Conference Resources

These resources have been developed by the CAOT Scientific Program Committee to assist prospective abstract writers and presenters at our annual conference.

Feedback on the content or the format of the information is appreciated and can be sent to the CAOT Manager.


Conference Resources Documents

Preparing your abstract

Submitting a successful abstract

Ben Mortenson, Claudine Auger, Skye Barbic, Katie Lee Bunting, Debbie Field, Patricia Mortenson, and Julia Schmidt

When preparing abstracts:

Abstracts should not provide information that would enable someone to directly or indirectly identify authorship through the naming of an individual (i.e., therapist or service recipient), program, service, health-care provider or geographic region. Reviewers and the Conference Scientific Program Committee members must not be able to identify authorship and therefore, abstracts received with identifying information will be returned to the author and may result in disqualification of the submission.

If references are included in the abstract, a reference list must be provided in the Reference List field. References must be used sparingly (e.g. when discussing a specific approach or model) and must use the APA style. Citations included in the body of the abstract will be included in the 250 word limit. The reference list will not be counted in the 250 word limit.

Review process

Guide to CAOT Abstract Review  

Process for Developing the Scientific Program

Presenting at conference

Presenters Handbook 

E-poster guidelines


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