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Individual Speaker Presentations, Symposia, Posters, Roundtables 

The 2020 NASPOG Meeting Planning Committee thanks those who submitted proposals for Individual Speakers, Symposia, Posters, and Roundtables. Proposals focus on women’s health, particularly area's of obstetrics, gynecology, psychiatry, psychology, social work, and/or counseling. The planning committee will be selecting proposals based on new research findings, novel clinical and programmatic initiatives, and scholarly reviews by experts. 

Important Dates

  • Submission Opens: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 
  • Submission Deadline: Monday, October 28, 2019 (12midnight Pacific time)
  • Submission Notification (Acceptance/Rejection): Mid January 2020
  • Late Breaking Abstract Submission Opens: February 3, 2020
  • Late Breaking Abstract Submission Closes: February 24, 2020

Presentation Type and Category 

  • During the online submission process, you will be asked to select the appropriate presentation type(s) for your submission
    • Individual Oral presentation
    • Symposium Oral
    • Poster
    • Morning Roundtable

  • Select the appropriate category using the list provided:
  • Abortion
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Basic Science
  • Clinical Interventions
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education/Training
  • Endocrinology
  • Fertility
  • Gender Identity Care
  • Infant mental health and/or Parenting
  • Mood Disorders
  • Nutrition
  • OCD and related disorders
  • Patient Outcomes
  • Pharmacologic Treatment
  • Psycho-Oncology
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Sexuality
  • Social determinants of health
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Other, please specify

Individual Oral
Individual oral presentations are held throughout the duration of the educational program

Symposia Oral 
Symposium sessions are held throughout the duration of the educational program. Symposia must be chaired by a NASPOG member. Proposals from new and prospective members are encouraged, though a tentative acceptance of proposals will be followed by confirmation of acceptance once the chair or co-chairs have become NASPOG members. Each symposium should have 3-4 speakers (20-30 mins each) related by a coherent theme, with topics accessible to a range of NASPOG members. When appropriate, the Planning Committee may work with proposers to combine individual speakers into symposia with a common theme. 

For each submission, the 90 minute symposium should include four (4) presentations of about 20 minutes each with ten (10) minutes introduction or discussion. Each presenter’s abstract must be no more than 350 words. 

Posters will be presented and displayed on Saturday, April 18 during the poster session and reception from 5:30pm - 7:00pm Central. Poster presenters are required to be present at their poster for the entire session.

Two, 90-minute roundtable breakfast sessions will be held; Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19. 

Submission Format
Submissions are required to be submitted online using our submission site. Submissions should not exceed a 350 total word count. The following information will need to be submitted:

  1. Name, credentials, affiliation, contact information for Chair, Co-Chairs and each speaker
  2. Title and abstract for overall symposium or individual speaker 
  3. Background/Introduction
  4. Objective
  5. Methods
  6. Results
  7. Conclusion
  8. Disclosure
  9. Acknowledgements (optional)

PLEASE NOTE: We will review individual proposals from trainees and junior faculty for the Steiner Young Investigator Awards Program. Steiner awardees receive $500 and free meeting registration. 

All speakers are required to disclose any 'relevant' financial relationships in accordance with the ACCME guidelines. The ACCME defines 'relevant' financial relationships as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. List any financial interests, assistance, or relationships with companies, supporters, or commercial products related to the research (for example, ownership or partnership; research support; research grants; sponsors; stockholders, etc.).

Submission Review
After the site closes, completed submissions will be peer reviewed. All submissions will be blinded for review, meaning the abstracts will be reviewed without knowledge of the author/s, institution/s or disclosure information.

Acceptance/Rejection Notifications
You will be notified electronically of the acceptance/rejection of your submission at the end of November 2019. This notification will include the date and time of session/presentation as well as type of presentation if accepted. Only the corresponding author will be notified. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to notify all co-authors.

Presenter Registration and Travel
Please note that NASPOG is not able to cover costs for speaker travel or housing. Speakers will be required to register for the meeting.

Content Validity and Fair Balance
Presenters are required to prepare fair and balanced presentations that are objective and scientifically rigorous. All recommendations involving clinical medicine must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.

Use of Submitted Materials
Authors and submitters understand that the submitted abstracts and materials are published in the NASPOG 2020 Biennial Meeting program. Publication may include on the Biennial Meeting website, in Biennial Meeting schedules, in the Program Book, and proceedings distributed to Biennial Meeting attendees.

U.S. Government Copyright Requirements
If the paper you are submitting was prepared in the course of your direct employment with the U.S. Government, please include the following footer on the final PDF version of the paper you are submitting:

"This material is declared a work of the U.S. Government and is not subject to copyright protection in the United States. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.”

Employees of organizations that operate under contract to the U.S. Government, such as U.S. Government labs, please note the following:

  • Depending on the policy of your organization and your organization’s contract, the copyright transfer form should be signed either by you or by an appropriate representative from your organization.
  • You may be required to include a footer on the final PDF version of your paper acknowledging contract information and also the following statement:

“The United States Government retains, and by accepting the article for publication, the publisher acknowledges that the United States Government retains, a non-exclusive, paid-up, irrevocable, worldwide license to publish or reproduce the published form of this work, or allow others to do so, for United States Government purposes."

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