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CPA Symposium/Panel Submission

Symposium Format:

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 2022, 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 2022 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. 
Lead Presenter
e.g., Assistant Professor, Student
Financial Disclosures
About The Session
(100 character maximum, PLEASE USE ALL CAPS)
(250 word maximum) Please describe the rationale and content of the symposium in general terms, and provide a brief description (1-2 sentences) for each of the individual talks. If relevant, the summary can mention how the session fits with the overall conference theme: "Pushing the Boundaries for Innovation and Inclusivity: Celebrating 10 years of CPA”. Each speaker is also required to prepare an individual talk abstract for their presentation. It is the responsibility of the lead presenter to assemble these individual speaker abstracts and submit them along with this overall summary as a complete package. (see below)
Please enter 3-5 keywords to describe your symposium session. (separate keywords with comma)
Speaker 1
(Only Division 50 members are eligible to be considered for travel awards)
Enter name and degree of each co-presenter. Separate multiple co-presenters with a comma, (ex. Joe Smith PhD, Jane Doe MA, Bill Jones BA). Enter "none' if no co-presenters.
(100 character maximum, PLEASE USE ALL CAPS)
(225 word maximum)
Speaker 2
(Only Division 50 members are eligible to be considered for travel awards)
Enter name and degree of each co-presenter. Separate multiple co-presenters with a comma, (ex. Joe Smith PhD, Jane Doe MA, Bill Jones BA). Enter "none' if no co-presenters.
(100 character maximum, PLEASE USE ALL CAPS)
(225 word maximum)
Speaker 3
(Only Division 50 members are eligible to be considered for travel awards)
Enter name and degree of each co-presenter. Separate multiple co-presenters with a comma, (ex. Joe Smith PhD, Jane Doe MA, Bill Jones BA). Enter "none' if no co-presenters.
(100 character maximum, PLEASE USE ALL CAPS)
(225 word maximum)
Speaker 4
(Only Division 50 members are eligible to be considered for travel awards)
Enter name and degree of each co-presenter. Separate multiple co-presenters with a comma, (ex. Joe Smith PhD, Jane Doe MA, Bill Jones BA). Enter "none' if no co-presenters.
(100 character maximum, PLEASE USE ALL CAPS)
(225 word maximum)
Discussant (optional)
Registration Waivers and Travel Awards
First-authored submissions will be considered for one of the registration waivers or travel awards. Only members of APA Division 50 are eligible to receive travel awards (includes Member or Student Affiliate status). Graduate student trainees or postdoctoral fellows who identify as members of an underrepresented minority group and have limited financial resources to attend the conference may be selected for one of the diversity registration waivers or travel awards. You may provide answers for the following, voluntarily, for each speaker that wants to be considered for a registration waiver or travel award.
Please provide the supervisor or mentor name and email address for each speaker to be considered for a registration waiver/travel award. If multiple speakers and supervisors/mentors, then please include the name of each speaker with each supervisor/mentor.
Do the speaker(s) submitting for the registration waiver and travel award identify as a person/persons from an underrepresented minority group (e.g., person of color, member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning community)?
To demonstrate financial need, applicants should describe any financial resources they have to attend CPA, including personal grant funds / scholarships / fellowships, graduate school travel funding, supervisor/advisor funds, etc. (approximately 3-4 sentences for each speaker requesting funds).

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