We encourage papers, panels, and posters that will advance the profession and practice of occupational therapy, especially in Utah. Professional partnerships and interdisciplinary collaborations are welcome.
Submit abstract cover sheet, an abstract, reference list (3-5 references are recommended), and learning objectives.
Abstracts must be 350 words or less, with no in-text citations. Abstracts should describe what you would be presenting or what attendees will be learning in your presentation. Word count excludes reference list and learning objectives.
Papers: 45 minutes in length; 15 minutes discussion and transition.
Workshops: 45 minutes in length; 15 minutes discussion and transition.
Panels: 55 minutes in length; 5 minutes for transition. Panels should include brief papers on a shared topic. Each paper to be submitted should have a separate abstract and separate learning objectives. The panel moderator should collect the paper abstracts and learning objectives for each, fill out one cover sheet for the panel, and submit all abstracts and learning objectives as one submission.
Posters: 1 hour in length during poster session. Presenters should be available during designated poster session time. Students are encouraged to submit their course projects.
Criteria for Abstracts:
All abstracts will be reviewed through a blind review process, using the following criteria:
Coherence (weight of 2): Degree to which the abstract clearly describes the intent of the presentation.
Importance to Occupational Therapy (weight of 2): Degree to which the presentation promotes professionalism or contributes to the knowledge base of Occupational Therapy practice, including theory and research.
Discussion Potential (weight of 1): Degree to which the presentation is likely to evoke active discussion.
Rating Criteria: 1 = unresponsive to the criteria, 5 = excellent/clearly addresses criteria