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International Childhood Trauma Conference
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Each conference, practitioners, researchers and those with lived experience from around the world are invited to share their own insights and expertise via the medium of abstract submissions and presentations.

The 2025 Conference will again feature this opportunity with the following themes: 

  • Working in schools
  • Working with families
  • Working in out-of-home care
  • Working with young offenders
  • Working with traumatised children and young people
  • Working with traumatised adults
  • Culture and healing
  • Neurodivergence and trauma
  • Lived experience and trauma

A key difference at the 2025 Conference is the option to present both in digital poster format as well as the traditional in-room speaker presentation  held in previous years.
Abstracts will open in June 2024 and close in October 2024. Submissions will be reviewed by an internal review panel and notified in December 2024. 
Presenters with accepted abstracts will be able to register at the lowest ticket advertised price. 
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Abstract submission key dates

  • Launch for call of abstracts 26 June 2024
  • Abstract deadline 23 October 2024
  • Abstract submitters notified of acceptance 11 December 2024
  • Super early bird registrations close 16 January 2025
  • Author registration deadline 19 February 2025
  • Preliminary program available January 2025

Abstract submissions

Instructions for preparing your abstract

  • Abstracts must be submitted via the eOrganiser portal. Email submissions will not be accepted.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • Abstracts must be typed into the box/es provided within the portal. It is not necessary to upload an abstract document.
  • Please follow the word limit for the abstract. The limit is 300 words (not including references).
  • Do not include the title of your abstract or author names and affiliations in the abstract body. These will be automatically populated on the final abstract document based on the details you enter into the relevant sections of the abstract submission site.
  • It is the responsibility of the submitting author to ensure that the submission has been approved by all authors.
  • The Organising Committee will not be responsible for any errors published.

Abstract submission is a two-step process. Please follow the instructions carefully to ensure your submission is uploaded into the eOrganiser portal correctly.

STEP 1: Create an author account

Firstly, you must create an account to upload an abstract. To begin, access the eOrganiser portal above. Click the “Create an Author Account” button and enter your contact details. These details are required to create the account. Once you have created an account within this portal you can proceed with your submissions.

Submit abstract

STEP 2: Submitting your abstract

Once you have logged into the abstract submission portal, click the ‘Submit’ button to access the submission page. You will be required to provide the following details prior to submitting your abstract:

  • Indicate your preferred presentation type:
    • Oral Presentation
    • Poster Presentation
  • Enter your paper title in the ‘Paper Title’ box.
  • Type your abstract into the box/es provided within the portal, adhering to the word limit.
  • Add any additional emails to the email correspondence box (any email addresses entered here will be included in the correspondence emails that are sent to you).
  • Enter the name and organisation of all co-presenters and co-authors.
  • Ensure you indicate the presenting author(s) for the abstract and include a brief biography. The biography should be no more than 100 words.
  • Select the most relevant theme for your abstract.

  • The submitter must be an author of the abstract.
  • Abstracts must be submitted via eOrganiser by 23 October 2024.
  • Abstracts will not be accepted via fax, email, mail or USB/CD.
  • The official language is English. No translation will be provided by the 2025 ICTC organisers.
  • All required fields on the online abstract submission form must be completed.
  • Acceptance of abstracts for presentation at the Conference will be on the basis of committee selection.
  • All presenting authors will be required to register and pay for the Conference by the author registration deadline of 19 February 2025 to ensure that their abstract(s) are included in the final program.
  • It is the responsibility of the submitting author to ensure that the abstract is submitted correctly.
  • After an author has submitted their abstract, they must check their submission to ensure the document has been uploaded correctly.
  • Authors can check their submission by clicking on the viewing option in the submission form.
  • The Conference Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet services outages or other unforeseen events.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email to the submitting author by 11 December 2024. Acceptance or otherwise is at the discretion of the committee whose decision is final. All presenting authors must register and pay to attend the Conference. If presenting author registration isn’t completed by the due date, then the presentation may be removed from the program.