Call for Posters and Open Plenary Session Proposals

21st Annual VA Psychology Leadership Conference
Preventing Suicide and Enhancing Access Through Integrated Healthcare

Co-Sponsored by APA, the Association of VA Psychologist Leaders (AVAPL) and APA Division 18-Psychologists in Public Service

The poster and plenary session submission process is now closed. Thanks for your interest!

The call for proposals for Posters and Open Plenary Presentations is now open!  Proposals can be submitted for consideration for a Poster, an Open Plenary Presentation or both. Both VA Psychologists and Trainees are encouraged to apply. Please see the descriptions below.  Proposals should be submitted to the Poster Session Committee Chair, Mary Dorritie, PhD at and should attach a completed submission form to their submission.  The deadline for early consideration is Friday, December 29, 2017, but the committee will accept submissions on a rolling basis after that time.


Poster Submission

We encourage the submission of quality original research, descriptions of clinical programs, best practices, and implementation of VA programs. We also will consider other quality presentations (research presented elsewhere is welcome).  Posters can be on any topic related to VA Psychology, but special consideration will be given to posters that are consistent with this year’s theme, “Preventing Suicide and Enhancing Access Through Integrated Healthcare.”

Proposal Submission

We have an open plenary session that we will fill with brief presentations from our attendees.  We invite all VA psychologists and psychology trainees to consider submitting a proposal for a brief presentation on novel or innovative best practices for improving care for Veterans.  Topics may include (but are not limited to) treatment interventions for disorders for which we do not currently have evidence-based practices (EBP) in the VA, alternatives to VA EBPs, initiatives to increase access to or quality of healthcare, or lean projects designed to increase efficiency or productivity.  We will select three to five proposals for this open session.