Dear submitters! Thank you very much for submitting abstracts and joining the 12th ECOTS 2011 in Vienna!

The conference has been a full success with 850 delegates from all over the world!

Please find here the online published abstracts to the 12th ECOTS conference 2011. This “Book of Abstracts // ECOTS 2011” is a supplement of the European Journal of Psychotraumatology (Vol 2 2011, Supplement 1, 2011):

Corrected author index // Book of Abstracts – ECOTS 2011:
As many ECOTS participants discovered, the list was alphabetical by first name rather than last. As you may have already seen, a corrected author index was published on the journal website shortly after the meeting. You may download a copy of the list to print and insert in your abstract book by following this link:

Please find the ECOTS program schedule under the following [link].


Abstract Submission:

October 20, 2010 – January 23, 2011 (Extended Deadline!)

Complete Reviewing of Submissions:

January 23, 2011 - February 28, 2011

Proposal Acceptance Notifications:

March 1, 2011 - March 15, 2011

End of Early Registration:   

April 5, 2011

Audiovisual & Room Setup Information:

Work in progress


  • Registration:

Early Registration:   

September 17, 2010 – April 5, 2011

Standard Registration:

April 6, 2011 – May 15, 2011

Late Registration:

May 16, 2011 – May 31, 2011

  • Abstracts Submission:

Abstract Submission:

October 20, 2010 – January 23, 2011 (Extended Deadline!)

Complete Reviewing of Submissions:

January 23, 2011 - February 28, 2011

Proposal Acceptance Notifications:

March 1, 2011 - March 15, 2011

End of Early Registration:   

April 5, 2011

  • Hotel Registration via University of Vienna
    Please [click here]

Hotel Reservation Rate Guarantee:

April 10, 2011



Author information [click here]

• Presentation Types

Pre-Conference Workshops (PCW)
Workshops are full or half day sessions that provide opportunities for intensive training on topics integral to the conference program, presented by the invited leaders in the field.

Session that includes a group of 3-5 sequential presentations, each related to the overall theme of the symposium. Submission includes a brief outline of the overall submission topic, along with separate submission of the component parts of the symposium. In symposia, where there are fewer than 4 presenters, the program committee may add a single paper submission addressing a similar theme.

Panel Presentation
Session that includes 3-4 participants discussing a common theme, issue or question. Panels may include short statements during which panellists outline diverse or similar approaches to the same question. Panels are typically more interactive than symposia, involving active discussion among the panellists and with the audience.

Workshop Presentation
Instructional session that aims to help participants increase their understanding and skill in a particular area of interest. Such sessions may include active involvement of the audience.

Case Study Presentation
Sessions that use material from a single or a set of cases to illustrate clinical, theoretical, or policy issues. These sessions may involve the audience in discussion of the case material presented.

Oral Paper Presentation
Individual oral presentations of no more than 15 minutes on a topic related to traumatic stress, typically including the presentation of research data. Whenever possible the program committee will group together the presentations addressing a related topic. Competition for oral presentations is high; therefore, take the time to enter the best submission possible.

Poster Presentation
Individual presentation in a poster format on a topic related to traumatic stress, typically including the presentation of research data. For detailed poster preparation guidelines please scoll down to the download.

Media Presentation
Session involving presentation of a segment of film, video, music, drama, literature, artwork, or other forms of media relevant to traumatic stress, along with discussion.

• Text Limits
Title for all presentations is limited to 250 characters. Abstract text is limited to 1400 characters (with spaces).

• Policies
Presentations should be original contributions and should provide new information if they have been presented elsewhere.

Proposal descriptions must be sufficiently detailed to allow the relevance, originality and feasibility to be judged.

Incomplete proposals (draft status) will not be considered.

• Review Process
Submissions are rated along scientific, clinical or intellectual relevance for the trauma field. Training presentations (workshops) also are rated for presenter qualifications and usefulness of the training objectives in the clinical or research work. Symposia, panels and cases also are rated on importance and scope of coverage of the topic, as well as diversity of presenters.

• Handouts
You are encouraged to bring handouts as well, if you plan to provide them on-site to participants. There is also a business centre at the University of Vienna if you prefer to photocopy your handouts when you arrive.
The copying charges will be at your own expense.

Author information [click here]

• Ethical Standards
University Vienna provides an ethical Code for scientific work (Mitteilungsblatt 15, 2006, Richtlinie 112). Please follow the ethical principles, when submitting your abstract. 
Research findings and therapeutic recommendations should be based on scientifically accurate, up-to-date information and should be presented in a balanced, objective manner (see also APA 2002).

The Ethical Code of University of Vienna requires that your presentation will be free of commercial bias and that any information regarding commercial products/services be based on scientific methods generally accepted by the scientific and practice community. Presentations must give a balanced view of therapeutic options. When discussing therapeutic options, it is our preference that you use only generic names. If it is necessary to use a trade name, then those of several companies where available must be used. Also, if any unlabeled or investigational uses of commercial products are discussed, we ask that you disclose this information to the meeting participants.

If any materials have been borrowed from copyrighted sources, such as a journal or other publication, you need to obtain proper authorization from the copyrights owner(s) prior to their use. Your contributions should contain no material the dissemination of which violates any copyright or other intellectual property, personal or other right of any person or entity.

• Registration Options
Online registration is available since September 2010. Check back later for further updates.
If you do not plan to attend sessions other than your own, you will still need to register. For this you must register for a one-day conference registration.

If you do plan to attend sessions other than your own, you must register for either a one-day or full conference registration. You can pre-register or register on-site at the 12th ECOTS.

• Hotel and Travel Arrangements
End of Hotel Reservation Rate Guarantee – April 10, 2011
Note the deadline date for hotel reservations is April 10, 2011, subject to availability. Hotel reservations made after that date cannot be guaranteed at the lower ECOTS room rate.
For hotel reservation please [click here]!

• Session Chair Guidelines
This document will be available on the podiums at the meeting.

[Click here to download the guidelines for session chairs.]

• Poster Guidelines

Click here to download the poster tips and guidelines.]

• Poster Set-up, Display, Presentation & Dismantle
Check back later for accepted poster display information.

• Proposal Acceptance Notifications
Prior to March 15, 2011
ECOTS secretariat will send acceptance notifications via email to the designated contact person only. Rejection letters will follow soon thereafter. Please do not contact the ECOTS secretariat to inquire about the status of your presentation before March 15. Thank you for your patience!

• Audiovisual and Room Setup Information
All presentation sessions will include the following equipment: appropriate screen, podium with microphone (in larger rooms/where necessary), head table and one table microphone (in larger rooms/where necessary). All meeting rooms will be equipped with one Windows computer loaded with Office software (including PowerPoint), Windows Media Player and CD drive and USB port. In addition, there will be an LCD projector display device. You will not be permitted to connect your own computer to the LCD projector. Bring only your presentation on CD or memory stick and bring a back up copy. Your CD must be in a format that is compatible with the equipment listed above.

If alternative and/or additional audiovisual equipment are desired, please contact Gerry Schneider from the ECOTS event management:  gerry.schneider[at]univie.ac.at. If no request is received before the conference start, audiovisual requests cannot be quaranteed. 

• Questions and all forms can be directed to:

Thank you for presenting at the 12th ECOTS, the biannual Conference of the ESTSS. For up-to-date conference information, re-visit the Web site ecots2011.univie.ac.at



112th ECOTS thanks ISTSS Annual Meeting 2010 for the allowance to use and adapt the abstract admission guidelines.

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