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In A New Decade

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Canada /

Réadaptation Psychosociale Canada


September 20 – 23, 2010

Ottawa Marriott, Ottawa, ON

Call for Abstracts

The Psychosocial Rehabilitation/Réadaptation Psychosociale Canada planning committee invites you to submit a proposal for presentation at the national conference “Rediscovering PSR In a New Decade” scheduled for Sept 20-23, 2010 in Ottawa Ontario, at the Ottawa Marriott.

Abstract Submission EXTENSION Deadline: April 7th, 2010
Results Notification: April 26, 2010

The purpose of the national conference is to forward the mission of the organization – to strengthen a recovery and psychosocial rehabilitation culture in Canada. This conference will provide the opportunity to collaborate with people in the field, including people in recovery, family members, service providers, researchers and interested community members; thus strengthening Canada’s network of individuals committed to enhancing awareness of psychosocial rehabilitation and the value of its inclusion in the recovery process. In the next decade we wish to refocus, revitalize and rediscover what psychosocial rehabilitation can offer. The conference will be attractive to individuals seeking an introduction to psychosocial rehabilitation and those with extended knowledge and experience in the field.

The conference committee is seeking abstracts from individuals or agencies who can contribute knowledge, share expertise and creative avenues of “Rediscovering PSR In A New Decade”. Submissions from a variety of perspectives are encouraged as the conference organizers are committed to ensuring that the program reflects a range of themes and perspectives. We encourage individuals in recovery to send submissions.

Conference Streams
The following are the prescribed streams for the conference and submissions related to these themes are welcomed:

• Individuals or members of their family with lived experience
• Psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery competencies
• Leadership
• Innovative services and strategies
• Research and/or evaluation

All sessions will be 90 minutes in length and should include the opportunity for interaction and dialogue among conference participants.

Please choose the theme that relates to your submission
Individuals or members of their family with lived experience
Psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery competencies
Innovative services and strategies
Research and/or evaluation

About You
Please provide names as you would like them to appear in the conference program
Presenter Name:

Presentation Title:


Mailing Address (street, town, province, postal code)


Alternate Phone: (cell, home, business):

Preferred Email:

Your Biography and Abstract

Please include below the biography of each presenter (50 words)

Please include below a suitable abstract for inclusion in the conference program (50 words)

Your Submission
Presenter may submit multiple abstracts for the conference. One submission for each presentation.

In 250 words identify:

• Title of abstract
• Purpose of presentation
• Educational objectives
• Summary of content
• Presentation methods

Title of your Presentation

Purpose of your Presentation:

Educational Objectives:

Summary of Content

Presentation Methods

The submissions will be evaluated using the following criteria:

• Relevance to the conference theme
• Clarity and coherence of submission
• Contribution to the knowledge and practise of psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery
• Relevance and utility to participants
• Evidence that submission will encourage interaction among conference participants
• Consistency with the values of psychosocial rehabilitation including “person first language”


Please note:

• Presenters will be asked to submit an electronic version of their presentation which will be posted on the conference website
• Presenters are responsible for providing written material to conference participants
• Presenters will be provided with a designated time to present by the conference committee
• Presenters must be paid registrants of the conference. Honoraria and travel reimbursement is not available
• Bursaries may be available for presenter(s) with lived experience