Oral and Poster

Abstract Guidelines

Important information

  • Deadline for submission: 30th March, 2020
  • Presentation types: oral only, poster only and oral or poster
  • Abstracts are limited to 1,700 characters (including spaces)
  • Abstracts must be new and may not have been previously presented.
  • Titles are limited to 150 characters (including spaces)
  • There are no restrictions on the number of abstracts submitted
  • There are no restrictions on the number of authors
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.
  • Abstracts must be divided into the following topics: aims, methods, results and conclusions.
  • All speakers are required to register for the meeting by 1st June 2020 in order to have their abstract listed in the printed program.

Detailed Information

  • All submissions must be written in English and in final form and ready for publication in the Abstract Book.
  • Your submission will NOT be reviewed for typos or other errors.
  • Check your work carefully as no changes will be allowed after the submission deadline.
  • Title
    • Do not enter the title in all capital or all lowercase letters.
    • Title case is the preferred format.
  • Abstract
    • The abstract must be a single paragraph not exceeding 1,700 characters.
    • Multiple paragraphs will be merged into a single paragraph.
    • Line breaks, tabs and multiple spaces will be replaced with single space.
    • Formatting, such as italic and bold, is not supported.
    • Abstracts must be new and may not have been previously presented.
  • Authors
    • The first author will be listed in the published program as the speaker.
    • Middle name or initials should be entered in the First Name field.
    • Do not enter names in all capital or all lowercase letters.
    • For Affiliation #s, enter the appropriate number, or numbers, next to each speaker to indicate which schools or universities the author is affiliated with.
    • When entering affiliation numbers, use the format 1,2,3 with no spaces.
  • Affiliations
    • Enter each school or university name only once. Then associate affiliations with a speaker using the Affiliation #s box.
    • Do not enter addresses or department names; they will be removed.
    • Do not enter affiliations in all capital or all lowercase letters.
    • Authors and affiliations will be published in this format:
      Joe Smith1, Jane Jones1,2; 1Stanford University, 2UCLA

List of themes

Overarching Theme: New Frontiers in Early Intervention

Primary Themes:

  • Basic Neuroscience
  • Diagnosis and Phenomenology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethical Issues
  • Genetics
  • Neurocognition
  • Neuroimaging
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychosocial Interventions
  • Public Policy
  • Service System Development and Reform
  • Stress Responsivity
  • Substance Use
  • Translational Research

Secondary Themes:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Comorbid Conditions
  • Eating Disorders
  • First Episode Psychosis
  • Mood Disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis NOS
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Transdiagnostic Approaches
  • Trauma
  • Ultra High Risk/Prodromal Research
  • Other

Submission Instructions

  • All submissions must be written in English and in final form and ready for publication in the Abstract Book.
  • Your submission will NOT be reviewed for typos or other errors.
  • Check your work carefully as no changes will be allowed after the submission deadline.
  • Title
    • Do not enter the title in all capital or all lowercase letters.
      Title case is the preferred format.
  • Abstract
    • The abstract must be a single paragraph not exceeding 1,700 characters.
    • Multiple paragraphs will be merged into a single paragraph.
    • Line breaks, tabs and multiple spaces will be replaced with single space.
    • Formatting, such as italic and bold, is not supported.
    • Abstracts must be new and may not have been previously presented.
  • Authors
    • The first author will be listed in the published program as the speaker.
    • Middle name or initials should be entered in the First Name field.
    • Do not enter names in all capital or all lowercase letters.
    • For affiliation numbers, enter the appropriate number, or numbers, next to each speaker to indicate which schools or universities the author is affiliated with.
    • When entering affiliation numbers, use the format 1,2,3 with no spaces.
  • Affiliations
    • Enter each school or university name only once, then associate affiliations with a speaker using the Affiliation numbers box.
    • Do not enter addresses or department names; they will be removed.
    • Do not enter affiliations in all capital or all lowercase letters.
    • Authors and affiliations will be published in this format:
      Joe Smith1, Jane Jones1,2; 1Stanford University, 2UCLA

Abstract Review Process

  • Proposals will be evaluated by the IEPA 12 Scientific Committee using a variety of criteria including scientific merit, timeliness, theoretical innovation and breadth, methodological innovation, lack of overlap with the regular program, and diversity of the speakers.
  • When submitting an abstract author will have to state whether they want their abstract considered for oral only, poster only or oral or poster. Abstracts not accepted as Oral abstracts will only be considered as posters if the presenter has submitted for ORAL OR POSTER.
  • All speakers are required to register for the meeting by 1st June 2020 in order to have their abstract listed in the printed program.
  • The last day to submit Oral or Poster abstracts for presentation is 30th March 2020.

Poster Boards

  • The recommended poster size is 84 cm width x 118 cm height, or 33 inches width x 44 inches height (do not exceed the dimensions of 95 cm width and 120 cm height, or 37 inches width x 47 inches height). Because poster sessions can be crowded, it is best to present your material in columns (vertically), instead of rows (horizontally), so that viewers do not have to cross back and forth in front of each other to read the poster.]
  • Posters are easiest to read using high contrast colors (for example, black lettering on a white background).
  • Push pins are provided for mounting your poster to the poster board. Tape, glue and other adhesives are not to be used on the poster boards.