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 invite abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations. 

Each submission should link with one of the conference themes:

Theme 1: Mental health and human rights

Theme 2: Supporting recovery through services

Theme 3: Supporting recovery through communities

Theme 4: Recovery and power

See here for a detailed description of each theme.


The deadline for abstract submission is 31st March 2019

Information about presentations

The oral presentations will take place in parallel sessions throughout the conference. For the 2019 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 study 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, and meeting presenters informally in breaks between sessions to learn more about their study will be encouraged. We also hope that this approach will encourage less experienced presenters to submit abstracts.

As well as submission of individual presentation, we invite submission of symposiums. We will have 60 and 90 minute parallel session slots, so invite submission of either 4 (for 60 minute slots) or 6-7 (for 90 minute slots) linked presentations. Please submit each presentation separately, indicating in each Abstract that they are linked.

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).

Please note all rooms will be equipped with a computer, data projector, and microphones in the lecture theatres. If you require anything further please let us know once your abstract is accepted.

Abstract review process

The Scientific Advisory Board will review all submitted abstracts and allocate to Oral, Poster or no presentation. They may re-allocate a presentation to a different theme or to a different presentation type (oral, poster) from the preference stated in the submission. Their decision is final, and will be notified by 30th April 2019.

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.

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.