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CPA 2022 Call for Proposals!

News Date: Friday, November 19, 2021 - 08:45

Pushing the Boundaries for Innovation and Inclusivity: Celebrating 10 years of CPA

We are excited to invite your proposals for symposium, paper, and poster presentations at the 10th Annual Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Conference (CPA2022)! 

CPA has always represented a tremendous opportunity to present exciting research, network with scholars with shared interests, and learn about the latest addiction psychology research. The CPA community has steadily grown over the past decade, and we invite you to celebrate the 10-year milestone with us. Amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the associated challenges in the last couple years, we thank you for your patience and continued support. Along with the Presidential Trio and Executive Committee members of the Society of Addiction Psychology (SoAP), the Program Co-Chairs have been considering carefully how CPA2022 can best support our research, training, and community support missions. In that effort, we have been monitoring closely disease trends and public health guidelines surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, and we conducted a brief poll about possible options for this year’s conference. Although poll responses were fairly split between preferences for an “in-person” or “virtual” format, it was clear that there were strong interests for an in-person scientific meeting. 

With the approval and full-forced support from the SoAP Executive Committee, we are committed to hosting a safe and engaging in-person conference. CPA2022 will be held in Portland, Oregon, during April 7-9, 2022. Hotel information will be announced soon.

Consistent with past conferences, CPA2022 will offer opportunities to give and attend symposium and poster presentations, and participate in network programming for professionals, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and post-baccalaureate trainees, and undergraduate students. We also introduce the Program Chairs’ Choice Paper Sessions, in which papers related to the CPA2022 theme will be selected and organized for presentation and lively discussion. We welcome addiction psychology research symposium and poster proposals submitted by scholars of diverse identities, particularly topics related to cultural diversity issues and work performed by individuals from underrepresented minority backgrounds. Presenters should be able to attend the conference in person.


All proposals must be submitted via a standard form on the SoAP Web portal (will be open soon) by the deadline. You may select one of the following presentation formats. Individual paper and symposium proposals will be given the option to be considered for a poster presentation should the paper or symposium proposals be declined.

  • Symposium: Submission includes a 250-word abstract, summarizing objectives of all talks in the symposium. Submission also should include a 225-word abstract for each individual 15-minute presentation. The individual abstract should summarize the significance of the research questions, study design and sample characteristics, analytic strategies, key findings, and conclusion. 
  • Program Chairs’ Choice Paper: Submission includes a 225-word abstract summarizing empirical research, or methodological or theoretical advances related to one of the following topics:

    • Open Science in Addiction Research: Challenges, Opportunities, and Future Directions 

    • Novel and Underused Approaches in Addiction Psychology 

    • Expanding the Horizons in Addiction Research: Diversity Considerations

  • Poster: Submission includes a 225-word abstract summarizing the significance of the research questions, study design and sample characteristics, analytic strategies, key findings, and conclusion.  

    • You may present only one poster presentation as the first/sole author. If multiple poster proposals are received from the same first author, only the first submission will be reviewed.


Each proposal will be reviewed by at least 2 doctoral-level reviewers, based on the following four scoring criteria: 

  • Overall Quality/Importance: Justify that the study addresses significant research questions 

  • Innovation/Originality: Indicate that the study yields novel knowledge in addiction psychology

  • Approach/Methodology: Summarize rigorous and sound research methods

  • Diversity Considerations: Discuss relevance to underrepresented minority groups, issues related to generalizability, and/or implications for research with diverse populations

Fit with CPA2022 theme is NOT a criterion for the peer-review process for regular symposium or poster proposals. Decisions will be announced by early February 2022. 


To support early-career investigators and trainees, we are pleased to offer a limited number of registration waivers and travel awards to offset the cost of presenting at and attending CPA2022. Specific award amounts will be determined at a later date based on available funding. 

There are no separate applications for these awards. You must indicate your career status, and voluntary self-identified underrepresented minority status and financial needs. Awards will be selected based on masked peer-reviews of the proposal submissions. Final decisions will be made by the Program Co-Chairs. Individuals with conflicts of interest or those who are applicants themselves will not be involved with the award selections.

DEADLINE FOR ALL PROPOSALS:  December 20, 2021 (Monday) 11:59pm PST

Submit proposals at:

Direct questions or concerns to the Program Co-Chairs: Priscilla Lui ( and Keanan Joyner (

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