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Call for Papers

The Scientific Programme Committee encourages you to submit your abstracts for FCEI 2016 "For every child & family ". The abstracts should be written in English, the official language of the event.

Abstract Submission Deadline: Sunday, 1st of November 2015
Notification of Acceptance: Sunday, 6th of December 2015
Final Paper Submission Deadline: Sunday, 15th of May 2016

Types of Contributions
You can present your papers either as oral/signed presentations or as posters. We encourage you to submit presentations in accordance with the conference topic " For every child & family ".

Oral/Signed Presentations
Presentations will be assigned to 15 or 30 minute slots. You will be informed about the session theme and the time of your presentation about two months before the event.
There will be simultaneous interpreting from English into German and vice versa and a translation from and into ASL and Austrian Sign Language as required by participants who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Poster Presentation
Your poster will be exhibited either Thursday or Friday during the main conference. The poster sessions will provide an opportunity for authors to display the results and conclusions of their papers and to present their works face to face to individuals.

Due to a limited number of oral/signed presentation slots the Scientific Programme Committee reserves the right to decide on the final mode of presentation.

Submission Guidelines for Oral/Signed and Poster Presentations

Abstract Submission
Abstracts should only be submitted electronically to fcei2016@bblinz.at
If possible, abstracts should be based on any of the following topic areas according to the principles of our international consensus document on best practice in family centred early intervention (Consensus Paper).
Presentations on practical implementations of the principles are welcome as long as they are subject to some type of evaluation process.
We explicitly welcome presentations from both established and emerging programmes and those which support families with deaf and hoh children with the full spectrum of needs (peer support as well as professional support).

  • Early, Timely, & Equitable Access to Services
  • Family/Provider Partnerships
  • Informed Choice and Decision Making
  • Family Social & Emotional Support
  • Family Infant Interaction
  • Use of Assistive Technologies and Supporting Means of Communication
  • Qualified Providers
  • Collaborative Teamwork
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Program Monitoring

Abstracts may not be longer than 3500 characters including spaces. The minimum number of characters for an abstract to be reviewed are 1500 including spaces.

The authors should indicate their presentation preference:

  • oral, signed or poster
  • Files should be in MS Word format only
  • Figures and tables should be embedded and not supplied separately
  • Please make sure that you use normal fonts in your documents as much as possible

After notification of acceptance of the abstract the submission guidelines for the final paper/poster will be sent to you.