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Philippine Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 28th Annual Convention

February 25-27, 2018     

EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong city



Abstract Submission Deadline: January 19, 2018



  1. Abstracts may be submitted for poster presentations. The Research Committee will determine whether abstracts will be accepted. Abstract authors will be notified regarding the acceptance of their abstract for poster presentation.
  2. Abstracts may focus on Clinical Studies, Case Reports, Systematic Reviews and Basic Sciences Studies.
  3. The topics may include the following realms:
    1. Sports-Related Injuries
    2. Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
    3. Sports Therapeutic Exercises, Strength Training and Conditioning, Aerobic Exercises, Functional Training,Plyometrics, Circuit Training and High Intensity Interval Training
    4. Sports Nutrition
    5. Sports Psychology
    6. Sports Ethics
    7. Doping in Sports
    8. Sports Equipment and Wearable Technology
    9. Diagnostic Procedures in Sports Medicine
    10. Basic Sciences: Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology and Biomechanics in Sports
  4. Abstracts must be submitted in English. The abstract title is limited to 25 words in UPPER CASE and the abstract text is limited to 250 words.
  5. Include in your abstract the following information:
    1. Full name of author and co-authors
    2. Affiliation details: department, hospital, school, institution, city, country
    3. Email address
    4. Full postal mailing address
    5. Mobile/cell phone number
  6. Abstracts must include the following sections. For original articles, these include the Introduction and Background, Methods, Results and Discussion and Conclusion. For case reports, these include the Case Description and Case Discussion.
  7. Abstracts must be submitted for review to the Research Committee through the PARM Website, in the Call for Poster Abstracts section of the 28th Philippine Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Convention. There are no limits on the number of abstracts which can be submitted, however each individual will be selected to present a maximum of two presentations.
  8. Regarding conflicts of interest/disclosure, work submitted for presentation must include an acknowledgement of funding sources of commercial nature and/or consulting or holding of significant equity in a company that could be affected by the results of the study.
  9. Abstracts must be original and must not have been published or presented at any other scientific meeting or research forum prior to the 28th Annual Convention of the Philippine Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine Poster Paper presentation.
  10. Presenting authors must be registered participants. Only abstracts of authors who have paid their registration fees will be scheduled for presentation. Certificates of participation will be given to the presenters. Awards will be given to the poster winners
  11. Poster size should be 40 inches wide and 60 inches long. Please use book paper. Do not use tarpaulin.
  12. Parts of the poster
    1. Title – Limited to 25 words. Avoid use of colon here. Below the title in the same font, but much smaller, add the name of author and co-authors.
    2. Introduction – About 200 words. Include the background, objectives, importance, relevance and pictures.
    3. Methods – About 150 words. Briefly describe themethods/procedures used and how they will help you find out about your hypothesis. You may use flow diagrams to help illustrate your procedures. Ensure you label diagrams if needed.
    4. Results – About 150 words. Discuss and focus on the results and key points.
    5. Discussion and Conclusion – About 250 words. Discuss your results, why theyare interesting, how the conclusion links back to your hypothesis and what could be thenext step in this research in the future.
  13. General Design Principles
    1. Text
      • Keep text to a minimum and do not ‘over fill’ your poster. It is recommended to have a maximum of 900 words in a poster.
      • Avoid blocks of text longer than 15 lines.
      • Minimise use of underlining – use italics instead.
      • Do not write entirely in CAPITALS – it is harder to read.
    2. Line Spacing
      • Set line spacing at 1 or 1.1 size.
      • It is important to have consistent line spacing throughout the poster for a professional image and easier readability. It also helps when displaying superscript or subscript data.
    3. Graphics
      • It is advisable to use some graphics on your poster such as pictures, charts, SmartArt, flow diagrams – these will help break up blocks of text and make the poster more attractive.
      • Graphics obtained from web pages may have low resolution (this is so they can load up quickly on the internet) however, you may find they are unsuitable images once you have resized them – some quality of the image will be lost.
      • Avoid using complex 3D charts – it makes it harder for some people to interpret the values and this may become confusing.
    4. Colour
      • Most people prefer to read dark text on a light background.
      • You have a dark background, ensure you have light text on top so it is readable.
      • Try and have a theme of colours to use – about 2 to 4 colours.
      • Avoid too many over bright colours – although they are attractive and eye catching, they may give readers a headache and they may strain to see them(depending on background colour).
  14. Font Size and Style
    1. Title Text – Bold, Large size (72 – 84 pt)Sans serif font. Viewable from 5 metres away. Sentence case for the Title.
    2. Author Text – Same font as title, smaller, perhaps Italic.
    3. Side Headings – Larger than the main text, often in Bold as well. Sans serif font. Keep consistent. Viewable from 3 metres away.
    4. Main Text – Minimum of 24 pt on a poster, readable from a distance of 2 metres. Serif font.
    5. Reference Text – can be a bit smaller to fit the poster. Serif font. Same font style as Main text.
    6. Do not write entirely in CAPITALS – it is like you are shouting at someone and is harder to read.

*SERIF FONT – font styles with little lines at the end of the stroke of the letter. E.g. Times New Roman, Bookman Old Style , Cambria.

**SANS SERIF FONT/NON SERIF FONT – font with no little lines at the end of the stroke of the letter. E.g. Arial, Calibri, Trebuchet MS, Comic Sans MS.