Research Posters

Poster submissions for the IOCDF Research Symposium will be accepted on this page until April 1, 2021.

Update: Due to the COVID pandemic, we have unfortunately had to cancel the July 10th Researcher and Exhibitor Meet & Greet planned for our in-person OCD Conference, along with all other in-person programming. We will be holding an online poster session at the Virtual IOCDF Research Symposium on July 8th.

IOCDF Research Symposium Virtual Poster Session – July 8, 2021: The annual research symposium is a forum for high-level discussion of research topics among people who specialize in the study of OCD and related disorders. The day includes a poster session — an excellent opportunity to network and discuss your research with some of the leaders in the field. Learn more about the IOCDF Research Symposium here.

Who can submit a poster?

Posters will be accepted from senior researchers as well as trainees and students. For ALL poster submissions, at least one author must be available on July 8th to present the poster’s content and answer questions at the respective events.

You may submit multiple posters if desired. Please be aware that you must register a second account with our application system using a new email address in order to submit a second poster (only one submission is allowed per email address due to a limitation with our application system).


All poster abstracts should use the following format:

  • Introduction/Background (Brief summary of relevant prior studies, statement of hypotheses tested in the study)
  • Methods (including recruitment methods, dates of study, measures utilized [with indications of validity], statistical methods)
  • Results (including 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 (including outcome of hypothesis testing, suggestions for further research)
  • The abstract should not exceed 1,000 words total

Please note: case studies with n=1 will not be accepted.

Poster Awards

Research Symposium Poster Award
IOCDF Student/Trainee members who submit a poster to the Research Symposium Poster Q&A Session will be eligible for one of three cash prizes for outstanding research posters, as judged by an expert panel.

To qualify for ANY of the Poster Awards, the student/trainee must:

  • Have a current Student/Trainee membership at the IOCDF at the time of Conference (learn more here)
  • Be the lead author on a poster that is about a completed research project

Submit a Poster