The University of Iowa

Abstracts

Abstract submission has been enormously successful! Many thanks to those of you whose submissions are now complete.

Several members of the Marcé  Executive Board have recommended extending the deadline to accommodate individuals who have only learned of the conference in the past week and those who have faced unavoidable challenges completing their submissions. Guided by the principle of inclusivity, the deadline for submitting an abstract has been extended to February 18, 2020.

The deadline to submit an abstract is February 18, 2020

Instructions for Single Abstract submission

Submission of abstracts is supported by professional conference management software, MiraSMART Conferencing. All abstracts must be submitted electronically through this system. Below are several details that will help you prepare your abstracts and use the system with ease.

In the event you encounter technical difficulties while submitting your abstract, please email marcesociety2020@mirasmart.com.

Abstract Preparation

You will need to provide the following during the abstract submission process.

  • Abstract Title
  • Abstract Text - Limit of 250 words
    • When formatting your abstract text, please keep in mind the following presentation preferences and their corresponding section headings.
      • Research Presentations - Oral or Poster: Introduction/Methods/ Results/ Conclusion
      • Workshop: Topic and Background Rationale/Content of Workshop/Learning Outcome
      • Case Presentation: Introduction /Case Presentation/Outcomes/Conclusion
  • Track
    • There are seven general thematic tracks and five special topics tracks. The special topics are guaranteed symposium subject matter. Abstracts submitted for special topics tracks will be reviewed by the chairs of those symposium. If an abstract is not accepted for a special topic symposium, it will be considered for general thematic track presentation.
    • General Thematic Tracks
      • Descriptive***Mother or Father Views or Experiences ***Clinical Presentation***Diagnostic Considerations ***Qualitative Studies
      • Epidemiology *** Prevalence ***Risk Factors or Causes or Correlates *** Course***Effects or Consequences
      • Prevention***Treatment***Clinical-Management Strategies***Tools for Support
      • Identification or Screening***Service Delivery***Implementation***Models of Care***Dissemination or Implementation***Support Models
      • Policy***Law***Economic Analyses***Political Advocacy***System Changes**Historical Perspectives or Accounts
      • Research Methods***Research Strategies***Psychometrics***Instrument Development or Instrument validation
      • Professional Training***Professional Development
    • Special Topic Tracks (guaranteed symposium subject matter)
      • Fathers
        The Fathers Special Interest Group is requesting abstract submissions for a symposium focused on factors that influence fathers' mental health. Extensive research has shown that fathers are prone to mental health issues, so identifying the key factors that impact paternal mental illness and well-being is essential to devising effective prevention and treatment. The objective of the symposium is to highlight cutting-edge research that addresses how a father's environment affects his mental health, including but not limited to mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, substance abuse, and other externalizing behaviors. 
      • Perinatal Loss
        The Perinatal Loss Special Interest Group is requesting abstract submissions for a symposium focused on factors that influence a parent's mental health after loss. While research tends to focus on the postpartum experience of completed pregnancies, there is less of a focus on the experience of parents during and after loss. The objective of the symposium is to highlight best practices that address how loss impacts parents (both the carrying and non-carryiing parent) and to give voice to a topic less often discussed. 
      • Concealed Pregnancy
        Research indicates that women who deny pregnancies generally have a history of complex childhood trauma. This symposium will explore the factors that contribute to pregnancy denial which leads to neonaticide. Submissions of case presentations or research are welcome. 
      • Infertility or Invitro Fertilization-Emotional Aspects
        Infertility affects approximately 1 in 8 individuals and often has a significant impact on health and functioning. The process of coping with infertility - including diagnosis and treatment - can cause or exacerbate stress in multiple realms including the partner relationship, social network, physical health, emotional well-being, and financial status. The Infertility Care Special Interest Group is seeking abstract submissions for a research symposium that will focus on these broader factors influencing well-being, with a goal of identifying prevention and treatment strategies to optimize patient wellness. 
      • Postpartum Support International
        Postpartum Support International is requesting abstract submissions for a symposium focused on perinatal mental health training and education of healthcare and mental heath professionals. The objective of this symposium is to share successful models of perinatal mental health education that provide advanced training for integrated systems of care - including primary care providers, psychiatry, mental health providers, and peer specialists. Training models that incorporate increased core competencies related to diversity, inclusion, and health disparities are of high interest. 
  • Subtrack
    • If you would like to further refine your theme, you may select one of the following. If none are applicable to your abstract, please select Not applicable or neither.
      • Biological/genetic/neuropsychology/neurology/pharmacology
      • Psychosocial
      • Bio/psychosocial
      • Reviews: meta-analysis, systematic, scoping
  • Presentation Preference
    • Research - Oral
    • Research - Poster
    • Workshop
    • Case Presentation
  • Declarations
    • Abstract published elsewhere?
    • Informed consent obtained?
    • Financial disclosure/conflict of interest
    • Explanation - If you have published the abstract elsewhere, have not obtained informed consent or have any conflicts please explain in the text box.

Abstract Submission

  1. Click here to begin abstract submission process.
  2. Before you can submit an abstract, you must create an account.
  3. From the Route User page, select Regular Submission Home, located in the dark gray bar above "Important Information".
  4. Select the Make Myself an Author box.
  5. Click Presenting Author box and select Update.
  6. If you would like to add any additional authors on your abstract, Select Add New Author and input author information. If there are no additional authors to add, or once you've entered all authors, select Finished Adding Authors.
  7. Input your abstract title into the Title box.
  8. Input your abstract into the Text box. *Please note formatting instructions found in Abstract Preparation details. 
  9. Complete Submission Details. *Please note Track, Subtrack, Presentation Preference and Declaration found in Abstract Preparation detail. 
  10. Select Proofread to ensure your abstract includes all necessary information. 
  11. Select Accept My Submission to complete the Single Abstract submission process. 
  12. Submission Complete. 

The deadline to submit an abstract is February 18, 2020.

Instructions for Symposium Abstract submission

Submission of abstracts is supported by professional conference management software, MiraSMART Conferencing. All abstracts must be submitted electronically through this system. Below are several details that will help you prepare your abstracts and use the system with ease.

In the event you encounter technical difficulties while submitting your abstract, please email marcesociety2020@mirasmart.com.

Abstract Preparation

If you are interested in organizing a symposium, you will need to provide the following during the symposium abstract submission process. 

  • Symposium Abstract Title
  • Symposium Abstract Text - Limit of 250 words
    • Please format your symposium abstract using the following headings
      • Problem
      • Description of Presentations
  • Track
    • There are seven general thematic tracks and five special topics tracks. Please do not select a special topic track for your symposium abstract submission. These special topic tracks are reserved for single abstract submissions only.
    • General Thematic Tracks
      • Descriptive***Mother or Father Views or Experiences ***Clinical Presentation***Diagnostic Considerations ***Qualitative Studies
      • Epidemiology *** Prevalence ***Risk Factors or Causes or Correlates *** Course***Effects or Consequences
      • Prevention***Treatment***Clinical-Management Strategies***Tools for Support
      • Identification or Screening***Service Delivery***Implementation***Models of Care***Dissemination or Implementation***Support Models
      • Policy***Law***Economic Analyses***Political Advocacy***System Changes**Historical Perspectives or Accounts
      • Research Methods***Research Strategies***Psychometrics***Instrument Development or Instrument validation
      • Professional Training***Professional Development
  • Subtracks
    • If you would like to further refine your theme, you may select one of the following. If none are applicable to your abstract, please select Not applicable or neither.
      • Biological/genetic/neuropsychology/neurology/pharmacology
      • Psychosocial
      • Bio/psychosocial
      • Reviews: meta-analysis, systematic, scoping
  • Symposium Speakers
    • Each symposium requires a minimum of four speakers, which can include the symposium organizer. The symposium organizer will need to provide the following information for each speaker.
      • Name
      • Institution
      • City, State, Country
      • Email address
      • Title of speaker's presentation

Symposium Abstract Symposium

  1. Click here to begin abstract submission process.
  2. Before you can submit an abstract, you must create an account
  3. From the Route User page, select Symposium Submission Home, located in the dark gray bar above "Important Information".
  4. Select Create a New Symposium Submission.
  5. Input your symposium title into the Symposium Title box.
  6. Input your symposium description into the Description box. *Please note formatting instructions found in Abstract Preparation details. 
  7. Select a general thematic track from the Tracks dropdown list. *Please do not select a special topic track for your symposium abstract submission. These special topic tracks are reserved for single abstract submissions only.
  8. Select a subtrack from the Subtracks dropdown list. *If none are applicable to your abstract, please select Not applicable or neither.
  9. Next you will need to add your speakers
    1. All symposium submissions must have an organizer. Input your first name, last name and email as the organizer.
    2. Be sure to click the Organizer radio button, located next to the "Make Myself A" box.
    3. If you are also a speaker, you must enter you name again, but this time click the Speaker radio button. You must also provide the title of your presentation.
    4. Add the names, contact information and presentation titles for the rest of your symposium speakers. You will not be allowed to advance until you have entered information for a minimum of four speakers. 
    5. After you have entered all of your speakers, you will select the Finished Adding Speakers button.
  10. To complete the symposium submission process, select Accept My Symposium Submission button.
  11. Symposium Submission Complete.
  12. The speakers you entered in Step 10 will receive a confirmation email.
  13. Each of your symposium speakers will need to login and submit their abstracts.