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We are no longer accepting proposals for NASSPD 2020, 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 2020 Conference was finalized on November 22nd, 2019  at 11:59pm EST (Eastern Time) 

General Submission Process

NASSPD will be using the CMT conference system to process abstract submissions.

Instructions for the general submission process, as well as links to the submission portal, can be found here. 

***Please note: If you are the organizer of a symposium: Before asking symposium presenters to submit their individual presentation abstracts for the symposium using the online submission system the organizer of a symposium should email the following items to

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:

  • Abstracts must be submitted with the following headings: Objective, Method, Results, Conclusion (max 300 words)
  • 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. This should be uploaded under FILES within the abstract submission portal. 
  • The presenting author's current CV is a requirement of submission. This should be uploaded under FILES within the abstract submission portal. 

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

For general questions regarding NASSPD or the 2020 conference, email:

Harmony Mohr, NASSPD Assistant


Dr. Stephanie Stepp, NASSPD President

For questions regarding NASSPD Membership, email:

Dr. Lori Scott, Membership Chair

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