Submissions for the 2022 ISBD Experience are NOW OPEN!

BREAKING: The Deadline to submit a Symposia or Conference Course Proposal has been extended to January 31st!

The ISBD Program Committee is now accepting proposals for symposia, conference courses, and poster/rapid oral presentations for the 2022 Virtual Annual Conference. All submissions must be submitted through the online submission system. Please the button above to access the submission system. Please note, if you are an ISBD Member or participated in the 2020 or 2021 Conference, you already have an account in the system.

Equity Statement: In keeping with the continuing commitment of the ISBD to seek excellence through inclusion the involvement of women, early career professionals, and participants from diverse geographic regions will be given consideration when reviewing the suitability of proposals for the program. However, please note, the primary factor considered in the scientific review process is the quality of the submitted proposal.

Read before planning your symposia for the 2022 ISBD Experience

The ISBD Experience is a totally new concept that is based on our insights from the two very successful virtual conferences that we have hosted in 2020 and 2021. Accordingly, it has been designed to challenge conventional notions of what is possible in a virtual meeting. The main objective in designing the exciting and forward-looking format of the ISBD Experience is to ensure greater engagement with fresh content and lively discussion and debate throughout.

To ensure good attendance and a broad audience for each component of the program, the ISBD will limit the number of concurrent symposia to a maximum at any time of two. Presentations should comprise new material, which has not been presented previously. The nature of these presentations should include thoughtful discourse that grapples with difficult questions and seeks to include multiple perspectives whenever possible.  In addition to submitting a brief abstract, you will be required to address how your proposal aligns with the ISBD Experience such as what is new or novel about your project.

Submission Guidelines and Instructions: The submission guidelines are available below.  Please read these very carefully before submitting a proposal. The guidelines were developed to try to enhance the interactive component and maximize audience engagement in light of the virtual format.

 All submissions must be submitted through the online submission system. Please click here to access the submission system. Please note, if you are an ISBD Member or participated in the 2020 or 2021 Conference, you already have an account in the system.

symposia | DEADLINE EXTENDED: January 31, 2022

Important: Read before planning your symposia for the 2022 meeting:

The nature of these presentations should include thoughtful discourse that grapples with difficult questions and seeks to include multiple perspectives whenever possible.  Submissions should highlight how the discussion time will be used to maximize interaction and exchanges between speakers and with the audience in order to further the learning objectives.

Submission of Overall Proposals by Chairs for Symposia & Conference Courses
DEADLINE: Thursday, January 13, 2022*

Submission of Individual Presenter Abstracts of Symposia & Conference Courses
DEADLINE: Thursday, January 20, 2022*

Chairs Review & Finalize Proposed Sessions for Symposia & Conference Courses
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Monday, January 31, 2022*

*All deadlines occur at 5:00 PM Central

  • A Parallel Symposium is a moderately formal 1-hour session and includes 3 Presenters and 1 Chair who can also double as a speaker.
  • All symposia will be presented live, virtually during the conference dates (10-12 June 2022).
  • Each Symposium will be structured to incorporate discussion, with a short Chair introduction of three minutes, 3 presentations of 15 minutes, including 10 minutes for presentation and a 5-minute Q&A followed by 5 minutes for concluding remarks from the Chair.
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CONFERENCE COURSES | DEADLINE EXTENDED: January 31, 2022

Submission of Overall Proposals by Chairs for Symposia & Conference Courses
DEADLINE: Thursday, January 13, 2022*

Submission of Individual Presenter Abstracts of Symposia & Conference Courses
DEADLINE: Thursday, January 20, 2022*

Chairs Review & Finalize Proposed Sessions for Symposia & Conference Courses
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Monday, January 31, 2022*

*All deadlines occur at 5:00 PM Central 

  • Conference Courses will last 1.5 hours (90 minutes) each, including presentations that incorporate or alternate with interactive elements, and should include a Chair and up to 3 presenters.
  • Conference Courses must include interaction with the virtual audience (e.g. Q&A, polling, clinical case discussion, breakout room discussion/activities, etc.). Education in a clinical context should be prioritized.
  • A maximum of 3 speakers, including the Chair, will be eligible for a reduced registration fee; a Chair may double as a speaker.
  • We encourage speakers to consider designing your session with state-of-the-art teaching strategies, such as pre- and post- course quizzes, clinical scenarios and vignettes.
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poster & new and trending oral submissions | Deadline: March 7, 2022

 DEADLINE: March 7, 2022*

*All deadlines occur at 5:00 PM Central

  • Authors can submit Abstract preferences for Oral or Poster presentation, but please note, the scientific committee retains the final decision as to the presentation format. Accepted Abstracts will be published in the official journal of ISBD, Bipolar Disorders, and as an online Abstract Supplement to the ISBD Conference.

  • New and Trending Oral presentations will be brief, 5-minute presentations that address recent developments in the field, followed immediately by 5-minute discussion. There will be up to 5 presentations per 1-hour session.

  • Once posters have been accepted, to enhance their appeal and educational value the presenters of each poster will be highly encouraged to submit a voice-over presentation along with their visual poster for the Conference. 

  • *New in 2022: Those who submit a voice-over presentation are eligible for a Live Poster presentation during the conference. This presentation will be a 3-minute oral presentation with 2 minutes for discussion on the relevance of findings to research/clinical practice.

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