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IFA 2012 : IFA 11th Global Conference on Ageing

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Link: http://www.ifa2012.com/
 
When May 28, 2012 - Jun 1, 2012
Where Prague, Czech Republic
Submission Deadline Dec 1, 2011
Categories    ageing   e-health   aal
 

Call For Papers

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The IFA and Zivot 90 welcomes the submission of abstracts for symposium,
workshops, oral presentations, poster presentations, photograph
presentations and video presentations for our Global Conference entitled
’Ageing Connects’.

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract submission deadline 1 December 2011
Acceptance/rejection decision To be announced
Registration payment deadline [after this date abstracts will be removed from the conference program] To be announced

THEMES

Abstracts must be submitted in accordance to the themes and subthemes.

Older Persons and Development
1a. Work and the ageing labour force
1b. Access to knowledge, education and training
1c. Income security, social protection/social security and poverty prevention

Advancing Health and Well-being into Old Age
2a. Health promotion and well-being throughout life
2b. Universal and equal access to health-care services
2c. Mental health needs of older persons

Ensuring Enabling and Supportive Environments
3a. Housing and the living environment
3b. Care and support for caregivers
3c. Neglect, abuse and violence

Connected Technologies
4a. Connecting services and providers - e-health, telehealth, telepresence and flips
4b. Engaging generations - tweets, blogs, social networks and the digital divide
4c. Enabling older people - assistive technology, devices and products

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The program will consist of the following session types:
Plenary sessions (invitation only)
Symposium
Workshop
Oral presentation
Poster presentation
Photograph presentation
Video presentation

Symposium

The purpose of a symposium is to provide a structured format, where a
series of presentations are organised around a common theme in order to
engage the audience in critical reflection on relevant key issues and
questions.
Symposia are expected to deliver a set of thematically integrated oral
presentations that convey new knowledge or perspectives on one of the
subthemes. The total time for a symposium is between 60 - 90minutes. To be
consider in the program there must be at least three registered presenters
one of whom acts as the chair and moderator to facilitate panel and
audience discussions
We strongly encourage abstracts which represent different perspectives such
as decision makers, practitioners, academics and older people.
Special attention by the reviewers will be given to those abstracts and
sessions that bring to light the UN Madrid International Plan of Action on
Ageing (MIPAA) and where appropriate the ’gender lens’.

Workshop

The purpose of a workshop is to provide a participatory opportunity for a
small group of participants to acquire new knowledge and / or skills on a
particular topic within one of the subthemes.
Workshops are expected to have a clear objective(s) and be results
orientated to ensure knowledge / skills transfer on completion of the
session. The total time for a workshop is between 60 - 90minutes.
To be considered in the program there must be at least two registered
presenters one of whom is responsible for the overall integrity of the
session. We strongly encourage abstracts which demonstrate
interdisciplinary and multisectoral cooperation and collaboration.
Special attention by the reviewers will be given to those abstracts and
sessions that bring to light the UN Madrid International Plan of Action on
Ageing (MIPAA) and where appropriate the ’gender lens’.

Oral Presentation

The purpose of an oral presentation is to provide a snapshot of a practice,
an intervention, a community, a study, a concept or an experience as it
relates to one of the subthemes. Oral presentations are expected to be a
concise and focused package of must-hear material.
Each 60-minute time-room slot accommodates up to four (4) oral
presentations. Due to the tight schedule and to ensure all presenters have
equal opportunity, the session chairs will be instructed to strictly
enforce session times.
Special attention by the reviewers will be given to those abstracts and
sessions that bring to light the UN Madrid International Plan of Action on
Ageing (MIPAA) and where appropriate the ’gender lens’.

Poster Presentations

Posters are a special type of presentation. When well designed, they are
not simply papers pasted onto boards nor are they mounted sets of
presentation visuals. Rather, posters, when effectively designed, are
something in between.
The purpose of a poster is to convey an idea to a group of people in an
informal setting where interaction between author and viewer is possible.
Address a single, problem, issue or question and support the solution,
premise or proposition with examples of data or study. The degree to which
a presentation favorably impresses an audience is often inversely
proportional to the number of points covered.
Special attention by the reviewers will be given to those abstracts and
sessions that bring to light the UN Madrid International Plan of Action on
Ageing (MIPAA) and where appropriate the ’gender lens’.

Photograph Presentations

The purpose of the photograph presentation is the formation of a festival
of images through which we can learn in new ways about the lives of older
people.
There are many essays and perspectives along the journey of growing older
across our life span that straddle the twin worlds of social comment and
the exploration of the everyday.
The space between the mainstream and the margins is where many
photographers and their images come alive. Working with very little
resources and, at times, with reflections on our own life, family and
livelihood to produce extraordinary images they help us see and experience
the world in new ways.
Special attention by the reviewers will be given to those abstracts and
sessions that bring to light the UN Madrid International Plan of Action on
Ageing (MIPAA) and where appropriate the ’gender lens’.

Video Presentations

Most people are said to be visual learners; they are more likely to respond
positively to a show-me-how than to tell-me-how information. Videos leave
lasting images imprinted on the mind that often in turn play out in our own
lives and those around us.
The power of citizens ageing in a connected world prompts us to invite you
to join other creative and passionate people and agencies in our video
community.
Special attention by the reviewers will be given to those abstracts and
sessions that bring to light the UN Madrid International Plan of Action on
Ageing (MIPAA) and where appropriate the ’gender lens’.

Online Submission System

Abstracts can be submitted on-line only. Abstracts sent in hard copy by
post and abstracts sent by fax will not be accepted. The system allows
authors to check if their abstracts have been successfully submitted
and also to edit their submitted abstracts before the deadline. Contact
the IFA 2012 Conference Abstracts Handling Office
abstracts.ifa2012@guarant.cz for assistance

Rules

Authors must register for the conference prior to submitting an
abstract. Then authors has to complete the personal data form specific
for abstract submission (this data form is a part of the on-line
abstract submission form). Authors then receive a password which is
needed to access the abstract submission system. Authors can log in to
the unfinished abstract any time using this password. If an author is
submitting more than one abstract, this password allows him to submit
all of them. Authors can modify their abstracts on-line before the
submission deadline using the password for abstract submissions.

All information regarding the abstract will be sent to a submitting
author's e-mail address. A presenting author can be different from a
submitting author. Submitting authors of accepted abstracts must pay
the registration fee by the date which will be announced. If payment is
not received, the papers will be withdrawn from the program.

Symposium

- Minimum number of speakers is 3, maximum number of speakers is 4

- An overall abstract of a symposium and individual abstracts for each
presentation in a symposium are required

- A submitting author of a symposium is responsible for the submission
of the complete set of presentations. He/she has to submit abstracts of
all lectures that are included in the symposium using his/her password.

- All information regarding the symposium will be sent to a submitting
author's e-mail address.

- All speakers who take part in the accepted symposium must pay the
registration fee by the date which will be announced. If any payment is
not received by the due date, the symposium will be withdrawn from the
program.

- All information regarding payment will be sent to the submitting
author of the symposium. It is a responsibility of a submitting author
to ensure that all speakers who take part in a symposium will pay the
registration fee.

Abstract Guidelines

Authors are advised that abstracts for

- a oral or poster presentation, workshop or symposium must only
contain text. Abstracts which include tables and pictures will not be
considered.

- a photograph presentation can contained a thumbnail photograph but
must be accompanied by a description of the image(s)

- a video presentation can contain a sample of up to 5min of the video
but must be accompanied by a description of the tape. Abstracts
accompanied by a full length video will not be considered. (A file at
the time of abstract submission is not obligatory)

Instructions for submission

- Abstracts must be in English

- Abstracts must be original - previously published or presented
material is not acceptable

- Indicate nature of the session (symposia, workshop, oral, poster,
video or photographic presentation. [Only a limited number of abstracts
will be scheduled for oral presentations]

- Indicate the appropriate themes.

- Indicate whether you agree that a PDF version of the Power Point
presentation associated with the accepted abstract can be published on
the IFA website (www.ifa-fiv.org)

- A PDF format copy of the abstract can be sent to
abstracts.ifa2012@guarant.cz in addition to facilitate verification of
the print format. This is especially important for abstracts containing
special characters.

- A file containing a short video can be attached on-line to an
abstract for video. Maximum length of the video is 5 min Maximum size
of the file is 30 MB. Recommended video formats: compressed video
format MP4 - AVCHD, codec H-264 (preferred) or compressed video format
WMW.

Format

- Abstracts not meeting layout and formatting requirements will be
rejected.

- The maximum length of the title of the abstract is 300 characters

- Abstract title should be in UPPER CASE LETTERS

- The maximum length of the body of the abstract is 300 words. Tables
and/or pictures are not accepted as part of the abstract

- Abstracts for a photographic presentation can contain a thumbnail
photograph in addition to the mandatory abstract.

- Use font Verdana, size 10 point.

- Only the following formatting is allowed: bold, italics, underlined
text.

- Use left alignment and single line spacing.

- Structure of the abstract is free.

Notifications

Authors will be notified about the delivery of their abstract by an
automatically generated e-mail sent to the address stated in the
personal data form for submitting abstracts.
The submission system allows authors to check if abstracts have been
successfully submitted. In the event that you do not receive the
confirmation, please contact: abstracts.ifa2012@guarant.cz.
The Conference Organiser will not be held responsible for abstract
submissions not received via the website or for submission errors
caused by Internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power
outages or unforeseen events.
It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure that the
abstract is submitted correctly. After an author has submitted their
abstract, they must check their submission to ensure the document has
been uploaded correctly. Authors are able to check their submission by
clicking on the detail option in the submission form. Authors are also
able to edit their submitted abstract via the submission form, by
clicking on the edit option.

Reviewing, Acceptance and Presentation Format

Abstracts received by the deadline will be reviewed and
acceptance/rejection decisions will be available on a date to be
announced.
Abstracts will not be included in the Conference Program nor published
in the CD of Abstracts unless its submitting author's registration
payment is received by the due date.
Abstracts contained in a symposium will not be included in the
Conference Program nor published in the CD of Abstracts unless
registration payments of all speakers who take part in this symposium
are received by the due date.
The presenting author of a selected abstract commits himself/herself to
attend the Conference and present in the session at the time decided
upon by the Expert Committee.

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