Single Paper:

Sessions are 50 minutes in length. Single paper sessions may have one or several authors.

Multiple Papers/ Panel Presentation:

Sessions are 50 minutes in length and may be program descriptions or qualitative/quantitative research papers. This presentation format provides focus on significant issues representing a strong, unifying theme and includes a discussant and opportunities for audience participation.  A multiple papers/panel presentation typically consists of a chair, speakers, and a discussant, all arranged by the lead author, prior to submitting the proposal for review.

Interactive Paper:

Sessions are 50 minutes in length and allow maximum interaction among presenter(s) and participants. Presenters develop posters that provide a brief overview of their work and facilitate discussion with participants. Poster specifications will be provided upon acceptance.

Conversation Session:

Sessions are 50 minutes in length, use a round table format, and are led by a single presenter. Presenters provide a brief introduction and specific talking points to facilitate the conversation. Conversation sessions allow for maximum participation by table participants to discuss the topic presented.


Brief (10 minutes). Up to four talks on similar topics will be scheduled within the same 50-minute presentation time slot.  Each presenter will be given 10 minutes; 15 minutes at the end of the session will allow for questions and discussion. Targeted. Each talk will discuss the most important points related to the topic. Structured. Each talk will be presented in a way to be informative, without the narrative format of Single Papers.

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