PSR / RPS Canada & PSR B.C. 2015 National Conference Call for Abstracts “Building on Hope” Coast Plaza Hotel 1763 Comox Street, Vancouver, B.C. June 15th, 2015 - Institute Program June 16-17th, 2015 - PSR Conference June 18th, 2015 – PSR Housing Symposium & PSR Supported Employment Symposium The PSR BC and Psychosocial Rehabilitation/Réadaptation Psychosociale Canada / conference committee would like to invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the national conference in Vancouver, B.C., “Building on Hope”, scheduled for June 15th – 18th, 2015 at the Coast Plaza Hotel. The conference committee is seeking abstracts from service providers, programs, agencies, people in recovery, family members, researchers and interested community members across Canada who can contribute knowledge, share expertise and/or new and innovative programs/systems. Submissions from a variety of perspectives are encouraged as the conference organizers are committed to ensuring that the program reflects a range of themes and perspectives. Fax application to: 1-705-456-9786 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract Submission Deadline: February 2, 2015 Abstract Results Notification: February 23, 2015 Conference Streams We are looking for evidence-based, evaluated programs and/or innovative service/strategies or tools as they related to the conference streams listed below. • • • • • • • • • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Foundations Leisure / Wellness Peer Initiatives (Peer Support & Peer Delivered Approaches & Family Involvement & Support) Recovery Tools (CBT, DBT, WRAP, Physical Activity) Research Basic Living Skills Education/Employment Leadership PSR across the Continuum of Care Abstracts for the Housing Symposium and Supported Employment Symposium are welcomed. The PSR/RPS Canada Conference Committee is planning for 60 and 90 minute Concurrent Presentations and Poster Presentations. Call for Abstracts Open: December 17th, 2015 Abstract Submission DEADLINE: February 2, 2015 Results Notification: February 23rd, 2015 SUBMISSION AND ACCEPTANCE SUBMISSION EVALUATION CRITERIA • Relevance to the conference theme • Clarity and coherence of submission • Contribution to the knowledge and practice of PSR and Recovery • Relevance and utility to participants • Evidence that submission will encourage interaction among conference participants • Key points of presentation and evidence of “participant take-away” • Consistency with the values of psychosocial rehabilitation including “person first language” PRESENTER ACCEPTANCE DETAILS Presenters must register and pay for the full conference. We encourage all presenters to participate as much as possible in the conference. Honoraria and travel reimbursement is not available. An electronic version of the presentation must be submitted to the event manager prior to the conference to be uploaded in pdf format to the PSR/RPS Canada website and available only to conference participants. Presenters are responsible for providing written material to conference participants (a small handout is recommended). Presenters will be provided with a designated time to present by the conference committee Bursaries may be available for presenter(s) with lived experience TO SUBMIT Complete the submission at www.innovative4you.com/2015abstract.htm or fax your completed application to 1-705-456-9786 or by email at email@example.com Call for Abstract Application Please choose the theme that relates to your submission Psychosocial Rehabilitation Foundations Housing Peer Initiatives Recovery Tools (CBT, DBT, Physical Activity) Research Stigma Education/Employment Leadership About You Please provide key contact. If you have more than one presenter, please include al of the presenter names as you would like them to appear in the conference program. Presenter Name(s) and/or Key Contact if a Panel/Team are presenting: Affiliation: Mailing Address (street, town, province, postal code) Phone: Alternate Phone: (cell, home, business): Preferred Email: Your Submission The Presenter may submit multiple abstracts for the conference. One submission for each presentation. Your submission should identify in 300 words or less: Title of Presentation Presentation Type Description of workshop/poster Purpose of the Presentation Educational Objectives Interactive / Participatory Component Presentation Key Points Evidence of Relevance and Utility to Participants A/V Equipment Required and Room Set up Preference (including if using video, needing sound, etc. Title of your Presentation (6 words or less) (shorter is better for program) Your Presentation is a…. 60 minute Presentation 90 minute Presentation Poster Presentation (Prepare on Staples/Office Supply Store stand alone poster boards) Please include below a description of your workshop for inclusion in the conference program (50 words or less) Purpose of the Presentation Educational Objectives Interactive / Participatory Component Presentation Key Points Evidence of Relevance and Utlity to Participants A/V Equipment required and Room Set up preference Your Biography Please include below the biography of each presenter (50 words or less each) If you have any questions, please contact the Event Manager, Sherry Sim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-866-655-8548.