Submission Types / Formats

Call for Abstracts CLOSED

During the submission process, you will be able to submit under the various topics/categories, but also select your preferred presentation type/style/format as listed below.

In order to ensure clarity, the scientific committee have included definitions of the submission types below. Please note that all submissions must be in English and no simultaneous translation will be provided.

Following submission of your work through the abstract submission system open in August 2015, your submission will be reviewed by the IALP Congress 2016 Scientific Committee and you will be advised whether your submission has been selected and in what format.

Submission Types:

Oral presentation (Free papers):

  • This is an oral presentation of your research.
  • You will be assigned a particular day and time for your presentation.
  • You will be required to present in English at the Congress.
  • You will be allocated a 15-20 minute time slot, including time for questions.

Poster presentation:

  • This is a visual display of your research in printed A0 portrait poster format.
  • During the  IALP Congress, you will be assigned a particular Poster Session.
  • Authors are required to print and display their own poster.
  • You  are required to be present at your poster display to discuss/interact with delegates at the specified times.


  • A panel presentation is a group of researchers/clinicians who submit up to a maximum of 4 abstracts under a collective title, within a given area. (Is your department/team working on a new area? If so, you and your colleagues may be interested in pulling together a series of papers that fit into a general theme and would benefit from being presented as a series).
  •  A 60 or 90 minute slot will be allocated for panels, in which 3- 4 short presentations (15 -20 minute presentations) can take place, with time included for some question-answer and discussion .


  • A workshop has a practical, discursive focus.
  • A 60 minute slot will be allocated for workshops .
  • Numbers of delegates attending may be restricted to allow for active delegate participation.

IALP Standing Committee Presentation:

  • An IALP  Standing Committee can present a series of oral papers within a 60-90 minute time slot.
  • To submit as this type of presentation, you must be a member of an IALP Standing Committee.