Symposia present thematically related research addressing significant problems or controversies in prosthetics, orthotics, mobility and assistive devices. Symposia present differing perspectives on a particular topic through scientific debate. They bring together two or more respected researchers to present current developments, state of the art evidence and/or controversies, or planned research directions. Symposia should be strongly evidence-based. Multiple presenters in a panel format is strongly encouraged.
Instructional Courses present information on practical applications of specific topics at a level suited to the practitioner. The focus is on teaching or advancing skills, and can be at a Basic or Advanced level.
Basic Instructional Courses present information on specific topics at a level suited to the beginning practitioner. These might be topics that receive limited coverage in undergraduate curricula.
Advanced Instructional Courses present information at an advanced level suited to experienced practitioners who have already specialised or who are entering a specialised area of treatment.
Instructional Courses should clearly state the level of the intended audience in terms of the expected educational qualifications and experience in that particular area of practice, and include specific learning objectives. Presenters of Instructional Courses are encouraged to utilize an interactive format to enhance the learning experience for the attendees.
A free paper is a professional communication describing a technique, case study, case series, clinical trial, systematic review, experiment or qualitative research delivered as an a virtual oral presentation during the congress. Abstracts of free papers are reviewed by a panel of experts to verify relevance, quality and innovation.
A poster may describe a technique, case study, case series, clinical trial, systematic review, experiment or qualitative research. By comparison with free papers, a poster may present preliminary results or works in progress, and relies on visual presentation of results. Abstracts of poster presentations are reviewed by a panel of experts to verify relevance, quality and innovation.
If you have an idea for a virtual session format that is not reflected in our submission opportunities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will consider alternative formats.