Call for Abstracts

Submit Your Paper Now!

The Scientific Committee invites participants to submit their abstracts of original, unpublished works, case reports, and reviews for oral or poster presentation.

Outstanding researchers and innovators will stand a chance to win the “Best Oral Research Award” or the “Best Innovation Project Award”.

Important Dates (Subject to Changes)

Abstract submission deadline: 31 July 2014
Peer review: 1 – 15 August 2014
Notification of acceptance: 22 August 2014
Notification of presentation schedule: To be confirmed


Choose a Topic that best fits your abstract:

  • Active Ageing & Wellness
  • Assessment Development
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Collaboration towards Quality Improvement
  • Community Re-integration
  • Dementia Care
  • Ergonomics & Occupational Safety
  • Innovation & New Service Development
  • Mental Health
  • Mentorship, Education & Competency
  • Neurological & Physical Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Science & Justice
  • Paediatric Rehabilitation
  • Palliative & End-of-Life Care
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Sub-specialty OT (Eg. Driving, Sexual Rehabilitation, ICU Care, Low Vision, etc.)

We also welcome short paper presentations (non-research based) to share quality improvement, new areas of practice or innovative approaches, demonstrating examples of promoting occupational performance and participation.

Award Categories

This determines which Award Category the abstract qualifies for. There are 2 Award Categories for NOTC 2014:

  1. Research
  2. New/innovative area of practice (non-research based, can include Quality-Improvement projects)

The Scientific Committee reserves the right to determine the final Award Category that best suits the abstract.

Abstract Formats

Two abstract formats are available:

  1. Format 1:
    • Title
    • Objective(s)
    • Method(s)
    • Results
    • Conclusion
  2. Format 2:
    • Title
    • Objective(s)
    • New/innovative area of practice
    • Learning points/conclusion

Abstracts submitted under “Research” Award Category must be in Format 1.
Abstract should not exceed 250 words.


  • All submissions will be assessed by the Scientific Committee for technical merit and suitability of content.
  • The Scientific Committee reserves the right to reject any paper that does not meet content or presentation expectations.
  • Final placement in an oral session is subject to the Committee’s discretion.

Selection Criteria

  • Relevance to theme
  • Impact to occupational therapy practice
  • Completeness of required information


  • All Authors should be prepared to do an oral presentation.
  • Authors will be informed if they have been selected for poster presentation.
  • If the Presenting Author is unable to present the abstract, a Co-Author can take his/her place.


  • Abstracts will be published as submitted.
  • Abstracts considered unsuitable for reproduction will not be published.
  • The Scientific Committee reserves the right to modify the submitted text of abstracts to correct grammatical and sentence construction errors. Every effort will be made, in these instances, not to alter the meaning of the text. Corresponding authors will be contacted for confirmation of the final version prior to inclusion in proceedings.