Individuals and groups interested in offering a workshop in conjunction with the 2018 Fascia Research Congress are invited to submit their proposals.

Proposals must be submitted by October 10, 2017 to be considered by the Congress organizers.

Online submissions open September 10, 2017.

Submissions will be evaluated and selected by the Review Committee, which consists of key conference organizers. Selection will be based on scientific relevance and clinical perspectives in relationship to human fasciae.

Pre-Congress Workshops will be offered on Nov. 13, 2018 at the Urania Center in Berlin. In addition, we plan to offer a Fascial Anatomy Workshop on Nov. 10-12, 2018. Note that different submission formats apply for these two different workshop proposal options.


Pre-Congress Workshop Proposal Information

Pre-Congress Workshops will be held on November 13, 2018. The venue will be the same location as the FRC, the Urania Center in Berlin (www.urania.de).

The Fascia Research Congress primarily focuses on the latest and best research related to fascia. There is a great deal of interest in these subjects from the clinical community whose methods and hypotheses center on human fascia. Pre-congress workshops will provide a forum for clinical practitioners to present and teach their methodologies and research questions in order to cross-educate other clinicians and stimulate new areas of inquiry by research scientists. Workshops on other aspects related to fascia, such as on ultrasound imaging or other assessment methods, are welcome as well.

Half and full day workshops are invited. (Half day workshops may be given twice.)

Because of the expected large proportion of German speaking participants, we are considering offering one or several workshops in the German language. Note that no translation service can be provided by us for the workshops. In case you are fluent in German, you may therefore consider the option of offering your workshop either in English, in German, or possibly offering it in both languages (then conducted as a half-day workshop, in the morning in one language and in the afternoon in the other language). Please make sure you indicate your exact choice in your proposal, if you want to offer a German language workshop. With no specifications from you, we will assume English as your workshop language.

Registration for the workshops will be available to conference attendees for an additional fee, to be determined. Those planning to attend the workshops will be asked to indicate preference(s) at the time of registration.

Pre-Congress Workshop presenters are required to register for the conference, and will be given the following financial considerations: Profits, after real costs associated with the venue, will be split equally between the presenter and the hosts. Costs will include location fees, AV equipment hire fee, refreshment provision and an organization fee.

Workshop presenters are strongly encouraged to emphasize relevant information gleaned from preceding fascia congresses and stress how their workshop is supported by current research literature. The theme for the 2018 Congress is Connecting Key Issues: How Fascia Research Can Impact Health Outcomes.

Submit proposals using the online workshop proposal submission form no later than October 10, 2017. Online submissions will be possible starting September 10, 2017.

Proposal Format for Pre-Congress Workshops

Please be sure your MS Word or PDF proposal includes the following elements in the exact order as listed below. We have provided a proposal template which includes the sections in this order. Please fill it out and save as .doc, .docx, or .pdf. Download the Pre-Congress Workshop Proposal template

  • Workshop title.
  • Presenter’s professional qualifications (CV Summary), affiliation and/or institution, and contact info.
  • Purpose of workshop and learning outcomes.
  • Workshop description (200 words maximum, excluding references).  Include references to research findings or research articles relevant to the workshop presentation.
  • Specific learning objectives (this will be included in the workshop evaluation to be filled out by participants).
  • How, specifically, does the workshop content relate to human fascia? Include reference to supporting evidence from laboratory or clinical studies.
  • What are the cross disciplinary applications?
  • Workshop schedule. Provide a detailed outline including times and subtitles, including breaks (morning sessions are generally 9:00 am – 12:30, afternoon sessions 2:00 – 5:30 pm). Remember to incorporate a portion of time for discussion incorporating conference findings/current research.
  • Logistics
    • Maximum number of attendees that can be accommodated.
    • Minimum number of attendees needed (if applicable).
    • Planned Demonstration(s).
    • What audio/visual equipment, if any, will be used?
    • Special equipment needs required (i.e., tables/quantity).
      • Seminar tables with 2 blankets on top will be used for hands-on portion.
    • Materials to be provided. Note that the organizers can provide standard seminar equipment only, such as beamer (projector), flip chart, chairs, tables, etc. In addition, the instructor is free to provide additional material (e.g. course script, special massage tables/chairs, ultrasound equipment, fitness tools, etc.). In addition, your submitted course description can suggest that participants bring specific items with them to the course (yoga mats, etc.).
  • How will you promote the workshop yourself (in addition to our workshop promotion via the congress website)?
  • Will you be applying for continuing education (CE) credit? If so, from which organizations will you apply? (Please note that the organizers will not apply for CE credit for workshops.)
  • In case there exists a public video clip demonstrating yourself in a lecturing/teaching activity (e.g. at youtube.com or vimeo.com), please include the URL.
  • Presenter’s full CV.

When your proposal is completed, please submit it by clicking the button below:

Submit Workshop Proposal

Fascial Anatomy Workshop Proposal Information

We have the opportunity of using the anatomical teaching facilities of the www.plastinarium.com for a 3-day Fascial Anatomy Workshop Nov. 10-12, 2018. We plan to host up to 26 students for a ‘prosection’ course that includes the use of a formalin-fixated full body specimen. We are looking for a skilled course instructor, who will focus on fascial anatomy. A local dissector will be available for assistance, including doing some preparatory dissection work for the instructor before the start. In addition to the dissection facilities, a regular seminar room can be used.

The Workshop presenters are required to register for the conference, and will be given the following financial considerations: Presenters will be offered an honorarium of EUR 3500 and free accommodation during their workshop in Guben.

Proposal Format for Fascial Anatomy Workshop

If you are interested in teaching this 3-day workshop, we welcome your application. Please be sure your MS Word or PDF proposal includes the following elements. We have provided a proposal template for this below. Please fill it out and save as .doc, .docx, or .pdf: Download the Fascial Anatomy Workshop Proposal template

  • Presenter’s professional qualifications (CV Summary), affiliation and/or institution, and contact info.
  • How many anatomical dissection or prosection days have you taught altogether? (A good guess and rough overview is sufficient). How many of those were taught in the last 2 years?
  • How many anatomical dissection or prosection days have you taught  that have had a primary focus on fascial anatomy? (A good guess and rough overview is sufficient). How many of those
    in the last 2 years?
  • Include one or two workshop descriptions (a link to an existing URL is fine) which most closely resembles your proposed teaching in this course.
  • In case there exists a public video clip demonstrating yourself in a lecturing/teaching activity (e.g. at youtube.com or vimeo.com), please include the URL.
  • List any publications you have authored that are relevant to the topic of fascial anatomy.
  • Presenter’s full CV.

When your proposal is completed, please submit it by clicking the button below:

Submit Workshop Proposal

Review and Selection Process

Review Process
All proposals will be acknowledged upon receipt. Proposals will be peer reviewed and selection of workshops will be final. Final decisions will be sent to the submitter by approximately November 1, 2017.  All presenters are required to register for the conference.

Selection criteria
Relevance: importance of topic, adherence to the theme, interest potential
Clarity: purpose, content, organization and method of presentation
Appropriateness: format, participant involvement
Ability to meet objectives: expertise

The 2018 Fascia Congress RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT, REJECT AND AMEND ANY OR ALL PROPOSALS.

Promotion

  1. Workshops will be announced on the conference registration website.
  2. Workshops will be summarized on promotional reminders that will be widely distributed prior to the conference.
  3. Workshop presenters are welcome and encouraged to promote the workshops themselves.

Thank you for your participation.