Call for Proposals

RESNA is excited to announce the Call for Proposals for RESNA's 2018 annual conference. The annual conference will be at the Hyatt Regency located in Arlington, VA. This year's theme, #ingenuityATwork, is representative of the focus of assistive technology and rehabilitation engineering's growing innovation and impact to make the world more accessible.

The conference is July 11-15, 2018.

  • The pre-conference's Instructional Courses are scheduled for July 12, 2018.
  • The conference's Workshops, Symposia, Scientific Papers, and Student Scientific Papers are scheduled for July 13-15, 2018.

The timeline for proposals is as follows:

  • The conference Call for Proposals window begins in September and will close November 1st, 2017.
  • The conference selections will commence in early November and notifications will be sent January 31st, 2018.
  • The conference schedule will be released March 2018.

The Symposia, which is our newest addition to the annual conference, is one of several new innovations RESNA is making in 2018. This event will be similar to the workshop, but will be a group presentation with content experts and audience interaction. We're excited this as an interactive event. Over the next few months, as we approach the conference, we'll promote our other innovations.

Please continue to review the conference proposals.


Pre-Conference Instructional Course Proposals

Deadline for Abstract Submission on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 11:59pm ET

RESNA's 2018 Pre-Conference Instructional Course Proposals are now being accepted. Selected Instructional Courses will be presented during the Pre-conference, July 12, 2018

Submit your proposal(s) to the “Online Submission System.” Please review the documents before accessing the online submission system. New users will need to create a username and password. 

To submit an Instructional Course, download and complete the following form:

When you complete the form, go to the Online Submission System’s site to submit your abstract in approved file format and answer the questions for the submission. Following this, you need to upload the respective form above as “supplemental material”. Upon completion, you will see “Submission Successfully Saved.” This is the only confirmation message you will receive, as the system does not automatically send one. However, you can send yourself and your co-author(s) an email from the “Submission Successfully Saved” screen


Conference Symposia Proposals

Deadline for Abstract Submission on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 11:59pm ET

RESNA's 2018 Conference Symposia Proposals are now being accepted. Selected Conference Symposia will be presented between July 13-15, 2018

Submit your proposal(s) to the “Online Submission System.” Please review the documents before accessing the online submission system. New users will need to create a username and password. 

To submit a Symposia Proposal, download and complete the following form:

When you complete the form, go to the Online Submission System's site to submit your abstract in approved file format and answer the questions for the submission. Following this, you need to upload the respective form above as “supplemental material”. Upon completion, you will see “Submission Successfully Saved.” This is the only confirmation message you will receive, as the system does not automatically send one. However, you can send yourself and your co-author(s) an email from the “Submission Successfully Saved” screen


Conference Workshop Proposals

Deadline for Abstract Submission on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 11:59pm ET

RESNA's 2018 Conference Workshop Proposals are now being accepted. Selected Conference Workshops will be presented between July 13-15, 2018

Submit your proposal(s) to the “Online Submission System.” Please review the documents before accessing the online submission system. New users will need to create a username and password. 

To submit a Workshop Proposal, download and complete the following form:

When you complete the form, go to the Online Submission System's site to submit your abstract in approved file format and answer the questions for the submission. Following this, you need to upload the respective form above as “supplemental material”. Upon completion, you will see “Submission Successfully Saved.” This is the only confirmation message you will receive, as the system does not automatically send one. However, you can send yourself and your co-author(s) an email from the “Submission Successfully Saved” screen.


Conference Scientific Papers and Student Scientific Papers Proposals

Deadline for Abstract Submission on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 11:59pm ET

RESNA's 2018 Conference Scientific Paper and Student Scientific Paper Proposals are now being accepted. Selected Conference Scientific and Student Scientific Papers will be presented between July 13-15, 2018

To submit your proposal(s) to the “Online Submission System,” you will need to upload the following files (the total allowable size for each file is 5MB): 

  • Your full paper including all tables, charts, and figures placed appropriately. Your Abstract cannot exceed 2000 characters (including spaces).
  • A blinded copy of the full paper. The blinded copy will be the full paper minus the names of all of the author names and affiliations, as well as any acknowledgement and references to your previous work. Ensure that all reviewing comments and "track changes" edits have been removed prior to saving the blinded version.
  • Alternative text for all non-text elements of your paper, and any photos included in your paper submitted separately.
  • Student Scientific Paper authors will need to upload a Letter of Certification from a faculty member verifying that the first author was a student and carried out a majority of the work presented in the paper.

Following this, answer the questions for the submission. Upon completion, you will see “Submission Successfully Saved.” This is the only confirmation message you will receive, as the system does not automatically send one. However, you can send yourself and your co-author(s) an email from the “Submission Successfully Saved” screen.  

To submit a Scientific Paper, download and review the following form(s):

To submit a Student Scientific Paper, download and review the following form(s):

The four (4) submissions with the highest rating will be awarded as Student Scientific Paper Winners. The winners will be the primary student author from each winning submission. A submission may have multiple authors, but all authors listed should have made a substantive contribution to the paper and only one student author (typically the first/submitting author) will be awarded winner and allowed to present. The student author must present the paper in person at the conference in order to be awarded Winner or Honorable Mention in the competition. This person will be invited to present their paper in a dedicated Platform Session. They will receive a free conference registration, three (3) nights accommodation at the conference hotel, and a one (1) year RESNA Student Membership. In addition, four (4) papers will be selected for Honorable Mention in the Poster Session and the presenting student will receive a free conference registration and a one (1) year RESNA Student Membership. 


 

For additional questions about RESNA's 2018 Conference, contact conference@resna.org or Julien Williams at jwilliams@resna.org or (703) 524-6686, Ext. 1+306

For general questions, contact the 2018 RESNA Conference Committee Chair.