Asian Confederation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapy congress 2019 TOKYO

Tokyo Metropolitan University7-2-10 Higashiogu, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo, 116-8551

【Congress Secretariat】
Convention Lab. Co.,Ltd.
6-4-12-4F, Hashimoto, Midori-ku,
Sagamihara-shi, Kanagawa 252-0143, Japan

Submission guidelines
Please read this information carefully before proceeding
to the online submission form

Submit your abstract at

Important dates

Submission opens
25 Feb 2019 (Japan time)
Postpone to 1 March 2019 (Japantime)

Submission deadline
13:00 on 31 May 2019 (Japan time)Extended to 13:00, 21 June 2019 (Japan time)Extended to 17:00, 1 July 2019 (Japan time)Abstract submission has been closed. Thank you very much for your submission.


Abstracts are invited that:

  • report on the latest research with original scientific data [this includes systematic reviews and meta-analyses]
  • address new and unique developments in practice, theory, education, management, policy and resources

Ethical approval updated guidance

When submitting your abstract you will be asked "Did your work perform by ethical awareness?" If no, you are then asked for reasons.

Ethical approval is unlikely to have been required if your work:

  • addresses new and unique developments in practice, theory, education, management, policy and resources
  • describes innovative ways in which established methods have been adapted to meet the changing needs of practice; or is a systematic or narrative review

In these case please complete the reason why ethics approval was not required, giving as much detail as possible.

Presentation format

Oral or poster presentation.

Oral presentations

Each presenter will be given 8 minutes for presentation and 4 minutes for Q&A.

Poster presentations

Posters are grouped by topic within the poster area in the exhibition hall. Presenters will have a dedicated 40 minutes to attend their poster for discussion with the participants.

Important please note:

Oral and poster presentations are considered by the Congress Program Committee (CPC) to be of equal standing and judged by the same criteria.
Presenters may indicate your preferred format when submitting. However, the CPC have the final right to decide the presentation format.
There is more space in the program for posters than oral presentations.
There are many more requests for oral presentations than can be accommodated in the program and where abstracts requesting a oral 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 participants.
The decision of what format to assign to any abstract rests with the Congress Program Committee.

Selection criteria

Submitted abstracts will go through a blind peer-review process carried out by reviewers.
The following principles will be used to review abstracts.

  1. Does the report address a "significant" or "important" issue?
  2. Do the methods/approach enable the question to be answered rigorously?
  3. Have the data/findings been interpreted appropriately?
  4. Are the contents of the abstract clear and understandable?

Submission guidelines

Each submission must be via the website.
All correspondence will be with the person who submits the abstract online.
The online submission form will provide restricted space for data entry, the available word count is indicated below and the system will impose the limit.

Submissions should include the following:

  1. Title of abstract. [maximum 120 characters(including space)]
  2. Names of presenter and co-authors.
  3. Contact details of presenter to include:
    1. full name, organization/institution, city and country, as you would wish it to appear in the program
    2. e-mail, work telephone, mailing address for the submitter.
  4. The completed abstract [maximum 3000 characters(including space) covering items iii-viii below]. Abstracts will be included in the congress proceedings and must be structured using the following headings: No images, tables or graphs are permitted.
    Heading Notes
    i.Title Clearly describes the abstract.
    iii.Background: What was the context for the study? Why was it important that this study was undertaken?
    iv.Purpose: What was the major reason for undertaking the study?
    v.Methods: What principles, methods/methodological approaches, materials did the study involve?
    vi.Results: Summarize the main findings from the analysis.
    vii.Conclusion(s): What can be concluded from the study? What are the suggestions for future work?
    viii.Implications: What are the implications of the study and how will the results be translated into physical therapy practice / management / education / policy.
    ix.Keywords: Use up to 2words from the keyword list〔see g.〕to explain your study.
    x.Funding acknowledgements: Please acknowledge all funding sources that supported your work.
    If the work was unfunded please state this.
  5. Ethical awareness: [see general information point 12]
    Make sure to mention that study was done ethically or state the reasons why ethics awareness was not required.
  6. Information concerning any presentations or publications of the work made prior to congress [see general information point 13]. [maximum 50 words]
  7. Keyword lists:
    upper extremity, lower extremity, spine, head, visceral organ, women's health & men's health, management, education, training, neurodynamics, medical device & prosthetic, animal experiment , cadaver experiment

General information

  1. The congress language is English and all proposals and presentations must be made in English. Translation will not be provided.
  2. A written abstract must be submitted for each proposed presentation.
  3. It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author.
  4. The keywords selected will be used to inform the review, selection and programming processes. Please choose the keyword(s) which best describe the subject of your abstract.
  5. A person may only present a maximum of two abstracts. They may be named as the presenting author on multiple submissions, but will only be permitted to be confirmed as the presenting author on two accepted abstracts. The confirmation system will permit a change of presenting author on accepted abstracts. They may be named on other abstracts as a co-author. This excludes any submissions made and accepted as part of the call for focused symposia and pre- and post-congress courses.
  6. Only one presenting author per paper is permitted. Only an author may present the abstract. If no author is available the abstract will be withdrawn. Any changes to the presenting author must be notified directly to ACOMPT. Changes will be incorporated into the final program if there is sufficient time, but thereafter no further changes will be reflected in the program.
  7. Notification of outcome will be sent to the submitter. Please note that only the person who submits the abstract online will receive mail concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing all authors of the status of the abstract.
  8. All presentations must describe original work to which all the authors listed have made a significant contribution. Any reference to personal experience should be clearly labelled as such.
  9. All proposals and presentations must adhere to the use of “people-first” language. A person must not be referred to by disability or condition, and terms that could be considered biasing or discriminatory in any way should be removed (e.g. “person with a stroke” instead of “stroke patients”).See: for more information and examples.
  10. Any source of funding or support for the work being presented should be acknowledged.
  11. All presentations including research on humans (patients, carers, students, faculty, staff, colleagues) or animals should ensure that reference is made to the methods/approaches for ensuring that the research was carried out ethically (i.e. ethics committee approval, informed consent by subjects).
  12. Each abstract submission must indicate if the material has been or will be published or presented at another national or international meeting prior to the ACOMPT Congress 2019. Abstracts for previously published or presented work will be considered only if they are unlikely to have reached an international physical therapy audience, and if the authors take responsibility for providing any copyright clearance needed for inclusion in the congress proceedings or other congress publications.
  13. Speakers are responsible for providing all copyright permissions for material included in their abstracts and presentations.
  14. The author presenting the paper must register to attend the congress and be available to participate in the program at the time scheduled.
  15. The scheduling of all presentations will be determined by the Congress Program Committee to ensure best fit with the overall congress program. Any requests for specific dates and times will not be considered. Similar abstracts in related topic areas will be grouped together for presentation.
  16. PowerPoint presentation will be available in all congress rooms and will be the primary resource available for oral presentations. There is no internet access from the presentation laptops in session rooms.
  17. Presenters are requested to disclose actual or potential conflicts of interest regarding their presentation in the first slide. This will allow the audience to take potential conflicts of interest into account when assessing the objectivity of the presentation.
  18. Accepted abstracts will be published in the congress proceedings. The author(s) for each abstract included in the program transfers copyright to ACOMPT to publish electronically and in other formats their abstract which will be presented at ACOMPT Congress 2019. ACOMPT does not assume any liability or responsibility for publication of any submitted abstracts. The author(s) are able to pursue freely additional publishing outputs, such as articles in peer reviewed or professional journals or via other media outputs. ACOMPT gives permission for the abstract to be included in such publications.
  19. The author(s) retain the right, after presentation at the congress, to include the work in articles, books, or derivative works that he/she authors or edits provided said use does not imply the endorsement of ACOMPT.
  20. Presenting only will receive a certificate of presentation.
  21. All presentations during the congress must include the same content and follow the same outline as that described in the submitted and accepted abstract. Exceptions will only be allowed with written permission of the Chair of the Congress Program Committee.
  22. Honorarium, fee or payment of expenses will not be provided for presentations.
  23. All decisions of the Congress Program Committee are final.

Consent, permissions and copyright

In submitting an abstract you must confirm that:

  • you accept responsibility for the accuracy of the submitted abstract and understand that the content cannot be modified or corrected after the submission deadline and that it will be published exactly as submitted. All co-authors are aware of and agree to the content of the abstract and support the data presented
  • the submitter accepts responsibility as the contact person for all correspondence about the abstract and to share information with all authors about its status
  • you have secured any copyright/permissions clearance required relating to any previous presentations, equipment or other material for inclusion in the ACOMPT congress, its proceedings or other congress publications
  • for all studies (including service evaluations and audits) involving human participants or animal subjects, permission has been obtained from the relevant regulatory authority and properly informed consent given where appropriate both for the work completed and the intent to present
  • anyone who is identifiable in the abstract and presentation has given their consent to be included
  • the work is original, except for extracts from copyrighted works used with permission from the copyright holders, and that it does not infringe upon any copyright, proprietary, or personal right of any third party
  • you have identified any potential conflicts of interest e.g. financial interest in products or processes described in the abstract, stock ownership, membership on an advisory board or board of directors, or other substantive relationships

On behalf of all authors the submitter will confirm:

  • release of the copyright to ACOMPT to publish electronically and in other formats the abstract that will be presented at ACOMPT Congress 2019 (e.g. congress website, program, print materials)
  • consent to have authors’ names, affiliation and biographical material used in connection with the publication of your work
    When completing the online submission process the submitter will be asked to confirm that the presenting author has read and understood the general information and the requirements they are expected to fulfil.

Confirmation and Modification

  1. Abstracts can be modified before the deadline of the submission period.
  2. Click on “Confirmation/Modification” and input your password to login in to your registered page.
  3. No amendments/modifications will be allowed after the closed of the submission period, hence please check your contents properly before registering it.

Notice of Acceptance

The acceptance status will be noticed via e-mail by end of July

Inquiries on Abstract Submission

Tokyo Metropolitan University7-2-10 Higashiogu, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo, 116-8551

【Congress Secretariat】
Convention Lab. Co.,Ltd.
6-4-12-4F, Hashimoto, Midori-ku,
Sagamihara-shi, Kanagawa 252-0143, Japan