Submission Type

IEPA is seeking abstract submissions for Symposia, Oral presentations and Posters at IEPA 11 in Boston, MA.*  All talks will take place 8-10th October 2018 in the afternoon; poster sessions will take place during the lunch hours.  Each session is approximately 90 minutes long.

The theme for IEPA 11 is to “Prevention & Early Intervention: Broadening the Scope”. The 2018 Program Committee is dedicated to broadening the scope of the conference. New themes have been added to the list of acceptable topics and the committee encourages new material at the conference.

Primary Themes: Secondary Themes:
Basic Neuroscience
Diagnosis and Phenomenology
Ethical Issues
Psychosocial Interventions
Public Policy
Service System Development and Reform
Stress Responsivity
Substance Use
Translational Research
Anxiety Disorders
Comorbid Conditions
Eating Disorders
First Episode Psychosis
Mood Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Personality Disorders
Psychosis NOS
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Transdiagnostic Approaches
Ultra High Risk/Prodromal Research

*IEPA will not accept any abstracts that have previously been presented elsewhere.

Submission Deadlines

Symposium Submissions January 15, 2018  Extended to January 31, 2018
Oral Submissions March 19, 2018 Extended to April 3, 2018
Poster Submissions March 19, 2018 Extended to April 3, 2018

Submission Process

Please follow the instructions to submit your abstract:

1. If you attended IEPA in the past (or submitted an abstract), your conference account is still active. Please log-in with your email address.
IEPA Conference Accounts are NOT CONNECTED to your IEPA Membership number. If you have NEVER attended IEPA, please Create a Conference Account here.
2. Verify your account profile.We use your account profile for registration, printing and program details. Please make sure your contact information is current for the 2018 conference.

3. Make your submission. Follow the instructions within your account to submit a Symposium, Oral or Poster abstract. You may update, modify, change or cancel your abstract within your account at any time until the abstract deadline.

Confirmation of Acceptance

Each submission is reviewed and evaluated by multiple members of the Scientific Review Committee who will rate the abstracts based on a variety of criteria including the relevance of the topic, timeliness, scientific merit, diversity of speakers and overlap of topics within the overall program. In order for your submission to be considered for acceptance, abstracts should include an introduction or background, sound methodology and actual data presented in a results section. Theoretical or anecdotal observations

Symposium organizers will be notified of the status of their submission by March 1, 2018. Any symposium abstract that was not accepted for presentation at the conference, MUST BE resubmitted under the individual speaker’s account in order to be considered as an oral talk or poster.

Oral/Poster acceptance letters will be sent by May 10, 2018. Any Oral submissions that are not accepted as a talk will be automatically considered as a poster.

*The Program Committee has the right to change the program schedule without notice.