12 & 13

May 2017

MindsMatter! Mental Health Across the Lifespan
Ending Stigma through Research, Education, and Practice.

Abstract & Poster

Late Call for Symposium Poster!

The deadline for the Late Poster Call for the Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health is Friday April 7, 2017. Don’t miss your last opportunity to share late-breaking poster with your colleagues on Friday, May 12th and Saturday, May 13th in Greenville, South Carolina!

Abstract proposals are prerequisites for acceptance of all presentations given at the Symposium and all call for Posters submissions must be submitted online. Topics may include any aspect of Mental Health Across the Lifespan including clinical treatment, research, training, development, and service delivery.

If you have questions about the submission process, please contact Ms. Christine Marsh at info@sesmh.org or call 864-455-7808.


Submission Deadline: Abstracts and Posters must be submitted no later than Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Instructions for Abstracts and/or Posters

The Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health will create a forum focusing on mental illness and patient-centered outcomes. Annually this event will facilitate collaboration among patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, academicians and community partners on comparative effectiveness research and patient-centered care for those suffering with mental illness with the goal of advancing best care practices and eradicating mental health stigma.

Abstract and Poster Categories

The Programming Committee of the Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health is now accepting abstracts for oral presentations or posters. All proposals must be submitted online via the Submission Portal:

Submission Portal

Each proposal will be peer reviewed by the Program/Scientific Committee. Topics may include any relevant area related to comparative effectiveness research, patient-centered care and collaboration among community partners and underrepresented or marginalized groups regarding mental health. The Programming Committee encourages submissions on:

  • Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • Translational Research
  • Mental Health Advocacy and Stigma Reduction
  • Best Practices
  • Caregiver Challenges
  • Mental Health Policies
  • Mental Healthcare Disparities
  • Biopsychosocial Modeling
  • Integrative Treatments

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.
  • 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.

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.

Please review the symposium dates and potential travel expenses to ensure that if your proposal is selected, you or an identified representative will be available to present on the designated date and time.

If you have any questions, please email Symposium Program Coordinator – Christine Marsh at info@sesmh.org.

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