Call for abstracts 2018



Enacting and researching Irish school physical education

Saturday 8th September 2018


Important Dates

  • 10th August 2018: Deadline for poster and oral presentation abstracts
  • 14th August 2018: Notice of acceptance of abstracts
  • 5th July to 7th September 2018: Pre-Registration


Participants are invited to submit abstracts for presentations that fit at least one of the research categories listed below; 

    • Health and Well-Being
    • Inclusion in physical education, physical activity and sport 
    • Physical Education Curriculum
    • Developing Talent
    • Learning to Teach
    • Active Schools – Active Communities
    • Coaching Effectiveness


Submission Guidelines

Please read these instructions carefully before preparing your abstract. 

  1. Maximum length of an abstract is 300 words; title should be concise and descriptive. 
  2. The author submitting the abstract should appear as the first named author and will be expected to present the work if it is accepted. 
  3. Select the research category (see above) that best suits the focus of your research. 
  4. Select whether your presentation will be poster or oral. 
  5. Submitting authors must register for the Forum and pay the registration fee of €30 (€15 for students) which includes lunch on the day. 
  6. Abstracts that have not been prepared according to the below instructions will not be considered; 
  • Title
  • Presenters
  • Objectives of the study
  • Approach and the methods used
  • Results obtained
  • Conclusions reached
  • If the research is a work in progress then indicate such in the abstract and your specific intent of seeking input and discussion
  • Include a statement in your abstract that highlights how your poster or oral presentation can contribute to this forum and/or cluster theme.


Format Descriptions

Poster Sessions

Researchers will share their research in poster format and time will be allocated for participants to speak individually with researchers about their research project. Posters displays should be 4’ by 6’ keeping in mind that your poster will be viewed from a distance of more than three feet.

Oral Research Presentations

This type of presentation will be most appropriate to those who have completed a research project and wish to share key results with a wider audience (Master’s thesis, research project, undergraduate piece of research, postgraduate or postdoctoral work). Presentations will be 15 minutes followed by 5 minutes for questions.



Abstracts should be submitted to: PEPAYS Ireland at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


For further information please contact:

Dr. Melissa Parker

Research Presentation Chair

PEPAYS Ireland Forum

Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences

University of Limerick


Phone: 0873950536
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Our Mission

To use high-quality, multi-disciplinary and multi-entity research to shape, influence and inform policy and practice relating to advancing the health and well-being of populations in the areas of physical education, sport, physical activity and health.

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