CALL FOR PAPERS
Abstract Submission Guidelines for FCEI 2024
The theme of FCEI 2024, "Connect, Communicate, Collaborate”, emphasises the importance of partnerships in family-centred early intervention. Recognising our combined strength as Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing parents, researchers and practitioners working together within and across geographical and professional boundaries, we can create effective support for families with children who are Deaf or hard of hearing (DHH).
Whether in the initial stages of early hearing detection and intervention programme development, or in growing and enriching established systems, if you have a role in developing or enhancing family centred early intervention, the FCEI 2024 Congress is your opportunity to both share and learn from the experience and expertise of like-minded colleagues and leaders in our field.
We welcome submissions related to the topic of FCEI 2024 as per the suggested topic areas below from professionals, parents of Deaf/ hard of Hearing children, DHH individuals and joint/team proposals.
Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday,_06.October 2023 at 12:00 pm (W-European time)
Notification of preliminary acceptance: 30 November 2023
Deadline for registration of presenting author(s)*: 15 December 2023
*If your abstract submission has received preliminary acceptance, the presenting author(s) need to register as a congress participant at FCEI 2024 by 15 December 2023. Only registered congress participants will be included in the final congress programme.
Types of Contributions
You can present your paper either as oral/signed presentations or poster. We encourage you to submit presentations that align with the conference topic and reference the FCEI Principles published in the Family Centered Early Intervention Position Statement: http://www.fcei.at/unit/fcei/positionstatement
The timeframe for an oral/signed presentation is 20min for presentation and 5min for discussion time. You will be informed about the session theme and the reserved slot of your presentation one month prior to the event. Oral/signed presentations should be presented in spoken English or American Sign Language. If you are presenting in another Sign Language, you need to provide your own interpreter to support your presentation.
We welcome presentations that celebrate our conference theme of "Connect, Communicate, Collaborate". Submissions with one or more collaborators from parent groups, DHH leaders and professional presenters are encouraged. For these types of submissions and contributions, the opportunity to provide longer time for the session will be considered. It is important that you list all presenting authors and their roles of the collaborative presentation at the “presenting author(s)” section in the submission form.
We welcome poster presentations that share programs, resources and/ or research findings. The poster sessions will provide an opportunity for authors to present during a 5 minutes long oral/signed presentation their papers, ideas and findings to the congress delegates. Poster authors need to be present at the congress during poster sessions, so please indicate in the submission form the presenting author and preferred mode of presenting. Your abstract submission for a poster presentation will be part of the FCEI 2024 abstract book. In addition, the Poster Evaluation Committee will award the three best poster presentations at the end of the event.
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 (oral/signed or poster) for an abstract submission.
Topic areas for FCEI 2024
Abstracts should focus on the overall conference theme of "Connect, Communicate, Collaborate", and where appropriate, refer to the FCEI's principles on best practice. We welcome submissions on all aspects of research and practice which
a) relate to the following topic areas:
- Early intervention following early identification: Early timely and equitable provision of supports
- Family-EI Provider relationships
- Family Support and/or decision making
- Child wellbeing
- Language and communication
- Trained FCEI: DHH Providers
- Collaborative teamwork among professionals
- Developmental assessments and progress monitoring strategies
b) demonstrate collaborations between different FCEI stakeholders, especially those which involve professionals and /or researchers working in partnership with parents and DHH colleagues.
Abstract Submission Form
The abstract submissions should be written in English and follow the required structure. This is a necessary, requirement as all accepted abstracts will be published in the Congress Program Brochure.
Title of the Abstract
Title of the Abstract submission must be provided in the submission form.
Authors and Affiliations
Indicate first and last names, affiliations and demographic information of all contributing authors. Please fill in the demographic information by choosing one or more of the following categories: Parent of a Deaf/ Hard of Hearing Child, Professional, Deaf/ Hard of Hearing. Avoid any abbreviations and follow this structure:
First Author1 (demographic information, for example. ‘DHH & professional’), Second Author2 (demographic information), Third Author1,2 (demographic information)
1Institution, Institute/Department, ZIP code, City, Country
2Institution, Institute/Department, ZIP code, City, Country
Name and contact details (exact contact email address) of the corresponding author should be provided in the respective section of the abstract submission form.
Please indicate the presenting author(s) and the mode of presentation delivery (spoken or signed) in the “Presenting author(s)” section of the abstract submission form.
Type of presentation
Please specify your preferred type of presentation. Choose one from the list: oral/ signed presentation, collaborative presentation or poster presentation.
Provide 2 or more learning outcomes for your presentation. This can include anticipated learning experiences, knowledge learning and resource sharing.
Structure of Abstracts
Abstracts up to 300 words (except figures) following this abstract structure:
Format of the abstract submission
- Files should be in MS Word format only.
- Figures and tables should be embedded in the abstract submission form and should not be supplied separately.