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The 4th Ratchasuda International Conference on Disability 2017 will take place in Thailand from 26th to 27th July 2017. This prestigious international congress is "Innovation toward Accessibility for All". The Scientific Committee (SC) now wishes to invite abstract for oral and poster presentations.

Important dates:

Opening date for the submission of abstracts 1 February 2017
Closing date for the submission of abstracts 16 June 2017
All applicants will be notified of the outcome 1 June 2017

Submission format:

Instructions and online submission of abstracts will be available on The 4th Ratchasuda International Conference on Disability 2017 website. All submissions should be made electronically.

Categories of presentation

  • 1. Universal Design
  • 2. Technology and Research for Development of Well-being
  • 3. Local Wisdon for Development of Perple with Disabilities and Elderly People
  • 4. Social Innovation and Research towards Quality of Life
  • 5. Educational Innovation

Oral presentations:

An oral presentation is a session of 20 minutes presentations with speakers presenting their research for 15 minutes followed by 5 minutes question time, moderated by a chairperson.

Poster presentations:

Posters are reports summarizing information using brief written statements and graphic materials, such as graphs, charts, figures and photographs mounted on a poster board, the dimensions of which must not exceed the allocated space per poster (this will be notified at the time of acceptance).

Posters will be on display during exhibition hours. Presenters will have an unopposed poster viewing time to attend their poster for discussion with delegates during the lunch time and coffee break.

Please note:

Oral and poster presentations are considered by the Scientific Committee to be of equal standing and judged by the same criteria. Whilst presenters may indicate their preferred format of presentation, oral or poster, the SC will assign abstracts to sessions. There is more space in the program for posters than oral presentations. There are many more requests for oral presentations than can be accommodated in the program and where abstracts requesting an oral presentation have passed the review process and there is not room for them, presenters will be offered a poster presentation, where there is more space and plenty of opportunity to interact with delegates.

Selection criteria

Submitted abstracts will go through a blind peer-review process carried out by international reviewers.

The following criteria will be used to review the abstracts:

The methods or approach enable the question to be answered appropriately. The data/findings have been interpreted appropriately. The contents of the abstract are clear and intelligible.

Submission guidelines

Each submission must be made electronically via The 4th Ratchasuda International Conference on Disability 2017 website. The presenting author does not have to be the first named author listed in the abstract. All correspondence will be with the person who submits the abstract online.

Submissions should include the following:

a) Title of abstract. [maximum 20 words]

b) Names of presenter and co-authors.

c) Contact details of all authors to include:
       i. full name, organization/institution, city and country, as you would wish it to appear in the completed program
           ii. e-mail, mailing address for the submitter.

d) Fit with congress program research categories.

e) The completed abstract [maximum 300 words]. Abstracts will be included in the congress proceedings and must be structured using the following template:


Paper Title (Times New Roman 12 point font, Centre Aligned, Lower Case, 130 Characters Max)

Abstract text format Times New Roman 12 point font, single space, no space between paragraphs and a maximum 300 words, left justified. Title must be fewer than 130 characters and spaces and is centered (denoted above). The key to a good abstract is to deliver a focused and explicit block of information. Enter author's name with complete education and title. Ex: John Smith Ph.D., Associate Professor. Specify status "student" in case you are a student that is presenting a paper as part of completing a thesis. Specify "professional" otherwise

Introduction should reflect a rationale / why you did this work. If applicable state the main purpose etc.

The Methods should be a brief explanation of what was done and how it was done. This may include design, participants (include sample size N), data collection, processing etc., [if it is a research project] or a brief explanation of what you did if the activity was program implementation, policy development, etc., or protocol used if a systematic review.

The main Results should be explicit in describing the main findings or outcomes and preferably include some data. Do not submit an abstract based on data yet to be collected or analyzed.

Discussion defines what the results mean (the implications) in terms of the background knowledge or practice (it answers the "so what?" question). "Results/ Findings will be discussed" is not discussion. Compare and contrast with the current evidence or context. Do not conclude that "future research is needed" unless explicitly described.

f) If you are struggling with space (< 300 words), focus on the results and the implications. Do not use any Microsoft Equation Objects nor include any tables, images, figures or graphs. Paragraph breaks should be single spaced as in this example. Do NOT include references. Please submit your abstract in MS Word format (if using Office 2007 or 2010 please save the file as Office 2003 compatible i.e. .doc).

Consent, permissions and copyright
In submitting an abstract you must confirm that:

- you accept responsibility for the accuracy of the submitted abstract and understand that the content cannot be modified or corrected after the submission deadline and that information provided will be published exactly as submitted

- all co-authors are aware of and agree to the content of the abstract and support the data presented

- the submitter accepts responsibility as the contact person for all correspondence about the abstract and to share information with all authors about its status

- you have secured any copyright/permissions clearance required relating to any previous presentations, equipment or other material for inclusion in the The 4th Ratchasuda International Conference on Disability 2017, its proceedings or other congress publications

- for all studies involving human or animal subjects, permission has been obtained from the relevant regulatory authority and properly informed consent given where appropriate

- anyone who is identifiable in the presentation materials has given their consent to be included

- the work is original, except for extracts from copyrighted works used with permission from the copyright holders, and that it does not infringe upon any copyright, proprietary, or personal right of any third party

- you have identified any potential conflicts of interest e.g. financial interest in products or processes described in the presentation materials, stock ownership, membership on an advisory board or board of directors, or other substantive relationships

On behalf of all authors the submitter will confirm:

- release of the copyright to The 4th Ratchasuda International Conference on Disability 2017 to publish electronically and in other formats information from the abstract that will be presented at The 4th Ratchasuda International Conference on Disability 2017 (e.g. congress website, program, print materials)

- consent to have authors' names, affiliation and biographical material being used in connection with the publication of your work

When completing the abstract form the submitter will be asked to confirm that the presenting author has read and understood the general information and the requirements they are expected to fulfill.


If you are interested in having a booth or to demonstrate an aspect of your work in disabilities or rehabilitation, consider reserving a space.

-Reserve space by 15 July 2017

Abstracts that have been accepted for presentation should finish registering for the conference by 10 June 2017 or within one week of acceptance. Presenters of full papers must finish registering for the conference no later than 10 June 2017.