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American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF)
Call for Scientific Posters

October 10-11, 2024


Abstract Submission Site Opens – March 15, 2024
Abstract Submission Site Closes June 21, 2024 11:59:59 PM EDT

The aim of the Scientific Posters Sessions is to collaborate, disseminate, and discuss occupational therapy informed, community-engaged research  

  • Research posters will be presented Thursday and Friday, October 10 & 11th, and may feature ongoing or completed studies with or without external funding. 
  • Community-engaged research teams are eligible to submit a research poster. There are no restrictions based on career stage
  • All posters must include academic/clinical and community collaborator authors
  • Posters may feature outcomes/findings of community engaged research, formative or process evaluations of community engaged research, or other studies related to community engagement (e.g., measurement studies, systematic literature reviews).

You may go back and edit information at any time.
The steps do not have to be completed in one session.
Expect the submission process to take about 30 minutes.

Review ALL required information BEFORE beginning your submission!

>> IMPORTANT – Please prepare a Word / Text document with the following information (you will copy and paste this into the submission system)

  • Title: A Concise and Precise Title (15 words or less)
  • Background: Briefly review the relevant literature. 
  • Community-Engagement Approach: Briefly describe the how your project team integrates community-engaged approaches.
  • Specific Aims and Hypothesis(es): Clearly describe the primary aim(s) of the study and the hypothesis being tested. If the study design is hypothesis generating (e.g., qualitative), state the purpose/goals of the study. 
  • Methods: Concisely describe the research approach including: participants, inclusion/exclusion, data collection/instrumentation, and statistical design. 
  • Results: Preliminary findings are acceptable but should be clearly presented as such.   
  • Discussion: Discuss your research findings within the context of the previous work. Include at least one sentence that conveys a clear statement of implications/findings/relevance to evidence-based practice. 
  • References Not included in your abstract word count!

Note: The system has a character limit of 3300 for the body of the abstract/course, which roughly translates to 500 words

>> How to Access the Site and Submit Abstract:

Step 1: Click "Log In" at the top left of page
             Click on "New User" to establish a password and create your profile

Step 2: Create and save your profile
Step 3: Click on Submissions (top, blue header bar on this page) to enter your abstract 
Need to edit later? Save but do NOT submit. 
You will not be able to go back into your abstract and edit after you have submitted.

>> Travel Awards

We value the opportunity to learn together with community partners in the ENGAGE Summit. Community Partners are eligible for a registration and travel award to attend the event. Priority will be given to community partners who present an accepted abstract (scientific poster or partnership showcase). During the abstract submission process, Community Partners who are listed as authors/coauthors may indicate they wish to be considered for a travel award.

If Community Partner is not submitting an abstract as an author/co-author, but would like to be considered for a registration and/or travel award, please email Lianna Meyreles

Awardees will be announced August 1, 2024
Travel Stipend Amount $1500

Questions about the AOTF Conference? Email Lianna Meyreles:
Questions about Abstracts or Registration? Email Kingsley: