Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts is now closed. Thank you for submitting your abstract.

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Types of Presentations

Plenary Sessions
Plenary sessions of 25 minutes presenting information of interest to all conference participants. Plenary speakers should be mindful of the broad range of the audience to whom one will be addressing.

Instructional Sessions
Instructional sessions will be one hour in length with 4-6 instructional sessions running concurrently. These sessions provide a structured learning experience while encouraging audience participation and exchange.

Pre-Symposium Workshops
Pre-symposium workshops will be in-depth, interactive, and hands-on sessions either half a day (3-hr) or a full day (6-hr) in length. As exhibits will be open after lunch on the pre-symposium day, we welcome you to integrate the exhibit hall into your workshop.

Paper Sessions
Paper presentations will be 10 minutes plus 5 minutes for Q&A. These sessions provide an opportunity for succinct presentations of innovative approaches and research findings.


Learning Objectives

Learning objectives must be written as measurable behavioral objectives that specify what you expect the participant to learn. The hierarchy of behavioral learning is: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Please visit the Canadian Seating & Mobility Conference website for a verb list to assist you in writing objectives:


Submission Guidelines

If accepted, a complete paper is required for inclusion in the course syllabus.

Abstracts should be submitted online with the following information included: Title, Author(s), Presenter(s), Presentation Level (Beginner-Intermediate, Intermediate-Advanced*), Full Address, Phone/Fax Numbers, Email Address, Organization/Af´Čüliation, 3 Learning Objectives, and Presentation Summary (300-word maximum).

If you are submitting an instructional session, please include a brief 50 word description for the program brochure. For pre-symposium and instructional session submissions, please also indicate any presentation requirements beyond the usual presentation needs, such as electrical needs, extra storage room, stages, etc.