Call for Abstracts


General Guidelines


Abstracts should be submitted online ONLY. The confirmation e-mail of the submission will be sent to the corresponding author in approximately one week after the submission. If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail, please submit again or contact .

Please choose one major theme from the topic categories for your contents and indicate in the abstract. Please note that the form of presentation will be finally decided by the Committee.


Call for Symposium Proposals

A symposium involves several presenters, typically 4, organized around a topic of interest. Symposium proposal must include the following information in order to be considered.


  1. The title of the proposed symposium.
  2. A short descriptive summary of the proposal.(100-200 words)
  3. Title and abstracts of all papers, with up to 500 words for each.
  4. A list of participants and either an abbreviated curriculum vitae or short biographical description (not to exceed 1 page) for each participant, including any non-presenting co-authors.
  5. Institutional affiliation and e-mail addresses for all participants, including any non-presenting co-authors.
  6. Please indicate one major theme of your contents within the following 4 topic categories.


Topic Categories for Symposium Proposals


  1. Professional Research: Symptom, disease mechanisms, evidence based research, efficacy and underlying mechanism research etc.
  2. Professional Practice: Issues of clinical practice in fields related to Rehabilitation Science including physical, pediatric, psychology, community, etc.
  3. Professional Education: The education of Occupational Therapy to be fit for practice throughout their career in a changing environment and in different contexts.
  4. Professional Issue: Health Policy, marketing, professional promotion, context, scope of practice, etc.


Symposium Proposal Submission



All abstracts of research findings, case studies, unique practice experiences, professional innovation and issue related to Rehabilitation Science are welcome. The presentation can be in the format of oral or poster presentation.


  1. Oral Presentation


    1. Organized in English.
    2. 10 minutes of presentation followed by 5 minutes of discussion including Q&A.
    3. The speaker of the presentation should be from any of the authors listed on the abstract submission.

  3. Poster Presentation


    1. Organized in English.
    2. Authors of all accepted abstracts will be notified of the poster format.
    3. The presenter should be listed among the authors on the abstract.


Please feel free to indicate the presenter’s preference of presentation type at the time of submission. However, the Scientific Committee of the APOTS reserves the rights to assign the accepted abstract to an oral or poster presentation, depending on the content of the abstract, time arrangement, and the balance of the categories. Abstract submission must include the following information in order to be considered.


  1. The title of the abstract. (maximum of 20 words)
  2. Names of the authors
  3. Corresponding authors. (Not limited to the first author)
  4. Presenter (can be any of the authors listed in the abstract)
  5. Affiliations and Contact details of authors. (including organization/institution, city and country, e-mail address, work phone number)
  6. Content of the abstract. (maximum of 500 words)
  7. No images, tables or graphs are allowed in abstract submission.
  8. Please indicate your preference of presentation type and one major theme of your contents within the following 13 topic categories


Topic Categories for Oral and Poster Presentation


The report contents submitted can be categorized in one of the major areas related to “Contextualizing Occupational Therapy: Research, Practice and Education” as the following:


  1. Child and Adolescents
  2. Physical Dysfunction
  3. Mental Health
  4. Geriatric Care
  5. Community Service
  6. Work and Industry
  7. School-Based Practice
  8. Education in Occupational Therapy
  9. Application of Innovative Technology
  10. Administration, Policy and Marketing
  11. Assessment and Evaluation
  12. Disaster Management
  13. Occupation: Theory and Practice
  14. Rehabilitation in China
  15. Others


Abstracts Submission