Call for Abstracts
Call for Abstracts

We invite you to participate in our call for abstracts, to present your research papers at our conference.

Timeline
Abstract submission deadline:
30 June 2022
Abstract acceptance notification:
31 July 2022
Presentation Types:
  • Oral presentation (15-20 minutes)
  • Poster presentation

* The official language of the CIFA Regional Symposium & MSF Asian Family Conference 2022 is English. All selected papers have to be presented in English.

Themes
  1. Innovations, Inspirations & Sustainability of Asian Family Services
     
    1. Innovative programmes/services
    2. Pilot studies
    3. Programme evaluation

     
  2. Changing Asian Families in the New Era
     
    1. Children and Adolescents: Growth, Development and Special Needs
    2. Work-Life Balance
    3. Marriage, Divorce and Re-marriage
    4. Culturally diverse families

     
  3. Good Family Practices
     
    1. Parenting & Parenthood
    2. Family Relations and Family Cohesion
    3. Elder Care and Intergenerational Support

     
  4. Globalisation and Asian Families
     
    1. Family Health, Mental Health and Resilience
    2. ICT Age: Impact on Family Life and Opportunities

     
  5. Family Research and Policy Impact
     
    1. Improving Family-oriented Ecosystems
    2. Enhancing Social Support Systems
    3. Preventive Measures and Early Interventions

     
Guidelines of Abstracts
  1. The abstract should be a maximum of 200 words in English, without any figure or table.
     
  2. Please list at least three and no more than five key words
     
  3. Indicate the type of focus:
     
    • Research (e.g. presentation of original research findings)
    • Practice (e.g. description of a promising new and innovative intervention)
    • Policy/Education (e.g. description of a new policy or initiative)
       
  4. All abstract and full papers should NOT be previously published.
     
  5. Research paper should include the title, background, rationale, research methods, results, and conclusion based on scientific procedure.
     
  6. Please limit your submission to no more than two abstracts as the first author or three abstracts as the co-author of your most up-to-date and relevant works.
     
  7. All abstracts should be submitted to both cifasecretariat@gmail.com and Yuvaranjini_MATHIAZAKAN@msf.gov.sg via the Abstract Submission form appended below.
Sample
ABSTRACT
(Word limit: 200 words)
Title
The Effect of Family-based Mindfulness Intervention on Children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Symptoms and Their Parents
Authors/Position/Organisation/Country/Region
LAST NAME, First Name / Assistant Professor / XX University / Hong Kong
Abstract

In Hong Kong, 4% of children are suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Their parents report higher level of stress and more negative parenting styles. A Family-Based Mindfulness Intervention (FBMI) is developed to manage the ADHD symptoms of children and the well-being of the family. The objectives of the project are to improve family well-being and examine the effectiveness of FBMI.

A multi-center, 8-week, wait-list randomised controlled trial of FBMI is being conducted in Hong Kong. The effectiveness is examined by comparing the groups receiving treatment to a wait-list control group. 85 of children at age of 5 to 7, with ADHD symptoms and their parents are recruited.

Results of the repeated measure ANOVA showed that 85 families after the program had significant improvements in child ADHD symptoms (F[1, 83] = 12.02, p = .00), behavioral problems (F[1, 83] = 6.24, p = .01), and parental stress (F[1, 83] = 9.09, p = .00), and children after FBMI program were found to have significant improvement in ADHD symptoms and behavioral problems. Parental stress was reduced. Further studies may examine the application of FBMI in other age groups and target population, and may compare the outcome with other intervention approaches.

Keywords
ADHD, family-based intervention, mindfulness
Themes
Families with Special Needs
Focus
Research
Presenter information

The following information should be submitted for the presenter(s): LAST NAME, first name / Highest Degree / Designation / Affiliation / Country/ e-mail address.

If your abstract is accepted, you will be asked to submit a brief biographical statement for the book of published abstracts.

Review process

Abstract proposals will be evaluated through a blind peer review. The review will look at the clarity of content, quality, and rigour, interest, and usefulness of content to conference attendees.

The Scientific Committee of the CIFA Regional Symposium & MSF Asian Family Conference 2022 will review all the abstracts and decide the acceptance of paper for either oral or poster presentation. The Scientific Committee also reserves the right to make the final determination regarding the classification of your presentation in terms of the relevant track and focus (research, practice, policy/education).

Queries

For questions and additional information, please contact Conference Secretariat at mail cifasecretariat@gmail.com or Yuvaranjini_MATHIAZAKAN@msf.gov.sg.