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Welcome to the ADAA 2022 Annual Conference Submission Site

Common Psychopathology: What Can the Past Tell Us About the Future

ADAA's 2022 Annual Conference is excited to head to Denver, Colorado, March 17-20, 2022. Join more than 1,000 clinicians and basic and clinical anxiety and depression researchers with backgrounds in medicine, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing, neuroscience, genetics, epidemiology, and other disciplines from across the US and around the world for vibrant programming, impactful connections with peers, and access to sponsors all while enjoying the beauty and adventure of Denver.
ADAA is delighted to open our conference portal and welcomes all submissions. The 2022 conference will be held in person. Potential submitters who are not comfortable traveling to Denver should consider submitting their proposal for consideration as a professional education webinar.

To submit a webinar proposal please click here.

All conference submissions are peer-reviewed and ranked on the basis of quality, merit, relevance, and ability to advance practice and research. ADAA offers a few session spots to invited speakers, such as ADAA’s Keynote, Scientific Research Symposium, Science Spotlights, Master Clinicians, Clinical Practice Symposium, and Jerilyn Ross Lecture. The remainder of the proposals undergo an anonymous scientific peer review.

For more information and helpful tips, please review ADAA's How to Submit document.


 No extensions will be granted to the deadlines below.

Master Clinicians 

Wednesday, September 1 at 11:59 pm ET

Roundtables, Symposia, Workshops

Wednesday, September 22 at 11:59 pm ET

Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award and Career Development Leadership Program (CDLP)

Wednesday, October 6 at 11:59 pm ET


Wednesday, October 27 at 11:59 pm ET



Session Type, Awards, and Poster Descriptions:

Preference will be given to sessions that include both clinicians and researchers, as well as those closely related to the 2022 annual conference theme - Common Psychopathology: What Can the Past Tell Us About the Future - and to social justice and diversity issues related to anxiety, depression, and co-occurring disorders. ADAA also encourages submissions that apply to mid-level and advanced learning audiences and will give preference to those sessions which feature an emphasis on audience interaction/engagement.

Master Clinician: Interactive, experiential, in-depth training, and skills acquisition sessions that target experienced clinicians (MD, MFT, MSW, PhD, PsyD, etc.)  Sessions will be 90 minutes.

Workshop: Educational session that provides hands-on, in-depth experiential clinical training and case presentation for a particular skill or treatment area. Workshops should include active involvement of the audience. Workshops can also be submitted on topics related to practice, research, and career development such as promoting your practice, using social media for recruiting participants for studies, or writing a successful grant. Sessions will be 60 minutes.

Symposium: An organized set of presentations around a specific topic, including a unique title and abstract for each presenter.  Priority is given to symposia that are innovative, multidisciplinary, and involve clinicians and researchers, basic and clinical researchers, or present new research. Sessions will be 90 minutes. Accepted Symposia will be limited to 30 sessions for the 2022 conference.

Roundtable: Interactive discussion with up to five experts (including chair) on a focused topic, issue, theme or question in research or practice. Roundtables may include short statements during which presenters outline approaches to the same question but do not make formal presentations. Sessions will be 60 minutes.

Poster Presentations: Individual presentation in a poster format sharing new research findings on or innovative clinical techniques for topics including anxiety, depression, and co-occurring disorders. Submissions should include title and abstract. Format: Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion - each section allows for 3000 characters (including spaces). Preliminary analysis of new data must be included in abstract.  Poster presenters must register for the conference if accepted. Poster presenter must be on-site for poster session(s) to have poster displayed.

Award Submission:
The Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award 
is given to an early career investigator for the best original research paper on neurobiology, psychopharmacology, psychosocial treatments, or experimental psychopathology of anxiety disorders and depression.
The Career Development Leadership Program (CDLP) is designed to encourage early career clinicians and researchers to engage in creative discourse about anxiety, depression and co-occurring disorders in a diverse, multidisciplinary community. Awardees benefit from episodic mentoring, cross-fertilization of disciplines, networking, and the enhancement of skills to become more professionally competitive. CDLP is a competitive program that provides for an intensive mentoring and professional development opportunity offered at ADAA's Annual Conference.

Please pay special attention to spelling and capitalization in your submission. ADAA will not proofread your submissions prior to peer review. Once a proposal has been submitted you will not be able to make additional changes.

Note: If your submission is accepted, all participants are required to register to be eligible to present in Denver. Participants who have not registered by February 15, 2022 may be removed from the program.

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ADAA will not tolerate discrimination in the conference or webinar submission process. ADAA is committed to providing an environment in which our diverse members may learn, network, and share information freely with their colleagues. As such, ADAA embraces diversity and inclusiveness as a core value.
ADAA recognizes, supports, and values the inclusion of diverse groups and views in all parts of the association. ADAA recognizes the strength and improved decisions that results from participation in association programs, leadership, committees/taskforces, and staff of diverse individuals from a wide-range of organizations.
ADAA works to eliminate bias in every aspect of the conference and webinar participant selection process. All complete and qualified submissions will be considered for presentation without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
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