Details

4th  Global Conference

THE PATIENT

Therapeutic Approaches

Tuesday 18th March – Thursday 20th March 2014
Prague, Czech Republic


Conference Timetable

Outline Timetable of Dates
Friday 11th October 2013 300 word abstract to be submitted
Friday 25th October 2013 Latest notification of Acceptance
Friday 29th November 2013 Booking Form to be submitted
Friday 10th January 2014 Payment of Invoices – last possible date Hotel releases discounted rooms and rates
Friday 17th January 2014 Submission of 3000 words(max) draft paper
Tuesday 18th March 2014 Conference Commences

Conference Times

The conference will commence at 13.30 on Tuesday 18th March 2014 and finish at 18.00 on Thursday 20th March 2014. Registration will be from 12.30pm on the opening day of the conference.

Important – Please Note: The ethos of THE PATIENT project places strong emphasis dialogue with the issues raised by the conference as a whole and engagement with the people attending the conference. These two elements are essential to the inter- and multi-disciplinary nature of the event. Over the past few years the success of our projects has rested on the continual interaction between delegates for the duration of the conference and beyond. The Steering Group feel it is essential that delegates should be present for the duration of the conference so as to facilitate the exchange of perspectives for which the conference strives, and which any publication should clearly demonstrate. Failure to attend for the duration of the meeting will automatically exclude eligibility for inclusion in any of the project publications. Full details can be found in the delegate handbook by following this link:

Delegate Handbook v.1.3

Paper, Reports, Presentations and Panels

Papers should be of no more than 20 minutes duration (3000 words max). Responses to Papers should be of no more than 10 minutes duration. Work-in-Progress presentations should be of no more than 15 minutes duration. The time allotted to workshops will be considered on an individual basis. Other forms of presentation will be considered on request.

Please note: Power point presentations are neither encouraged nor desired. However, they can be used  to show images and clips  but not to show large amounts of texts or quotes or use animations, graphics or technology that is surplus to the point of the presentation. You are advised to take note of this as you prepare your submission and if you have any doubts please contact us at the project email.

Presenters are also strongly encouraged not to read their papers verbatim: draft papers will be available on the web site prior to the conference beginning. We hope that presenters will instead speak to the significant points raised in their papers.

Abstracts are to be submitted by Friday 11th October 2013. These should be emailed either as an attachment or in the body of an email to the Organising Chairs: Peter Bray and Rob Fisher. Attachments may be in Word or RTF formats. Papers will be minimally double blind peer reveiwed (where appropriate); in practice our procedures usually entail that by the time an abstract is accepted, it will have been triple and quadruple blind peer reviewed.

Both the 300 word abstract and the draft paper will be available on this web site before the conference commences. Papers will be available in downloadable .pdf format.

Publication Process

All conference papers will be eligible (subject to conditions) for publication in an ISBN eBook with the Inter-Disciplinary Press.

Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into 20-25 page chapters for publication in a themed ISBN hard copy volume. Our standard model is for such volumes to be strongly dialogical, with chapters showing awareness of and interacting with each other. The decision whether to proceed to hard copy publication will be taken by the Organising Chairs and Steering Group within three weeks of the conference close.

Style Sheets
In preparing your papers, please pay strict attention to the following style sheets

Venue and Accommodation

The March conferences will be held in the 4-star Angelo and Andels Hotels Prague, Czech Republic. Discounted accommodation will be offered in the venue shortly. For a guide to the venue and the city of Prague please download the Discover Inter-Disciplinary.Net in Prague PDF below:

Discover Inter-Disciplinary.Net in Prague

Registration Fee

The details of the registration fee are as follows;
The cost for attending the conference is £297. This includes;

  • conference registration fee
  • a copy of the eBook
  • discounted entitlement to an edition of hard copy themed volume(s) arising from the meeting
  • access to the discussion group, blog and conference project initiative support materials
  • Tuesday afternoon tea break
  • Tuesday wine reception
  • drinks in the conference room
  • Wednesday morning coffee break
  • Wednesday two course lunch
  • Wednesday afternoon tea break
  • drinks in conference room
  • Thursday morning coffee break
  • Thursday two course lunch
  • Thursday afternoon tea break
  • drinks in conference room

All registration and accommodation costs are to be paid by Friday 10th January 2014.

Payment Process

Delegates must complete the online booking form by Friday 10th January 2014 at the latest. After the deadline has expired, an invoice will be drawn up and sent to you; the invoice will contain all the necessary information for you to pay by bank transfer, cheque or credit card. The invoice must be settled by Friday 10th January 2014. It is the responsibility of delegates to ensure that payment is made by this date. Failure to receive payment will result in your booking being cancelled.

Methods of Payment

There are a number of ways payment can be made.

Cheque
Payment can be made by cheque, in pounds sterling (gbp) only. Cheque’s in pound sterling must be drawn against a bank with headquarters in the United Kingdom. Cheque’s should be made payable to ‘Inter-Disciplinary.Net’ and sent, with the booking form, to:

Dr Rob Fisher
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Priory House
149b Wroslyn Road
Freeland
Oxfordshire. OX29 8HR
United Kingdom

We cannot and will not accept cheques made payable in currencies other than GBP Sterling.

Bank Transfer
Payment may be made using bank transfer. Full details to enable a bank transfer are made available on your conference invoice. If paying by this method, you must agree to pay all charges at the sending and receiving banks.

By Invoice
You may request that an invoice be sent to you and/or your institution. It is your responsibility to ensure that the invoice is paid prior to the start of the conference.

Credit Card
Payment may also be made using credit card. Please note: a 3.5% charge applies to all items and services paid for in this way: this is the amount we are charged by the credit card company.

Paypal
Payment may also be made using Paypal. Please note: a 4% charge applies to all items and services paid for in this way: this is the amount we are charged by Paypal. Please send us your Paypal account email so that we can send a payment request to you if you are paying by this method.

All fees are payable in advance. No delegate will be permitted entry to the conference if an invoice is still unpaid.