DCD13 is now calling for LATE BREAKING ABSTRACTS!


LATE BREAKING ABSTRACTS (for poster presentations only)

The Scientific Committee is pleased to announce that a Call for late breaking research abstracts will be opened  on the 1st of April. The deadline for submitting abstracts is the 15th of April 2019 (23h59 CET). Abstracts submitted after this time will not be reviewed. The decisions are announced on the 1st of May. 

Call OPEN       1 April 2019

Call CLOSED  15 April 2019

Acceptance     1 May 2019   

Important points

The purpose of the late breaking abstract submission is to give researchers the opportunity to report data that were not yet possible to submit by the DCD13 Abstract Call in autumn 2018. Therefore, late breaking poster abstracts must contain novel data, fit the topic of the conference and add value to the scientific program. Late breaking abstracts can only be submitted via the online abstract submission system. Abstracts sent by post or email will not be accepted. Accepted posters will be presented by the author/s during the DCD13 poster sessions


Submission requirements for posters

The abstract structure (word limit of 400): Title, Affiliation of the presenter(s), Background, Aim, Method, Results, and Conclusion, including the significance of the study.

The official language of the DCD13 conference will be English.

DCD13 submission types and instructions





Paper sessions are oral presentations of 3 or 4 papers. In the end of the each paper session discussion with the audience will be followed.

The empirical papers contain data and at least preliminary results.

Treatment protocols, preferably with pilot data will be considered.

Also theoretical papers are encouraged to be submitted.

A poster offers the chance to present the research in a visual format offering also opportunities for interaction and discussion.

A poster should be as self-explanatory as possible, attractive and easy to follow. Therefore, make the poster clear, well-structured, and concise.

Posters can present pilot studies, ongoing studies with partial data, treatment protocols.

Symposia provides an opportunity to present research on one topic from a multidisciplinary perspective. However, the papers of a symposium should create a compelling and coherent set of papers.

Symposia are directed by a Chair who acts as a Discussant, and four presenters. Reflecting the theme of the DCD13, presenters representing various disciplines are welcomed.

Workshops are practically oriented sessions enabling presenters to display, explain and familiarise users with a potentially useful therapy, method, teaching or research tool.

The workshops are interactive and the use of visual materials such as videos and multimedia are encouraged. Also, workshop presenters may provide hands-on experiences with tools, tests and materials.

Each presenter is given 15 minutes to present, followed by five minutes for questions.

The poster presentations are divided into two days. The presenters are available by their posters for questions during an allocated poster viewing time.

A symposium is scheduled for 90 minutes. The Chair  introduces the Symposium background and theme (10 min), four presenters each have 15 minutes to present, and in the end Chair/ Discussant leads an open discussion (10 min).

Workshops are scheduled for 90 minutes.

Submission requirements for papers

Submission requirements for posters

Submission requirements for symposia

Submission requirements for workshop

The abstract of 400 words includes the Title, Affiliation of the presentor(s), Aim, Background, Method, Results, Discussion and Conclusion, including the significance of the study.


The abstract of 400 words includes the Title, Affiliation of the presentor(s), Aim, Method, Results, and Conclusion, including  the significance of the study.

The poster format is  POTRAIT, no larger than 80 cm wide and 120 cm high.

1.  Before the submission, the Chair invites four presenters under one Symposium topic. 

2. The Chair provides a title and affiliation, and submits an abstract of 100 words summarizing the objectives of the symposium and its scientific importance.

3.  Each presenter provides the Chair with a title and their affiliation, and an abstract of 400 words with Aim, Method, Results and the significance of the study. The Chair submits all the abstracts. 

1. A title of the workshop with the name of the presentor(s) and affiliations.

2. The abstract of 400 word includes the aim and the purpose of the workshop, brief description of the tool, test or method and the reasoning of its’ practical relevance.