Abstract Instructions

The abstract submission deadline has passed.

Presentation Types
Abstracts were accepted for the following presentation types:

  • 3 hour Workshop
  • 50 to 100 minute Symposium
  • 50 minute Panel Discussion
  • 10 to 15 minute Paper Presentation
  • Poster Presentation
  • Either Poster or Paper Presentation
  • Demonstration (included in Poster Session)*
  • Sounding Board (1 to 2 minute presentation followed by discussion)*

*If submitting for a demonstration or sounding board presentation, please briefly describe your proposed presentation in the abstract text box; you do not have to submit a formal abstract for a demonstration or sounding board presentation.

Word Limit

Limit the text of your abstract to a maximum of 300 words total.


If possible, we request your abstract be formatted with the following headings: Purpose, Methods, Results and Conclusions.

Content Areas

Upon submission of your abstract, you will be asked to identify your abstract in the following content areas:

  • Diabetes
  • CDV
  • Cancer
  • HIV
  • Headache
  • Tinnitus
  • Eating Disorders
  • Pain
  • Substance Abuse
  • Tobacco Use/Smoking Cessation
  • Body Image
  • Obesity and weight loss
  • Sleep/Insomnia
  • TBI
  • Other Behavioral Health
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • OCD
  • Simple Phobias
  • Social Phobia
  • GAD
  • PTSD
  • Other Mental Health
  • Country of Research

Symposium abstract guidelines

The symposium chair/convener must submit the symposium title, summary, chair and discussant information using the online submission system. The chair then instructs the proposed speakers to submit individual abstracts online, linking the speaker abstracts to the symposium title. For more information, see the instruction sheet. The abstracts for each individual symposium will be reviewed as a group, and each symposium will be accepted or not in its entirety. The symposium chair is responsible for communicating conference information to individual speakers.