Call for Proposals

​​​​2018 PROPOSAL SUBMISSION IS NOW OPEN.

The deadline for proposal submission is Midnight CET on 7th August, 2017

To submit, please click on the below icon. (Google Chrome is the optimal web browser)

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SYMPOSIA AND BRAINSTORMING SESSION PROPOSAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & INSTRUCTIONS:

Please rea​d the below carefully before submitting a propsal.

Parallel Symposia Sessions

o    Parallel Symposia are 90 minutes in length.

o    It is compulsory to have three (3) speakers, and 1 chair/moderator who can also double as speaker.

o    Each Parallel Symposium is a moderately formal 1.5 hour session. Parallel Symposia should be structured to incorporate audience member discussion, e.g. introduction 5 minutes, three presentations of 20 minutes followed by 25 minutes for conclusion/final discussion.

o   It is the responsibility of the chair/moderator to keep the schedule approved by the Program Committee.

o  Presentations are solely education based. The use of any advertising, trade names, or product-group message association is prohibited; this rule will be strictly enforced.

o    Parallel Symposia presenters' AND ALL co-authors' disclosures must appear on the first slide of the presentation. Slides will be reviewed in the speaker ready room to ensure compliance.

o    Once a Parallel Symposium Session is accepted, speaker changes are NOT allowed unless approved by the Program Committee Chair.

o    Speakers are limited to no more than two (2) speaking roles in the main Conference (Key note lecture, Parallel Symposia and Brainstorming Sessions).

o   Commercial logos (e.g. Company) are not permitted to appear on meeting materials, including presentation slides.

o    Speakers who have their Symposia Session accepted will be eligible for a reduced registration fee. Regrettably, no financial assistance can be provided for travel or other expenses. Please note that a chair can also double as a speaker, but that chairs who are not speaking in the session are not eligible for the reduced registration fee.

 

Brainstorming Sessions

o    This is a 60 minute interactive session.

o    It is compulsory to have two (2) speakers and 1 chair/moderator who can also double as speaker. 

o    Each Brainstorming Session is a moderately formal 1 hour session. Brainstorming sessions should be structured to incorporate ample audience member discussion/participation, e.g. short introduction of 1 minute, two presentations of 15 minutes followed by 29 minutes for conclusion/final discussion. Alternatively it can be organized as a debate.

o    It is the responsibility of the chair/moderator to keep the schedule approved by the Program Committee.

o    Presentations are solely education based. The use of any advertising, trade names, or product-group message association is prohibited; this rule will be strictly enforced.

o    Brainstorming Session presenters' AND ALL co-authors' disclosures must appear on the first slide of the presentation. Slides will be reviewed in the speaker ready room to ensure compliance.

o    Once a Brainstorming Session is accepted, speaker changes are NOT allowed unless approved by the Program Committee Chair.

o    Speakers are limited to no more than two (2) speaking roles in the Conference (Key note lecture, Parallel Symposia and Brainstorming Sessions).

o    Commercial logos (e.g. Company), Institution, University, etc.) are not permitted to appear on meeting materials, including presentation slides.

o    Speakers who have their Brainstorming Session accepted will be eligible for a reduced registration fee. Regrettably, no financial assistance can be provided for travel or other expenses. Please note that a chair can also double as a speaker, but that chairs who are not speaking in the session are not eligible for the reduced registration fee.


Suggested Symposia and Brainstorming Topics

·               Advocacy and patient organizations

·               Bipolar disorders in children and adolescents

·               Bipolar disorders in the elderly

·               Brain structure and brain function

·               Comorbidity between bipolar disorders and medical disorders

·               Comorbidity between bipolar disorders and other psychiatric disorders

·               Cultural differences and its consequences

·               Diagnosis and classification

·               Disability / Cognition / Rehabilitation

·               Fighting stigma

·               Genetics and Proteomics

·               Integration of pharmacological, somatic and psychological treatment

·               Physiological, Molecular, Cellular Markers and Models

·               Population health, epidemiology,  economics

·               Prodromes, early recognition, and staging

·               Psychosocial Treatments and self-management

·               Suicide in bipolar disorder

·               Updates on Treatment guidelines

·               Technological interventions

·               Economic burden of disease (Costs)

·               Boundaries between bipolar disorder and personality disorders


 

Instructions for Online Proposal Submission

Before you begin, please prepare the following information:

Moderator/chair contact details

- Full first and family name(s) - Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, address, city, state (if relevant), country- Phone number- E-mail address- Proposal type (Parallel Symposium or Brainstorming Session)

Speakers' Details

- Full first and family name(s) - Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, address, city, state (if relevant), country
- Phone number
- E-mail address

- Speakers' Abstracts

- Proposed Lecture Title

- Co-authors list and affiliations

- Speaker's Abstract (Different abstract for each speaker)

Session Title: Limited to 20 words 

Overall Abstract (session proposal): Limited to 250 words 

Proposal Topic: Submissions are welcome in all topics related to Bipolar Disorders. Please choose the topic miscellaneous and specify if you do not see a relevant topic in the drop down menu list. 

Save your Proposal: The submission system allows you to store your proposal in order to make changes. Once you have finished working on the proposal, please click "Save and Submit".

You will be able to continue to edit your proposal up until the deadline date; 7th August, 2017, Midnight CET



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