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Call for Presentations

Submission Deadline: October 4, 2019
Acceptance Notification: December 2, 2019

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Share Your Knowledge About Mental Health and Addiction Treatment and Services
The National Council for Behavioral Health invites you to submit a presentation proposal for NatCon20 April 5-7, 2020 in Austin, TX. NatCon20 will provide an outstanding mix of quality education to showcase new ideas and evidence-based practices. Conference attendees will include senior leaders of behavioral health provider organizations, health systems, provider networks, county and regional authorities, state provider associations and people with lived experience. Educate your peers and contribute to the field of mental health and addiction treatment and services by submitting a presentation proposal for consideration!

General Call for Presentations
We want you to share your expertise on behavioral health care’s greatest innovations in finance, integrated health care, technology and professional development through an inventive educational session. We also welcome your input in creating a conference experience that engages and challenges. We especially seek presentation ideas from our member organizations, the providers who innovate the way we deliver care.

For the Call for the General Call for Presentations Guidelines, click here

**NEW** NatCon Technology Shark Tank Call for Submissions
The National Council for Behavioral Health and innovaTel Telepsychiatry are excited to announce NatCon’s first-ever “Shark Tank” competition. Inspired by the hit ABC television show where innovative entrepreneurs present their business ideas to a panel of experts, NatCon is excited to present the first Technology Shark Tank exclusively to NatCon20 attendees!Show us how you are using technology to improve access and behavioral health treatment in your communities, and you will be eligible to win a grand prize of $10,000!

For the Call for the Technology Shark Tank Submission Guidelines, click here

Research Symposium Call for Papers
In a healthcare environment that’s increasingly placing emphasis on quantifying and producing value, providers need to be adaptive, innovative, and well-informed on the latest, most effective approaches to care. As part of its ongoing commitment to promoting evidence-based, data-driven care the National Council will be hosting a 1-day Research Symposium at NatCon20, focused on providing a platform for dissemination and discussion of recent research across the behavioral health field. To ensure diverse stakeholder representation, we invite individuals and organizations from a variety of settings – including academia, non-profit, private sector, government agencies, healthcare systems and provider agencies – to submit proposal presentations of any original research related to the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of mental illnesses or substance use disorders.

For the Research Symposium Call for Papers Guidelines, click here.

To view the proposal questions prior to submitting online, click here.

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