The Conference Scientific Committee of the EMDR would like to thank all the colleagues who submitted their work in research and teaching during the EMDR Europe Research & Practice Conference 2023.

The Call for Abstracts has ended! The scientific committee is now reviewing the abstracts and authors will be informed of acceptance or rejection of the contribution by 28 February 2023. Final acceptance is conditional upon registration and payment of presenters.

For your poster presentation you will be able to set up your poster on Friday afternoon from 16.00 hrs*. Posters will be exhibited for the duration of the Conference.

*time are subject to change

Some basic rules regarding your Presentation

All abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication. If you need help, please arrange for the review of your abstract by a colleague who has a good competence in English language, by a university scientific publications office (or other similar facility) or by a copy editor, prior to submission.

All materials you wish to display should be related to your presentation and the materials described in the abstract you submitted to the EMDR Europe Conference Scientific Committee.

The presenting author is requested to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission.

Many presenters may wish to provide handouts about their project. These may include an abstract of the paper or perhaps a copy of the complete paper itself. Other authors prefer to send reprints of their paper after the conference is over and provide “reprint-request” sheets. All these handouts need to be uploaded on the same platform used to submit your abstract.

You accept and understand that all selected abstracts will be published on the Congress website and sessions will be recorded and made publicly available following the conference. We are planning to release the recording on the virtual platform to allow participants to watch it in replay. 

Only the abstracts of registered presenting authors will be included in the final programme.

For Poster Presentation

The basic rule is to provide a short, clear, non-technical description in English of what you did, why you did it, and what you found. Generally, you should not go into detail regarding subjects, apparatus, or details of procedure. Thus, a poster is not just a regular paper in large type stuck on a board. It is a discussion-oriented format. The poster should communicate the issue and conclusion. The discussion in person with conference delegates should fill in the details.

All materials you wish to display should be related to your presentation and the materials described in the abstract you submitted to the EMDR Europe Conference Scientific Committee.

Two posters size and format will be required; printed A0 for the onsite version and PDF A4 for the online version. We cannot accept posters in landscape size.

For the printed version, as a general rule, it is recommended that the title be in 3 cm print or larger. The authors and the affiliations can be done in 1.5 cm print. It is not a good idea to include any display materials done in regular size type e.g. 12 point. Instead, you may wish to include an abstract typed in a large, clear type and several large, clearly labelled graphs and other visual aids.

Figures that take up a regular page are probably adequately large, but even larger materials would be desirable. If tables are included, they should probably be larger than a standard sheet of paper. Pictures, diagrams, and other materials of adequate size are often helpful. A useful rule here is that your material should be easily read from a distance of 1 to 2 meters.

The poster should be as neat and visually pleasing as possible. Hand lettering of materials is generally not satisfactory. The creative use of colors in lettering background and figures can add considerably to poster appeal.