Call for Abstracts

The research session deadline was September 1. Check back next year for the 2019 conference!

The National Update on Behavioral Emergencies program planning committee would like to invite you to submit a scientific abstract to present at the annual conference. Please note that this submission is for original research (ie, lecture proposals should be submitted separately on the conference website at

Abstract Guidelines

  • Presentations must avoid any semblance of commercialism: those constituting promotion and advertising are
  • To submit original research, please write a 500-word (or less) abstract. The abstract should involve original qualitative or quantitative research, should be relevant to behavioral emergencies, should not have been published elsewhere at time of presentation, and should not contain author
  • All presenters are responsible for all expenses relating to their presentations, including, but not limited to: air & ground travel, lodging, meals, and
  • All abstracts should be submitted on Please note that abstracts should not contain identifying author information; this information is entered separately on the website.


The application process is a blind review (i.e., the reviewers are unaware of the applicant’s identity). Therefore, applicants should be careful not to disclose their identity when writing their abstract. Notification for acceptance of abstracts will be made by October 15, 2018.

Key Dates

Submit Abstract: September 1, 2018

Receive Notification: October 15, 2018

Questions? Please contact: Michael Wilson <>