Presentation Guidelines

Prospective session leaders and presenters interested in leading a session at the 3rd CBR/CBID World Congress are invited to submit an abstract/proposal relating to the given themes. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE AN ACADEMIC RESEARCHER TO PROPOSE A SESSION.  PROPOSALS FROM PRACTITIONERS/MANAGERS AND OTHERS ARE VERY WELCOME. Those from underrepresented groups OR ADDRESSING THE CONCERNS OF THESE GROUPS are particularly encouraged to propose a session - eg. women, children and youth, ethnic minorities and those from particularly marginalised impairment OR SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED groups. UNUSUAL OR INNOVATIVE FORMATS ARE WELCOME!

The official language for presentations will be in English. During the congress there will be simultaneous translation into Spanish, French, Arabic, Portuguese, ASL and all sessions will be accessible. You can submit your abstract in English, French, Arabic, Portuguese or Spanish.

All presenters are required to be registered for the Congress. To register, click here. However you can submit an abstract without registering and register if/when your abstract is accepted.

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Technical Committee, and the authors of accepted abstracts will be notified via email. Presenters who would like support or advice about structuring their session will be offered this by the technical committee. You can contact the Technical Committee here: [email protected]

Abstracts/proposals can be for two alternative formats:

  • 15 minute presentations (individual or joint): These will be grouped thematically. Interaction and dialogue between the presenters and participants will be expected and facilitated by the chairs of sessions.
  • Participatory workshop style sessions: This will involve a maximum of 100 participants, (1 hour or 2 hours) where audience participation will be lead/facilitated by the presenters.

The last date for submission of abstracts is 31st January 2020.

Apologies that there will be an unavoidable delay of a few more days in sending out the decision emails. We will let you know as soon as we can. However, the new date of the congress is likely to be well into 2021 and with rapidly changing global situations the themes and overall focus may change. Although we will be giving decisions on current abstract submissions, we are aware that what you want to say may be different by next year. Accepted abstracts will be held on file until we have the new date for the congress and there will then be an opportunity to keep your current abstract or withdraw it and submit new abstracts if you wish to. New submission and registration dates will be announced once we know the new Congress date.

Thanks for your patience in these challenging times.

We will advise about this once a new date for the Congress has been confirmed.

Topics of Interest:

  • Using Digital and Social Media as a form of Action.
  • Promoting inclusive communities, environments and services.
  • CBR/CBID practice for specific impairment groups or age groups.
  • Gender issues in CBR/CBID.
  • Community support for carers of children or adults with disabilities.
  • Mental and spiritual wellbeing of people with disabilities.
  • Economic wellbeing and participation, livelihoods and multidimensional poverty alleviation.
  • Disability identity and status -personal autonomy, political/community participation
  • Promoting attitude and behaviour change in communities.
  • The wellbeing and inclusion of people with disabilities from extremely marginalised groups (eg tribal, cultural or faith minorities, people with complex and multiple impairments, people with particularly stigmatised conditions) and older people with disabilities.
  • Disability and environmental issues- (eg. water and sanitation, climate change, disaster risk reduction).
  • Collecting the evidence –Innovations in monitoring, evaluation, learning and research methodologies.

Submission of Abstracts is now closed.