Kigali (Rwanda)

October 14 – 19, 2018


FATO is pleased to announce the call for contributions for the FATO 2018 International Congress which will be held in Kigali (Rwanda) from October 14 to 19, 2018. The deadline for submitting contributions is March 15, 2018 and acceptance / rejection notifications will be sent to submitters by latest May 04, 2018. All contributions are subject to selection by the world congress scientific committee.

The FATO 2016 International Congress scientific programme provides sessions that address clinical, research, educational, industrial, and innovative aspects of rehabilitation care. The scientific programme is structured around four (4) main blocks: Symposium, Oral Presentations, Poster Presentations, and Workshops.

Abstracts for oral presentations, posters presentations and symposiums will be reviewed by a panel of 3 persons under the coordination of the Scientific Committee. The Scientific Committee will compile reviews reports and, will select which abstracts will be accepted.

Workshop proposals will be reviewed and validated by the Scientific Committee, based on their relevance and based on availability of rooms during the congress.

Please read the dedicated sections below for detailed information including submission instructions.

Symposium: Symposia will present specific subject, related to rehabilitation, in a session where several speakers will address the same issue from a different perspective; developments, researches, approaches, strategies, etc., before opening the floor for discussion and debate with the audience. Where appropriate, symposia present differing points of view on a particular topic.



Oral Presentations: An oral presentation is a professional communication describing a technique, case study, clinical trial, systematic review, or experiment delivered as a podium presentation during the congress.



E-Poster Presentations: An E-poster is a professional communication describing a technique, case study, clinical trial, systematic review, or experiment delivered as a poster presentation during the congress. For this congress, posters will be displayed on paper, but rather projected on screen.  



Workshops: Workshops provide an opportunity for industry representatives to instruct participants about design features, prescription criteria and application of new products and devices. In addition, Workshop could be an opportunity for organizations to present new techniques and/or approaches.  



Dates Importantes

November 30th 2017 Launching of the Call for Contributions
January 8th 2018 Beginning of congress registrations
March 2nd 2018 Abstract submission deadline (in English and French) / Last day to make modifications to abstracts already submitted    
may 4th 2018 Acceptance/ Rejection notifications will be sent to submitters
August 17th 2018 Successful authors must complete their registration and confirm their participation by paying their registration fees. For those submitting (the proposer) a proposal for symposium or workshops, they are responsible to ensure that all speakers involved in their symposium or workshop have completed the registration and have paid their registration fees.
September 21st 2018 Successful authors must send their full communication (PowerPoint + text) and CV in English and French