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Free communications and poster presentations will be virtual only.

The official language of the conference is English and German. Abstracts have to be submitted in English or German


Deadline for submission of abstracts is April 30th, 2021.



Submit abstracts by filling out this form and uploading your WORD file. For an easier identification of the abstract-file during the process the filename should include the authors's name and an abbreviation of the title. Abstracts should be written double-spaced and not exceed 200 words in length. Include the title, author(s) names, affiliation, address

Abstracts will be reviewed by members of the IATSO Scientific Advisory Board and the Local Scientific Committee. Authors will be informed about the decision of this committee not later than May 31, 2021.

Please note that free communications and poster presentations will be virtual only. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to allocate papers either for oral or poster presentation

Due to the virtual format, the abstract option of symposia is not available this year. However, the Scientific Committee will try to put content-related free communications and posters together. If you would like to organize a “virtual symposium” (i.e., a number of individual presentations/posters, which should be listed together), please note a brief statement at your abstract(s).

Once abstracts are accepted, presenters are asked to provide videos of their presentations. These videos will also be put online, so registrants can watch them at a later point of time.

Furthermore, all presenters will have the opportunity to store accepted presentations in a digital repository where it can be permanently downloaded and cited (this is only an option, not mandatory).  


Contents of free communications and posters: 

  • Sexual offender treatment effectiveness
  • Meta-analyses in sexual offender treatment
  • Internet sexual offending
  • Diagnosis of sex offence related disorders
  • Comparing different methods in sexual offender treatment
  • National programs of sexual offender treatment
  • Risk assessment, risk calculation and risk communication
  • Measuring change of risk
  • Reducing risk by other means than by treatment
  • The management of sexual offences in a context of cultural diversity
  • The effectiveness of restorative justice systems
  • Substance abuse and sexual violence
  • Rehabilitation and treatment of young sexual offenders
  • Sexual offending prevention policies
  • Measurement of sexual deviance
  • Neuroscience and sexual offenses


If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact us at abstracts@iatso.org