Abstract submissions now open

Prospective presenters for the 2013 HFCC are now welcome to submit their abstracts for consideration for inclusion in next year’s program.

To committee will consider abstracts which address the theme of the conference Every family: Enhancing outcomes for vulnerable children, families, and communities.

Applicants are invited to submit abstracts for:

Individual paper presentations

Abstracts of individual research papers for parallel sessions are being accepted for 15-20 minute oral presentations. These will be grouped together in themes and offered in the parallel sessions. Submissions for individual paper presentations should use the following structure where possible—background, objectives, method, results and conclusion. However this is not compulsory if it doesn’t fit with your abstract submission.

Organized paper symposia

Symposia should consist of 3-4 presentations around a single theme preferably with a discussant that links the papers together and facilitates group discussion. Submissions for symposia should clearly state the objective of the session, the format of the session, and the topics to be covered. Only one abstract is required per symposia.

In-conference workshops

In-conference workshops should be more interactive than paper presentations or symposia. Unlike papers and symposia, the focus is not on presenting new research findings, but rather on teaching a skill-set based on relevant research and theory. Workshops will only be included in the conference schedule if they are specifically related to the conference goals. Abstract submissions for workshops should include an overall workshop goal as well as a list of specific workshop objectives.

The closing date for abstract submissions is September 30, 2012.

Applicants are invited to visit the ABSTRACT SUBMISSION section of this website to submit their abstracts online.