Please note that deadline for poster submission was extended to May 4th
- Abstract preparation
- Conference Tracks
- Instructions for submissions
- Suggestions for poster presentations
Authors are invited to submit oral presentation, symposium, round table and poster abstracts for consideration by the scientific programme committee.
Abstract submission will open on December 15th 2009. The deadline for receiving abstracts (for oral presentations, symposia, round tables and poster presentations) is March 1st, 2010. Authors will receive an e-mail stating that their abstract has been successfully submitted.
All abstracts for oral and poster presentations will be submited online (following the link on the top of this page).
All abstracts for symposia and round tables will be submited by email, following the instructions below on this page.
Authors will be notified whether their abstract has been accepted for symposium, round table, oral presentations or poster presentations by April 30th 2010. Accepted papers will be allocated to oral presentations or to poster sessions depending on the author’s option, number, quality and content of submissions. Accepted abstracts from registered participants will be published in a supplement of the Society's journal - Psychology & Health.
All abstracts must be submitted on line and must adopt the following format.
Please note that your presentation will be scheduled in the programme only if the registration fee has been paid by May 31 2010. Paid registration, by this date, is also a condition for abstract publication.
Abstracts must be in English. Abstract should not exceed 200 words, (without the title) and should be presented as follows:
- Title - This should not exceed 20 words.
- Body Text - This should not exceed 200 words.
Please use the following format:
- OBJECTIVES. A statement of the purpose of the study (preferably in one sentence).
- METHODS. A brief description of the methods used in the study.
- RESULTS. A summary of the results obtained in sufficient detail.
- CONCLUSIONS. Theoretical and/or practical implications of the study.
Make sure to indicate your choice of type of submission (oral paper, poster, symposium or round table) and track where you are submitting. Do not submit attachments, slides, or any reference materials together with the abstract.
Abstract Correspondence: the corresponding author’s name should be given in full, last name first with full address, telephone, fax, and e-mail address (this information will be submited when you create a registrant account on this site).
Track name under which the abstract is being submitted
- Self-Regulation, including Illness Perceptions
- Contributions related to goal or self-regulation theory, including the common sense model
- Coping with Chronic Illness and Pain
- Issues associated with pain and/or chronic illness (except interventions, see track 9)
- Stress, Emotions, Coping and Health
- How psychosocial demands and resources affect emotional distress, coping and health outcomes (except coping with chronic illness, see track 2)
- Social Support and Health
- How social support impacts on health outcomes
- Personality and Health, and Psychosomatic Problems
- Issues related to personality characteristics, health and disease, and psychosomatic issues (e.g. CFS, IBS, FM)
- Social Cognition Models and Health Behaviour
- The application of social cognition models (except self-regulation, see track 1) to the prediction of health behaviour
- Risk Perception and Communication, including Self-Affirmation
- Perception and communication of health risk (e.g. genetic risk), including self-affirmation studies
- Qualitative Methods
- Studies on the use of qualitative methods and experiences, narratives or discourses of health and illness
- Psychological Interventions in Chronic Disease
- Interventions delivered to patients or high risk individuals (e.g. hypertension, obesity)
- Public Health Interventions and Health Promotion
- Public health interventions delivered to a group or population, including environmental interventions and interventions at the worksite (for other studies on work and health, see track 14)
- Aging and Health
- Issues in health and illness associated with aging (e.g. disability)
- Families, Children and Health
- Issues in health and illness associated with development (children and adolescents) and family relations
- Culture, Social Change and Health
- Cultural or socioeconomic aspects of health and illness, and health effects of social change; critical health psychology (for studies with an emphasis on qualitative methods, see track 8)
- Occupational Health
- Studies on the impact of work on health outcomes.
- Psychophysiology, PNI and Neurophysiology
- Psychobiological aspects of health and illness, psychoneuroimmunology, endocrinology, cardio- vascular psychophysiology and neurophysiology
- All other issues
Instructions for submissions (other than individual papers or posters)
Each symposium will last for 100 minutes and will consist of 4 oral presentations and a discussion. After the presentations, the discussant will provide a brief overview of the main issues (no more than 5 minutes) and facilitate a general discussion on the topic by the audience and the presenters.
Guidelines for submitting symposium proposals:
- The symposium organizer, the convenor, as well as the presenters have to register online, before submitting the proposal.
- The organizer should collect and send by email (
) complete information regarding:
- A symposium title.
- Track name under which it is being submitted.
- A summary of the symposium, outlining the symposium as a whole and integrating the individual contributions (not more than 300 words).
- A precise timetable indicating running order and how long each section will take.
- Name, affiliation and address of the convenor, who will also act as chairperson.
- Name, affiliation and address of the discussant.
- Name, affiliation and address of each of the 4 presenters.
- An abstract for each individual paper following the standard abstract preparation guidelines
- Note: Abstracts should not be sent individually, by each participant. The symposium organizer collects and sends all the individual abstracts together with the other required information.
- A symposium title.
Round table session
A round table session provides an opportunity to discuss different approaches to a single theme, e.g. a particular theoretical or research approach or a domain of work of health psychologists. The normal format is a series of brief presentations, all addressing the same topic from 4 – 5 presenters, followed by an extended discussion period.
- A round table session title.
- Name, affiliation and address of the round table chairperson and the presenters.
- A summary of the purpose, rationale, objectives and format of the round table session (not more than 300 words).
Submission of Abstracts
- All abstracts for oral and poster presentations will be submited online (follow the link on the top of this page).
- The Track Chairs and Scientific Committee will review the abstracts. Accepted papers will be allocated to oral presentations or to poster sessions depending on the author’s option, the number, quality and content of submissions.
- The programme will be posted on the Internet in advance of the meeting.
Suggestions for poster presentations
Your poster should:
- Provide a clear overview of your research work;
- Be a starting point in order to initiate and stimulate discussions.
A poster has the same structure as a scientific article and offers the following information:
- Authors (with contact details)
- Tables and figures
Poster content should be as clear and concise as possible:
- Use short sentences. Rephrase in order to condense the text whenever is possible.
- Use diagram, tables, charts or figures if that’s appropriate
- Check spelling and grammar.
The following characteristics are recommended:
- Use an A0 size format (1189×841mm)
- Most frequently the font type is Times New Roman or Arial
- The font size of the title is at least 80 points, bold face
- The font size of the section headers is at least 32 points, bold face
- The font size of the body of the poster (abstract, introduction, objectives, methods, results and conclusions) is between 18 and 26 points
- It is common to include your institution logo on the left corner of the poster
- All posters should be printed before the Conference. There will not be poster printing facilities on site.