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Late-Breaking Poster Abstracts

Submission Deadline: Friday, September 15, 2023, 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time

Submit A Late-Breaking Poster Abstract

Only poster abstract submissions will be considered. ‎

All too often, research isn't completed when ISTSS abstract submissions close. ISTSS is ‎excited to offer this ‎‎opportunity to submit a late-breaking poster abstract for the in-person ISTSS 39th ‎Annual Meeting. Taking place November 1-4, 2023, at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles, California, United States, the ISTSS 39th Annual Meeting will highlight the myriad ways in which innovative ‎strategies can be used and scaled up to address the impact of traumatic stress on mental and ‎physical health.‎

We encourage submissions on topics related—but not limited—to: ‎ ‎

  • Research on innovative treatments that address the myriad consequences of trauma ‎
  • Research examining the impact of technological innovations on studying or treating PTSD ‎
  • Research on scalable strategies to examine the impact of trauma and its treatment ‎ ‎
  • Research on dimensional approaches to studying posttraumatic psychopathology
  • Research highlighting posttraumatic comorbidities (e.g., PTSD and substance use ‎disorders)‎
  • Research on the multimorbidity of mental and physical health that can occur after trauma. ‎
  • Research integrating multiple levels of analyses (e.g., biological, psychological, interpersonal) to ‎address ‎mechanisms underlying mental and physical health consequences of trauma ‎exposure
  • Research taking a life course perspective to address how trauma can impact emotional health ‎and/or get ‎embedded “under the skin” to influence physical health ‎

Participation Limit (Two Submissions Per Person)

To promote participation by a wide range of presenters, individuals are limited to two abstracts being submitted ‎that indicate they have a presenting role.

Who Should Submit the Abstract?

We strongly recommended that the individual who will be presenting in-person ‎be the one to submit your poster abstract. If someone else submits the abstract on behalf of the primary presenter, that ‎person will become the point-person and receive all follow-up emails that will need to be forwarded to the primary ‎presenter.

Learn More About Presenter Roles

Other Policies to Note

  • Presentations should be original contributions and that any presentation concerning work that has been ‎presented elsewhere should provide new information or a new perspective relative to the previous ‎presentation(s).
  • Publication of the work, such as in a journal, prior to the date of abstract submission (not the abstract ‎submission deadline) is prohibited. ‎ ‎
  • Proposal descriptions must be sufficiently detailed to allow the relevance, originality and ‎feasibility to be ‎judged. For research presentation abstracts, submissions of findings are ‎strongly encouraged.‎
  • Incomplete proposals (draft status) will not be considered.
  • All live presentations may be recorded for asynchronous viewing.


Competition for oral presentations is high; therefore, we recommend taking the time to enter the best submission possible. Keep in ‎mind that many high quality proposals must be turned away simply due to lack of space. See examples of model ‎and problematic oral presentation proposals here. 

‎‎Review Process

‎Submissions are rated for rigor (scientific, clinical or intellectual), relevance for ISTSS members and consistency ‎with the meeting theme. Proposal descriptions must be sufficiently detailed to allow evaluation of these criteria. ‎‎

‎‎CME Requirements

See an explanation of speaker requirements related to commercial ‎relationships.

‎‎COVID Protocol

‎ISTSS will require attendees at the 2023 annual meeting to follow all COVID-19 guidelines that are in place at the ‎time of the meeting from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local government, and ‎conference hotel, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles. ‎Individuals should contact the Executive Director to address specific circumstances or exceptional situations.‎


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Phone: +1-847-686-2234