Submit Proposals / Abstracts

The deadline for ACNP member chairs to initiate a new panel, mini-panel or study group proposal has passed. Presenters and participants listed on active proposals should now be completing their individual abstract and/or disclosure submissions. 

The Program Committee will begin accepting poster abstract submissions in June. As a reminder, individuals wishing to submit a poster abstract must register for the meeting prior to attempting to submit a poster abstract.

2015 Submission Site 

Please reference the 2015 call for proposals along with the panelmini-panelstudy group and poster abstract guidelines for additional specific submission information.

Submission of Overall Proposals by Chairs (Panels, Mini-Panels & Study Groups)

Submission of Individual Abstracts (Panels & Mini-Panels)
DEADLINE: Thursday, May 21st

Chairs Review & Finalize Proposed Sessions (Panels, Mini-Panels & Study Groups)
DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 28th  

Poster Abstract Submissions
DEADLINE: Thursday, August 13th 

The ACNP Annual Meeting is a closed meeting open to only ACNP members and their invited guests. All nonmembers must be invited by an ACNP member and will be allowed to present a poster if he/she chooses to do so. The guest invitation will constitute sponsorship by the inviting member. No other rules for poster sponsorship will be required. Access to the abstract submission site will be included in the guest's invitation letter.  

9 Common Reasons Why an Abstract is not Accepted:

1. The Panel/Mini-Panel is not sufficiently cohesive.
2. The Panel/Mini-Panel is not sufficiently innovative.
3. The Panel/Mini-Panel does not include sufficient novel/new data.
4. The theme of the Panel/Mini-Panel is over-represented in current submissions for this year.
5. Similar Panels/Mini-Panels have been presented in recent ACNP meetings.
6. The abstract is not informative enough.
7. The panel participant composition does not have women, minority and/or early career scientist/clinician representation.
8. Speakers are not from diverse institutions.
9. Insufficient data and/or statistical analyses. 




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