Instructions for Presenters at the CPA National Convention

Submission Specifications:

Please use proper grammar (AP Style) and spell check when submitting your abstract. Do not use all capital letters or all lowercase letters on any part of the form. If cutting and pasting into the form please paste from Notebook instead of Word to clean up the text.

    Program Stream:

    Please select a program stream/CPA Section (choose one stream/CPA Section) For more information about CPA Sections https://www.cpa.ca/sections/

    • Addiction Psychology
    • Adult Development and Aging
    • Brain and Cognitive Sciences
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Clinical Neuropsychology
    • Community Psychology
    • Counselling Psychology
    • 4th NACCJPC (Criminal Justice Psychology)
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Educational and School Psychology
    • Environmental Psychology
    • Extremism and Terrorism
    • Family Psychology
    • Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine
    • History and Philosophy of Psychology
    • Indigenous Peoples’ Psychology
    • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
    • International and Cross-Cultural Psychology
    • Psychologists in Hospitals and Health Centres
    • Psychology in the Military
    • Psychologists and Retirement
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Quantitative Methods
    • Quantitative Electrophysiology
    • Rural and Northern Psychology
    • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
    • Social and Personality Psychology
    • Sport and Exercise Psychology
    • Students in Psychology
    • Teaching of Psychology
    • Traumatic Stress Section
    • Women and Psychology (SWAP)

     


    Submission Type: What type of submission do you wish to make (chose one type)?

    See below for a full list of presentation types and descriptions or click on the PDF version


    Author (Presentations): First and presenting author and additional authors if applicable

    First and presenting author; Title, first name, Last name, Organization, e-mail, phone number, Mailing address, City, Province, Postal Code, Country

    Additional authors: Title, first name, Last Name, Organization, and e-mail.

    Author (Symposia): Moderator/ Discussant if applicable

  • Create a moderator, create a discussant if applicable: Title, first name, Last name, Organization, e-mail, phone number, Mailing address, City, Province, Postal Code, Country
  • Create a Discussant if applicable: Title, first name, Last Name, Organization, e-mail and country.

  • Nature of Submission: What is the nature of your submission?

    Program/Policy Abstract
    Policy/program abstracts are submission for the presentation of information on a program that may been developed/evaluated or a policy that was implemented/needed and the impacts of either.

    Scientific Abstract
    Scientific abstract submissions are meant for the presentation of scientific/empirical data that summarize a research study.


    Title (Limited to 15 words)

    To the extent possible, all titles should include the results of the scientific study or speak to the effectiveness or impact of the policy/program


    Abstract Summary (Limited to 250 words)

    You have 250 words for your Abstract Summary. Your summary will be evaluated upon and thus should include the following:

    • Background/rationale: (What is the rationale for your scientific study or program/policy? Information provided in this specific field will be provided to the reviewers to aid the assessment of all submissions.
    • Methods: (What is the methodology underlying your scientific study or approach underlying your program/policy? Information provided in this specific field will be provided to the reviewers to aid the assessment of this submission.
    • Results: (What analyses or evaluations were conducted and what did they show? Information provided in this specific field will be provided to the reviewers to aid the assessment of this submission.
    • Conclusions: (What conclusions are you able to draw based on the results? Information provided in this specific field will be provided to the reviewers to aid the assessment of this submission.
    • Action/Impact: (What actions, recommendations or impacts were made, implemented or evaluated? Information provided in this specific field will be provided to the reviewers to aid the assessment of this submission.

    Theme:

    The Theme for the 2019 CPA Convention is Psychology’s Contribution to Society (Limited to 50 words)

    Each first and presenting author must indicate how the work in their submission contributes to society


    Index Keywords

    Please enter 1-3 keywords (or key phrases) to describe your submission. Index keywords will be used to organize and categorize submissions in printed and online schedule


    Papers (for Symposia):

    Each symposium must consist of 3 individual papers

    Please follow the same process below for each paper within your symposium

      Add new paper

        Authors: First and presenting author and additional authors if applicable

      • First and presenting author; Title, first name, Last name, Organization, e-mail, phone number, Mailing address, City, Province, Postal Code, Country
      • Additional authors: Title, first name, Last Name, Organization, and e-mail.
      • Title (Limited to 15 words)

      • To the extent possible, all titles should include the results of the scientific study or speak to the effectiveness or impact of the policy/program
      • Abstract Summary (Limited to 250 words)
        You have 250 words for your Abstract Summary. Your summary will be evaluated upon and thus should include the following:

      • Background/rationale: (What is the rationale for your scientific study or program/policy? Information provided in this specific field will be provided to the reviewers to aid the assessment of all submissions.
      • Methods: (What is the methodology underlying your scientific study or approach underlying your program/policy? Information provided in this specific field will be provided to the reviewers to aid the assessment of this submission.
      • Results: (What analyses or evaluations were conducted and what did they show? Information provided in this specific field will be provided to the reviewers to aid the assessment of this submission.
      • Conclusions: (What conclusions are you able to draw based on the results? Information provided in this specific field will be provided to the reviewers to aid the assessment of this submission.
      • Action/Impact: (What actions, recommendations or impacts were made, implemented or evaluated? Information provided in this specific field will be provided to the reviewers to aid the assessment of this submission.

Presentation Types

    Pre-Convention Professional Development Workshops

    Pre-Convention PD Workshop – Half Day – (3 CE Credits)

    The presenter of a Pre-Convention Professional Development Workshop (PcPDW) is typically a senior expert in the topic area; submissions by a novice just entering a topic area will not be considered.

    A PcPDW is not intended for presenting new empirical research.

    PcPDWs will be scheduled for delivery on Thursday, May 30th, the day prior to the official start of the 2019 CPA Annual National Convention.

    PcPDWs are presented by an individual or a group, and are intended to have a clearly defined practical, experiential, and/or demonstrational component. PCPDWs are intended to be participatory events where delegates engage and interact with each other. Led by a presenter or presenters with widely acknowledged expertise and experience in the topic area, each workshop should focus on ensuring that participants leave the workshop with 3-6 tangible new skills, tools, and/or techniques (i.e., learning outcomes). Thus, good PcPDWs are innovative, interactive, inclusive, integrative, developmental, provocative, logistically sound, and provide both novice and experienced psychologists with an opportunity to continue their professional development.

    The CPA will be providing support of up to $1000 per PcPDW. This funding is intended solely to reimburse eligible expenses related to presenter travel and accommodation. Additional expenses (e.g., speaker fees or honoraria) are the responsibility of the workshop organizer and/or sponsoring Section. To inquire about sponsorship for your PcPDW, please contact the appropriate CPA Section(s) at: https://cpa.ca/aboutcpa/cpasections/

    Through the 2019 CPA Annual National Convention Submission System, you will be able to access/edit your abstracts and view the summaries. You will be able to edit your submission until the system closes at 23:59 EST November 15th, 2018. It is your responsibility to make the changes online or to send questions about your submissions to convention@cpa.ca before November 15th, 2018. The submission review phase for PcPDWs begins on November 16th, 2018. Submissions may not be changed during (or following) the official submission review period.

    Pre-Convention PD Workshop – Full Day – (6 CE Credits)

    The presenter of a Pre-Convention Professional Development Workshop (PcPDW) is typically a senior expert in the topic area; submissions by a novice just entering a topic area will not be considered.

    A PcPDW is not intended for presenting new empirical research.

    PcPDWs will be scheduled for delivery on Thursday, May 30th, the day prior to the official start of the 2019 CPA Annual National Convention.

    PcPDWs are presented by an individual or a group, and are intended to have a clearly defined practical, experiential, and/or demonstrational component. PCPDWs are intended to be participatory events where delegates engage and interact with each other. Led by a presenter or presenters with widely acknowledged expertise and experience in the topic area, each workshop should focus on ensuring that participants leave the workshop with 3-6 tangible new skills, tools, and/or techniques (i.e., learning outcomes). Thus, good PcPDWs are innovative, interactive, inclusive, integrative, developmental, provocative, logistically sound, and provide both novice and experienced psychologists with an opportunity to continue their professional development.

    The CPA will be providing support of up to $1000 per PcPDW. This funding is intended solely to reimburse eligible expenses related to presenter travel and accommodation. Additional expenses (e.g., speaker fees or honoraria) are the responsibility of the workshop organizer and/or sponsoring Section. To inquire about sponsorship for your PcPDW, please contact the appropriate CPA Section(s) at: https://cpa.ca/aboutcpa/cpasections/

    Through the 2019 CPA Annual National Convention Submission System, you will be able to access/edit your abstracts and view the summaries. You will be able to edit your submission until the system closes at 23:59 EST November 15th, 2018. It is your responsibility to make the changes online or to send questions about your submissions to convention@cpa.ca before November 15th, 2018. The submission review phase for PcPDWs begins on November 16th, 2018. Submissions may not be changed during (or following) the official submission review period.

    Regular Program Submissions

    Discussion Forum (25 minutes)

    A Discussion Forum is intended for sharing, exploring and stimulating thoughts and ideas about an issue/topic/case, a program or intervention, or for brainstorming alternative approaches to research, practice, education, and/or policies.

    Each Discussion Forum is submitted by a leader who is expected to provide a clear but brief summary (15 minutes maximum) of the core issues, ideas or approaches, interventions, etc. to be shared and explored. In addition, the leader is expected to inspire participants into sharing and engaging with each other and with the forum topic (minimum 10 minutes).

    A submission for a Discussion Forum must include the following: a statement of the critical issues, ideas or approaches, interventions, etc. to be shared and explored; a statement of why these issues, ideas, etc. are of current interest and appropriate for brainstorming; and a description of methods to be used for encouraging participants to share and engage with the forum topic and with each other.

    Discussion Forum submissions intended for presenting/discussing empirical research will not be considered.

    Through the 2019 CPA Convention Submission System, you will be able to access/edit your abstracts and view the summaries. You will be able to edit your submission until the system closes at 23:59 EST November 15th, 2018. It is your responsibility to make the changes online or to send questions about your submissions to convention@cpa.ca, before November 15th, 2018. The submission review phase begins on November 16th, 2018. Submissions may not be changed during (or following) the official submission review period.

    Gimme-5 (5 minutes)

    The GIMME-5 is a method for sharing information in a spoken/visual format in a succinct manner, and for creating interest in a project or program. A GIMME-5 can be used for presenting empirical research, or for highlighting the need for/development of impact or evaluation of a program, policy or intervention.

    Each GIMME-5 is allocated a total of 5-minutes (e.g., 4-minutes for a spoken presentation and 1-minute for questions), and each is permitted a maximum of 3 slides. To be effective, a GIMME-5 presentation needs to focus on what is critical, and it needs to be delivered in a stimulating and thought-provoking manner. GIMME-5 sessions are created by including at least 8 individual GIMME-5 presentations.

    A submission for a GIMME-5 should include the following information: the rationale for the study/studies or program/policy or intervention; the method of the study/studies or the approach employed for the program/policy or evaluation; a summary of analyses, results and conclusions; and an overview of actions, recommendations, or impacts that occurred or that will be implemented or evaluated.

    Through the 2019 CPA Convention Submission System, you will be able to access/edit your abstracts and view the summaries. You will be able to edit your submission until the system closes at 23:59 EST November 15th, 2018. It is your responsibility to make the changes online or to send questions about your submissions to convention@cpa.ca, before November 15th, 2018. The submission review phase begins on November 16th, 2018. Submissions may not be changed during (or following) the official submission review period.

    Printed Poster (55 minutes)

    Posters — in print format — are the most appropriate and efficient method for presenting empirical research. A poster title should inform one about the results of a study or studies or speak to the effectiveness or impact of a policy/program or intervention.

    Posters should make use of pictures and diagrams, and they should use words/text sparingly.

    A submission for a poster presentation should include the following information: the rationale for the study/studies or program/policy or intervention; the method of the study/studies or the approach employed for the program/policy; a summary of analyses or evaluations that were conducted; a summary of the results and the conclusions that follow from them; and an overview of actions, recommendations, or impacts that were made, implemented or evaluated.

    Information on the orientation of the posters (portrait; landscape), size of the posters, etc. will be provided upon acceptance of a submission.

    Through the 2019 CPA Convention Submission System, you will be able to access/edit your abstracts and view the summaries. You will be able to edit your submission until the system closes at 23:59 EST November 15th, 2018. It is your responsibility to make the changes online or to send questions about your submissions to convention@cpa.ca, before November 15th, 2018. The submission review phase begins on November 16th, 2018. Submissions may not be changed during (or following) the official submission review period.

    Click here for Printed Poster Instructions.

    Professional Development Workshop (85 minutes)

    Offered during the Convention days of May 31st -June 2nd, Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) are intended for the same purpose and have the same requirements as Pre-Convention Professional Development Workshops (PcPDWs).

    PDWs are presented by an individual or a group and are intended to have a clearly defined practical, experiential, and/or demonstrational component. PDWs are intended to be participatory events where delegates engage and interact with each other. Led by a presenter or presenters with widely acknowledged expertise and experience in the topic area, each workshop should focus on ensuring that participants leave the workshop with at least 3 tangible new skills, tools, and/or techniques (i.e., learning outcomes). Thus, good PDWs are innovative, interactive, inclusive, integrative, developmental, provocative, logistically sound, and provide both novice and experienced psychologists with an opportunity to continue their professional development.

    In contrast to PcPDWs, a total of only 85 minutes will be allocated to each PDW (with 75 minutes for the workshop and 10 minutes for set-up and tear-down).

    Through the 2019 CPA Convention Submission System, you will be able to access/edit your abstracts and view the summaries. You will be able to edit your submission until the system closes at 23:59 EST November 15th, 2018. It is your responsibility to make the changes online or to send questions about your submissions to convention@cpa.ca before November 15th, 2018. The submission review phase begins on November 16th, 2018. Submissions may not be changed during (or following) the official submission review period.

    12-Minute Talk (12 minutes)

    The 12-Minute Talk format is intended for making a detailed report about a series (more than 2) of empirical studies or a complex program or intervention. This format is familiar to those from other conferences where it goes by names such as “talk” or “oral presentation”.

    Each 12-minute Talk is allocated 10-minutes for presentation and 3-minutes for questions. This format is reserved for sharing information about a complex issue, series of studies or an involved program or intervention.

    The convention program can accommodate only a small number of 12-Minute Talks; thus, choose this option only if it is clearly impossible to present your work either as a printed poster or as a GIMME-5.

    A submission for a 12-Minute Talk should include the following information: the empirical and theoretical context and rationale for the studies or program/policy or intervention; the general method of the studies or the approach employed for the program/policy or evaluation; a summary of analyses, results and conclusions; and an overview of actions, recommendations, or impacts that occurred or that will be implemented or evaluated.

    All 12-Minute Talk submissions will be grouped into sessions that are organized around a specific theme or topic area. To ensure that each 12-Minute Talk submission is included in an appropriate thematic session, each submission must include informative descriptors. To ensure your submission is arranged into an appropriate session, choose descriptors that are specific and informative.

    Through the 2019 CPA Convention Submission System, you will be able to access/edit your abstracts and view the summaries. You will be able to edit your submission until the system closes at 23:59 EST November 15th, 2018. It is your responsibility to make the changes online or to send questions about your submissions to convention@cpa.ca, before November 15th, 2018. The submission review phase begins on November 16th, 2018. Submissions may not be changed during (or following) the official submission review period.

    Symposium (55 minutes)

    A symposium is a format for delivering a series of Spoken Presentations that focus on the same topic. Each symposium is expected to include a moderator/convenor (5 minutes); overall title and abstract; and 3 presenters (15 minutes each) each with an accompanying title and abstract. Symposium convenors have the option of including a Discussant.

    Each symposium is created and submitted by one person, called the symposium convenor (or moderator). The convenor/moderator can function in one of three manners: convenor/moderator only, presenter of one of the Spoken Presentations, or symposium discussant. Symposia presenters can be from the same or different countries.

    A submission for a symposium must include the following:

      • an abstract of the symposium with the following information: a brief description of the symposium topic; a statement of what makes this topic novel, contentious, or pertinent to the Convention; and a clear statement of how each presenter will offer a unique approach/perspective to the proposed topic.
      • for each presenter – an abstract with the same information as required for a Spoken Presentation submission (empirical and theoretical context and rationale for the study or program/policy or intervention; the general method of the study or the approach employed for the program/policy or evaluation; a summary of the issue or analyses/, results/ conclusions; and an overview of actions, recommendations, or impacts that occurred or that will be implemented or evaluated).

    A total of 60 minutes will be allocated for each symposium.

     

    Through the 2019 CPA Convention Submission System, you will be able to access/edit your abstracts and view the summaries. You will be able to edit your submission until the system closes at 23:59 EST November 15th, 2018. It is your responsibility to make the changes online or to send questions about your submissions to convention@cpa.ca, before November 15th, 2018. The submission review phase begins on November 16th, 2018. Submissions may not be changed during (or following) the official submission review period.


    This information is also available as a PDF: please click here.