Abstract submission is closed

The organising committee of the 8th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health (ICSW 2016) invites you to submit abstracts on research, practice, policy and education that have significant impact on social work. Abstracts should not be based on work previously published or presented elsewhere, but we encourage submission of works-in-progress.

Abstracts can only be submitted electronically through the ICSW 2016 website at www.icsw2016singapore.org. Before you can submit your abstract online, you will have to create an account first. There will be 2 closing dates for the submission of abstracts. The final date for all abstracts to be submitted will be Friday, 29 January 2016. Abstracts received after this date will not be accepted.

The Organising Committee invites participants to submit abstracts of original scientific work that had not been used, submitted before for oral and/or poster presentations.


  1. Types of Presentation
    1. Free Paper Presentations
      Presenters will be given 15 minutes to present their research findings with 5 minutes for discussion.
    2. Poster Presentations
      Poster details are as follows. There will be a dedicated area for posters and ample breaks during the program for interaction with poster presenters.
  2. Abstract Receipt Confirmation
    • Upon successful submission, authors will receive an automated acknowledgement via email.
    • Lack of acknowledgement will indicate that the abstract was not received. Please contact us if the abstract you submitted is not followed by an acknowledgement.
    • Abstracts must be received by :
      • First closing date: Friday, 29 May 2015
      • Second closing date: Friday, 29 January 2016
    • Abstracts received after this date will not be accepted.
  3. Notification of Acceptance

    The Presenting Author of each abstract accepted will be notified by email. There will be two notification date depending on when the abstract is submitted.

    • First notification date : Tuesday 30 June 2015
    • Second notification date: Monday, 31 March 2016
  4. Publication
    • Abstracts will be published as submitted.
    • All abstracts accepted for presentation (either oral or poster) will be published only if payment of registration has been made


  1. Abstracts can only be submitted via the website. Abstracts sent by post or email will not be accepted.
  2. Authors can submit their abstracts online at: www.icsw2016singapore.org
  3. Should you experience any problems with the electronic submission, please contact:

    Webmaster ICSW 2016
    Phone:  +(65) 6379 5261 / +(65) 6379 5260
    Fax: +(65) 6475 2077
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  1. Describe the objectives and results of the research in the abstract so that the Scientific Committee of ICSW 2016 can evaluate the quality, originality, and completeness of the abstract.
  2. Abstracts will be judged solely on the basis of the data submitted in the abstract.
  3. Total word count of not more than 200 words for each abstract
    1. Abstract is to be submitted online at: www.icsw2016singapore.org
    2. List no more than 8 individual authors/co-authors for each abstract
    3. The name of the institution(s) to which the work should be attributed; the department which the authors/co-authors are working with, city and the country; and the contact information ie e-mail address of first author/presenter as well as all the co-authors.


  • Advance Care Planning
  • Advocacy
  • Aging and eldercare
  • Body Mind and Spirit workshop
  • Children and Adolescence
  • Children Mental Health
  • Chronic Illness Management
  • Client Advocacy
  • Collaborative practice
  • Disability
  • Disaster management
  • Ethics
  • Evidencing Social Work Practice in Health and Mental Health (Australia)
  • Health and culture
  • Health and social policies
  • Income inequality and health
  • Innovations in research and practice
  • International social work
  • Leadership and management
  • Medical
  • Mental Health Focus
  • Mindfulness
  • Minority
  • Others
  • Prevention, curative and developmental interventions in primary, community and institutional care settings
  • Psychosocial and spiritual care
  • Social Work Education and Supervision
  • Specialised groups and needs (e.g. refugees, integration issues of migrant workers, minorities, marginalized groups, most at risk populations focusing on diversity)
  • Spirituality
  • Survivorship, end-of-life and palliative care
  • Therapeutic Conversation, Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Workplace mental health

Please indicate your sub-theme upon submission of abstract. The abstract should be 200 words or less and submitted in a structured format with complete sentences. Please do indicate your preference for either oral or poster presentation.

Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and decisions will normally be communicated within three months from the date of submission.


  • Organised by:

    logo SASW
    Singapore Association of Social Workers
  • In Partnership with:

    Logo NUS
    Department of Social Work,
    National University of Singapore
  • Supported by:


    Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple


    Lee Foundation

    Lee Foundation

     Logo MOHMinistry of Health
    Logo MSF
    Ministry of Social &
    Family Development

  • Supported by:

    logo nsssNational Council of
    Social Service

  • logo tote and poolsTote and Pools

  • logo SECB
    Singapore Exhibition and
    Convention Bureau
  • Held in:

    Logo yoursingapore
  • Supported by:

    Logo WDA
    Singapore Workforce
    Development Agency

  • AIC
    Agency for Integrated Care

  • CCF

    Children Cancer Foundation

  • Other Supporting Organisations:


     Care Corner Singapore

  • CGH

    Changi General Hospital

  • IMH

    Institute of Mental Health

  • Other Supporting Organisations:

    KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

  • NCCS
    National Cancer Centre Singapore

  • NHCS

    National Heart Centre Singapore

  • Other Supporting Organisations:

    National University Hospital

  • NG Teng FOng

    Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

  • SIM Uni

     SIM University

  • SGH

    Singapore General Hospital

  • TTSH

    Tan Tock Seng Hospital