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Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

10th International Conference

Symposium Submission Guidelines

 

Symposia are organized by a chair who also moderates the session. Symposia focus on empirical, conceptual, historical, or methodological research. Symposia in the applied research or basic research domains require a data attachment.

 

The Program Board values symposium submissions that are (a) organized around a central theme, (b) involve submissions from multiple institutions rather than from a single laboratory, department, or organization, (c) are 110-minute symposia, and (d) include submissions from multiple domains. Symposia that include presentations from multiple domains will be given priority for acceptance and scheduling.

 

Symposia should reflect work that is well advanced, and is presented in an integrated way. Work that is just beginning (e.g., only baseline data provided) will not ordinarily be approved for symposium presentations, nor will a series of individual data presentations that do not provide an integrated view of advanced work. Presentations not reaching this level may be reassigned as posters (which may be posted together if they cover similar content).

 

Applied science symposia are encouraged to recruit discussants with basic science expertise to increase exchange within the discipline.

 

ABAI prefers and requests that all submissions be made through the ABAI portal. The following information is required in order to make a complete submission:

 

Title

Please use title case when entering the title (e.g., Clinical Applications of Behavior Analysis: A Two-Part Study), not all lowercase or all capital letters. Please limit titles to 15 words (200 characters). Please spell out all acronyms. No ending punctuation or quotation marks around the title are necessary.

 

Program Area

Select the most appropriate program area for your submission as the primary area; this information will help to avoid scheduling conflicts. A secondary area also may be selected as additional information.

 

Complete descriptions of the program areas can be found here.

 

AAB: Applied Animal Behavior
AUT: Autism
BPN: Behavioral Pharmacology and Neuroscience
CBM: Clinical/Family/Behavioral Medicine
CSS: Community, Social, and Sustainability Issues
DDA: Developmental Disabilities
DEV: Behavioral Development
EAB: Experimental Analysis of Behavior
EDC: Education
OBM: Organizational Behavior Management
PCH: Philosophical, Conceptual, and Historical Issues
TBA: Teaching Behavior Analysis
VRB: Verbal Behavior

 

Submission Domain

Categorize each submission as basic research, applied research, service delivery, or theory, as defined here. Designating a domain for each submission allows conference attendees to make informed decisions about which presentations to attend.

 

Does this submission cover multiple domains?

Translational symposia are those that cover more than one domain and are given more value by the Program Board. If you select "yes" you will be able to select a domain for each individual symposium presentation in the following steps.

 

Instruction Level

Please provide the anticipated instruction level for your presentation.

  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

 

Audience Size Anticipated

Providing this estimate will assist the Program Committee in scheduling your presentation in a room of suitable capacity.

  • 1-25
  • 26-50
  • 51-75
  • 76-100
  • 101-200
  • 200+

  

Abstract

The abstract must follow American Psychological Association style guidelines and be no fewer than 150 words and no more than 200 words. Abstracts should begin with a sentence stating why the topic is important and end with the general conclusion, relevance, or potential impact. All acronyms must be spelled out at first mention.

 

Data-Based Submission Abstracts

The abstract for a data-based presentation also must include (1) an overview of the types of participants, (2) an overview of the types of procedures, and (3) a statement of what the data showed, with what degree of confidence.

 

Symposium abstracts should include a brief summary that provides a unifying theme between the individual symposia submissions.

 

Supporting Graph or Table

Please check "yes" or "no" in answer to the question, "Is your submission data based?". If yes, each individual symposium presentation must upload a supporting data file. A data file for the overall symposium is not required.

 

Keywords

Please include up to four keywords (single words or two-word phrases) with each submission. Keywords should be as specific as possible (e.g., "reinforcement" or "autism" would be too general; "CPT," "insurance," or "telehealth" would be acceptable). Along with the domains, keywords will allow conference attendees to search for topics most relevant to them.

 

Add Symposium Chair, Discussant, and Presentations

 

Select which type of symposia you are submitting:

  • Two presentations, a chair, and discussant (50 minutes)
  • Three presentations and a chair (50 minutes)
  • Four presentations, a chair, and a discussant (110 minutes)

 

Add a Chair/Add a Discussant

A chair is required for all symposia, while a discussant is optional for symposia based upon the number of symposia included in the submission. A detailed explanation of all roles can be found here.

 

You will be asked to add a chair and discussant (if applicable) by searching for a contact. You must provide a last name and full or partial email address. If the contact you search for is not found, you can add a new contact. The following information is required:

 

  • Name
  • Affiliation (if including more than one affiliation, separate with a semi-colon [e.g., Affiliation One; Affiliation Two])
  • Valid email address (all correspondence will be sent to this address)
  • Country
  • Province/State
  • Citizenship

 

Please do not add a new contact if the displayed email or affiliation is out of date. After completing your submission, please contact ABAI (convention@abainternational.org) with the submission ID number and the corrected information for your contact. This ensures that there will not be multiple contact records for the same person.

 

Add an Individual Symposium Presentation

 

Title

Please use title case when entering the title, not all lowercase or all capital letters (e.g., Clinical Applications of Behavior Analysis: A Two-Part Study). Please limit titles to 15 words (200 characters). Please spell out all acronyms. No ending punctuation or quotation marks around the title are necessary.

 

Submission Domain

If you indicated the overall symposium was translational, designate each submission as basic research, applied research, service delivery, or theory.

 

Abstract

The abstract must follow American Psychological Association style guidelines and be no fewer than 150 words or more than 200 words. Abstracts should begin with a sentence stating why the topic is important and end with the general conclusion, relevance, or potential impact. All acronyms must be spelled out at first mention.

Note: Submissions in the basic research or applied research domains must include data attachments. Submissions in the service delivery or theory domains may include data attachments if appropriate.

 

The abstract for a data-based presentation also must include: 1) an overview of the types of participants, 2) an overview of the types of procedures, and 3) a statement of what the data showed, with what degree of confidence.

 

Supporting Graph or Table

Data-based submissions must include a graphic or tabular summary of obtained data. Data-based submissions without a supporting graph or table will be rejected. The data does not need to be complete at time of submission, but the abstract and graph/table must establish that the project is well under way. Graphs and tables submitted must be of professional quality and formatted according to APA Style. Attachments must be in a PDF file format and are limited to a single page. To avoid upload errors, limit your PDF file size to 1MB.

 

Funding (Optional)

Submissions must include a description of the type of funding received for this submission. (e.g., NIH or other research grants). Please use N/A if this is not applicable to your submission.

 

Conflict of Interest Notice (Required)

Submissions must include a declaration and identification of any potential conflict of interest (e.g., commercial support or sponsorship or any other relationship that could reasonably be construed as a conflict of interest.) Please use N/A if this is not applicable to your submission.

  

Add  Author(s)

A presenting author is required for every individual symposium submission. Seven additional authors may be added, for a total of eight authors per individual symposium submission. A detailed explanation of all roles can be found here.

 

You will be asked to add a person by searching for a contact. You must provide a last name and full or partial email address. If the contact you search for is not found, you can add a new contact. The following information is required:

 

  • Name
  • Affiliation (if including more than one affiliation, separate with a semi-colon [e.g., Affiliation One; Affiliation Two])
  • Valid email address (all correspondence will be sent to this address)
  • Country
  • Province/State
  • Citizenship

 

Please do not add a new contact if the displayed email or affiliation is out of date. After completing your submission, please contact ABAI (convention@abainternational.org) with the submission ID number and the corrected information for your contact. This ensures that there will not be multiple contact records for the same person.

 

SABA Senior Student Presenter Grant Application (Optional)

The Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (SABA) will distribute donations from the SABA Senior Student Presenter Grant fund to qualified student applicants who complete submissions before October 31, 2018.

 

To qualify for a SABA Senior Student Presenter Grant, the applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

  • The student must be a verified 2018-2019 student member of ABAI by October 31, 2018.
  • The student's submission, including poster submissions, must be completed by October 31, 2018.
  • The student must be the first (senior) author as well as the presenting author of the submission (poster, paper, panel, or symposium).
  • The proposal must be accepted for presentation at the 2019 ABAI Annual Convention.

 

To apply for a Senior Student Presenter Grant, check the box that says, "Yes, please consider this contact for the SABA Senior Student Presenter Grant," or type this statement if not submitting via the portal.

 

Agreement to Serve as a Poster Discussant

Presenting authors are invited to serve as poster discussants in their areas of expertise. Poster discussants will be assigned a specific set of posters to visit and review. Discussants will attend their designated poster sessions, interact with presenters, and ask questions about the studies they review.

 

In the online submission form, check the box if you agree to serve as a poster discussant; for emailed submissions type the following statement: "Yes, I am willing to serve as a poster discussant."

 

Continuing Education

If you wish, your submission may be considered for BACB, QABA, and NASP continuing education. The following information is required for the submission to be considered for CE credit:

 

Continuing Education Information (Optional)

If you wish, your submission may be considered for BACB, NASP, and/or QABA continuing education credit. The following information is required for the submission to be considered for CE credit.

 

CE Type

Please select which type(s) of CE this event will offer:

  • BACB
  • NASP
  • QABA

 

Event Information

Please provide the following information about your submission.

  • This submission covers behavior analysis:
    • Practice
    • Theory
    • Methodology
  • This submission covers content related to:
    • Ethics (please provide a rationale)
    • Supervision (please provide a rationale)
    • Neither
  • Target audience
  • Learning objectives (a minimum of three is required)

 

Instructor Information

The CE instructor must be prepared to either directly give instruction or actively supervise the instruction when multiple presenters are involved. Provide the following information for the participant serving as CE instructor:

  • Name of prospective CE Instructor
  • Instructor’s Terminal Degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.S.)
  • Instructor’s Credentials (BCBA, BCBA-D, Other)
    • If "other," under what guidelines does the instructor qualify?
      • Holds a doctorate and meets either the coursework or college teaching option for fulfilling BCBA eligibility requirements.
      • Has completed all requirements for a doctorate except the dissertation, meets the coursework option for BCBA eligibility, and has completed graduate coursework or has published research in the subject matter on which Type 2 CE instruction is provided.
  • Brief Curriculum Vitae (CV) of CE Instructor (if the instructor is not a BCBA, the CV must demonstrate how the BACB requirements have been fulfilled)
  • Attestation of Experiential Training (By requesting this submission be reviewed for CE, you are attesting that the CE instructor and any co-instructors have completed substantial formal or experiential training in the subject matter of this submission.)

   

Recommend a Book/Indicate Interest in an Author Signing (Optional)

If you would like to recommend a book for the ABAI bookstore, please provide the following:

  • Title
  • Authors as they appear in the book
  • Publisher
  • Year of publication
  • Publisher/distributor contact
  • ISBN (International Standard Book Number)
  • Track/area

 

If you would like to participate in an author signing event, please answer the following question:

  • If you are an author on the above text, would you like to participate in an author signing?
    • No
    • Yes

 

Assurances, Photography Release, Confirmation of Submission Received

 

Data Assurance (Required)

Your completed submission is verification that you have permission to present the data and information in the submission. If submitting via email, type the following statement: "In making this submission, I affirm that the presenters in this event have been authorized to present the content and data and that the correct authors have been credited for the work presented."

 

Presentation Assurance (Required)

Your submission is acceptance of responsibility. If your submission is accepted, you guarantee that the presenting author (and chair, discussant, or panelist, as appropriate) will have current ABAI membership status, register for and attend the convention and deliver the presentation, as scheduled by the Program Board. Please note: Presenters who fail to deliver an accepted and scheduled presentation will not be permitted to present the following year. If submitting via email, type the following statement: "If my proposed presentation is accepted, I guarantee that the presenting author will register and attend the conference and deliver the presentation, as scheduled by the Program Board."

 

Conduct Assurance (Required)

All presenters at ABAI events are expected to abide by ABAI’s Ethics and Diversity policies. Discriminatory and derogatory language will not be tolerated in presentations at ABAI events.

 

Photography Release (Required)

You acknowledge that while at the ABAI event, you may be photographed by an ABAI-approved photographer. By making a submission, you are granting the Association for Behavior Analysis International permission to use your likeness in photograph(s) in any and all of its publications and in any and all other media, whether now known or hereafter existing, controlled by the Association for Behavior Analysis International, in perpetuity, and for other use by the association. You will make no monetary or other claim against the Association for Behavior Analysis International for the use of the photograph(s).

 

Submission Confirmation

For each submission, each author listed will receive a confirmation email containing a submission ID number; said email serves as confirmation that the submission has been received and saved in the convention database. Please keep the submission ID number for your records to reference when communicating with the ABAI office. You may review the submission at any time by returning to the "Call for Papers Entry" section of the portal. If you do not receive a submission confirmation email, do not resubmit. Please contact the ABAI office at convention@abainternational.org.

 

 

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