Poster Presentation provides attendees with the option to submit an abstract for presentation during our poster session. Attendees may submit more than one abstract for presentation. We will accept abstract submissions until 11:59 pm (EDT) on March 31, 2023. If your abstract is accepted for presentation we will prompt you via email to upload your presentation into our digital system, saving you both time and money!
Benefits of Presenting at the Forum Science Social
At the Forum Science Social, our presentations occur during a catered poster session. Those whose abstracts are accepted for presentation and fit eligibility criteria may be considered for our two award and recognition programs:
We will review abstract submissions submitted on or before 11:59pm (EDT) on Friday, March 31, 2023. Review decisions on abstracts will be communicated on a rolling basis.
Policy on Forum Registration
Presenters at the Forum must register and pay the Forum’s registration fee. There is an early bird discount for the registration fee. Onsite registration fees will increase relative to the early fee.
Abstract Review Process
With the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all encountered situations where data collection is not nearly as far along as we would have hoped. We at the Forum wish to take this reality of mental health research into account in our review processes. Thus, we allow for abstracts that describe work in such a way that they articulate discernable findings,
even if the actual project has yet to be fully completed (i.e., you can present data for a project with ongoing data collection). We only accept abstracts that report findings from empirical work (e.g., experiments, studies leveraging qualitative approaches, controlled trials, archival database studies, psychometric studies, controlled observations, field studies, and meta-analytic reviews). At each Forum, four leaders in mental health research give addresses on innovative areas of research. Thus, we will be especially interested in abstracts that report research in these areas (i.e., for 2023: ADHD, suicide, child maltreatment, and autism). However, we welcome abstracts on all research relevant to mental health, including work across the lifespan (e.g., young children, adolescents, adults)!
Detailed Information on Presentation Format and Process
Presentations will all be in a digital poster format created using Microsoft PowerPoint© software. Poster sessions will occur during our Forum Science Social. If your abstract is accepted for presentation we will prompt you via email to upload your presentation into our system for visual production (i.e., you will not have to print your poster in paper form). Our guidelines for making poster presentations can be found here: http://bit.ly/JCCAPForumPoster.
Abstract Submission Survey
We accept abstract submissions via our online submission portal: http://bit.ly/JCCAPForumAbstractPortal2023. Please answer all questions in our submission survey, as your responses will allow us to create the optimal experience for attendees and presenters. Please also use our abstract template to submit your poster or Talk-to-Tales. [To download: Click on the link, then go to FILE > DOWNLOAD > MICROSOFT WORD]
Frequently Asked Questions
Our frequently asked questions page can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/JCCAPForumFAQs2023
Ready to Submit?
The next Forum will be held on the scenic College Avenue Campus of the University of Regina, on July 27th through July 29th, 2023. The venue facilities include a state-of-the-art performance hall, and are centrally located in Downtown Regina, steps from Wascana Lake.
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