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 2023, 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 2023 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.