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Welcome to the Abstracts Submission System for Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry 2021

Advancing knowledge, developing careers, strengthening community

In order to protect the safety of our members, the ACLP Board has decided to celebrate the annual meeting remotely in November.

You will be using this site to prepare submissions for Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (CLP) 2021.

  • CLP 2021 will be a remote meeting
  • All content will be prerecorded. Some sessions may also be invited to participate live during the conference
  • Submissions deadline11:59 pm EDT on Thursday, April 1, 2021

A Message from the Annual Meeting Program Chair

The ACLP is more than a professional organization - it is an academic home. We are a community of individuals with shared interests, and for many of us the annual meeting is the inspiration and the affirmation for our chosen career. The annual meeting in 2021 will be an opportunity to further expand knowledge of the evidence base for our practice while supporting growth and mentoring careers. It will also be an opportunity for reflection on diversity, equity, and justice, and to celebrate the people who create and engage in this amazing organization.

We look forward to your submissions.

Lisa J. Rosenthal, MD, FACLP

CLP 2021 Scientific Program Chair

NEW FOR 2021: Publication in the Academy Journal

CLP 2021 poster and oral paper abstracts will be published in a special supplement to the Academy's official journal after the meeting.

Review of Submission Process

The Annual Meeting Program Committee is dedicated to assembling the highest-quality educational program for our attendees. A fully remote meeting presents challenges and opportunities. We are at work right now to find a new user-friendly system to manage content, capture and display your presentations, and engage our membership live in November. We hope to create a wonderful online library and to allow time during the three-day program schedule for independent viewing of sessions, papers, and posters. Prerecorded sessions were highly viewed in 2020, thus we know that online content is greatly valued by our meeting attendees. 

There are specific instructions for abstract submission linked below. Our goal in 2021 is to make it transparent how sessions are reviewed and graded by the annual meeting subcommittees. This grading and scoring process begins immediately after the submission deadline and can take up to two months depending on the number of abstracts submitted. Selections are likely to be announced in early June. Please note that, due to the unique nature of our online program this year, all accepted submissions will need to be uploaded and finalized by October 15, 2021. 

Please take extra care to make your abstract clear, rigorous, and engaging—it is the only information by which the Program Committee can judge your work. 

 Some of the important criteria used by reviewers are:

  • Focus on topics of interest to the CL community and relevant to the annual meeting theme
  • Ability for the content to enhance participant engagement and provide direct application of knowledge or skill to the audience.
  • Originality (not previously presented or published, unique topics and ideas)
  • Abstract strength (organization and writing of submission, clearly conveyed outline of content and timeline of the presentation)
  • Strength and diversity of speakers in workshops and preconference courses. (Diversity is considered to be a balance of institutional representation, as well as diversity of known speakers with broad opportunities for junior members)


 CLP 2021 will be the first annual meeting to conduct the first round reviews of papers and posters blinded


IMPORTANT NOTE; PLEASE READ THIS: To provide the greatest breadth of presenters at CLP 2021 while keeping the high quality of the meeting's content, we will have the following limits on presentations: 

  • Each workshop/symposium/general session can have a maximum of FIVE (5) speakers, including moderator and discussants.
  • A single person may only be listed on a total of THREE (3) workshop session submissions. Please be sure to check with all potential co-authors to ensure that they are aware that they are being named as part of the session to help us maintain this limit. The system is unable to filter submissions, so this will be on an honor system. However, this will be reviewed at the acceptance stage.
  • A single person may only be listed as the first author on a total of THREE (3) poster submissions.

 CLP 2021 Resources 


Submissions deadline: 11:59 pm EDT on Thursday, April 1, 2021


A submission must be complete, including disclosure filings from all associated speakers/authors, before it can be accepted for review - No exceptions. The deadline is firm and will not be extended.

It is the responsibility of the submitter to notify all co-authors or co-speakers of the requirement to complete disclosure reporting. For questions, please first start by reviewing the detailed submission instructions linked above.

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