Abstract Submission / Abstract topic

Abstract topic

(to proceed, you must select at least one and up to three)


The theme of the conference is: “Rehabilitation – Shaping healthcare for the future” focus on how to scale up and strengthen the profile of rehabilitation as the key health strategy of the 21st century. In principle, any topic related to rehabilitation will be considered.  In order to provide a universally accepted framework and terminology, The World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF, 2001) has been used as a basis to categorise topics.  Topics related to rehabilitation but outside of the ICF framework (e.g. quality of life, vocational rehabilitation, and prevention) are also invited and can be included in sections 6 - 24.

You will need to select at least one (up to three) topics from the drop down list provided.

1.    BODY FUNCTIONS
This category includes studies aimed at understanding of a specific function, designing/ evaluating an intervention to improve a specific impairment or activity limitation, or the diagnosis/ assessment of a specific function:
1.1.    MENTAL FUNCTIONS (e.g. cognitive rehabilitation, learning disabilities, treatment for people in minimally conscious awareness state)
1.2.    SENSORY FUNCTIONS AND PAIN (e.g. visual rehabilitation, pain management)
1.3.    VOICE AND SPEECH FUNCTIONS (e.g. speech and language therapy)
1.4.    FUNCTIONS OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR, HAEMATOLOGICAL, IMMUNOLOGICAL AND RESPIRATORY SYSTEM (e.g. cardiac rehabilitation)
1.5.    FUNCTIONS OF THE DIGESTIVE, METABOLIC, ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS (e.g. rehabilitation following cancer)
1.6.    GENITOURINARY AND REPRODUCTIVE FUNCTIONS (e.g. treatment for incontinence or sexual dysfunction)
1.7.    NEUROMUSCULOSKELETAL AND MOVEMENT-RELATED FUNCTIONS (e.g. musculoskeletal rehabilitation)
1.8.    FUNCTIONS OF THE SKIN AND RELATED STRUCTURES (e.g. rehabilitation of patients with burns)
 
2.    BODY STRUCTURES
This category includes studies aimed at understanding impairments, designing/ evaluating an intervention for people with specific impairments, or assessing a specific impairment:
2.1.    STRUCTURES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM (e.g. rehabilitation for people with stroke, spinal cord lesion, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy or peripheral nerve lesions)
2.2.    THE EYE, EAR AND RELATED STRUCTURES (e.g. rehabilitation for people with visual/ hearing impairment)
2.3.    STRUCTURES INVOLVED IN VOICE AND SPEECH (e.g. rehabilitation for people with aphasia or dysarthria)
2.4.    STRUCTURES OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR, IMMUNOLOGICAL AND RESPIRATORY SYSTEMS (e.g. cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation)
2.5.    STRUCTURES RELATED TO THE DIGESTIVE, METABOLIC AND ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS (e.g. diabetes management)
2.6.    STRUCTURES RELATED TO THE GENITOURINARY AND REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS (e.g. pelvic floor rehabilitation)
2.7.    STRUCTURES RELATED TO MOVEMENT (e.g. rehabilitation for people with neck and shoulder pain, back pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, tendinitis, trauma rehabilitation, sports injury rehabilitation)
2.8.    SKIN AND RELATED STRUCTURES (e.g. wounds and pressure sore management)
 
3.    ACTIVITIES AND PARTICIPATION
This category includes studies aimed at understanding a specific activity/ participation domain, designing/ evaluating an intervention aimed at improving activity limitations/ participation restrictions or assessing a specific activity/ participation domain:
3.1.    LEARNING AND APPLYING KNOWLEDGE (e.g. cognitive rehabilitation)
3.2.    GENERAL TASKS AND DEMANDS (e.g. occupational therapy)
3.3.    COMMUNICATION (e.g. speech and language therapy)
3.4.    MOBILITY (e.g. physiotherapy, occupational therapy, aids and adaptations)
3.5.    SELF-CARE (e.g. self-management)
3.6.    DOMESTIC LIFE (e.g. occupational therapy, carer involvement)
3.7.    INTERPERSONAL INTERACTIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS (e.g. relationship therapy)
3.8.    MAJOR LIFE AREAS (e.g. special needs education, vocational rehabilitation and return to work, managing finances)
3.9.    COMMUNITY, SOCIAL AND CIVIC LIFE (e.g. leisure and recreation, spirituality and religion, citizenship and social life)

4.    ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
This category includes studies aimed at understanding or evaluating the impact of environmental factors (i.e. physical, social and attitudinal) on health and wellbeing:
4.1.    PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY (e.g. rehabilitation technology, aids and adaptations, transportation, home adaptations)
4.2.    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN-MADE CHANGES TO ENVIRONMENT (e.g. environmental adaptations, impact of the built environment on the experience of disability)
4.3.    SUPPORT AND RELATIONSHIPS (e.g. carer relationships, health care professional relationships, impact of family and friends, social support)
4.4.    ATTITUDES (e.g. discrimination)
4.5.    SERVICES, SYSTEMS AND POLICIES (e.g. health and social care services, benefit services, health and social care policy, education and return to work policy)
 
5.    PERSONAL FACTORS
This category includes studies aimed at understanding factors that influence how disability, or rehabilitation, is experienced by individuals (e.g. resilience, self-efficacy).
6.    OTHER TOPICS BEYOND THE ICF
7.    QUALITY OF LIFE
8.    PREVENTION
9.    ETHICS, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LEGISLATION IN REHABILITATION
10.    EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREDICTING FUTURE REHABILITATION NEEDS
11.    HEALTH ECONOMICS FOR REHABILITATION (e.g. cost-benefit analysis)
12.    PUBLIC HEALTH AND POLICY ISSUES IN REHABILITATION
13.    COORDINATION
14.    COOPERATION
15.    CASE MANAGEMENT
16.    ORGANISATIONAL ASPECTS OF REHABILITATION
17.    REHABILITATION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN:
        17.1.    PAEDIATRICS
        17.2.    ADOLESCENT
        17.3.    ADULT
        17.4.    GERIATRIC
18.    VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
19.    RETURN TO WORK
20.    EDUCATION AND TRAINING
21.    UNIVERSAL DESIGN
22.    RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES FOR REHABILITATION
23.    OUTCOME ASSESSMENT IN REHABILITATION
24.    OTHER