Call for Presentations
The Canadian Physiotherapy Association is pleased to invite authors to submit abstracts to be delivered at the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Annual Congress 2023 in Quebec City, Quebec, July 13-15, 2023 at the Quebec City Convention Centre.
What is Congress?
Congress is the CPA’s signature event delivering premier research, education, business, and networking opportunities. The event attracts physiotherapists, clinic owners, suppliers, and students.
What we look for in a proposal
Engagement and experience are an approach to adult learning that is proven to maximize learning. When submitting your abstract, be sure to select the presentation format that best enables your experience and provides engagement with your audience. Our audience loves peer-to-peer learning, knowing what’s next, being given opportunities to apply their knowledge, and acquiring tangible benefits that can be applied towards professional development, business and relationship building.
|Call for Abstracts Online Submission Portal Opens||Now|
|Completed Abstract proposals due/Portal Closes (11:59 ET)||November 4, 2022|
|Abstract Proposal Review Process||November 7, 2022 – December 16, 2022|
|Decision Notifications||January 2023|
|Speaker Acceptance and Agreement Deadline||February 16, 2023|
|Speaker Bios and Headshots Deadline||March 15, 2023|
|PowerPoint Presentations Due||June 9, 2023|
|Speaker Registration Deadline||March 15, 2023|
|Accommodation Booking Deadline||May 21, 2023|
The CPA designs education for the person, profession, as well as the practice of physiotherapy, and offers traditional and alternative presentation formats in order to ensure a diverse and interesting learning experience so that content can be accessed before, during, and after Congress.
Please note: Podium and Poster Presentations are considered to be of equal standing and judged by the same criteria. Where abstracts requesting a Podium Presentation have passed the review process and there isn’t room for them, presenters will be offered a Poster Presentation, where there is more space and plenty of opportunity to interact with delegates.
Abstract Streams (Topics)
All abstracts must address one of the Congress topics for inclusion in the program. When submitting an abstract, please select the topic that your abstract applies to from the list below:
Submission Guidelines and Requirements
The following is general information for abstract submissions.
Submission Process & Requirements
The online abstract submission system is a simple step-by-step process and will ask you to input the following details:
Notification of Acceptance
Notification will be sent to the main presenter by mid-January 2023.
When notified of acceptance, the main presenter is required to accept their offer via return email by February 16, 2023. All presenters must register for Congress 2023 by March 15, 2023.
Common Reasons for Rejections
Abstracts did not conform to the specific instructions, abstract submission received after the deadline, abstract was presented in a disorganized fashion.