Call for Presentations

https://www.caot.ca/site/pd/conferences/call_for_papers/AIP?language=en_CA&nav=sidebar

Over 85% of Canada’s older adults would agree; “home is where the heart is.”  As older adults are expected to represent 25% of our population by 2050, creating opportunities for them to age in place safely, and with joy, is one of the critical issues of our time. Thought leaders from the field of aging; including professionals, advocates, champions and the older adults and caregivers who are living the aging experience, are invited to get involved in an upcoming conference November 23rd to 26th 2021.

‘Home is where the heart is: Creating opportunities for aging in place’ is a virtual multi-track, multi-disciplinary learning event being hosted by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) and being co-constructed with older adults to immerse delegates in a unique and inclusive forum for generating ideas, information and exchange. 

We are welcoming presentation proposals until August 11 within the following areas: 

Please read these requirements before completing the submission form. Submissions must be received by 11:59 pm EST on August 11, 2021

Types of presentations

A topic may only be submitted in one category of presentation. Please choose the category that best fits your topic. 

Oral (paper) presentation
Paper presentations are sessions in which scientific, theoretical, professional issues and practice information is exchanged. It is recommended that only one person present.

The total length of the session is 25 minutes. This includes any Q&A time. 



Extended discussion
Extended discussions consist of two parts: a presentation by one or more speakers for part of the session (approximately 20 minutes) and a group discussion or learning experience on the topic, facilitated by the presenter(s). Abstracts must include a description of how the session will be facilitated.

The total length of the session is 55 minutes. This includes any group discussion and Q&A time.   


 

Lived experience
A lived experience presentation provides a personal story/experience about Aging in place through direct, first-hand involvement. This can be from the perspective of the older adult or the caregiver/care-partner sharing their accomplishments, challenges or partnerships. 

The total length of the session is 55 minutes.



Mini workshop
Mini workshops are skills-based sessions with the aim that attendees will be able to take these skills back to their practice. Submissions must include learning objectives. 

The total length of the session is two hours. 


 

Presentation submission requirements

Abstracts must include a title and should present a clear and accurate overview of the topic. If you do not use the headings, your submission cannot be considered. 
Oral (paper) or extended discussion:

  1. Abstracts must be 250 words in one, single-spaced paragraph.
  2. The title is limited to 10 words. 
  3. The following three headings must be used:
    a. Introduction/objectives

    b. Methods/approach
    c. Implications 

 Mini-workshop:

  1. Abstracts must be 250 words in one, single-spaced paragraph.
  2. The title is limited to 10 words. 
  3. The following four headings must be used:
    a. Introduction/objectives

    b. Methods/approach
    c. Learning objectives
    d. Implications 

Lived experience:

  1. Abstracts must be 250 words in one, single-spaced paragraph.
  2. The title is limited to 10 words. 
  3. The following three headings must be used:
    a. Summary of lived experience

    b. Purpose
    c. Take away message 

You will need to provide the following for your presentation:  

Area of focus
(choose one)

 

Accessibility: home design, modifications, assistive technology (high and low), community  

Optimizing health/wellness: fall prevention, cognition, mobility, isolation/loneliness, mental health, physical health, utilizing primary care  

Advocacy/Policy/Systems: ageism, accessing primary care, health systems, transportation, funding, access to services in the community  

Lived experience (family caregivers and care providers): supports (team perspective), caregiver/care partner, Older adults, resource  

Audience
(choose all that apply):



Healthcare professionals             Older adults
Stakeholders                             Caregivers/care partners
Government                              Students

Reference list (for in-text citations within abstract only)

Author names, employers and email if you wish it to appear on the app. Max 10 authors.

Conflict of interest

A conflict of interest can occur when you (or your employer or sponsor) have a financial, commercial, legal, or professional relationship with other organizations, or with the people working with them, that could influence your submission.

Potential conflicts of interest in relation to your submission could include consultancies, employment, grants or fees/honoraria.

When making a declaration, the disclosure information must be specific and include any financial relationship that the author(s) of the abstract submission has/have with any sponsoring organization and the for-profit interests the organization represents, and with any for-profit product. Any commercial or financial involvements that might represent an appearance of a conflict of interest need to be additionally disclosed on the abstract submission form.

   

If you attempt to submit and have technical difficulty, email conference@caot.ca right away with your submission. Emails that arrive by the deadline, will be accepted. Any submissions after midnight Eastern time, August 11, 2021 will not be considered. 

If you have any questions about submitting an abstract or need to update your submission, please contact us at conference@caot.ca or call 800-434-2268 ext. 232