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Mental Health Services Conference Submission Guidelines

The submission guidelines and format descriptions below apply to the Mental Health Services Conference.

The 2024 Mental Health Services Conference

  •   Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
  •   Sept. 26-28, 2024

The 2024 Mental Health Service Conference submission site is currently open to submissions. The site will close on Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Submission Guidelines for Sessions: How to Submit a Session

Format Description

  • All sessions are 90 minutes (No course submissions at this time)
  • Clinically oriented presentations (including scientific, research based-/data-driven presentations) should encourage audience participation through discussion and Q&A between the presenters and audience
  • Maximum three presenters (including chair)
  • To comply with accreditation standards, all accepted sessions will be required to submit their final slides for review by the APA Office of Accrediting and Compliance by Thursday, August 8, 2024.

Checklist for Submission

  • 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
    • A bio of no more than 600 characters, including spaces, and a high-quality, professional headshot with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi
    • 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)
  • 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
    • At a minimum, 3 peer-reviewed references, published in the last five years to support your submission's 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 1 – 2 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 authors 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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