Abstract Submission is closed

Call for Papers

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for presentation at the 2015 6th International Conference on Disabilities to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, July 6-9, 2015. The theme for this year’s conference is Diversity and Unity in Action. The Topics addressed at the conference will follow a structure closely linked to the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD). The focus of this conference will allow participants to detect areas for future research meaningful with respect to an evidence-based promotion on those rights as expressed in the CRPD.

Abstracts accepted for oral, poster or roundtable presentations at the 2015 6th International Conference on Disabilities will be posted on the conference website and distributed to the conference participants on CDs.

Author Guidelines


  1. February 15, 2015 – Abstract submissions closed. After this date, you will no longer be able to submit an abstract. Abstracts which have already been submitted will become temporarily unavailable to authors while they are reviewed.
  2. April 22, 2015 - Authors will be notified if their abstract has been accepted or declined
  3. April 29, 2015 – Publication of the preliminary program
  4. May 4, 2015 – All authors must be registered for the Conference by this date.


  • Oral presentations will be grouped into symposia of 4 presentations, allowing each presenter 15 minutes, followed by questions.
  • Poster presentations are the preferred format for presenting preliminary research or describing experimental projects/programs or works-in-progress. Poster sessions allow direct access to the authors in a way not possible through oral presentations.
  • Roundtable sessions are designed to encourage discussion, and should have a minimum of 4 and maximum of 5 presenters, including a chair.


  • Health: neuroscience, genetics, chronic illness and care
  • Education
  • Community
  • Family
  • Rights, leadership and self-representation
  • Life planning
  • Economics and employment
  • Technology
  • Culture, spirituality and values
  • Natural disasters and emergency situations


All abstracts must be submitted online through the Conference website.
To submit your abstract click here



  • FIRST NAME: Enter the first initial only of presenting author.
  • LAST NAME: Enter the full last name of the presenting author.
  • EMAIL: Enter the email address of the presenting author.
  • AFFILIATION: Enter the institution and address of presenting author (see sample abstract in Abstract Submission Guidelines document).
  • COUNTRY: Enter the country of residence of the presenting author.
  • OTHER AUTHORS: Enter the first initial and last name of all other authors as you would like them to appear in the abstract book (see sample abstract).
  • Enter the title and the abstract. Abstracts must be no more than 250 words, and must include the following headings, each separated with a colon:
    1. Aims: 2. Method: 3. Results: 4. Conclusion
  • TITLE AND ABSTRACT –  ROUNDTABLE Enter the title and the abstract. Abstracts must be no more than 250 words, and must include the following headings, each separated with colons:
  1. Purpose: a statement of focus to be addressed by this discussion or demonstration
  2. Rationale: why you are addressing this issue at this congress, including a description of its scientific contribution
  3. Summary: a summary of what you expect your discussion or demonstration to achieve.