School absenteeism: A universal problem in need of local, national, and international solutionsSchool absenteeism: A universal problem in need of local, national, and international solutions

This conference offers a wide palette of topics for school personnel, practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, and academics from all disciplines. Check out the 'Provisional Topics’ below.

International keynote speakers include Christopher Kearney (Psychology), Carolyn Gentle-Genitty (Social Work), and Michael Gottfried (Education).

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Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th, and Friday 18th October 2019


Oslo, Norway


INSA Conference at Hotel in OsloScandic Holmenkollen Park

“Scandic Holmenkollen Park is located an impressive 350 metres above the city. Here you can enjoy views over the capital, and eat at one of the city’s best restaurants. We recommend a visit to our great spa, a training session in our well-equipped gym, or a swim in our pool. There are miles of hiking trails right on your doorstep, and bikes you can borrow for free.”


Registration is open. Please visit the registration website. A discount applies for group registrations of five or more.  


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Round Table Topic Discussions at the INSA Conference

  • Do you have a new idea about school attendance that you would like to discuss with colleagues?playmobil 451203 640
  • Are you curious about a particular school attendance topic?
  • Do you have a special interest within school attendance that you think others might share?

If so, please submit a Round Table Topic for discussion at the INSA Conference.

In a Round Table Topic Discussion, a small group participates in a scholarly discussion and exchange of ideas around a topic of relevance. A Round Table Topic is proposed by one or two ‘speakers’ who present ideas or questions and invite others to participate. The speaker stimulates the discussion and is an equal participant rather than an authority.

INSA Round Table Topic Discussions will run for 35 minutes (including presentation and discussion) and will have up to 10 participants including the speaker(s). Handouts may be provided. Projectors for powerpoint presentations will NOT be available.

Please submit your abstract via the online form by 24th May 2019.

INSA values the support of the following sponsors of the 2019 Conference



Continuity in Education is an open access, peer reviewed journal for the education of children and young people with medical and mental health needs.

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