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Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
53rd Annual Convention

Wisdom of Purpose and Perspective: Extending the Social Impact of Cognitive Behavioral Science

November 2019 • Atlanta, GA

  1. DEADLINE: March 16, 2019 at 3:00 am ET.
  2. CHARACTER LIMIT: Character counts do not include spaces.
    • Symposia: 13,800 characters for the entire text. The summary abstract: 2800 characters. Individual presentation abstracts: 2200 characters each; three to five presentations total.
    • Research Spotlight Presentations: 1950 characters
    • Panel Discussions & Clinical Round Tables: 1950 characters
    • Poster Sessions: 2800 characters
  3. ABSTRACT LIMIT: An individual must limit to 6 the number of submissions in which he or she is the first author (including posters), the chair or moderator, the discussant, panelist, or an invited speaker. Acceptances will be limited to 4 first author presentations.

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