17 & 18

May 2019

Reducing Mental Health Disparities Through Sustaining and
Strengthening Healthy Communities: Increasing Knowledge through Research, Education and Practice

Abstract & Poster Guidelines

All information must be submitted online via the Submission Portal. The completed abstract can be copied and pasted into the online forms.
Submission Portal

Submission Deadline

Second Call for Abstracts and Posters must be submitted between the following dates:

Monday, December 31, 2018 –  Friday, March 29, 2019

Deadlines will be enforced. The Submission page will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on the designated date; therefore late Submissions cannot be accepted. Incomplete Submissions will be automatically rejected.



Notification of acceptance will be made within 4 weeks of receipt of abstract via email to the primary author of the abstract. All presenters must complete a conflict of interest form, which will be attached with notification of acceptance.

Presentation Formats

The program is organized into the following types of presentations. Please indicate your preference:

  • Clinical
  • Community
  • Posters

Submission Guidelines

Each submission must include:

  • Abstract (max 300 words)
  • Title
  • Authors and contact information, including all authors’ names, credentials, and titles as you would like them to appear in the program.
  • Organize the abstract around:
    • Objective
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions
  • Research-focused abstracts and/or poster: The abstract must delineate the statistical data.
  • Abstract describing models, programs, or ethnographic research: The abstract must include data, outcomes, and mental health impact.
  • Policy-focused abstract: The abstract should describe a successful advocacy strategy and the policy impact/implications.

At minimum, submissions require three learning objectives, and three references. All presenters must complete a conflict of interest form. This is a REQUIREMENT for all authors of all submissions. The Submission will be rejected if these disclosures are not received. Lack of disclosure may jeopardize SESMH ability to provide CME/CEU credits.

On the abstract submission you will be asked whether you prefer an “oral presentation”, “poster presentation”, or “either” type of presentation. All submissions will be accepted as an accurate representation of what would be presented. The scientific review committee will make the final decision regarding presentation format.

All presenters are responsible for their travel which includes – air fares, ground transportation and hotel costs. Please check rates and pricing before you submit to ensure that you and your co-presenters will be able to attend the Symposium if submission is accepted.

Required Registration

All presenters are responsible for their registration and are required to register for the full Symposium or a single day. Presenters who do not register will not be permitted to attend the meeting.

Submission Portal

If you have any questions, please email us at info@sesmh.org.

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