Call for abstracts

For the ICPTO 2021 abstracts can be submitted in three categories:

  1. Scientific research
  2. Care innovation & Implementation
  3. Case reports

Scientific research, Care innovation & Implementation
We welcome abstracts on physical therapy in oncology, and related topics. This includes scientific topics (finished or ongoing studies) as well as development of care pathways or implementation projects.

Case reports

At the 2nd ICPTO we also want to acknowledge physiotherapists that put evidence into every day clinical practice and encourage them to share their knowledge and insight. Therefore, we welcome abstracts that highlight how physiotherapy in the area of oncology is performed in the clinic and describes “how to” target specifics symptoms, side-effects or long-term effects, approaching patients “our” way or whatever you think could contribute to improve clinical practice.

Submission deadline

February 15, 2021

Preparing your abstract

Please review the submission guidelines, criteria, terms and conditions.

All the submissions should contain:

  • Name, e-mail address and telephone number of the presenting author
  • A title describing the content of the work
  • The names of all the authors included in the work
  • A structured abstract (no more than 350 words, not including authors and affiliations), using the appropriate heading per abstract type (i.e., Scientific research, Care innovation & Implementation or Case report) on the submission form is required
  • 4 keywords
  • 2 learning objectives


Abstracts will be judged on:

  1. relevance to the field of oncology physical therapy;
  2. clinical impact;
  3. scientific rigour (if applicable);
  4. writing style

Conditions for presentations

  • At least one of the authors should register for the conference.
  • A maximum of 2 abstracts per presenting author may be submitted.
  • Authors of accepted abstracts who cancel their presentation will not be permitted to submit for the following year.
  • All presenters have to complete a conflict of interest statement disclosing any commercial or other involvements that pertain to the content of their presentation.
  • All education provided will be free of commercial bias, attempts to sell equipment or advocate software or equipment. The only exception to this will be courses that are specifically geared towards a particular treatment approach.
  • Presenters may provide basic contact information, a description of relevant services they offer and how they might be contacted. Otherwise, solicitation or sales during an educational presentation are not allowed.
  • The abstracts of accepted posters will be published on the website to which only the conference participants have access.

Abstract form

Here you can find the abstract form

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Location: the EYE at the IJ

The conference will be held at the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam, located on the northern bank of the river IJ right opposite Amsterdam Central Station.


EYE was opened on April 4, 2012. The Viennese firm Delugan Meissl Associated Architects drew up a spectacular design for the building, which has been enthusiastically received by the press and public alike. EYE strives to be the ‘house of film’, a modern museum full of many things to see and do, all of which are related to film.

In the summertime, sitting on the sunny terrace along the water is a lovely experience. EYE is part of the new Amsterdam district called Overhoeks, which was named after the Overhoeks tower located on the former Shell Research site.

EYE is easily reached by public transport, car or bicycle. From Amsterdam’s Central Station, a two-minute ferry ride (take the ferry labelled ‘Buiksloterweg’) takes pedestrians and (motor)cyclists cross the harbour to EYE, 24 hours a day and free of charge. There is a car park directly behind the building.

Accessibility by public transport

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EYE is located directly opposite Amsterdam’s Central Station. After arriving at Central Station, take the exit on the north side, from where you can see the EYE building. From there, take the free shuttle ferry to ‘Buiksloterweg’ across the IJ harbour.

Shuttle ferry
From Amsterdam’s Central Station, a free shuttle ferry that runs 24 hours a day will take you to the other side of the IJ harbour to ‘Buiksloterweg’. The ferry ride only takes three minutes. If you are travelling from Central Station, this ferry will be located on one of the two middle pontoons. When you get off the ferry in Amsterdam Noord, turn left immediately and then walk three minutes to EYE.

From Amsterdam Noord, bus 38 stops at the ‘Buiksloterwegveer’ stop (until 8PM, and beginning at 11AM on Sundays); this stop is right next to EYE. In addition, bus 105 (not on Sundays) and bus 109 (not in the evenings or on weekends) both stop at ‘Hagedoornplein’, which is a 12-minute walk from EYE.

Car route and parking

Navigation system
Enter the address Overhoeksplein 1 in your GPS-system, at the end of the Bercylaan you will find the entrance to the parking garage next to the A'DAM Tower.

Car route
EYE can be reached through the IJ Tunnel or the A10 Circular Road (Ringweg A10). Travelling on either of these two you continue as follows:

  • On the S116 take the exit in the direction of the S118 over Johan van Hasseltweg;
  • Turn left into Mosplein after the traffic lights;
  • Take the third exit on the roundabout – Hagendoornweg. (On the days there is no street market, you can also take the second exit to Van der Pekstraat: continue to 6);
  • On Hagendoornweg take the fourth exit on your right (just before the church on the left, near the sign ‘bootdienst’ (ferry service)). This will take you to Meidoornweg;
  • Turn left at the end of Meidoornweg and take the first road on your right in the direction of Van der Pekbrug;
  • Follow this road and you will reach the car park, which is located between EYE and A'DAM Tower;
  • After parking your car you will need to exit the car park via the entrance you used.

More information

From June 2019 more information about the conference can be found here and registration will be possible.

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