Submit Proposals / Abstracts

The Program Committee is now requesting proposals for panels, mini-panels, and study groups for the 2014 Annual Meeting. While scientific quality is paramount, this year the committee will strongly consider the composition of the panels that include women, under-represented minorities and early career scientists and clinicians. Also, the committee is strongly encouraging the submission of panels and mini-panels on topics that are crucial to our mission but have been historically under-represented in the program. These topics are listed below:

• New neuroimaging and neuroengineering technology and discovery
• The influence of peripheral systems (e.g. Immune or gut) on brain function and psychopathology
• Using big datasets (genetic, proteomic, demographic) to understand neuropsychiatric disease
• How does knowledge of neurological disease inform psychiatry and vice versa
• Cerebrovascular integrity, oxidative stress and neuropsychiatry
• Neurodevelopmental mechanisms and neuropsychiatric disease  

Click here to access the submission site. 

ACNP Call for Proposals
ACNP Panel Guidelines
ACNP Mini-Panel Guidelines
ACNP Study Group Guidelines

Submission of Overall Proposals for Panel, Mini-Panel, & Study Group by Chairs:
Thursday, May 8th
Submission of Abstracts by Individual Panel & Mini-Panel Presenters:
Thursday, May 22nd
Submission of Disclosures by Study Group Participants:
Thursday, May 22nd
Chairs Review & Finalize Panel, Mini-Panel and Study Group Sessions:
Wednesday, May 28th 

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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