Research into Recovery and Wellbeing

A website about the work of the recovery research team at the Institute of Mental Health

The University of Nottingham

Abstract Submissions

We received a record number of submissions for Refocus on Recovery 2019. All submissions were reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Board, which accepted 127 presentations (81 individual talks, 4 symposia with a total of 24 talks, and 22 posters) from 18 countries. This means that, including key-note speakers, there will be 138 presentations from 23 countries at Refocus on Recovery 2019.

Oral presentations

The oral presentations will take place in parallel sessions throughout the conference. For the 2019 conference we have reduced the time allocated for a parallel presentation, to give more time for questions and interaction. Each oral presentation will be allocated a 10 minute slot. The aim will be to give an outline of the design and main findings, rather than a very detailed description of the research. We therefore suggest (where slides are used) a limit of 3-4 slides of information. Each parallel session will include allocated time for questions at the end of the talks, and we also encourage networking with presenters in breaks between sessions to learn more about their study. Please note all rooms will be equipped with a computer, data projector, and microphones in the lecture theatres. If you require any further equipment please let us know.


Poster presentations

All poster presentations will be displayed for the duration of the conference. Poster format will be portrait A1 (59.5cm x 84.1 cm, 23.4inches x 33.1inches).

Acceptance is not registration

Acceptance of an abstract does not mean that the lead or any author is registered – conference registration is a separate process. The presenter must register for the conference, otherwise the presentation will be removed from the timetable.


Late submission of a poster

For a short time we can accept late submissions of posters only, which can be submitted using the below form.

First name then last name


Additional co-authors.
(optional: up to 3 allowed)

First name then last name

First name then last name

First name then last name

(maximum 300 words) Please use sub-headings: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion

Preferred theme:

Oral or Poster preference:

Note: By submitting an abstract, you are confirming that all authors have approved the submission, agreeing to your abstract being published in the Book of Abstracts, and to all authors being listed on the List of Delegates.