GUIDELINES FOR PRESENTERS
Keynotes’ presentations are pre-recorded and will be streamed live at the scheduled time slot.
The Chair will introduce the Keynote Speaker, and after the presentation, will add a few words for comment, open and moderate the Q&A live discussion with the audience. Participants may use the platform chat mode feature for asking their questions.
At the end of May or beginning of June the keynote speakers will be contacted in order to schedule the recording of their presentation with the Organizing Staff.
A few days before the congress, the keynote speakers and the chairs will be contacted in order to do some technical tests on the platform (audio and video).
Keynote presentations will be available on demand on the conference platform until July 30th.
INVITED SYMPOSIA and SYMPOSIA
The four/five presentations included in the symposium will be pre-recorded (no more than 10 minutes each) and will be streamed live at the scheduled time slot. The Chair will introduce the symposium. After the pre-recorded presentations have been shown, the discussant will have about 5 minutes for comments. The Chair will moderate a 10 minutes discussion. The presenting authors should be online and engage in the live discussion. During the Q&A, the chair will receive questions from the audience and direct them to the assigned author.
Authors will be asked to record their presentation on their own and to send it to email@example.com (by WeTransfer) no later than 10th June 2021.
The symposium session will be recorded and available on demand until July 30th to all ICAR7 participants.
Oral presentations are grouped into thematic sessions. Oral presentations are pre-recorded (no more than 10 minutes) and will be streamed live at the scheduled time slot. The presenting authors should be online and engage in the discussion. During the Q&A, the chair will receive questions from the audience and direct them to the assigned author.
Authors will be asked to record their presentation on their own and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org (by WeTransfer) no later than 10th June 2021.
Presentations will be available on demand until July 30th to all ICAR7 participants.
All posters should be in PDF format (50x70 cm) with a 2-minute pre-recorded video presentation will be made available on demand throughout the conference on the web platform and will be searchable by topic, author, title, etc. Attendees can post their questions underneath the posters.
Authors are expected to be available in chat mode to respond and interact with the audience.
Authors will be asked to prepare their poster, to record the presentation and to send them to email@example.com (by WeTransfer) no later than 10th June 2021.
The poster presentations will be available on demand until July 30th to all ICAR7 participants.
Blitz presentations consist of a 5-minute pre-recorded presentation and will be made available on demand throughout the conference on the web platform and will be searchable by topic, author, title, etc. Attendees can post their questions underneath the presentation. Authors are expected to be available in chat mode to respond and interact with the audience.
The authors will be asked to record their presentations and to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org (by WeTransfer) within 10th of June 2021.
The presentations will be available on demand until July 30th to all ICAR7 participants.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
This event is a live discussion for students only who may interact with senior scholars who have central roles in the field of adoption. This session will occur live and will gather the senior researcher who will discuss a specific issue with a maximum of 20 students. Students can enroll by using a link available from June 28th within the congress platform until capacity is reached.
Prior to the meeting, students will have the opportunity to send one or two questions using the personal chat mode to the senior scholar with whom they are scheduled to meet. This event is only open to students and PhD students.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR REGISTRATION
Please note that your presentation has to be in English!
1. You need to connect a headset to your PC / Mac to record your voice with an adequate quality level.
2. You need to create must be in MP4 format (.mp4) at 1080p resolution (1920×1080).
Please note that you may use different tools to create your video in order to meet the technical requirement. We suggest using tools such as Zoom, Webex, MS Teams, Screencast-O-Matic, in order to record a presentation which includes both your slides and your video while presenting.
OTHER USEFUL TIPS
• Choose a location with a background that is as neutral as possible, ideally a solid color wall, with front light (no window behind or other source of back light);
• We recommend the use of earphones to reduce the noise of the external environment;
• We suggest placing the PC slightly raised on the table.
Call for Symposium: "COVID-19 and Adoption"
The pandemic has brought numerous changes in our life; we have been forced to social distancing, also characterized by a strong fear of contagion, and we are already living a consequent economic crisis. A large body of research has shown that these experiences are likely to have substantive implications on individuals’ mental health and well-being. Vulnerable groups have been most hardly hit. However, there is a lack of research focused on the nature and the degree of adverse psychological responses to the COVID-19 pandemic among adoptees. Additionally, this health emergency is challenging the adoption related systems, the pre-adoption preparation and post-adoption interventions, around the world.
Accordingly, ICAR7 Committee is pleased to announce a call for COVID-19-related abstracts that address the broad theme of “COVID-19 and Adoption”.
We welcome original studies that will shed light on the worldwide impact of COVID-19 on adoptive parents and adoptees, and the identification of risk factors that may exacerbate adoptees’ vulnerabilities and related mental health problems during the pandemic period, as well as resilience and protective factors promoting adoptive families’ well-being and enhancing their efficacy to cope with this challenging and stressful situation. Moreover, studies exploring the effect of COVID-19 on the organization and implementation of pre- and post- adoption services are also highly welcome. Cross-cutting questions that explore the clinical concerns and the major changes in the terms of interventions as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic are also welcome.
YOUNG RESEARCHER BEST POSTER AWARD AT ICAR7
Are you a student, PhD student, or postdoctoral researcher?
The ICAR7 Committee encourages you to submit your poster in order to apply for the Young Researcher Best Poster Award. Please consider that you have to be the first author of the submitted poster. In case you want to apply, flag the relevant checkbox while completing the ExOrdo submission process. You can participate in the Young Researcher Best Poster Award by indicating only one poster where you are mentioned as first author.
During the ICAR7 conference, posters will be evaluated by participants of the ICAR7 in terms of originality and quality of research, clarity of poster and appearance quality. Winners will be announced during the ICAR7 conference and will receive the award certificate. The original article based on their winning poster will be also considered for publication in the Special Issue of Adoption Quarterly.
If you have any question about the submission process, please do not hesitate to contact us.
ADOPTION QUARTERLY SPECIAL ISSUE
We are partnering with Adoption Quarterly to release a special issue with papers from ICAR7. Abstracts that are selected will be invited to submit a full length paper in APA format (7,000 word limit) for possible inclusion in the special issue. All submissions will undergo a double-blind peer review process.
Please note that the submission format requires to select if you would like ICAR7 scientific committee to consider your abstract for this special issue.