Call for Papers

SAC Conference 2014
Ottawa, ON
May 7-10, 2014

Deadline for receipt of all program submissions:
September 30, 2013

The Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) 2014 conference will be held in Ottawa, ON. SAC invites program submissions for the annual conference.

Clinicians from all practice settings are encouraged to share their insight, experience, methods and research. SAC invites submissions based on evidence-informed practice including papers, posters, scientific exhibits, mini-seminars and video presentations. Multidisciplinary presentations will be considered. Sessions will be scheduled daily from May 8-10, 2014.

Session Types

Paper Presentations: A paper presentation should be based on current research that has not been published, clinical experience, or case studies (45 minutes in duration).

Mini-seminars: These sessions are designed to provide opportunity for interactive discussion of clinical practice and professional issues (90 minutes in duration).

Posters: Poster presentations should stand alone in conveying information. Each display should contain title and author(s), statement of purpose, methodology, results and conclusions. Posters must be in landscape format, no larger than 2.4 m x 1.2 m. Authors are required to be present at designated times to respond to questions and discussion.

Scientific Exhibits: These sessions will be incorporated with the posters. Exhibitors are required to be present at designated times to describe and discuss the exhibit. A table of approximately 1.8 m x .75 m and a poster board of approximately 2.4 m x1.2 m will be available. Exhibitors are responsible for providing all equipment that will be required.

Video Presentations: Videos may be presented on clinical topics, case studies, agencies, therapy procedures or other topics.

Conditions for Acceptance of Papers, Communications and Posters

1. The paper must not have been presented or published before the date of the conference. If any part of your presentation has been presented or published elsewhere, you must indicate where it has been presented or published.

2. Acceptance of an abstract for a presentation is conditional upon payment of the conference registration fee. It is not necessary to send the registration fee with the abstract; it should be sent later with the registration form or register online.

3. Contributed paper and poster presenters who will be in attendance at the conference to present their session are expected to register and pay registration fees for the conference. All travel and accommodation expenses are the responsibility of the presenters. Acceptance does not constitute any coverage of any expenses by SAC. Those not registering for the conference will have their presentation removed from the conference program.

4. Submissions must be submitted online and be accompanied by an abstract and a summary. The abstract must not exceed 50 words. The summary should not exceed 400 words. Abstracts and summaries may be submitted in either English or French.

5. Proposals which are incomplete or do not follow the format and length prescribed will be rejected.

6. Abstracts from the annual conference will be published in the spring 2014 issue of CJSLPA.

7. All submissions will be peer reviewed and rated according to:

  • quality of the proposal
  • innovation (new, original, current topic)
  • interest/appeal to profession
  • significance/soundness of results presented
  • importance of contribution to practice, research, theory, knowledge.

8. SAC may record these programs and make these audio/video recording or edited transcriptions available either free of charge or for sale. Submitters are required to provide SAC with permission to record, edit, transcribe, archive, duplicate, distribute, reproduce and/or sell any written or visual materials submitted in connection with these presentations.

9. Only proposals received online by September 30, 2013, 12:00 midnight Pacific time (PDT) will be considered. It is estimated that the designated author will be informed of the status of the proposal by November 2013.



Submit online here

Indicate the preferred address of the author who is to receive notification of acceptance or rejection of the proposal. It is estimated that the designated author will be informed of the status of the proposal by November 2013.