2023 International Conference Abstract Submissions

Abstract submissions for the 2023 International Conference are now open. The Conference focus is “Physical activity for health of people with cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions”.

Submissions are being sought for presentations and posters on the topics outlined below. We invite submissions for research-based papers and posters and invite sports and health practitioners and  organisations to submit abstracts relating to the policy, practical or clinical considerations of physical  activity, exercise and sport in individuals with cerebral palsy, or other neurological conditions.

Submission themes (not an exclusive list)

Understanding of Cerebral Palsy (CP) or other neurological conditions

o Muscle health and functions

o Lifecycle

Sport Science in CP or other neurological conditions

o Exercise physiology

o Sport biomechanics

o Sport psychology

o Injury prevention and management

o Program approaches

Health and Social Science

o Adapted physical activity and exercise

o Therapy and rehabilitation

o Health benefits

o Physical and mental wellbeing

o Intervention programs

Participation and Performance

o Grassroots to podium

o Equipment

o Classification

o Coaching

Conditions including, but not limited to:

∙ Cerebral palsy

∙ Acquired brain injury

∙ Stroke

∙ Traumatic brain injury

∙ Friedreich’s ataxia

∙  Parkinson’s

∙ Dystonia

∙ Multiple Sclerosis

How to Submit

Key Dates

Abstract Submissions Open – Now Open

Early Bird Registrations Open – March 2023

Abstract Submissions Close – 21st  April 2023

Early Bird Registrations Close/Full Price Registrations Open – August 2023

Abstract outcome notification – May 2023

Conference Awards

The Conference Scientific Committee are pleased to offer awards for the Best Research Paper,  Best Practitioner Presentation and Best Poster, as well as a Student Award. 

Who: The recipients of these awards will be the presenter of the paper and the poster that receive  the highest score for their abstract and paper or poster presentation.

How: Abstracts will be scored by the Scientific Committee of the 2023 Conference. The authors  of the highest scoring abstracts will be short-listed and scored on their presentation or poster at the  Conference.

When: The winners will be announced in the Conference closing session

To submit an abstract, please visit our Abstract Submission Form by clicking the link below and entering all required information. All submission guidance is included on this form. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at conference@cpisra.org.