Call for Abstracts

Call for abstracts

Abstract submission is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted their abstract.

Submissions are welcome from all disciplines within the health care professions on the topic of whole person care which is healthcare that relates to the recipient of care as a whole person. The intention of whole person care is to synergize the power of modern biomedicine with the potential for healing of every person who seeks the help of a healthcare practitioner. There is no additional charge to submit an abstract; however, once your abstract has been accepted, you must register as an attendee in order to participate in the conference.

Abstracts may be submitted for PROFFERED PAPERS (15 min.) and POSTERS by MARCH 31, 2023 APRIL 14, 2023.

Publication of Abstracts
All accepted abstracts will be published in a special edition of The International Journal of Whole Person Care.

Proffered Paper: A 15 minute presentation (10 minute talk and 5 minute question period) by one or two presenters.

Poster: A visual presentation describing a project or activity. Posters must be designed to fit the predetermined guidelines. They are mounted on the first day of the Congress and taken down on the final day. As much as possible, authors are expected to be present with their poster during breaks to answer questions from participants. No audiovisual support is provided for poster presentations. 

Authors of oral presentations and posters will be informed of acceptance no later than May 15, 2023. Oral presenters must register for the conference no later than May 31, 2023. 

How to Submit an Abstract:
Please complete the Online Abstract Submission Form. There is no paper version of this form. Abstracts not prepared correctly will NOT be considered.
Once your abstract has been successfully transmitted online, you will receive a confirmation message.

Online Instructions

Section 1: Presenting Author
All correspondence will be sent to the presenting author. Please ensure that your contact information is correct.

Section 2: Authors' Names & Institutions
Please enter each author (first name & last name) in order of importance and indicate the corresponding institution(s), city, province and country. Do not include degrees or professional titles (Prof., MD, RN, etc.). All authors must be entered, including the presenting author, since this is the data that will be used when publishing the abstracts. The names will be listed in the order in which they have been entered, so it is important that the first or main author be the first one you enter.

Section 3: Language
Oral Presentations must be in English. 

Section 4: Topic Categories
Please select the category most appropriate to the content of your abstract. Abstract topic categories include:

  • Facing death
  • Managing trauma
  • Negotiating the healthcare system
  • Resilience-individual and group
  • Healing
  • Suffering
  • Compassion
  • Relationship centered care
  • Person centered care
  • Patients as partners
  • Professionalism
  • Inter-Professionalism
  • Wisdom at the Margins
  • Mindful Clinical Practice
  • Cultural Perspectives
  • Nursing
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Palliative and Hospice Care
  • Community Based Care
  • Narrative Medicine
  • Education
  • Research
  • Creative Arts
  • Program Management
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Structure
  • Preventative Care
  • Spirituality
  • Family
  • Mind-Body Medicine
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Wellness
  • Managing at an individual level
  • History
  • Social Movement
  • Social Media Theory and Philosophy
  • Self-Care
  • Genetics
  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Family Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Other

Section 5: Presentation Type
Please select the type of presentation.

Section 6: Abstract Title
The abstract title should clearly define the content of the paper. It should be typed using Title Case (upper and lower characters).

Section 7: Abstract Text
The use of tables, graphs and other types of images in the abstract is not permitted. The use of abbreviations is permissible provided that the term is spelled out in full the first time it appears, with the abbreviation shown in parentheses following the term. Proofread your abstract carefully.

Authors must submit abstracts online using the Online Abstract Submission Form. Once your abstract has been successfully transmitted online, you will receive a confirmation message. 

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