Abstract Submission, Review, & Revision


We will have over 20 presentations in our poster exhibition!

If your abstract was accepted for a poster presentation, please see below guidelines for your preparation of the poster: 

  • The poster should be A0 size.
  • Important information should be readable from about 2,5 meters away.
  • Title is short and draws interest.
  • Word count of about 300 to 800 words.
  • Text is clear and to the point.
  • Use of bullets, numbering, and headlines make it easy to read.
  • Effective use of graphics, color and fonts.
  • Consistent and clean layout.
  • Includes acknowledgments, your name and affiliations (clinical or academia).

The following website has some useful tips on designing a poster for conference.



We thank the organizers of ESIC2015, SI Network UK/Ireland, for letting us reuse their guidelines on how to develop an academic poster!

Dear authors,

we sincerely thank you for your dedication and courage to submit a paper for ESIC2017! Without your contributions we would not be able to organize a congress! (Now we only need your attendance too :-))


On January 5, 2017 we emailed out the feedback about acceptance of the submitted abstracts to the authors. We hope you received your feedback!


In case you received the message that your abstract was accepted with changes, you have the chance to improve your paper using the constructive feedback provided by our reviewers. We will keep the option to revise your abstract open until February 28, 2017.

Dear Reviewers,

the Scientific Committee and the Congress Chairs want to thank each one of you for the time and effort you invested to contribute to a high quality of the scientific program of ESIC2017!


Judith Abelenda, MS, OTR

Isabelle Beaudry-Bellefeuille, MS, OTR

Erna Imperatore Blanche, PhD, OTR/L

Davor Duić, OTR

Nevenka Gričar, MS, OT

Elisabeth Hartig, Med, OT

Shelly J. Lane, PhD, OTR/L

Marco Leao, OTAnna Y.Len, PTD, PTR/L

Helen Lynch, PhD, OTR

Zoe Mailloux, OTD, OTR/L

Annie Mori, MA, OTR/L

Sasa Radic, MA, OTR

Manish Samnani, MA, OT

Anna Sampsonidis, MS, OT

Roseann Schaaf, PhD, OTR/L

Susanne Smith Roley, OTD, OTR/L
Janette Tam, MS, OTR

Lisa Test, OTD, OTR/L

Helena Tigerstedt, OTR

Rosalind Urwin, OTR

Annemarie van Jaarsvelt, PhD, OT



Reviewers who are attending the congress in person will be invited to the Presenters' Reception on Thursday evening. Reviewers who are not able to attend the congress personally will receive an electronic copy of the conference proceedings after the event. 

Scientific Program Development

The abstract submission period for ESIC2017 ended on Oct. 30th, 2016, the review process at the beginning of December 2016. At the beginning of January, the Scientific Committee determined their final rating based on the review of two independent expert reviewers for each abstract.

Go to the end product!

Time Table

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION PERIOD: June 1, 2016 until October 30, 2016 

REVIEW PERIOD: November - December 2016



REVISION PERIOD: until January 28, 2017



* Changes due to withdraw of presentations or illness of presenters


  1. Sensory Integration and health – the Occupational Science perspective
  2. Living with sensory integration problems
  3. Evidence from the field of neuroscience for functions and dysfunctions of sensory processing and (multi)sensory integration
  4. Assessment and measures of sensory integrative functions
  5. Sensory Integration intervention
    • Ayres’ SI therapy (ASI) across ages, diagnoses, and settings
    • Sensory-based interventions (SBI) including sensory strategies or “sensory diet”
  6. Training in Ayres' SI