2022 Call for Speaker Proposals

DEADLINE: August 1, 2022

The National Update on Behavioral Emergencies (NUBE) conference is accepting speaker proposals for the 13th Annual AAEP NUBE Conference, taking place December 8-9 in Scottsdale, Arizona at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley-Scottsdale.


The primary conference audience consists of psychiatrists, emergency medicine physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, 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 behavioral emergencies. Rapid fire presentations (<20 min) are particularly popular. Please note that speakers cannot apply for a particular talk length, but will be assigned this by the program committee.

Time allotted for the presentation includes introductions, content, and any question & answers. 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.

Submission Requirements & Specifications

A completed presentation is required for review and approval at least 2 weeks prior to conference opening day. Please keep the abstract length to < 500 words.


The submission period will close August 1, 2022. Please note that this call for proposals is for didactic presentations, not original research. Identical or duplicate submissions to the scientific session will not be accepted. Presenters are required to upload a photograph, learning objectives, and a bio at the time abstracts are submitted. All co-presenters must be included on the original presentation, and late additions will not be accepted. 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.

Important: Presenter bios are required for CME approval.

Back by popular demand: “Medical Mimickers”

The program committee particularly invites speaking proposals about interesting cases. Have you experienced an interesting “medical mimicker” case? If so, please submit an abstract detailing the case, what makes it interesting and any key take home points. The top submissions will be chosen for rapid fire presentations.

Fees & Presenter Benefits

As a presenter for the National Update for Behavioral Emergencies, you will receive a discounted registration.

Other Requirements

1. Although not required, presenters will be asked at the time of submission for permission to be recorded by AudioDigest. If your topic is not appropriate for this, please reconsider submitting at this time.

2. ALL accepted submissions must be uploaded in their entirety to the conference website for CME review ahead of the conference (typically 2 weeks before the conference). If your submission contains information that cannot be uploaded in its entirety, please deidentify this information and/or reconsider the submission topic.

DEI Statement

The program committee for the National Update on Behavioral Emergencies makes all decisions on content in a blinded fashion, and welcomes submissions from clinicians of all races, genders, and ethnicities.

Questions? Please contact: Michael Wilson at MPWilson@uams.edu.