Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission

2022 GAMeS International Conference Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Open Date:

Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Abstract Submission Deadline:

Thursday 30 June, 2022


Open: Wednesday 24th August, 2022
Close: Wednesday 7th September, 2022

Please note: Late-breaking abstract submissions will only be accepted for rapid communications

Accessible to all

A hybrid conference 

While the Organising Committees hopes that you will attend the 2022 GAMeS Conference in person, they recognise that this will not be possible for everyone. To ensure the conference is accessible to all who wish to attend, virtual presentation and participation options will also be available. If you wish to present virtually, please indicate this when you submit your abstract, and register for the conference at the Online Rate.


The GAMeS Conference recognises the power of interdisciplinary collaboration among all who are interested in the promotion of mental health in and through sport. We invite and welcome submissions from academic researchers, applied practitioners (e.g., sports psychologists, clinical psychologists, athletic therapists, sports medicine physicians, and educational and developmental psychologists), sport leaders, and administrators. 


We invite original research, case studies, implementation studies, and knowledge translation initiatives to increase psychological safety, mental health and wellbeing in and through sport from grass roots community sport clubs to elite Olympians and Paralympians. Examples of topics include, but are not limited to; 

  • Psychological safety in sport 
  • Best practice in mental health and wellbeing promotion through sport 
  • Clinical cases in top performance sport (individual and team-based sports) 
  • Efficient team action 
  • Talent management 
  • School-based sport psychology initiatives 
  • Sport over the lifespan 
  • Programs involving mental health in sport 
  • Prevention of sport injuries 
  • Impacts of COVID-19 in exercise and sport 
  • Performance in sport 
  • Sport psychology 
  • Cognitive functioning, mental health and physical activity 
  • Motor skills learning and acquisition 
  • Sport for development: Psychological impact 

Presentation Types for Late-Breaking Abstracts

Rapid communications [1 static slide, 3 mins speaking, 2 mins questions]

Abstract submission guidelines

Abstracts must be written in English and relate to an area of mental health in and/or through sport. 

  • Abstracts should be structured, using the headings: background/aims, methods, results, conclusions. 
  • Abstracts must not exceed 250 words (not including author/s name, affiliation or abstract title). 
  • Abstracts that do not currently have results will be considered, however results must be included in the final presentation (if abstract is accepted). 
  • Research must not have been presented at another conference 
  • Abstracts must not include tables or figures but can include references (the provision of a reference list is not required) 
  • Authors are advised to please proofread their abstracts before submission for grammatical and spelling errors. 
  • Please ensure you select what type of submission you are submitting your abstract for (you can select multiple) 
  • Submission of abstracts does not mean you are automatically registered for the conference. Registration for the conference is separate and will open in June 2022. 
  • All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Scientific Organising Committee, and authors will be advised of the outcome of their submission in the second week of July, 2022. 

If you have any queries regarding the submission process, please feel free to contact us.

We look forward to welcoming you into our global hub as we connect, share and empower each other to implement best practice in mental health promotion in sport. 


All symposia submissions MUST be submitted as a whole symposia, rather than individual submissions. You must have :

  • An overarching symposia title
  • An overarching symposia abstract (same guidelines as above, except does not need to be structured)
  • Individual presentation titles and abstracts
  • ALL symposia submissions should be submitted in a single word document or PDF via the submission portal