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New Orleans, Louisiana
June 5 – June 8
Abstracts open October 31 and close January 22
Dear NASPSPA Community,
The abstract submission portal for the 2023 NASPSPA. Conference opens December 1st and will remain open through Monday, January 30. Please visit our 2023 NASPSPA Conference page and our Submit an Abstract page for the details. Information about submitting a conference abstract is below. This information, along with step-by-step instructions can be downloaded in Word format here.
Conference Abstract Submission Information
- Membership:You must be a current NASPSPA member to submit your abstract. The abstract submission process requires you to login with your active membership credentials to start the process. NASPSPA memberships run on the calendar year and renewals that are made after October 1 are automatically credited for the subsequent calendar year. You can update your membership here.
- Authorship: An individual may be the first author on no more than two submitted abstracts (inclusive of verbal and poster presentations) each year. Additional information regarding Ethical Guidelines and the use of Non-Discriminatory Content is available in Section 2C “Guidelines for abstract submission and presentations” in the NASPSPA Policy Manual.
- Presentation types: Verbal and poster presentations and symposia will be accepted. Detailed information about presentation format will be forthcoming, but generally speaking, verbal presentations will be 12 minutes with 3 minutes for questions, and posters will be physical (paper, or similar) posters displayed on poster boards in a conference meeting room. Symposia are a collection of verbal presentations that are submitted together as a single submission. You have the option of indicating your preference for a verbal or poster presentation when you submit your abstract, as well as to indicate if you are only willing to accept a presentation of a certain type. The same scientific and formatting content rules apply when preparing abstracts for verbal or poster presentations.
- Scientific content: Data-based, theoretical, or research review papers that have not been previously published in an archival scientific publication or presented elsewhere at a national or international conference are eligible for submission.
- Formatting content:
- Length: All abstracts (regardless of whether you are submitting for a verbal or poster presentation) have a maximum length of 2100 characters (including spaces). To check the number of characters in your draft in Word, select your abstract text (do not include any title or author information), click on the “Review” tab in the header, then select “Word Count”. This will give you a pop-up window with the statistics of your highlighted text. Focus on the “Characters (with spaces)” line to ensure you have less than 2100.
- Body: The abstract body should notinclude section headings (i.e., Introduction, Methods, etc.), the title, or author information.
- Title: Only the first letter, first letter after a colon or sentence-ending punctuation, and acronyms/names should be capitalized in the title.
- Example: Click herefor an example of an appropriately formatted abstract.
- Where/how to submit: To submit your abstract, click on the red button
- Troubleshooting:If you have issues submitting your abstract, please contact our webmaster (Joel Barnes) at email@example.com.
NEW THIS YEAR: This year we will be issuing a call for late-breaking abstracts from undergraduate students on February 15, 2023, with a submission deadline of March 15. This call will be only for submissions where the lead, presenting author is a student (or students) currently registered in an undergraduate program at the time of submission. Late-breaking abstracts will only be accepted for poster presentations. Accepted late-breaking abstracts will NOT have a published abstract associated with them. Smaller scale studies, research in progress, and research proposals by undergraduate students will be eligible for acceptance as a late-breaking abstract. Undergraduate students who wish to submit a late-breaking abstract and attend the conference do have to be a NASPSPA member.
The intention of this late-breaking abstract call is to provide an opportunity for undergraduate students who would like to learn more about NASPSPA, meet potential future graduate supervisors, network with NASPSPA members, and present research work they are involved in. There will be an opportunity for undergraduate students with late-breaking abstracts to register for the conference for a single day at a reduced fee, which will be Friday, June 2 when all of the late-breaking abstract posters will be presented.
PLEASE NOTE: Every year we have several undergraduate students who submit research as part of the regular abstract submission process, and who come to the full conference and present their work either in verbal or poster format. We continue to welcome our undergraduate student members participating in the full conference in this way. This late-breaking abstract opportunity is NOT intended to replace that form of undergraduate student participation, but rather to add a new opportunity for undergraduate students for whom having a completed study ready in time for the regular abstract deadline in January is too soon, and/or attending the full conference is too much, but who would like to check NASPSPA out. We recognize that this opportunity will likely be most attractive to undergraduate students who live near the conference location, as the travel and accommodation costs may make single day attendance less attractive to undergraduates traveling a long way. But we are piloting this initiative this year, and if it becomes part of the program in future years, it will have the potential to benefit students in various geographic areas. More information will be forthcoming in February.