop submission, ensure you have read the general submission guidelines, and submission-specific guidelines carefully.

Conditions of acceptance

If accepted into the official program, the following conditions will apply: 

  • Oral presentations can only be presented by one author
  • Presenters must be a listed author on the submission
  • Accepted presenters must register, pay and attend the congress, otherwise the submission will not be included in the official program or published in the JISPRM supplement
  • Submissions remain the property of ISPRM and the Congress Scientific Committee reserves the right to publish and distribute

Terms & conditions

All submitters are required to agree to the below terms and conditions prior to submitting their work: 

  • Submitting author hereby commits with the present data protection and privacy policy
  • Submitting authors must declare that the abstract / workshop submitted are the original work of at least one author/presenter
  • All accepted presenters are required to register, pay, attend and present their material at ISPRM 2024
  • No funding is provided to presenters
  • If the submission is selected, consent is provided for the presentation slides (oral presenters), video, audio recording and photos taken during the oral presentation/poster presentation to be used and published by ISPRM 2024 including being provided to delegates of the ISPRM 2024 Congress
  • Submitting authors must declare the work described in the abstract has appropriate approval under local, ethical and animal experimentation rules
  • Submitting authors must declare that their work does not conflict with any existing copyright agreements with alternate publishers
  • Submitting authors provide consent for their presentation materials to be used to assist with promoting ISPRM 2024, future ISPRM events and on-demand content

Program enquiries

ISPRM 2024 Program Manager

For all questions and enquiries about abstracts, speakers and program information.