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Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
55th Annual Convention

Promoting Cognitive and Behavioral Practice and Science in the Context of Public Health, Social Justice, Policy, Research, Practice, and Training

November 2021 • New Orleans, LA

  1. DEADLINE: March 15, 2021 at 3:00 am EDT.
  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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*********FOR MORE DETAILED SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: ABCT will be offering Child Care Services on Friday, November 19 and Saturday, November 20 at the Hyatt Regency. Please indicate your interest in this service by answering this survey question when submitting your abstract.
ABCT is encouraging people to stay for Sunday. Watch for promotional efforts in the upcoming months for some events to be held on the final day of the convention!

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