CPA Symposium/Panel Submission
Symposia are scheduled in 75 minute blocks. Typical CPA symposia include 3-4 speakers with the option of including a discussant.
To facilitate peer-review and evaluation for Continuing Education credits, the format of symposium submissions requires individual abstracts (including title, authors, and degrees) for each talk. For CPA 2024, the lead presenter on a symposium must submit an overall session summary/abstract (250 words) that describes the session as a whole. In addition, each speaker must provide a summary/abstract (225 words) for their portion of the symposium. The lead presenter will submit the overall summary and ALL individual speaker abstracts in a single submission (details below).
Peer Review Process & Evaluation Criteria:
The CPA 2024 Program Committee aims to be as transparent as possible considering the peer review process. Symposia submissions will be peer reviewed by a minimum of 2 doctoral-level reviewers. Submissions will be rated according to four review criteria.
1. Overall Quality / Importance
2. Innovation / Originality
3. Approach / Methodology
4. Diversity Considerations
Each criterion is rated on a scale from 1-7, (1 = very good / high priority; 2 = good; 3-5 = average; 6 = poor; 7 = very poor / low priority / no mention of diversity considerations). An average score across the reviewers is generated for each submission. Abstracts with high discrepancy in scores will be reviewed by an additional reviewer.
Continuing Education (CE) Credits
This year we are streamlining the CE credit submission process. For all symposia that wish to receive CE credits – please follow the link provided below and fill out for your symposium. Once all accepted symposia are announced, the CE committee will reach out to you with additional requests and/or changes to your CE application. We will not be accepting CE applications after acceptance announcements go out.
If you would like this symposium session to be considered for continuing education (CE) credits, please use the following link: https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9SQYyxVMgwWUBbE