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Call for Abstracts 



Abstract submission for the 13th Nordic Family Congress ... is now open! 


The conceptual inspiration for our 13th congress 

"Nothing is small, nothing is big - In us are worlds. The small divides into the big. The big in the small – a drop of blood, a world with solar centres and globes. Had a drop. A small part of a body.”

The quote from Edvard Munch's poem Nothing is Small, Nothing Is Big - in us are worlds, reflects how we constantly move between ourselves and our surroundings.  

At the Nordic Congress in Family Therapy 2024, we invite you to experience keynotes and contributions that draw from Munch's quote and explore how the larger philosophical and multiverse perspectives can travel with us in meeting the concrete and small details of our work and everyday life.


Call for abstracts:

We want the 13th Nordic Congress to be a forum where everyone interested in family therapy, systemic practice and relational work can exchange ideas, thoughts, theories and experiences. The hope of our Congress is to help ensure that we continue to encompass and foster diversity and complexity in our field.

We invite you to contribute with presentations inspired by the theme of the congress and diversity, and we encourage you to find expressions that best suit your contribution. It is up to you what format these can be:  from clinical practice, research presentations, dissemination of art and culture, dialogues, posters, installations or verbal reflections.  


Proposal Types 


The oral paper presentation may be authored by an individual or a group. The oral presentations will be grouped in parallel sessions based on the sub-themes. The abstract submitted should be 250 words or less. More information about the abstract is provided below. 


The poster presentation may be created by an individual or a group and will be displayed on a portable wall. At times, the author(s) of the poster will accompany it to answer people's questions. To apply for a poster presentation, the author(s) must submit an abstract of a maximum of 250 words. More information about the abstract is provided below. 


A self-organised seminar of one or more presentations relevant to family therapy practice or research.  Workshops and dialogues are intended to be thoroughly interactive, with considerable participation and discussion from those attending. Workshops may have an explicit agenda of training participants on a given topic or generating an interest group or a network for future collaboration. If applying for a workshop, please submit an abstract of 250 words or less, including a description of the content and how it will be delivered (pedagogical methods, etc.). 


The presentation has a free and creative form.

To apply for a presentation, the author(s) must submit an abstract of 250 words describing the presentation.



The following guidelines for all kinds of presentations are advisory. If there are good reasons to amend them, please feel free to do so. 

If your abstract is for a presentation based on one or more empirical research projects, it could include the following: 

•                    Background and purpose: description of the problem, study objectives, research question(s) and/or hypotheses 

•                    Methods: study design, including a description of participants and selection strategies, data collection procedures, measures, and approaches to analysis

•                    Findings: specific results in summary form

•                    Conclusions and implications: description of the study’s main outcome(s) and impact on practice, policy or further research. 

If your abstract is for a presentation based on practice, it could include the following: 

•                    Background and purpose of the presentation 

•                    A summary of the main points of the presentation 

•                    Implications of your presentation for practice. 



The submission deadline is Oct. 15, 2023; see the separate form on the congressional website:


Submitted research abstracts will be reviewed by a Nordic peer panel.