Call for Posters and Open Plenary Session Proposals

22nd Annual VA Psychology Leadership Conference
Promoting Quality, Integrated Care for All Veterans 

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

The call for proposals for Posters and Open Plenary Presentations is closed.  Proposals can be submitted for consideration for a Poster, an Open Plenary Presentation or both. Both are open only to VA Psychologists and Trainees. 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 Thursday, January 31, 2019 and 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, “Promoting Quality, Integrated Care for All Veterans.”

Proposal Submission

We have an open plenary session that we will fill with brief (10-minute) 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.