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We are not currently accepting proposals for NASSPD 2021, the premier annual event showcasing exciting advances in the field of personality and personality disorders. 

Proposals will be considered for the following types of conference activities:

  • Symposium

    • 90 minute session

    • Roles required: Chair, Moderator/Discussant, and up to 4 Speakers; Combining roles is permitted: 1 person can be the Chair and Moderator/Discussant; 1 person can be the Chair and/or Moderator/Discussant and Speaker)

  • Individual talk

    • 20 minute session

    • Stand-alone talk

  • Speed Data-ing talk 

    • 5 minute talk, presented in a 60-minute Speed Data-ing Session

    • Invites graduate students and early-stage investigators to share their research in 5 short minutes.

  • Poster presentations 

Proposal Deadline

The submission deadline for the NASSPD 2021 Conference was December 18th, 2020 at 11:59pm EST (Eastern Time) 

General Submission Process

***Please note: If you are the organizer of a symposium: Before asking symposium presenters to submit their individual presentation abstracts for the symposium, the organizer of a symposium (if applicable) should email the following items to Harmony Mohr at

1.    Title of the symposium (please share the title of the symposium with the Speakers because they are required to provide it as part of their submission);

2.    Presenter names and roles (Chair, Moderator/Discussant, Speaker); 

3.    Presentation titles; and

4.    Overall abstract that summarizes the aims and content of the symposium (max 300 words). 

Our abstract submission process, for all proposals, includes the following requirements, which should be sent via email to Harmony Mohr at by Dec 18th, 2020 for consideration:

  • Abstracts must be submitted with the following headings: Objective, Method, Results, Conclusion (max 300 words). Please submit your abstract as a word document attached in your email to at time of submission--do not put your abstract in the body of your email.
  • Complete the presentation form, listed here: 2021 presentation form . Please attach to email at time of submission.
  • To satisfy requirements for Continuing Education credits, all submissions (symposia, individual talk, speed data-ing talk, and poster presentation) must include three (3) learning objectives, which you will be prompted to enter within the abstract submission portal. For guidance on writing learning objectives, please see Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning Objectives
  • A completed NASSPD COI Disclosure form is a requirement of submission. Please attach this to your email to at time of submission.
  • A completed AV consent form: AV consent form . Please attach to email at time of submission.
  • The presenting author's current CV is a requirement of submission. Please attach this to your email to at time of submission.
  • Your "signature" in the body of your submission email. See below for example of a signature:

Jane Doe

Associate professor

Department of Psychology

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

The North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders welcomes you! 

For general questions regarding NASSPD or the 2021 conference, email:

Harmony Mohr, NASSPD Assistant


Dr. Stephanie Stepp, NASSPD President

For questions regarding NASSPD Membership, email:

Salome Vanwoerden, NASSPD Membership Chair 

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