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2020 CPDD Scientific Submission Types

Symposia are 2 hours in length and may have no more than 4 speakers and a discussant. A co-chair is optional. Each symposium will have approximately 25 minutes each for four presentations (20 minutes for the talk and 5 minutes for questions), and 20 minutes for the discussant. These guidelines are designed to ensure that speakers have the opportunity to present greater depth and breadth of their topic and to promote more discussion during the session. Please encourage your discussant to present a more broad interpretation of the topic rather than focusing just on their own work. The discussant should tie together the presentations and encourage discussion from the audience.
Mini-Symposia are 1 hour long and limited to 3 speakers, each with approximately 20 minutes to speak. These guidelines are designed to ensure that speakers have the opportunity to present greater depth and breadth of their topic and to promote more discussion during the session. No discussant is needed for mini-symposia. A co-chair is optional.
Workshops are 1-2 hours and are generally scheduled for evening slots (e.g., 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) Workshops can have 2-5 speakers, and a co-chair is optional. If you indicate AV is needed on form, then a screen, projector, and computer will be provided.
Forums provide 1 hour unopposed. A 2nd hour may be requested but will be granted at the discretion of the Program Committee and may not be unopposed. Forum topics should be of broad interest to meeting attendees (e.g., policy issues, funding of research). A co-chair is optional.
Oral/poster abstracts can be on any aspect of drug use disorder or addiction or on the actions of drugs of abuse. They should contribute to our knowledge of the agents involved in drug use disorder, including their molecular biology, chemistry, pharmacological action, biological disposition, abuse potential, safety or clinical usefulness. Contributions concerning research on neurobiology, epidemiology, prevention, public health aspects, or management and treatment of drug dependence are also encouraged.
An oral communication is a 15-minute talk in a topical session that is curated by the Program Committee. When submitting your abstract, you will be asked to indicate your willingness (yes or no) to have your accepted abstract be converted from a poster presentation to an oral communication. Selecting “yes” to this option does not guarantee your abstract will be selected for an oral communication, though selecting “no” will ensure that an accepted abstract will only be scheduled as a poster. The Program Committee asks that submitters select “yes” whenever possible to provide them with maximum flexibility in the diversity of topics that can be curated for the annual meeting.