Abstract Submission

Abstract Submissions are now closed.

Schedules may be found on our website here:

Symposium Sessions

Oral Sessions

Poster Sessions

Account Access

An IEPA Conference Account is required to submit an abstract.

If you do not yet have an IEPA Conference Account, please Create an Account.
If you already have an IEPA Conference Account, please Log In to register.

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts must be submitted by the presenting author. Therefore, it should be the presenting author who creates the IEPA Conference Account from which the submissions will be made and the account should contain the presenting author’s contact information. Do not submit an abstract for a different presenting author from your account. The presenting author (account holder) is the main contact for all communication about the submissions made from his or her account.

Abstracts must be submitted online. Abstracts submitted by e-mail, fax, post, etc. will NOT be considered.

Abstracts must be submitted in English.

Abstracts are limited to 250 words (excluding abstract title, author names and affiliations).

You will be required to select one of the following primary or secondary themes for your abstract. The themes help us group the submissions for review and presentation.

Primary Themes
Basic Neuroscience
Translational Research
Diagnosis and Phenomenology
Psychosocial Interventions
Substance Use
Stress Responsivity
Ethical Issues
Service System Development and Reform
Public Policy

Secondary Themes
First Episode Psychosis
Mood Disorders
Ultra High Risk / Prodromal Research
Psychosis NOS
Comorbid Conditions

Symposium Abstracts

Each symposium submission is comprised of a symposium summary describing the symposium, plus abstracts for each of the required four (4) talks. If you are chair (organizer) of a symposium, you must submit the details of the symposium from your account. This includes submitting the abstracts for each of the four talks (including authors, affiliations, and email contact for the talk’s presenting author).

Oral Abstracts

A limited number of oral presentations will be scheduled. If you submit an oral presentation and it is not accepted, you will automatically be considered for a poster presentation.

Poster Abstracts

Poster size is limited to 900 mm wide x 1200 mm high (portrait format).

Membership Requirements

Membership in IEPA is not required to create an IEPA Conference Account and submit abstracts. IEPA membership is also not required to register to attend the IEPA Conference. However, membership makes you eligible for discounted registration rates. See Registration Requirements below.

Registration Requirements

If your abstract is accepted for presentation, you will be required to register for the conference. You register from your account. Co-authors must create their own accounts.  All authors must register to present their paper or poster at the conference.

Revisions to Submissions

You are free to log into your account and revise, or withdraw, your submissions at any time until the submission deadline. After the submission deadline, all submissions are locked and sent to the program committee for review. Only submissions that have a status of Completed on the submission deadline date will be considered.

Confirmation of Acceptance

The review committee will review all submitted proposals in May. Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will be emailed after all submissions have been reviewed. Only the submitting author (account holder) will receive email acknowledgments of acceptance or non-acceptance. All correspondence from IEPA will go to the email address defined in your IEPA Conference Account profile, so please keep this information up to date.

All correspondence about your submissions will be sent from We suggest that you add to your “safe senders list” (aka email white list) to ensure that emails from IEPA are not blocked by your email spam filter.

Questions or Problems

If you have questions about the submission process or requirements, or are having problems with the website, please email us at .

The Symposia and Oral submission deadline is May 14, 2014.
Poster submissions deadline is August 1, 2014.