Abstracts

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By contributing your insights, experiences and questions or developing changes in your scope of work, you will help to make this conference a highly interactive learning experience for all of us.

We welcome contributions from researchers, who would like to share their latest results, and from people with a lived experience, parents, teachers, clinicians, who would like to talk about their challenges related to DCD or motor development.

Researchers can choose to submit a single abstract or a symposium.

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YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE

Deadline for abstract submissions
15 January 2024 > 5 February 2024

By contributing your insights, experiences and questions or developing changes in your scope of work, you will help make this conference a highly interactive learning experience for all of us. We welcome contributions from researchers, who would like to share their latest results, and from people with a lived experience, parents, teachers, practitioners, who would like to talk about their challenges related to DCD or motor development.

Researchers can choose to submit a single abstract or a mini-symposium. A single abstract can be presented in an oral or poster session. Mini-symposia are short 1 to 1.5 hour sessions around hot or emerging topics in our area of research. What about aquatic motor development, for example? Or, Neurodiversity and the need for diagnosis? Non-scientific abstracts from people with a lived experience, parents, teachers, or practitioners provide the community with important insights towards future research and advocacy. They will be an integral part of the conference.

On the submission platform you can find the specific guidelines for each type of submission.

THEMES & TOPICS

Human Kinetics scholarships for IMDRC members from low or middle income countries

Through an agreement between the International Motor Development Research Consortium and Human Kinetics, publisher of the Journal of Motor Development and Learning, two 600 USD scholarships for congress participants working and living in a Low or Middle Income country will be granted. Participants applying for this scholarship must

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR SINGLE ABSTRACTS

General
Abstract submission must be completed online via the DCD15-IMDRC6 website. Abstracts sent by e-mail, mail or fax will not be accepted.
Abstracts must be unbiased and conflicts of interest shall be disclosed. Papers that are written in a manner that promotes a company, service, or product will not be considered.
All authors have consented to be included as co-authors, have read and approved the abstract and its contents, and agree with the results stated.
The work described was conducted by the authors in accordance with current ethical standards and regulations.

Themes & topics:
To facilitate abstract review and programming, we would like you to indicate the theme that corresponds best with its content.

The  themes are:

Types of sessions for accepted abstracts:

Abstract publication:
The proceedings of the conference will be published ina special issue of the Journal of Motor Learning and Development.

Abstract Title:
The title should not exceed 150 characters. 

Abstract Body:

Relevance for society:
Please indicate here the relevance or impact of the submitted work in relation to the society. (max. 400 characters excl. spaces)

Authors:

Submission:

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR MINI-SYMPOSIA

In our program, we have a limited number of slots available for mini-symposia. Mini-symposia are short 1 to 1.5 hour sessions around hot or emerging topics in our area of research. What about aquatic motor development, for example? Or, Neurodiversity and the need for diagnosis? In a mini-symposium at least two scholars coming from two different institutes present their work. The moderation of the session is in the hands of one of the submitters. A slot of 1h is provided for 2-3 presenters; for 4 or more presenters we suggest 1.5h.
If the number of submissions exceeds the number of available timeslots, the selection of mini-symposia will be made in view of a balanced program. In that case, we may ask you to submit your work as single abstracts.

General:
Submission must be completed online only via the DCD15-IMDRC6 website. Submissions sent by e-mail, mail or fax will not be accepted.The work must be unbiased and conflicts of interest shall be disclosed. Papers that are written in a manner that promotes a company, service, or product will not be considered.All authors have consented to be included as co-authors, have read and approved the abstract and its contents, and agree with the results stated.The work described was conducted by the authors in accordance with current ethical standards and regulations.

Themes & topics:
To facilitate review and programming, we would like you to indicate the theme that corresponds best with its content.

The themes are:

Abstract publication:
The proceedings of the conference will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Motor Learning and Development

Title of the mini-symposium:
The title should not exceed 150 characters.

General abstract of the mini-symposium:

Relevance:
Please indicate here the relevance or impact of the submitted work in relation to the society. (max. 400 characters excl. spaces)

References:
If included, use Vancouver citation style.

Contributors to the mini-symposium:
List all presenters. The first presenter is responsible for the general abstract and is the contact person for communication purposes and dissemination of information to co-presenters. During the conference, the first presenter will also be in charge of moderating the session.
All presenters need to provide their full name and affiliation(s).
Time slot: Select 1 (for max 3 presenters) or 1.5h (for more presenters)

Submission:

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR NON-ACADEMIC ABSTRACTS

Will be announced soon.

ISRA-DCD AWARDS

At the conference, three awards will be granted to researchers in the field of DCD.

Leslie and Sheila Henderson Award
This award has been created by Dr. Sheila Henderson in memory of her husband Dr. Leslie Henderson (1942-2011), and in recognition of the theoretical contribution he had made to the work they did together.

This award will be granted to a doctoral candidate who receives a high score on an abstract accepted for presentation (oral or poster). The focus of the work to be reported must be on the enhancement of our understanding of DCD as a developmental disorder.


David Sugden Award
This award has been created by Lorrie, a special needs teacher, in memory of her husband Dr. David Sugden (1945-2019).

This award will be granted to a doctoral candidate who receives a high score on an abstract accepted for presentation (oral or poster). The focus of the work to be reported must be on intervention for persons with DCD (children or adults). Preference will be given to graduate students who are currently, or were, practitioners (educators or clinicians).


ISRA-DCD award
The Scientific Committee of this conference has launched this award to recognise the contribution of an early career researcher (obtained a PhD maximum 6 years ago) who receives a high score on an abstract accepted for presentation (oral or poster). Preference will be given to contributions that are highly relevant to the conference theme

In order to receive the award, candidates must have registered for the conference and travelled to the conference to present a paper or poster.