Call for abstracts

Abstracts submission (free communications & Posters)

How to submit

Abstracts should be submitted through online forms that can be accessed from this page.

  • When the abstract has been successfully submitted, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author. If you do not receive the confirmation, please check your spam folder and, if you do not have it, please contact: Authors will have access to their abstracts until the deadline and will be able to edit submitted abstracts and submit additional abstracts.
  • All correspondence related to the abstract will be sent to the authors’ email address.

Types of presentation and contents of the abstract

  • Abstracts may be submitted for oral and poster presentation. In order for the Scientific Committee to be able to make a proper evaluation, you must send an abstract of 300 words maximum.
  • The maximum number of papers submitted per author/first author is 1. If you submit additional papers, you must not be the first author, and you must include other authors different from those of the first paper submitted.
  • The maximum number of papers submitted by the same authors (group of authors) is 2.
  • Abstracts may not include graphs, figures, tables, acknowledgements or bibliographic citations.

To assist the Scientific Committee in making a correct evaluation, the structure of the abstracts should be as follows:

  1. Description of the objectives
  2. Material and methods
  3. Results and conclusions

A limited number of oral presentations are scheduled. A committee will select the oral communications based on the abstracts. The remaining accepted abstracts will be presented in poster sessions.

Incorrect or incomplete submissions will not be accepted or taken into consideration.

If you have any questions, we are at your disposal from Monday to Friday from 09:00 h to 18:00 h – Central European Time (CET) at +34 91 361 26 00 and by e-mail to

Dates to remember

15th september 2023 Open call for abstracts
15th february 2024 Deadline for submission of abstracts
15th 22nd february 2024 NEW Deadline for submission of abstracts
From th5 march 2024 Notification of acceptance and type of presentation
15th march 2024 Registration deadline for authors with accepted papers

Instructions for submission

  • Abstracts may be submitted in either English or Spanish.
  • Authors will be asked to select the topic under which the abstract is submitted, but the conference organizers reserve the right to reassign the abstract to a different category if deemed more appropriate.
  • Abstracts submitted must be original. Abstracts previously published or presented at another international scientific meeting should not be submitted.
  • The author’s name and e-mail address will be used for all messages related to the congress.
  • All papers will become property of the 8th World Congress of the World Association of Dual Disorders (WADD) and 26th Congress of the Spanish Society of Dual Disorders SEPD, and may be used for scientific purposes by the Spanish Society of Dual Disorders with the prior agreement of its Board of Directors

Presenting author

  • If the paper is accepted, the presenting author must be registered for the Congress before March 15th.
  • Presenters whose abstracts have been accepted must register for the Congress and pay the corresponding registration fee before the deadline for the registration of authors with accepted papers.
  • Failure to meet the registration deadline may result in exclusion from the program.

Types of presentation

Oral Presentation

Each presentation will have a total duration of 8 minutes. Seven minutes will be allocated for the oral presentation and an additional minute for questions and interaction with the audience.

Poster Presentation

Poster presentation must comply with the format and dimensions specified, which will be sent to the author after acceptance.

For any questions, please contact::

Tel: +34 918 33 74 33