Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstracts will be accepted for review from members of the ISCP, CSP and other affiliated health professional bodies.

Abstract submission applications will open in March 2020.

A 550 word limit applies. Please do not use tables or figures and limit to two references if appropriate. Please note that all sections of the online application form must be completed.

The deadline for submission is the 15th June 2020. If you have queries related to abstract preparation please email the Professional Development Unit on professionaldevelopment@iscp.ie

Both research reports and theory, practice or service development reports will be accepted.

Instructions to authors for research report

Objectives: describe the aim and objectives of study

Methods: methodological approach and data collection

Results: briefly summarise main findings from analysis

Conclusion: what can be concluded from results. Implications – for practice/management/education/policy

In instances where your work was funded you should include a funding acknowledgment in your submission from all funding sources that supported work.

References: use the Harvard system of referencing and include DOI details where appropriate

Authors (Year) Title. Journal, Volume: Pages. e.g. Smith A, Jones B. (2005) Too much of anything is bad for you. Journal ofScience , 20: 241-7 Smith A, Jones B. (2005) Too much of anything is bad for you. London, The McGraw-Hill Companies , Inc.

Ethical approval: 

Please refer to the following document regarding your consideration of appropriate ethics.

http://pd-iscp.com/ethical_principles.pdf

In the submission process you will be required to indicate  if you have sought ethical approval and if so please state what body has approved your project, e.g. Yes – SJH/AMNCH Ethics Committee.

If you have not sought ethical approval please outline the reasons for this.

Instructions to authors for theory, practice or service development report

Objective: describe the aim and objectives of study

Methods: methods,  materials and principles involved and how they have been developed and used  Evaluation how was the information evaluated

Results: briefly summarise main findings

Conclusion:  what  can  be  concluded  from  the  development  and  evaluation. Implications – for practice/management/education/policy

In instances where your work was funded you should include a funding acknowledgment in your submission from all funding sources that supported work.

References: use the Harvard system of referencing and include DOI details where appropriate

Authors (Year) Title. Journal, Volume: Pages. e.g. Smith A, Jones B. (2005) Too much of anything is bad for you. Journal of Science , 20: 241-7 Smith A, Jones B. (2005) Too much of anything is bad for you. London, The McGraw- Hill Companies , Inc.

Ethical approval: 

Please refer to the following document regarding your consideration of appropriate ethics

http://pd-iscp.com/ethical_principles.pdf

In the submission process you will be required to indicate if you have sought ethical approval and if so please state what body has approved your project, e.g. Yes – SJH/AMNCH Ethics Committee.

If you have not sought ethical approval please outline the reasons for this.