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ISTSS 37th Annual Meeting Abstract Submission System

Trauma in Context: Moving Beyond the Individual
November 2 - 5, 2021, Pre-Meeting Institutes November 1

Note: Closed to new submissions.


Instructions to Submitters

  • All new submitters MUST begin by creating a new account.
  • For each co-author you will need: Full name, email, designation/degree, institution/affiliation, phone number, institution address, city, state, country.  
  • Please ensure all email addresses for all participants are correct. For any co-authors that are also presenting, chairing or acting as a discussant, you will also need a current CV. Sample abbreviated CV. You do not need CVs for non-presenting co-authors.
  • For any co-authors that are also presenting, chairing or acting as a discussant, you will need to send them a link to complete the Diversity Disclosure Statement. 
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Presentation Types
We are only accepting Late Breaking Poster Submissions. 

Poster Presentation
Individual presentation in a poster format on a topic related to traumatic stress, typically including the presentation of research data. Posters will be presented in PDF format. 


  • Presentations should be original contributions and that any presentations concerning work that has been presented elsewhere should provide new information or a new perspective relative to the previous presentation(s).
  • Publication of the work, such as in a journal, prior to the date of abstract submission (not the abstract submission deadline) is prohibited. This policy applies to symposia presentations, panels, and cases, but does not apply to training sessions (workshops and PMIs) or forums, which may replicate presentations at other conferences or past ISTSS meetings, largely unchanged.
  • Proposal descriptions must be sufficiently detailed to allow the relevance, originality and feasibility to be judged.
  • Incomplete proposals (draft status) will not be considered. 

  • All live presentations will be recorded for asynchronous viewing. 

Participant Roles:

Contact Roles:

  • Submitter: The person who submits an abstract; may or may not have any other role in relation to the abstract.
  • Primary Contact: The primary author on the abstract is automatically designated as the primary contact and they will receive email communication regarding the abstract.
  • Administrative Contact: Optional non-participant who will receive email communication from us about the abstract.
Participant: Anyone associated with an abstract other than a submitter or administrative contact.
  • Speaker: A presenter or discussant.
  • Presenter: A speaker who will be making a formal presentation of content as outlined in an abstract.
  • Discussant: A speaker who will not be making a formal presentation but only participating in comment or discussion.
Author: Any person involved in developing the content of a presentation. Authors are either primary author or co-author.  May or may not also be a presenter.
  • Primary Author:  The lead person involved in developing the content of a presentation.  Each presentation should have one and only one primary author. May or may not be the primary contact. May or may not also be a presenter.
  • Co-Author: Any author other than the primary author.  May or may not also be a presenter.

Author Diversity Disclosures:

Diversity disclosure statement is required for each presenting author before submission deadline. Your abstract cannot be finalized until all presenting authors have completed their diversity disclosures.  At any time before the submission deadline, you may return to the abstract submission system to check the statuses.  Abstracts will be automatically finalized if all pages are complete and all presenters have completed their diversity disclosure.  Disclosures can be done by the presenting author here

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline September 22, 2021 (11:59pm EST) 
Presentation Dates November 1-5, 2021

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For questions regarding the ISTSS 36th Annual Meeting, please contact:

Kristin Miodonski
ISTSS Program Director


Note: Closed to new submissions.