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Update: Submissions deadline for Workshops, Roundtables, Symposia, and Ignite Symposia is extended until Friday, September 14, 2018. 

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Submissions Open

The 2019 ADAA Conference Committee invites you to submit your presentations for the 39th Annual Conference. ADAA leads the way in bringing together a multidisciplinary community of basic and clinical researchers and clinicians with diverse backgrounds in psychiatry, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing, neuroscience, and more. ADAA sponsors the only conference focusing exclusively on science and treatment of anxiety and depression, including but not limited to generalized anxiety disorder, OCD, PTSD, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, phobias, depression, and related disorders in children and adults. Submissions are welcome on a broad range of research and practice topics relating to these disorders.

  • ADAA encourages interactive presentations comprised of both clinicians and researchers and also speakers from different institutions.
  • ADAA encourages submissions on diversity and those related to cultural, racial and socioeconomic barriers to mental health care.
  • New first-time presentations will be given priority.

Types of Submissions

Master Clinician Sessions: Interactive, experiential, in-depth training, and skills acquisition

Symposia and Ignite Symposia: Group presentation organized around a specific theme

Workshops: Interactive, experiential training, skills acquisition, and discussion of treatments through case presentations

Roundtables: Interactive discussion on a focused topic, case presentations, issue, or question in practice or research

Awards: Alies Muskin Career Development Leadership Program and Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award

New Research Poster Sessions: Individual presentation in a poster format
shares new research findings.

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View the "How to Submit" Guidelines here. Before completing your submission, make sure you review the Submission Checklist.

Carmela Alcantara, PhD, ADAA 2019 Conference Committee Coordinator, shares 10 great tips for submitting a winning abstract. Watch below:


Questions? View the General Conference FAQ here or email conference@adaa.org.