Submit a Research Poster

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Submit a Poster

The IOCDF is pleased to announce two unique poster session opportunities in July 2023! We invite researchers and students of all levels of experience to submit posters beginning Tuesday, January 3, 2023 for one or both of the following poster sessions in San Francisco, California:

  • IOCDF Research Symposium Poster Session (7/6/23) This poster session will take place as part of the annual IOCDF Research Symposium, a forum for researchers and students from around the world to share data and findings from the latest research in the OCD and related disorders fields, and an excellent networking opportunity for scientists. The Symposium will feature poster sessions that will be accessible online and in-person.
  • IOCDF Researcher & Exhibitor Meet & Greet (7/8/23) Presenters at this poster session will have the opportunity to share their research with not only fellow researchers, but also clinicians, people with OCD, families, and all other attendees at the Annual OCD Conference. This is an opportunity to educate the wider OCD and related disorders community about your work!
  • Poster Deadline

Research poster submissions will be accepted through Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 5pm ET. Applicants can expect to receive notification in May 2023.

Please note: Proposals for the speaking program should be submitted here

Poster FAQ

How can I submit a poster? Submit your poster abstract at beginning Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Who can submit a poster? Senior researchers, trainees, and students can submit posters. Multiple posters may be submitted if desired. If accepted, at least one author must be available to present the poster’s content and answer questions during poster sessions. 

What if I can’t make it to the in-person events? We strongly encourage all poster presenters to attend the in-person poster sessions at the Symposium and Conference in July 2023; however, if you are unsure of your ability to attend these events, we still encourage you to submit a poster for the Symposium. The Symposium is a hybrid online/in-person event, and online attendees will be able to view posters and contact authors during an asynchronous poster session.

Poster Abstract Format

  • Introduction/Background: a brief summary of relevant prior studies, statement of hypotheses tested in the study
  • Methods: recruitment methods, dates of study, measures utilized with indications of validity, statistical methods
  • Results: sample size, characteristics of the sample, means and standard deviations for important descriptive or outcome variables or change measures, correlation coefficients if calculated, confidence intervals, p values
  • Discussion: implications of the findings for diagnosis, phenomenological understanding, treatment, pathophysiology, epidemiology, or other area that the research focused on
  • Conclusions: outcome of hypothesis testing, suggestions for further research

Please note: Abstracts should not exceed 1,000 words, and literature reviews and case studies with (n=1) are not likely to be accepted unless space permits.

Poster Awards

IOCDF Student/Trainee Members who submit a poster for the Symposium or Conference will be eligible for one of three cash prizes for outstanding research posters, as judged by an expert panel. To qualify for an award, applicants must have a current IOCDF Student/Trainee membership at the time of the Symposium or Conference and be the lead author of a poster submitted for one or both poster sessions. Learn more about membership >