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Call for Symposia and Structured Panel Discussions
January 7, 2019          Symposia and structured panel discussions abstract submission system opens
February 8, 2019        Deadline for symposia submissions

 

Call for Posters
March 1, 2019            Poster abstract submission system opens
April 1, 2019              Deadline for poster submissions

 

Call for “Big Question” Symposia Submissions

This year, we are implementing a new submission procedure for three symposia. The Program Committee has crafted three big picture questions for which we are inviting individual presenters (co-authors are, of course, welcome) to submit abstracts through the poster submission portal. These questions are meant to be broad, inclusive, and to tackle some pervasive issues in our field. Example topics are provided but should not be seen as limiting; if you believe your work is relevant to one of these questions, we encourage you to submit. Ideal candidates for inclusion will be presenting original research that addresses some aspect of the Big Question. The Program Committee will review all submissions and will select a subset to present; selections will be made to maximize diversity of presenters (e.g., different labs, measures, perspectives, career levels), as well as coherence.

·      Authors may only submit to ONE of the Big Question Symposia.
·      Authors whose symposia are rejected from the original Call for Symposia are welcome to         submit their individual abstract for consideration for the Big Question Symposia.

Read more about the Big Question Symposia.

Please contact Cat Norris (cnorris@swarthmore.edu) with any questions.  The poster submission portal will open on March 1, 2019 and the deadline date for these submissions will be April 1, 2019.

 

New: Late-Breaking Call for Undergraduate Student Posters
May 29, 2019             Poster abstract submission opens
July 1, 2019               Deadline for student posters

 

Read More About the Call for Abstracts

 

Symposia Submissions

Symposia are designed for the presentation of several talks related to a common area of research. In addition to scientific excellence, the Program Committee will strongly consider diversity of the panels—including representation of diverse methods, laboratories, and people. We will give highest priority to proposals that reflect interdisciplinary approaches to a topic and represent contributions from multiple laboratories. Inclusion of senior members, as well as a junior member is also encouraged. In addition, the Program Committee will strongly consider appropriate representation of women and underrepresented minorities in the composition of the panels when selecting symposia. If necessary, the committee will be happy to work with the organizer to suggest additional presenters within a similar content area to ensure the diversity of the scientific program and participants.

Symposia should have a well-defined focus with all participants addressing the same problem area. If a discussant is included, she/he should be familiar with all of the papers and be prepared to evaluate and integrate the material presented rather than present new data. The time allotted to symposia will be 90 minutes. The number of participants should allow time for the presentations, discussant's remarks, and questions from the audience.

Evaluations of symposia by the Program Committee will be based on a summary abstract submitted by the organizer(s) and individual abstracts prepared by each participant (the abstract body is limited to 1,600 characters, including spaces -- but not including the presentation title or authors). The maximum number of abstracts that may be submitted for a symposium is six (one overall summary abstract and five supporting abstracts). Symposia including five presenters should be particularly attentive to ensuring there is still sufficient time for discussion.

Submissions of proposals for symposia must be received electronically no later than 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on Friday, February 8, 2019.

 

Structured Panel Discussions
These 90-minute sessions are designed to stimulate discussion about a particular issue by a panel of investigators working in that area. Examples of topics of past panel discussions include challenges related to specific methodologies, issues concerning funding, conducting psychophysiological research in predominantly undergraduate institutions, the future of psychophysiology, etc. Compared to symposia, they place less emphasis on formal oral presentation and are less data intensive. Instead, the focus should be on structured discussion among the panelists and/or questions from the audience.

Evaluations of panel discussions by the Program Committee will be based on a summary abstract submitted by the organizer(s) and individual abstracts prepared by each participant (the abstract body is limited to 1,600 characters, including spaces -- but not including the presentation title or authors). A clear integrative focus should be apparent in the summary statement prepared by the organizer(s) and the abstracts of the individual participants. The maximum number of abstracts that may be submitted for a panel discussion is six (one overall abstract and five supporting abstracts). Panel discussions including five presenters should be particularly attentive to ensuring there is still sufficient time for discussion.

Submissions of proposals for structured panel discussions must be received electronically no later than 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on Friday, February 8, 2019.

 

Word Count
Limit each individual abstract to 1,600 characters in length, including spaces. Abstracts longer than 1,600 characters will not be accepted. The 1,600-character limit applies to the abstract body only and DOES NOT include the title, authors, and optional funding source information.

 

Submitting Author
All correspondence will be directed to the Submitting Author only. Consider using a personal email address as many emails will be caught in corporate or government filters.

 

Editing
Abstracts may be edited until 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on February 8, 2019.

 

Questions?
Send an email to Jane Shepard at meetings@sprweb.org.

 


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