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Annual Meeting Submission Guidelines

The submission guidelines and format descriptions below apply to the Annual Meeting.

2023 Annual Meeting

2023 Theme: Innovate, Collaborate, Motivate
Charting the future of mental health

San Francisco, Calif.
Saturday, May 20 – Wednesday, May 24

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How to Submit a General Session

Format Description

  • This format includes the formats previously referred to as workshops, symposia, case conferences, forums and advances in psychiatry.
  • 90-minute session
  • Clinically oriented presentations (including research-/data-driven presentations) should encourage audience participation through discussion and Q&A between the presenters and audience.
  • Maximum one chair and three presenters.
    • If the session chair is also presenting, they must also be added as a presenter

Checklist for Submission

  • General session title (maximum of 150 characters, with spaces)
    • Title should be brief, unique and interesting
  • Participant information*
    • Completed profile
    • Financial disclosure form
    • Presenter release forms
    • Please note that your submission will not be finalized and sent to grading until all presenters complete their financial disclosure and presenter release forms.
    • Use the "Add Co-Presenter" button to add co-presenters to your submission.
  • Educational objectives (maximum of 200 characters, with spaces, per objective)
    • Three to five learning objectives
    • Each objective will complete the statement "At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:"
    • Use active verbs like "understand," "demonstrate," and "provide" to begin each objective.
  • Overall session abstract (maximum of 3,000 characters, with spaces)
    • The abstract should be a concise description of your session and how you plan to engage with your audience.
    • For research-focused presentations, a structured abstract is permitted.
  • References
    • List three or more peer-reviewed references published in the last ten years to support your session content.
    • References may be formatted according to your preferred style guide.
  • Agenda
    • The agenda should outline details about your lesson plan, teaching methods, and timing of your proposed session.
  • Topic
    • Select one to two topics that best describe the overall focus of your proposed session.
  • Self-Assessment Activity

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*All presenters must create a profile and complete the required forms prior to submitting a proposal for review by the Scientific Program Committee. All presenters must be available to present at the meeting and must register for the meeting prior to the date of their presentation.

How to Submit a Poster

Format Description

  • Posters present new research and case findings
  • Only one presenter per poster
  • Maximum four co-authors per poster (co-authors do not present)
    • One co-author may be designated as the "lead author." Unless otherwise noted, the poster presenter is assumed to be the lead author.

Checklist for Submission

  • Poster title (maximum of 150 characters, with spaces)
    • Title should be brief, unique and interesting
  • Presenter information*
    • Completed profile
    • Financial disclosure form
    • Presenter release forms
    • Please note that your submission will not be finalized and sent to grading until the poster presenter and all co-authors complete their financial disclosure and presenter release forms
    • Use the "Add Co-Author" button to add co-authors to your submission.
  • Co-authors
    • Use the "Add Co-Author" button to add any co-authors to your submission
  • Overall poster abstract (maximum of 3,000 characters, with spaces)
    • The abstract should be a concise description of results, findings, and conclusions.
  • References
    • List three or more peer-reviewed references published in the last ten years to support your session content.
    • References may be formatted according to your preferred style guide.
  • Topic
    • Select one to two topics that best describe the overall focus of your proposed session.
    • Note: residents and medical students are asked to review their proposal with a faculty mentor prior to submission.

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*All presenters must create a profile and complete the required forms prior to submitting a proposal for review by the Scientific Program Committee. All presenters must be available to present at the meeting and must register for the meeting prior to the date of their presentation.

How to Submit a Course

Format Description

  • Four-hour session
  • Courses explore a major topic in greater depth than any other format, with a focus on development of real-world skills attendees can put into practice upon completing the course
  • Maximum one director and five faculty

Checklist for Submission

  • Course title (maximum of 150 characters, with spaces)
    • Title should be brief, unique and interesting
  • Participant information*
    • Completed profile
    • Financial disclosure form
    • Presenter release forms
    • Please note that your submission will not be finalized and sent to grading until all presenters complete their financial disclosure and presenter release forms
    • Use the "Add Faculty" button to add faculty to your submission
  • Educational objectives (maximum of 200 characters, with spaces, per objective)
    • Three to five learning objectives
    • Each objective will complete the statement “At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:”
    • Use active verbs like “understand,” “demonstrate,” and “provide” to begin each objective
  • Course abstract (maximum of 3,000 characters, with spaces)
    • The abstract should be a concise description of the content your course will cover and the specific skills your audience can expect to gain from the session.
  • References
    • List three or more peer-reviewed references published in the last ten years to support your session content
    • References may be formatted according to your preferred style guide
  • Agenda
    • Indicate what content will be covered during each portion of the course and how time will be allotted for activities and interaction with participants.
    • Include at least 15 minutes for audience Q&A at the end of each topic covered on your agenda.
  • Topic
    • Select one to two topics that best describe the overall focus of your proposed session.
  • Self-Assessment Activity

Download Examples

*All presenters must create a profile and complete the required forms prior to submitting a proposal for review by the Scientific Program Committee. All presenters must be available to present at the meeting and must register for the meeting prior to the date of their presentation.

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