Abstract Submission for BAR Congress

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Presentation Types

The BAR Congress 2013 program will contain poster presentations and abstracts from a range of sources, for example, clinically based, research, academia, students, clients and others. However, the Scientific Program Committee reserves the right to determine whether the abstract will be accepted as a poster or other presentation format (oral), giving consideration to the available time and balance within the program.

Poster Presentation

The visual display of posters will be provided by a new technique. Posters should be prepared electronically in English. The admitted authors will be notified of poster presentation details and format in a letter of confirmation.

Abstract Submission

  1. Abstracts can only be submitted online. Emailed, faxed or hard copy submissions will NOT be accepted.

  2. The author is responsible for the accuracy of the abstract. The submitted abstracts cannot be modified and they will be published in the original format.

  3. The accepted abstracts are entitled to presentation at the BAR Congress 2013 in Rīga, Latvia from 18 September until 19 September 2013. The authors of the accepted abstracts are asked to complete their Congress registration, otherwise their presentation may not be included in the program and related published materials.

  4. The abstract should not exceed 2500 characters (including spaces, punctuation, title and information about the author(s)). The recommended font is Arial, size 10.  

  5. The acceptance of an abstract for the BAR Congress 2013 does not imply provision of travel, accommodation or registration for the Congress, nor any other costs associated with the preparation or presentation of the abstract, or any costs associated with the Congress attendance.

  6. By submitting an abstract, the author and all co-authors grant permission for the abstract (if selected for inclusion in the Congress programme) to be published and distributed on a CD-ROM, the Congress website, and/or in a book of Congress Proceedings; the authors thereby agree that their contact details are forwarded to publications interested in their work.

  7. Submission of an abstract indicates that it has been approved by all authors.

  8. The accepted abstracts will be presented by its author(s). The head author will notify the Congress Secretariat of the presenting author changes, or if the abstract cannot be presented.

  9. The abstract should be as informative as possible.

  10. The abstract must be submitted via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as MS Word document file until Friday, 13 September 2013.

A research abstract should include the following:

    • Objectives
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion

For non-research abstracts, it is not necessary to specify the objectives, methods, results and conclusions.

Introduction, images, tables, diagrams, and graphs cannot be accepted in the abstract submission process.


In the tabs below, there is a selection of suggested keywords and topics the author(s) may choose from when preparing an abstract for the Congress.

Step 1: Congress sub-themes (choose one)

  • Health promotion, disease prevention
  • Quality of life
  • ICF
  • Rehabilitation in cardiology
  • Rehabilitation in oncology
  • Psychology in health and social care
  • Rehabilitation management
  • Evidence-based practice

Step 2: Life stage

  • Pre-school children
  • School-age children and adolescents
  • Adults
  • Elderly
  • Not specified / Others

Step 3: Keywords (choose up to 3)

Evidence-based practice Prevention
Physiotherapy Disability issues
Occupational therapy Rehabilitation service provision
Speech therapy Participation
Nutritional therapy Professional development
Arts therapy Quality and management
Rehabilitation programme Quality of life
Social care Reflection and reasoning
Leadership issues ICF in practice
Health promotion Socio-cultural factors
Physical disabilities Theory and philosophy
Oncology Therapist-client interaction
Cardiology Modern rehabilitation technologies
Mental health Vulnerable groups in society
Cognitive functions Work-related practices
Daily activities Other