Call For Posters: MindReading Conference 2020: ‘Adolescent Perspectives in Clinical Practice’, Dublin, 3 April 2020

Date: 3 April 2020

Location: Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin

Closing Date for Abstracts: before 5pm on 6th December

Call For Posters: MindReading Conference 2020: ‘Adolescent Perspectives in Clinical Practice’, Dublin, 3 April 2020

This interdisciplinary event seeks to explore productive interactions between literature and clinicians in physical and mental health. Participants from interprofessional backgrounds explore together the interfaces between literature and health in adolescence. At previous events, participants have shared useful resources, and engaged in critical discussion about literature as a point of therapeutic engagement and a tool in clinical and reflective practice.

We welcome poster submissions from colleagues in clinical practice, the history of medicine, and the arts and humanities for an interdisciplinary conference exploring the role of humanities and medicine in adolescent health at RCPI on 3 April 2020. Accepted posters will be displayed on poster boards.

Abstracts may be submitted by emailing Dr. Clare Hayes-Brady,
Please submit your abstract before 5pm on 6th December. The abstract must be submitted in English. Please make sure that the name and email address of the corresponding author are complete and correct. In order to standardise the layout, we kindly ask you to read the following guidelines carefully.

1. The following information must be included on the submission –
• The full name of the presenting author
• Your current appointment & place of work/study address (this information will be displayed on the programme if you are invited to present)
• All co-authors, their place of work and their email address. Please limit the number of authors listed to those who have substantially contributed to the work.
• By submitting your abstract, you are confirming that all co-authors have approved the submission, they agree to your abstract being presented at the conference and appearing on the RCPI website, MindReading Blog or UCD website and related social media etc.
• You must declare if ethical approval/exemption has been granted for any research study or audit. If so, state which Ethics Committee and date of approval. Case reports require additional evidence of informed consent. Disclosure of potential conflict of interest for all authors (e.g. grant support, consultancy, membership on advisory councils) by all authors and source of funding are mandatory
• Provide a short specific title indicating the nature of the presentation. The title may not exceed 25 words including spaces. The abstract should be approximately 300 words but no more than 400 (count not including title/authors/declarations) The background and goals of the study/work should be clear to the reader. This should be followed by a summary of methods, a description of results, and clear conclusions.

2. Please note that all submitted abstracts will be subject to a selection process based on the above requirements. If your abstract does not meet these requirements, it may not be selected for presentation. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the committee. Shortlisted Authors will be informed in late December 2019 by email of the decision of the committee (please make sure to state your correct email address). Presenting authors of accepted abstracts must register and attend the Conference. There are student rates available where authors are students.

Topics for Posters- MindReading 2020:
We welcome posters from colleagues, interdisciplinary professionals, early career researchers and trainees. Potential themes for posters in 2020 are suggested below:

1. Adolescent Health and Medical Humanities
2. History of Medicine and Childhood
3. Literature and Medical Humanities in clinical practice
4. Can literature help exploration of overlaps between physical and mental health?
5. Literature in training of clinicians – undergraduate and postgraduate
6. Literature in reflective practice for clinicians
7. Interdisciplinary education and the humanities
8. Literature and mental health initiatives in Ireland
9. Literature and engagement with medicine and medical humanities

Posters: If you are invited for poster presentation:

• The size of the poster board that you will be allocated is 1189mm vertically x 841mm horizontally (AO portrait size). You poster should be Portrait.
• The presenting author must be a registered participant at the conference on Friday April 3rd 2020, and be available for questions on their work at agreed times on this day.
• All presenting authors must register for the conference before close of business on Wednesday March 18th 2020.
• There may be only one presenting author for each poster submission, however all co-authors will be credited on the conference programme.
• The poster should be created with a text size that will be easily legible from a short distance. Visual representations, bar charts, pictures etc. are an interesting addition.
• Adhesive Velcro for mounting the presentation onto the board will be provided. You will be responsible for mounting your presentation and removing it at the end of the day/conference.
• We are unable to return posters to presenters if they are left behind at the end of the meeting.
• The content of the presentation must reflect the summary of information given in the abstract.
• The declarations regarding consent, ethical approval and conflicts should be included on the poster.

Note: submissions from trainees, postgraduate and early career researchers (up to 5 years post PhD) will be eligible for consideration for the MindReading poster prize. This prize will be awarded on the basis of selection by an interdisciplinary judging panel at the conference.