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Welcome to the ADAA Annual Conference Submission Site
Resilience and Recovery: From Research to Practice

The deadline for New Research Posters and Donald F. Klein Award applications has been extended to Tuesday, November 10. .

ADAA's 2021 Annual Conference is going virtual!
ADAA’s virtual 3D March conference promises to deliver the same vibrant programming, impactful connections with peers, and access to exhibitors and sponsors in a dynamic, digital setting that will be accessible from anywhere. Making the decision to pivot to a virtual experience was not easy. Our top priority is the health and wellbeing of ADAA members, attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and staff. We are extremely grateful for your “resilience”, patience, and support as we make the transition together.

ADAA is excited to open our new conference submissions portal. The #ADAA2021Virtual Annual Conference will celebrate 40 years of ADAA and we are excited to review your submissions.

All 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, and a few others. The remainder of the proposals undergo an anonymous scientific peer review. 


Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award*

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

New Research Posters

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

*The CDLP award class from 2020 will be carried over to 2021


Session Type, Awards, and Poster Descriptions:

Master Clinician: Interactive, experiential, in-depth training, and skills acquisition sessions that target experienced clinicians (MD, MFT, MSW, PhD, PsyD, etc.)  Sessions will be 120 minutes for in-person sessions or 90 minutes for virtual sessions.

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.

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.

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.

New Research Poster Presentations: Individual presentation in a poster format sharing new research findings on topics including anxiety, depression, and related disorders. Submissions should include title and abstract. Format: Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion - each section allows for 350 words or 3000 characters (including spaces). Preliminary analysis of new data must be included in abstract.  Poster presenters must register for the conference if accepted.

Preference will be given to sessions that include both clinicians and researchers, as well as those closely related to the 2021 annual conference theme - Resilience and Recovery: From Research to Practice - and to social justice issues related to anxiety, depression, and co-occurring disorders.

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.

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

Note: If your submission is accepted, all participants are required to register. Participants who have not registered 30 days prior to the conference may be removed from the program.

Virtual Events Code of Conduct

Click here to access ADAA's updated anti-harassment policy.


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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