Call for Abstracts

CAPL Annual Conference: Instructions for submission

The following formats of presentations are welcome:

  • Research in progress: a scholarly presentation on a forensic clinical or research topic, written expressly for the CAPL meeting; delivery time should be 15 minutes with 5 minutes following for questions and answers
  • Flash talk: a brief, focused presentation on a pertinent topic in forensic psychiatry; preference for acceptable will be for residents/junior CAPL members though anyone can submit; delivery time should be 15 minutes with 5 minutes following for questions and answers
  • Panel discussion: a group presentation led by the submitter (Chair) of the abstract on a topic of national interest in forensic psychiatry; each panellist should present a different view of the topic; delivery time should be 30 minutes for the entire panel with 10 minutes following for questions and answers
  • Debate: this format centres on a controversial question in forensic psychiatry; the submitter acts as moderator and the participants must be two recognized experts; delivery time should be 30 minutes for the entire panel with 10 minutes following for questions and answers
  • Other: a limited number of other formats and lengths will be considered by the planning committee (e.g., mock trial, workshops, longer time slots)
  1. Prepare your abstract on the official Abstract Submission Form online. Please specify preferred format.
  2. Deadline for submissions is December 14th, 2018.
  3. The room will be equipped with regular audio/visual presentation electronic equipment such as computer, projector, screen, and speakers. Other a/v needs may incur a fee to the presenter. We suggest that you discuss this with us in advance of the meeting.
  4. For PowerPoint presentations, the author / presenter is encouraged to use the CAPL presentation template. (Optional)

Notes:

Please ensure all research and presentations conform to standard ethical guidelines (e.g., informed consent/patient confidentiality/ethics board approval).

For submissions you will submit the following electronically:

  • Presentation type
  • Title of presentation
  • Authors & affiliations (highlighting resident/junior CAPL members)
  • Abstract (max 300 words/ 2000 characters)
  • Comments/explanation if seeking alternative session type or alternative timing
  • Disclosure form (available here)
  • Three (3) educational objectives – “At the end of this session, participants will be able to….”
  • References (if any)
  • Category (Civil, Criminal, clinical, other)