Special Call for Abstracts COVID-19

Special Call for Abstracts: COVID-19

We are seeking submissions reflecting research, program, practice, or policy work tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, the response to the outbreak, and the implications of system responses for behavioral health and social justice.

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Submit Your Abstract

COVID-19 has disrupted daily life across the globe, and the pandemic has shone a light on many issues with clear implications for behavioral health and social justice. Although everyone has been affected, traditionally marginalized and underserved groups have been disproportionately impacted. Current circumstances have exacerbated issues of food insecurity, economic instability, inequities in health and behavioral health care access, and disparities in housing, education, and employment. Public sector services have been strained, and many nonprofits have had to shift their focus and how they provide services to meet public need.

We are particularly interested in submissions focused on COVID-19 and:

  • Marginalized or traditionally underserved populations
  • Social determinants of health / social aspects of health
  • Human rights, equity, and social justice
  • Behavioral or mental health concerns
  • Special topics such as: food security, homelessness, health care access, veteran services, and incarceration / justice reform

Presentation formats:

  • Poster presentation
  • Individual paper
  • Symposium
  • Panel discussion

Abstracts are due by June 15, 2020.

View our Call for Abstracts flyer [PDF] for more submission details and guidelines. 

Submit Your Abstract

Be one of the researchers, practitioners, policymakers, consumers, and advocates, and students sharing ideas, research, innovative programs, resources, and strategies to promote mental health, strengthen behavioral health services, and improve lives. Our program will feature a range of session types to showcase your work, engage fellow participants in workshops, build strategies, and highlight new ideas.

All conference presenters and attendees must register for the conference. 

Call for Abstracts