2019 Submissions


2019 National Update on Behavioral Emergencies
Scott Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, AZ
December 12-13, 2019

We are seeking dynamic, engaging, and knowledgeable presenters for the annual National Update on Behavioral Emergencies Conference.

 “What’s new in behavioral emergencies? Cutting edge treatments in mental health emergencies.” 

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The primary conference audience consists of psychiatrists, emergency medicine physicians, nurses, social workers, and residents. Lecture and workshop content and instruction should be geared to a level that is appropriate for the target audience. 


Proposals are solicited for topics in behavioral emergencies that are interactive, creative, dynamic, and feature best practices in psychiatric emergency medicine. Based on the complexity and subject matter of your topic, you will be assigned either a 15-minute, 30-minute, or 45-minute presentation slot (please indicate if you have a preference when applying). Time slots that are 45-minutes are reserved for speakers who will actively engage the audience in some manner (ie, not a traditional lecture). The presentation timeframe should include introductions, presentation material, and a question & answer session. Attendees should leave with specific knowledge and skills about various aspects of the topic and how it relates to their future development. Presentations should provide attendees with educational value and refrain from promoting a specific business, product, or service.

 The theme of this year’s conference is “What’s new in behavioral emergencies? Cutting edge treatments in mental health emergencies.” The speaker committee specifically invites lectures on innovative topics in behavioral emergencies, although lectures on more-established topics are welcome as well, as long as they have not been presented recently. 


A completed presentation is required before the conference opening day. Please keep the abstract length to < 500 words.


All submitters will be notified of acceptance, regret or wait listed by August 1, 2019. Presenters are required to upload a photograph and a bio at the time abstracts are submitted. Bios are limited to a maximum of 500 words. The goal of the presenter bio is to provide us with a high-level view of your career and your major accomplishments. Presenter bios are required for CME approval. 

We will not be doing poster presentation at this time.

Presenter bios are required for CME approval.

All information must be submitted by July 1, 2019 

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As a presenter for the National Update for Behavioral Emergencies, you will receive a discounted registration. All speakers are expected to stay at the conference hotel. 

Access to the NUBE discounted room rates are limited to hotel capacity so we suggest booking your room early. NUBE does not pay presenters travel and lodging expenses. Visit www.behavioralemergencies.com for additional conference information.