EAMHID 2017 welcomes contributions from different research fields involved in ID and mental health, both from the academic/research and from the professional community.

IMPORTANT DATES

The deadline for abstracts will be 15th of April 2017 (new deadline).
All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and the acceptance feedback will be offered by 30th of April 2017.
First authors have to register for the conference before 20th of May 2017 for their abstract to be included in the abstract volume (special volume of JMHRID). 

PROPOSAL FORMATS

The conference welcomes proposals for the following open formats:

1.    Individual papers
Individual papers will be orally presented by one author and typically refer to research (e.g. basic and applied as well as use-inspired research, or new models and theoretical concepts). Such papers will be organized in symposia by the congress organizer according the thematic area as indicated by the author. The author may include co-authors in the abstract. The presentation time for an individual paper is limited to 15 minutes. The sessions will usually be chaired by a non-presenting colleague.

2.    Posters
Posters depict ongoing and recent research and practical projects and posters will be presented by the presenting authors during poster-sessions. These sessions will be organised according to the topics of the posters. The first author of the poster will be available during the poster session on their stand to exchange on an individual level with the congress delegates interested in their work. Awards for “Best Posters” will be offered by the congress organiser.

3.    Symposia
A symposium typically refers to a broader theme and is generated by multiple authors who present research and work around a common theme. Symposia are either research driven or focus on practices (evidence based). The group identifies a chair for their symposium, who will be responsible for submitting the group’s abstracts. The symposium has an overall duration of 90 minutes. A single author’s presentation is limited to 20 minutes. At least 30 minutes in each session has to be reserved for questions and discussion. The chair will assure the moderation of the symposium.

4.     Co-productive workshops
A co-productive workshops typically refers to an overall theme related to the conference theme and is typically generated by a group of up to five stakeholders. The emphasis of the presentation should be based on the principles of co-production i.e. recognition of service users and other stakeholders as being assets in developing and delivering approaches based on people’s capacities rather than deficiencies. Working in mutual partnerships and networks in which there is a sharing of roles and in which professional acts as catalysts for change.

 Thematic examples for Co-productive workshops:
  • Access to mental health care
  • Developing new service models for challenging behaviour
  • Genetically caused disability (e.g. specific syndrome)
Contributions from different perspectives include:
  • Service users
  • Parents-families
  • Service providers / professionals
  • Policy makers
  • Scientists  
The group defines a chair of the particular workshop, who will be responsible for submitting the abstract of the co-productive workshop. A co-productive workshop is depicted in a single abstract (independent of the number of participants).  A co-productive symposium has an overall duration of 90 minutes, with a first input round (three to five minutes for each stakeholder) followed by a second round debating the identified issues between the participants. These sessions will be moderated by the chair who will briefly introduce to the topic and the participants. The abstract will offer information on what will be presented, which format will be used and who the workshop will be managed.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

Abstracts are submitted in English language through the congress’ homepage. Potential authors are offered a “help button” in the case English language is a major barrier for submitting an abstract. 

For Individual Paper Presentation and Poster Presentation

Submissions for individual papers and posters are done by the first authors. 
Abstracts for scientific contributions follow a structure typical for this kind of congress:
  • Title
  • Names (First author and up to two co-authors)
  • Aims
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions
Abstracts are limited to 250 words.

For Symposia
Proposals for symposia are submitted by the proposed chair and include:
  • Symposium title
  • Name and affiliation of chair
  • Background and aim of symposium
  • Structured abstracts of all authors with their names and affiliations

For Co-productive Workshop
Abstracts for co-productive meetings are submitted by the proposed chair, and include:
  • Title
  • Names and affiliations of participants
  • Brief description of the goals
  • Description of the interactive formats used and the various perspectives (stakeholders) considered.
Detailed submission requirements will be found in the online submission system, after the respective format has been chosen. 

KEYWORDS

Abuse
Accessibility
Adaptive Skills
Addiction
Ageing Assessment
Anthropology
Attachment
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autonomy
Behavioural Phenotype
Behaviour therapy
Body-mind connection
Borderline Intellectual Functioning
Cancer
Challenging Behaviour
Classification
Cognition
Coproduction
Dementia
Development
Deinstitutionalisation
Developmental Disorders
Diagnosis
Disrup25tive behaviors
Dual Diagnosis
Education
Empowerment
Epidemiology
Epilepsy
Ethics & Human Rights
Ethnopsychiatry
Family
Forensic issues
Genetics
Gender-related issues
History & Mental Health
Inclusive community living
Integrated Care
Intervention
Legal capacity
Life span
Life Events
Mental Health Promotion
Multiprofessional approach
Networking
Neural sciences
Neurobiology
Neurodevelopmental disorders
Neuroelectrophysiology
Neuro-imaging
Neuropsychology
Obesity
Outcome
Participation
Person-centred approach
Personal Development Plan
Philosophy and Humanities
Policy
Powerful voices
Practice
Prevention
Problem Behaviours
Psychiatric Disorders
Psychopathology
Psychopharmacology
Psychotherapy
Psychoneuroendocrinology
Quality of Life
Rehabilitation
Research
Resilience
Rights of people with ID
Self determination
Social Inclusion
Social & Environmental issues
Services
Sexuality
Social networks (Facebook, Twitter)
Specific Learning Disorders
Spirituality
Sport & Exercise
Staff
Stress
Suicide
Support
Technology & Mental Health
Therapies
Training
Vulnerability
Wellbeing
Wellness Recovery Action Plan