Guidelines for Posters Presentation

The Scientific Committee of the FATO 9th International Congress which is ready to receive abstracts for Posters Presentations to be held during the congress. The deadline for application is extended March 30, 2020.

Abstracts for posters presentations will be reviewed by a panel of 3 persons under the coordination of the Scientific Committee. The Scientific Committee will compile review reports and, will select which abstracts will be accepted. All posters presentations at the FATO 9th International Congress will be framed along the topics that are of interest for the rehabilitation community. These topics are:

Development of rehabilitation services  

Management of rehabilitation service provision

Training and Education

Prosthetics and Orthotics

Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Speech Therapy

Rehabilitation Medicine

Seating and Wheelchair

Disabilities

Others

Guidelines for submitting an abstract for poster presentation at the 2020 FATO 9th International Congress apply:

  • Poster presentation should cover a rehabilitation issue that is of relevance from a technical, clinical, scientific, educational or organizational point of view.
  • Abstract must be submitted for each poster presentation (download the form)
  • The official languages of the Congress are French and English and simultaneous translation will be provided during the Congress. Abstracts must be submitted in both languages.
  • Abstracts must follow the FATO Congress structured format (download the form) and the following topics must be included: Under which topic of the congress the abstract is link, Title, background, aim, method, results, discussion and conclusion.
  • All abstracts must be submitted, in English and in French, via the Congress website (submit your abstract). If you experience any difficulties in submitting your abstract online, please contact the Scientific Committee (comite-scientifique@fatoafrique.org)
  • Accepted posters will be displayed in a permanent E-Posters exhibition. Posters will be grouped into topics and viewed during a daily poster viewing procedure.
  • Presenting authors must be registered participants. Only abstracts of authors who have paid their registration fees, by latest August 17th 2020, will be scheduled for presentation and included in the congress publication.

Important notes:

  • You must use the FATO Abstract template (download the form). If you don’t use it your abstract will be rejected.
  • Do not write outside the boxes. Any text or images outside the boxes will be deleted.
  • Do not alter the form by deleting parts of it or adding new boxes. Simply enter your information into the boxes.
  • You must use the indicated headers, remove the word numbering (being an approximation),
  • The use of one image or table is allowed /encouraged, make sure any text in it is readable
  • Save this file in “.docx” format, and saved under the following path: NAME_Surname_Abstract_POSTER

Submission procedure:

  • Abstract proposers should use the dedicated form to submit a proposal (see below). 
  • If you wish to submit a proposal, please fill in the Abstract Poster Presentation form(download the form) and save it on your computer, in “.docx” format under the following path: NAME_Surname_Abstract_POSTER  
  • Submit your abstract, in English and in French, via the Congress website (submit your abstract). If you experience any difficulties in submitting your abstract online, please contact the Scientific Committee (comite-scientifique@fatoafrique.org)
  • The deadline for abstract submission is extended to March 30
  • All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and notification for acceptance will be sent by latest May 4th 2020.

Abstract for Posters Presentation

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