Important dates

  • 15/10/2017: Last Date for abstract submission
  • 25/10/2017: Final announcement of accepted abstracts


The Scientific Committee is proud to announce that Abstract Submission is now open for the 4th International Conference on Evidence Based Aquatic Therapy happening from November 10th to 12th 2017.


We present an opportunity to showcase your work to peer researchers, lecturers, practitioners, policymakers and innovation partners from around the world.

The theme of ICEBAT 2017 is “Flowing into newer dimensions” with the main focus on Pain, Pediatric developmental problems, Neurological disorders, Musculo-skeletal disorders and injuries. We will also be looking into the recent changes in Pool management and the importance of outcome measures in various clinical conditions being treated in Aquatic Environment. We also encourage you to present other research topics that would be having a newer perspective.


Submission of papers

Abstracts (Maximal 500 words in length) must be submitted for review via the web application. When submitting your Abstract: Please state your preference for ORAL or POSTER presentation. Please note that you may not get your preference due to the volume of paper submissions.

If you are applying for the New Investigator Award (NIA), click on the appropriate button. To be considered for this award you must be younger than 35 years old at the beginning of the conference.

Upon submitting your abstract you agree that, if selected, your abstract will also be accessible to the public electronically, and will be included in the book of abstracts. If you have any specific questions regarding your submission, please contact the Scientific Committee at:

Evaluation by the Scientific Committee

All abstracts will be initially reviewed to ensure that the topic is appropriate and correct English grammar is used. All papers must be related to Aquatic interventions. Abstracts will then be reviewed by at least two members of the Scientific Committee. On the basis of the review your abstract will be categorized as one of the following:

Reject: Not suitable for presentation.

Conditional Acceptance: The abstract will only be accepted if the author(s) can make satisfactory responses to the reviewers’ concerns.

Accept with Minor Changes: The author(s) must respond to the reviewers’ concerns to the satisfaction of the editor of the proceedings.

Accept (indicating presentation form).


Instructions for the authors

All abstracts must be prepared according to the following guidelines. Incomplete or incorrect submissions will not be reviewed. We encourage early submission to ensure prompt confirmation and processing.

  1. The abstract must be written in English and electronically submitted via the web application. Prepare your complete abstract in a word document first and then paste it in the application.
  2. Add 3 keywords.
  3. Give names of authors and coauthors. At least one author or coauthor must be registered for the conference and present the work.
  4. Your abstract should have the following structure: An INTRODUCTION indicating the significance and purpose of the research and citing the primary literature sources. A description of the METHODS of data collection, data analysis, and research design. A RESULTS and DISCUSSION section. These sections may be combined, if desired, in the interest of saving space. A CONCLUSION can be given with reference to implications and applications of the work to aquatic rehabilitation.
  5. Each section should include a header as indicated above. Skip a line after each of the above major sections. Each of the major headings listed above should be in BOLD CAPITALS, and followed by a colon. The text then continues on the same line. Lower level headings should follow the same format and should be in lower case (NOT capitals). Do NOT skip lines between paragraphs or before lower level headings.
  6. The abstract should provide sufficient information for readers to fully assess the aims, methods, results and implications of the research in question. Each submission must be original work that has not been published previously. The main emphasis of the abstract should be on the results and discussion. Results may be in the form of text. One Figure or Table can be included with no implication for the word count (see instructions). Equations can be provided as long as it is part of the text and within the special characters of the submission system. Only SI units are to be employed. Try to minimize the number of references. Quote only those having a major impact on the research.

Poster Presentation

Posters should be printed out in A0 size, in portrait format only (width of 841mm and height of 1189mm). Please check back later for more information.

Oral Presentation

Oral presentations are 12 minutes in length with up to 3 minutes of question time. Presenters will be asked to upload their PowerPoint presentation in their presentation room computer before the first session in the morning or afternoon before the planned presentation. Presenters will not be permitted to use their own laptops with the exception of keynote and invited speakers.


To make it simple, the submission of the Abstract can be in the following format:

  • Title of the Study
  • Name of the authors
  • Department/organization/institute
  • Country
  • Introduction
  • Objective of the study
  • Methodology
  • Brief Discussion
  • Results
  • Conclusion

Submit your Abstract below