Call for abstracts

    Abstract Submission Deadline

    • The deadline for submitting abstracts is extended until June 6, 2021
    • Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be sent electronically to the corresponding author by the June 20, 2021.
    • The organisers will publish only the abstracts submitted by authors, who will settle their registration fee by July 16, 2021.

    Congress Topics

    • Attitudes
    • Communication
    • Community, social and civic life
    • Domestic life
    • Driving for people with disabilities
    • Elderly
    • Functions of cardiovascular, haematological, immunological and respiratory functions
    • Functions of the digestive, metabolic and endocrine system
    • Functions of the skin and related structures
    • General tasks and demands
    • Genitourinary and reproductive functions
    • Global and specific mental functions
    • Interpersonal interactions and relationships
    • Learning and applying knowledge
    • Major life areas - Economic life
    • Major life areas - Education
    • Major life areas - Work and employment including Vocational rehab and Return to Work
    • Mobility
    • Movement related functions
    • Natural environment and human-made changes to environment
    • Pain
    • Products and technology including Design for all
    • SARS CoV-2 and rehabilitation
    • Sensory function
    • Services, systems and policies
    • Support and relationship
    • Voice and speech function

    Submitting Abstracts

    • Authors are invited to submit abstracts on any of the given themes.
    • All abstracts will be reviewed by the members of the Scientific committee.
    • Accepted abstracts will be published in the congress programme with abstracts distributed also to all congress participants
    • Each presenting author may submit up to 2 (two) abstracts
    • Abstracts will appear in print and online as submitted. Please ensure you check your text and data carefully before submitting the abstract, as changes or additions will not be accepted after the abstract submission closes. Please note that the Scientific Committee is unable to take any responsibility for any errors in grammar, spelling, or scientific findings.

    Presentation Formats

    The Scientific Committee will ultimately decide whether a submitted paper will be selected for an oral or a poster presentation. A considerable part of the invited talks will be selected based on scientific merit of submitted abstracts. Please make sure to indicate the preferred presentation type on the abstract submission web site.
    While the names of five authors may be included on the title of the abstract, only one author will be allowed to give the oral presentation.

    Method of Submission

    • All abstracts must be submitted only via the online form that is accessible after to create the new user account with your e-mail address and password.
    • Authors will be notified about the delivery of their abstract by e-mail immediately. In case you will not receive confirmation within 24 hours, please check your spam folder and in case of no confirmation e-mail, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    • Authors will have access to their abstracts until the deadline and will have possibility to edit already submitted abstracts or submit another one.
    • All correspondence concerning the abstract will be sent to submitting author’s e-mail address.

    Abstract Submission Instructions

    • Abstracts can be submitted on topics listed above.
    • Abstracts and papers have to be written in English.
    • Submitted abstracts must be original. Abstracts previously published or presented at an international scientific meeting cannot be submitted.
    • Fill in the submitting author's name and e-mail address properly - these contact details will serve for further correspondence with the author(s).

    Abstract Layout

    • The length of the abstracts should not be more than 2000 characters/1 page
    • Title: Make the title of the abstract brief, clearly indicating the nature of the investigation. Use a capital letter for the first letter in the title only (DO NOT capitalize each word)- limited to 20 words in UPPER CASE.
    • Names of the authors: Submit the full given name(s) and the family name. Do not include degrees or professional titles.
    • Original studies should have uniform structure (Background, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusion)
    • Example of formatting: 
      • Background: Type the headings Background, Materials and Methods, Results, and Conclusions in bold.
      • Materials and Methods: Do not write the headings on separate lines. Start the text of the paragraph immediately after the colon (“:”) without pressing the “Enter” key.
      • Results: Example text. Example text.
      • Conclusion: Example text. 
      • References: maximum of three references (presenting author, co-authors, journal, year)

    Conflict of Interest

    The submitting author of an abstract is requested to declare any potential conflicts of interest for all authors during abstract submission. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stockownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding.


    If you have any questions regarding abstract submission, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Instructions for Poster Preparation

    Submission of the E-posters will take place on the virtual platform where the conference will take place.

    Your submitted poster will not be visible inside oral session but in Poster gallery!

    • Language: All E-Posters should be prepared in English.
    • File format: PDF only
    • Size: A4 – horizontal, 1 page
    • Font size: 12 -16
    • Posters must be uploaded by the presenting author and should not be e-mailed in advance!
    • Please include your social media/contact details in your Poster should you wish people to be able to reach out to you with the questions.


    Congress Secretariat Information
    CANKARJEV DOM, Cultural and Congress Centre 
    Kregar Alenka
    Prešernova 10, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Phone: +386 1 2417133
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    Scientific Programme Information
    University Rehabilitation Institute Republic of Slovenia
    Prof. Dr. Helena Burger, MD, PhD
    Linhartova 51, 1000 Ljubljana
    Phone: +386 1 475 81 00
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