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Poster Submission Deadline

          • March 1, 2017 – Poster abstract submission system opens
          • April 3, 2017 – Deadline for poster submissions

Submission Instructions:

To create a submission, please follow the steps in order below.

  • Review the steps below and click here to create a submission.
  • If you do not have an account in CATALYST, click on the Register tab.
  • Enter your email address, password and confirm password. Click the Sign up button.
  • An email will be sent to you.
  • Click on the turquoise button in your email labeled, “Confirm Account.”
  • You will receive an email to now log in.
  • Once logged in, a turquoise box will pop up at the top of your screen indicating you have created a submission.
  • Read the Instructions tab.
  • Complete all the required fields on all the tabs.
  • Click “Save,” on the bottom right of your screen after you complete each tab.
  • Click on the “Publish” button on the bottom right of your screen when you are ready to submit your abstract.
    1. If you already have an account in CATALYST, Login.
    2. You will see your submission in the middle of the page and can click on it.
    3. You can also create a new submission by clicking on SUBMISSIONS on the left side
    4. Then click on “Create Submission,” turquoise button on the right.
  • Symposia and Panel Discussion Submission Deadlines

    The deadline for submission of a symposium or panel discussion was February 20, 2017. The Program Committee is currently reviewing the submissions.



    Jane Shepard, Meeting Planner, meetings@sprweb.org, (608) 443-2472, ext. 137


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    Presentation Formats

    Poster Submissions

    The majority of abstracts will be presented during Poster Sessions.
    Poster submissions are limited to one (1) First Author submission per individual.
    Poster submissions for which the first author is a student (a graduate student, undergraduate student, or a pre-doctoral research assistant/associate) are eligible for a Student Poster Award. Only current SPR student members are eligible for this award. Judging for Student Poster Awards will take place at all poster sessions and awards will be presented during the Saturday Night Social.
    Please note: If you are planning to be the presenting author of more than one abstract, you must be available to present each submission in a different poster session, if needed.

    Symposia Submissions

    Symposia are designed for the presentation of several talks related to a common area of research. To encourage a synthesis of research, the Program Committee will give highest priority to proposals that reflect interdisciplinary approaches to a topic and represent contributions from multiple laboratories. Inclusion of a junior member is also encouraged. Symposia should have a well-defined focus with all participants addressing the same problem area. If a discussant is included, she/he should be familiar with all of the work to be presented and be prepared to evaluate and integrate the material presented rather than present new data. The time allotted to symposia will be 90 minutes. The number of participants should allow time for the presentations, discussant’s remarks, and questions from the audience. Evaluations of symposia by the Program Committee will be based on a summary abstract submitted by the organizer(s) and individual abstracts prepared by each participant. The maximum number of abstracts that may be submitted for a symposium is six (one overall abstract and five supporting abstracts).

    Structured Panel Discussions

    These 90-minute sessions are designed to stimulate discussion about a particular issue by a panel of investigators working in that area. Examples of topics of past panel discussions include challenges related to specific methodologies, issues concerning funding, the future of psychophysiology, etc. Compared to symposia, they place less emphasis on formal oral presentation and are less data intensive. Instead, the focus should be on structured discussion among the panelists and/or questions from the audience. The Program Committee will review all panel discussion submissions. The evaluations will be based on the summary abstract submitted by the organizer(s) and individual abstracts prepared by each participant. A clear integrative focus should be apparent in the summary statement prepared by the organizer(s) and the abstracts of the individual participants. The maximum number of abstracts that may be submitted for a panel discussion is six (one overall abstract and five supporting abstracts).

    Presentation Topics
    Aging Individual Differences Pharmacology
    Attention Infants / Children / Adolescents Psychopathology
    Behavioral Medicine Intervention Research Quantitative Speciality
    Biofeedback Learning / Conditioning Sensation / Perception
    Cognition Memory Sleep
    Couples / Family Research Motivation Social Factors
    Emotion / Affect Neurological Disorders / Neuropathology Speech / Language
    Ergonomics Non-Human Animals Unconscious Processes
    Genetics Pain Other
    Immunology Personality
    Have questions, please contact:
    Jane Shepard
    Telephone: +1-608-443-2472, ext. 137
    Email: meetings@sprweb.org